Tag: eating healthy with a tight budget

My Unexpected Revolutionary Tipping Point

Every one has those moments in their life where the crisis hits, that watershed moment where you have a choice that must be made, and which way you decide to go with determine so much of what is ahead. Often the powerful thing about such moments is that your past doesn’t automatically have to be your reference point for where you go from there. It can be a moment of revival, redirection.

The past few years of my life especially actually feel like a journey from one such point to another really. But this morning, I wanted to share with you what must be one of the latest ones for me. It was definitely unexpected and unplanned for, but how I embraced it made it truly a revolutionary tipping point – a key to unlocking my personal development towards so many deep desires that I have had for a long time.

My hope in sharing a bit of my story is that when that moment comes for you, that you could embrace it and make the choice that could set your path on so much a more awesome trajectory that you could have hoped for or imagined! Sounds too good to be true? Well, read on and see. This is me! Continue reading

Cultivating a Growth Mindset – A Pun on Words

Well, this afternoon I’m back at Garden City, and checking out the new Library’s “quiet area”. It really is quite nice! I’ve got a seat at a desk facing the internal windows, and the library is quite a buzz right now. It really has a positive vibe here, fresh and new and local community space.

Anyway, as I was saying in the title, I was going to write about a few of the things that I’m doing in my life, “cultivating a growth mindset” – definitely, with a pun very much intended.

Those of you who have been following my blog would have read my post about getting involved in your local community garden. Well, earlier this afternoon I dropped by Salisbury Community Garden.

First Visit to My Local Community Garden

For those who haven’t read my initial post, here’s the link back to that. Continue reading

Have You Ever Considered Getting Involved in Your Local Community Garden?

As you flip through your Facebook, your Instagram feed, maybe your LinkedIn feed, you might occasionally find something that inspires you? Makes you want to step out and take action? Well, for me, today was another one of those days. I honestly wish that was every day! But anyway, I really wanted to share with you all what I saw this morning that really inspired me.

I lived in a community for many years, and in that community one of the things we used to do was grow our own organic food together. It was unbelievably amazing really. I have often thought to myself since I was no longer living that kind of life how nice it would be to somehow find a way to grow some of my own food again. Definitely, there are some things that are just a lot easier to manage when you’re doing it as a community. Today, a friend of mine who lives in California shared over her Facebook some amazingly beautiful pictures of some fresh vegies that they have growing in their garden. It honestly got my heart racing they were just so beautiful! It definitely got those deep inner “green thumb” genes stirred up. But what was I going to do with that? Well, I thought to myself, “You should look into getting involved in your local community garden?”Home-Grown Tomatoes

I remember one time years back when I was traveling around, and I ended up passing through Canberra, and in the center of one of Canberra’s southern suburbs, a local church community operated a community garden that had been built inside an old tennis court (which as you could imagine provided it with a really neat fence). Every time I find little pockets of communal horticulture happening, it sets my heart racing, and some kind of deep “paradise nostalgia” stirs. Don’t we all want to get ourselves back to the Garden?

A Freshness Unmatched

Once you know what a home-grown tomato tastes like, honestly, its really hard to go back to the store-bought stuff. And that is just one type of vegetable. Pumpkins, zucchinis, cucumbers, fresh salad greens, beans! Just about anything that you could imagine or buy at Woolies, there’s probably a time of year when you could look at growing it all yourself! Now I don’t know where you’re living right now, but I’ve been living up here in Queensland for nearly two years, and really, even in winter it isn’t that far different from springtime in even some other parts of Australia! (I used to live in the Blue Mountains for a few years, and you get a pretty heavy frost occasionally and rarely even a little snow, but I’ve never seen anything like that here in Queensland!) So really, I kept dreaming to myself, if only I could figure out a way. Continue reading

My Green Smoothie Recipe for Beginners (Like Me)

As I must admit in my title, I’m relatively new to green smoothies – or at least pretty new of late. I lived on a farm community for years that was definitely into health and growing their own food and all of that. They even make a green smoothie product that they sell at local markets in Sydney. But, for me right now, this is a new adventure figure out for myself a great green smoothie recipe for beginners like me.

So in this article, I just wanted to introduce you to the recipe that I’ve been following for the past while now. It is relatively simple, but it has definitely really made me feel great in my day and satisfied for long into the afternoon. I use a household Nutribullet blender, and I calculated my ingredients for each smoothie cost me about $3 a pop. So without any further ado, let’s get to introducing what I do. Continue reading

Eating Healthy with a Tight Budget – Is That Even Possible?

Now I’m not sure if you’ve arrived here as one who is exactly in the same shoes as me. I’m currently a full-time student, studying Business and Japanese at Griffith University. But I can imagine that at the very least, you have two out of three common passions with me – one, you want to eat healthy, and two, you want to know how to do that even with not much money. Well, if you stick with me, I’ll let you in on the secret that I’ve discovered – that living and eating healthy doesn’t necessarily have to ‘break the bank’. Nor does it require a lot of spare time! Even with a busy schedule, you too can be eating healthy with a tight budget.

So, as I was saying before, if you’ll stick with me, I can let you know how I made my aspirations into a reality, and, honestly, as one who has never been very good at budgeting or knowing how to translate my high aspirations for a healthy lifestyle into a day-to-day reality, if I can do this, you’ll see that you can do this too.

So let’s go. Continue reading

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