Desktop Wallpaper For You!

Posted September 20, 2013
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For the past few years, I’ve posted an “Inspiration Board” of images every Friday. In the name of keeping things interesting, I’ve decided to give this segment a make-over. Instead of posting other people’s images, every Friday I will now give you one inspiring desktop wallpaper that I’ve had designed just for you.

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5 Ways To Live Like A Farmer In The City

Posted September 19, 2013
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I have just returned from a weekend on BeLove Farm on the outskirts of San Fran. Mathew and Terces Engelhart are the founders of the famous organic/vegan Café Gratitude and authors of transformative books such as The Abounding River Log Book, Sacred Commerce and Kindred Spirits: Fulfilling Loves Promise. When they are not travelling the United States teaching workshops designed to facilitate people’s growth and awareness around heath, abundance and conscious relationships with people, money and the world, they are on the farm tending the animals and land.

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Top 10 Medicinal Herbs For You To Grow

Posted September 18, 2013
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Herbs are one of the best and easiest things you can grow yourself at home. You don’t need a large space to do so, and by having herbs on tap you’ll be able to pick them fresh for all of your juices, smoothies, salads and other dishes. Plus, growing your own is way cheaper than buying them and you won’t end up with a fridge full of wilted left over herbs.

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Wellness Warrior TV: Planting A Balcony Herb Garden

Posted September 17, 2013
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One of the things I missed most when I moved into my new home was the abundance of herbs we had in our backyard at my parent’s place. So, the first job I asked my friend and organic gardening teacher Nicola Chatham to get onto during our Edible Garden series is a flourishing balcony garden filled with yummy medicinal herbs.

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The Wellness Warrior Spring Clean Out Retreat Round Up

Posted September 16, 2013
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Last weekend I held my very first retreat. 20 of my awesome new friends and I stayed at Cabarita Ocean Retreat, just outside of Byron Bay, for a three-day immersion into life as a true wellness warrior. The theme was “spring detox” but the schedule included all of the elements that make up my life – a life that not only supports optimum health and healing, but is also truckloads of fun.

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Foodie Friday: Jamie Louise Stevenson

Posted September 13, 2013
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Just when I’d almost given up hope of finding somewhere yummy and safe to eat in Brisbane, I stumble across the incredible Jamie Louise Stevenson and her adorable little organic raw vegan café Orawgi. Jamie is also a yoga teacher and the owner of Turf Studios, a space just out the back from her café that boasts an AstroTurf floor and a schedule packed with amazing events and classes.

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Desktop Wallpaper For You!

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For the past few years, I’ve posted an “Inspiration Board” of images every Friday. In the name of keeping things interesting, I’ve decided to give this segment a make-over. Instead of posting other people’s images, every Friday I will now give you one inspiring desktop wallpaper that I’ve had designed just for you.

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What Can I Grow And When? A Guide To Seasonal Produce

Posted September 12, 2013
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If you want to get the absolute most nutrients from your food, it’s important to eat food that’s in season. This usually means that what you’re eating has been grown locally to you rather than being flown in from the other side of the world and lost half its goodness along the way. Foods that are in season are generally foods that our bodies require at that particular time. This is why root veggies and grounding foods are in season during winter and leafy greens and cooling fruits are in season during summer.

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5 Organic Gardening Myths

Posted September 11, 2013
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Making Jess’ garden for Edible Garden Month has taken me back down memory lane. A little over three years ago I moved to the country and began growing my own organic food to support my health. And looking back, I can recall a few of the myths I believed about organic gardening. Perhaps you can relate? You see, I moved to my one and a half acre property with visions of row upon row of cultivated vegetable beds extending from the house for over one hundred meters down to the dam. However, a more experienced gardener friend looked at the small patch of lawn behind my house and said I could grow more than enough food there!

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Zen Men: Ryland Engelhart

Posted September 10, 2013
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Ryland Engelhart is the epitome of a Zen man. From the moment I met him at Café Gratitude, and he greeted Tallon and I with the warmest hug, I knew he was an awesome human being. Ryland is co-owner of Café Gratitude, co-creator of the documentary May I Be Frank, and is also one of the main inspirations behind Edible Garden Month and my desire to spread the word about the importance of growing our own organic food. While sharing the best strawberry and peach cobbler I’ve ever eaten, Ryland gave us the low-down on an initiative he’s part of called The Victory Gardens – a community garden in Venice, Los Angeles created with the intention of replenishing the humus layer of our soil (read why this is important here) and teaching the community how to grow food from scratch.

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