GONE TO THE FIELDS… #myfridayfive
I like to know things – in particular, new things: books, apps, adventures, courses, writers… and I love how the answers to pretty much anything are all within our reach, at our fingertips. I also like to share – so we can all say a collective “wow, this is cool” or “this changed my life”. Here’s what I’ve loved this week.
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** This quote (above) from the beautiful poem Camas Lilies by Lynn Ungar. If you’ve been following my posts this week you’ll know I’m all about self-care at the moment and how our need/drive to be constantly busy eats away at who we really are. Our worth is not wrapped up in how useful we are….
** This cook book: The How Not to Die Cookbook by Michael Greger MD (the follow-up book to the hugely popular How Not to Die). I’ve got a stack of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks but the recipes have always looked too difficult/fussy/puritanical to become part of my mainstay diet. This book is completely different – everything looks great and easy to make. I’ve already made the Super Green Smoothie part of my weekly breakfast routine.
** This app: The Daily Dozen – this app goes with the How Not to Die books and helps you keep track of how many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc you’re eating on a daily basis.
** This fitness book: Body by Science by Doug McGuff – research shows that just 12 minutes in the gym, once every 7 to 10 days is enough, not only to build muscle but also for conditioning and fitness… if done in a certain way. It reads a lot like a science book but the bottom line is just five weight machines are all you need. Throw in some 4-minute Tabata for cardiovascular fitness and your exercise routine now takes minutes rather than hours.
** This quote from the late British philosopher Alan Watts: “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It’s so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic, as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
Hope you love these as much as I have this week. Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend…