Happy New Year all! We've sure hit the new year with soaring temperatures! I've been cooling down with homemade yoghurt and raspberry ice blocks and juicy summer fruits (if you're in the Northern hemisphere you're going to have to get your imagination on!).
I love the end of one year and the beginning of another. Time to step away from our regular routines and 'work suits' (maybe yours is of the traditional 9 to 5 starched collar variety or it may simply be a state of mind..) and step into long, splendid days with friends and family, nature, good reads and good food. Time to breathe again and see clearly.
How did you spend the festive season? I tripped down to Byron Bay and surrounds for 3 days and it was perfect... morning and evening ocean swims, nature walks, and a night camping with goannas near a spectacular waterfall. Byron really does have powerful healing energies. Within a day I could feel my lungs expanding, heart opening and mind clearing. The trip gave me the necessary space to feel what it is that I need to sustain myself in 2013.
I'm excited for all the possibilities that 2013 brings and have a few little project ideas brewing for this space which I will share with you over the next few months. Imagine...I can do anything, be anything...oohhh the possibilities are endless! With this in mind, and without getting too carried away I wanted to start the new year off with a few good intentions. Olivia of Courageous Yogi wrote some beautiful words that really made sense to me, on starting a new year with purpose, dreams and good intentions, and the difference between intentions and a goal.
In 2013 my intentions are:
to be courageous
to trust and be open to new experiences
to be grateful
to surround myself in nature
these are the foundations leading to health and happiness me thinks!
With these intentions in mind, and with intentions you may have made for 2013 (do share your intentions for 2013 below... I know I'll be inspired) I'm looking forward to the year ahead sharing more healthy recipes, daily inspiration and thoughts on nourishing both body and soul.