Mother Nurture: A city girls journey of food, health and being truly well.Posted: October 5, 2011
I started this blog because I wanted to understand a bit more about what it means to be truly ‘well’. Why do some of us get sick and not others who lead very similar lives? And what makes us truly thrive in our own bodies? I am not a doctor, nurse or naturopath but I am interested, eager to learn and want to help make my own life and those around me better.
My mum has been diagnosed with cancer three times and leaning of this information has really made me question… what is this ‘sickness’ and why has it decided to manifest in her body? What can we do to make it better? How does this happen? Why does this happen? Is she doing something wrong? Is she eating something wrong? Does stress contribute? Does her mind have something to do with it? What are the lessons we need to take from this? Obviously, being her daughter I notice a lot of similar lifestyle and food behaviours. More and more I am questioning my own bodies responses to certain foods and actions and wondering why ‘x’ can make my body act in a certain way. Why do I feel good when I eat rice, but bogged down when I eat pasta? It’s a challenge at times to question the status quo but I know that the more I know, the more I want to learn. I love technology, I love social media, I think we are very lucky to exist in a time when technology has enabled us to share what we learn. And so I have decided to spread my learning along the way.
This blog is about my journey of understanding and respecting your body, as well as using my own body as bit of a guinea pig and seeing what does and doesn’t make a difference.
It is also a little bit about me and my life, about my version of being healthy, about what I have learned (and what I am still learning!) a little bit about being a woman in the 21st century, a little bit about the mind, body and soul connection and also just general musings and other health and wellness information that I feel like writing or have picked up along the way.
Perhaps not as consistent as I would like to be, it is a process of learning and sharing along the way. Perhaps not all content will be ‘socially acceptable’ discussion, I do have a lot of thoughts on the subject and so for the time being I will remain anonymous. Because sometimes as we go on personal discovery, we learn things about ourselves and others that are not always accepted – or should I say, not yet accepted as part of main stream society. Virginia Wolf described writing anonymously as a ‘refuge’ and I think that I may write better when I am not worried about other peoples perceptions. Or perhaps that is my own journey to work on. I am also hoping that we can all benefit in some way from the learnings in here noting that everyone is different, and that there are no set rules. You really do have to listen to your own body and continue learning all the time. Nourish your soul. And do something everyday that makes you feel good inside.
I hope you find this interesting and decide to join me on my journey. And if you have anything to add, please feel free to join in the discussion.