Friday, April 6, 2012

You're Not Stuck

What a beautiful day in Melbourne.  Sunny, 30 degrees, still; probably the last glimpse of warmth we'll get until November or so (let's hope not).  It's a shame I am still under the weather as the boyfriend has taken off to the beach!

But not all is lost.  Some early morning yoga (there are some great videos on You Tube, just have a look at the comments and views to ensure a safe practice), a cup of honey & lemon and a stroll in  the back yard (soon to be a beautiful garden when we get working on our make over).  I might go for a gentle stroll in the street after this, we'll see.

Yesterday was spent on the couch with day time television.  Say what you will about The Doctor's and Dr. Oz - I was glued.  My only concern is that they say something is good, and the whole of America suddenly goes out and buys it.  Oh well, better than Oprah (which I never really understood the fascination with, sorry).


Something I discovered I want this week is to go and see Heston Blumenthal live.  At $195 a ticket, I'm not sure it's the most affordable idea, especially as The Boyfriend is not especially interested.  Is anyone else interested in going?  I might consider it if someone wanted to come along to the Melbourne show.

Onto the challenge..


 Ekphrasis Post. Go to and write a post inspired by the image. Can you link it to your health focus? Don’t forget to post the image!

 I don't really understand what this has to do with health writing, but OK... 

Well, that's a lucky dip.

Beautiful photo, obviously everyone would love to be as free as an eagle. I guess I think it's a misconception that we're not. A great friend, (the same one that got me my first nutrition book, C), said to me when I was in a job I hated and living a life without passion to not forget I can always change my life and I am never stuck. I find that incredibly comforting. Lola Berry posted on Facebook the other day as a status, "If you don't like your life, move; you are not a tree", or something to that effect.  So true, so comforting.  The whole exception to this rule, in my opinion, is when you are caring for loved ones - be they ill, or just healthy children.  Ill is difficult, but children are a result of an earlier decision and never mean you are stuck.  Think of Netball (I'm sure if I know this with my limited knowledge, you will too).  When you get the ball in Netball, you freeze.  One foot has to stay in the same spot it was in when you caught the ball, and the other foot and your arms can move freely.  You still have options.  I liken this to having kids or having a particular situation you will not leave due to love; yes, you may have to keep that particular activity going and would never dream of leaving it, but your other 3 limbs, or the rest of your life, can still be changed and if you're not happy, it should be!

There are a lot of unhealthy people in this world who literally do not have any choice in how they are living their life - I was one of them once.  Do not waste your life being unhappy.

Yes, all of that dribble from the picture of an eagle.. or is it a hawk?

Day 6 of the challenge, (today), involves writing a Haiku (poem) about your health focus.  They say you can have two free days off, and I have chosen this as my first.  I do not think my readers are particularly interested in my serious lack of poetic talent.

Enjoy the start of your Easter long weekend & I'll bother you again tomorrow.

Stay well,
Nat x


  1. This is really inspiring Nat - I LOVE the netball analogy!!
    This is definitely something I've been spending the last few years working on. If you don't like something about your life, change it. Don't put up with crap for the sake of it.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  2. haha haiku are the easiest form of poetry:

    haiku are easy,
    but sometimes they don't make sense

  3. Thank you Michaela.. it's something I've been working on, too. It's a slow process, but I'm definitely getting there - the biggest step for me was the quit job go to uni move. Scary but worth it.

    Haha Bec, love it. I just didn't really see the value to readers of writing a poem? Seemed a bit silly.