Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rainy Weekend

Wow - is it dark or what! It's after 7am but still feels like night time. For some reason I woke up early and didn't feel like staying in bed, so here I am, listening to rainy day music and getting ready to enjoy the weekend, weeee!

Lately I've been reading quite a few books about the mind-body connection and how it applies to health. I've always been interested in this topic and I'm trying to learn as much as possible about it. In my case, somehow I'm ultra sensitive and my mental state, stress response, feelings, etc. have a huge effect on my physical well-being. I would like to learn how to create more harmony and balance so that this connection can work in a positive way. While everyone seems to prescribe meditation, I find it quite challenging and often fall asleep, eek. But I will keep trying :-) I wish there was a forest in my backyard, being surrounded by trees and nature is the best thing!

This weekend I'm having another potluck so I'll be tasting some Korean and Vietnamese food that I've never tried before, mmm! I love potlucks. The good thing about dark, rainy weather - it makes cooking even more enjoyable!

Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Rainy day reading sounds like the perfect way to start the day :)

  2. what books have you been reading? I'm intrigued! I love the mind-body connection stuff.

  3. Hi Darryn! I hope you're nicely settled in Vancouver :-) Right now I'm reading Candace Pert's 'The Molecules of Emotion', it's very interesting and presents lots of fascinating science in an easy to understand way.

    Other books I've recently read include 'The God Theory: Universes, Zero Point Fields, and What's Behind it All' by Bernard Haisch (but that's more quantum physics type stuff - also so interesting!), 'Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul' by Deepak Chopra, most of which was excellent. I also read his books on 'perfect digestion' and 'boundless energy', which are very short and quick to read. He uses an ayervedic approach, which I quite like.

    One book I highly recommend is 'The Way of Energy' by Master Lam Kam-Chuen. It presents wonderful ancient Chi Kung exercises that are all about connecting body and mind and also connecting with the energy all around us. It's inspiring but also very practical and easy to follow. It just requires discipline :-)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Those books sound so interesting, Lucy! I'll have to check them out because, unlike many people in dietetics, I'm very interested in the mind-body connection because I feel that how we feel and the stress we put on ourselves, internal and external, has a HUGE impact on our health. With emotion and stress directly impacted by biochemical levels in the body, I can't imagine how they couldn't be connected!

    I hope you had a lot of fun at the potluck and got to try lots of different foods! :)

  5. I think the mind-body connection is huge and I'm so glad that more and more people in the sciences seem to be opening up to it more. I think the future of healthcare will look completely different from what it is now (in a good way of course :-)).

    I think your approach to health and wellbeing is very inspiring and I love how you incorporate science and intuition and fun, all in one :-)

    Have a lovely weekend!