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…What do you think has become of the young and old men?

And what do you think has become of the women and children?


They are alive and well somewhere,

The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,

And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,

And ceas’d the moment life appear’d.


All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,


And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier…


From ‘Song of Myself’ Walt Whitman

Tumeric truffles

I’ve just made a batch of these and they are delicious and really easy to make.

I found the following recipe here:


  • 1/2 cup soaked, pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup soaked walnuts
  • 6 tablespoons raw cacao powder  (I just used Green and Blacks Coco Powder and a bit of dark chocolate)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • pinch of good salt
  • pinch of vanilla powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest


  • 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds


1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until combined. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes to harden.

2. Roll into balls, and into turmeric/hemp mixture until coated. Chill for 15-20 minutes before serving.


Book recommendation

I’ve just finished working my way through Katy Bowman’s Move Your DNA  and would highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of whether you do yoga or not.  Katy presents complex scientific research in a way that is easy to understand and engaging, with or without a scientific background.   Just as we understand a balanced diet as essential for good health, Katy argues that balanced movement is equally as important, especially in our more sedentary lifestyles, and the normalisation of increasingly common ailments such as low back pain and knee problems.  This book will not only make you rethink your idea of ‘exercise’, but also how you move in every sense. 

Buddha Bowls

I stumbled across these lovely recipes on moontomoon blog.

Basic ingredient ideas are:

1. Starch:

Roasted sweet potato cubes; Cooked quinoa, buckwheat, millet, rice, amaranth, barley, couscous, etc…; Cooked or raw corn kernels; Roasted white potato slices; Cooked winter squash, noodles or pasta

2.  Protein:
Cooked beans or lentils; Cooked tofu, tempeh or seitan; Peas; Edamame; Leftover Chili; Cooked, crumbled or sliced veggie burgers or cutlets

3.  Extras:
Any nut or seed; Grated coconut; Apple slices; Raisins or dried cranberries; A sprinkle of granola; Olives; Sun-dried tomatoes; Nutritional Yeast; Roasted Red Peppers; Pickles

4.  Veggies
(cooked, or raw, or a combo of both): Lettuce, Kale, Spinach, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mushrooms, Carrots, Zucchini, Peppers, Onions, Sprouts…

5.  Dressings:

Tahina + Apple Cider Vinegar + Stevia + Paprika
Tahina + Lemon + Garlic + Water
Peanut Sauce (peanut butter, vinegar or lime, maple syrup, soy sauce, water)
Salsa + Hummus
Olive Oil + Lemon Juice or Balsamic Vinegar
(Taken from here)