• 20 things to try in 2020
    Blog,  Diet,  Fitness,  Health,  Nutrition

    20 things to try in 2020

    This is a different spin on new year’s resolutions, inspired by Gretchen Rubin. If you are keen on testing new stuff and/or building new healthy habits in the new year, here is a list of 20 things to try in 2020. Food and nutrition Eat a new fruit, vegetable, legume, nut or seed every month. Eat with friends or family at least 3 meals per week. Cook a meal at least once a week. Try a new cuisine. If you eat meat, buy it from an ethical butcher such as Feather and Bone or The Ethical Farmers. If you drink, do Dry July or Ocsober. If you don’t, give up…

  • practice
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    Practice doesn’t make perfect

    “Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent” is one of my favourite quotes ever by Kelly Starrett. Why? Because, in principle, is true in so many aspects of life. In Starrett’s area of expertise (mobility), this applies to movement patterns that we develop as a result of doing the same thing over and over again, which can lead to injury when not performed correctly. This same principle can be applied to music, sports, language, diet, etc. In Buddhism, karma is sometimes explained as the result of habits; the more we repeat a particular behaviour, the more likely we are to fall in either a vicious or virtuous cycle with corresponding…