Lessons from the Animal Kingdom: What can we learn from looking at the way wild animals move? Part 1

This blog series relates to the Primal Play 30 Day Animal Moves Program created by the Fitness Explorer, Darryl Edwards. These articles should give you an insight into why this program is not only helpful and fun, but I believe is also a requirement for most, if not all of us, to contribute to helping us get back to moving by design and using our whole bodies in ways that are innately within us. This not only includes working on fitness, strength, agility, mobility and adaptability, but also functional and practical movements that are needed in everyday life. As Darryl …

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Regenerative Farming Part 2: Nature’s ecosystem. Soil, animals, plants, microorganisms. Sustainable Family Farming vs Factory Farming

If you haven’t read my first post about sustainable farming and my farm stay experience at Tathra Place Free Range, I recommend doing so here, before you read this post. When talking about the raising and farming of animals, it is important to clarify and address some schools of thought out there that put sustainable family farming into the same boat as large scale factory farming. The truth is, these methods of farming are not even closely related and produce completely different outputs in regards to health and nutrition, the environment, soil diversity, animal welfare, animal genetic diversity, transportation and …

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Regenerative Farming Part 1: Tathra Place Free Range

How often do we get to see exactly where our food comes, right at the source? These days for most of us, our food is outsourced and many of us are disconnected from the awareness of the food we put into our bodies, right from the growing, raising, feeding, harvesting, processing, creating, chemical infusing, transporting, spraying, supplying and distributing of perhaps our greatest currency that is our life giving (or disease promoting) food which literally becomes a part of us. One of the most important things we can do to ensure we are getting the best quality, most ethically sourced …

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Climbing Trees – A Metaphor for the Hero’s Journey of Life

I recently spent the day with a dear friend of mine, Fouad Kassab from www.thefoodblog.com.au and www.fouadkassab.com.  We share many similar perspectives about life, including natural human movement, nature and getting to know ourselves on a deeper level. Part of our day included walking through an inner city park and finding trees to climb in; something that most of us don’t do, perhaps unless we are kids. The act of climbing up a tree, moving along different parts of the tree, and just hanging out in the tree, got me thinking about what we were doing on a bigger picture scale. Firstly, …

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Fascinating Fungi: Medicinal Mushrooms and their Healing Power

Hey guys, Full transparency here. I am a Four Sigmatic and Superfeast affiliate and have been using both of their mushroom products for years. Why am I an affiliate for two companies that appear to be competition? Well it’s simple. Both companies are incredibly ethical, transparent and trustworthy, sourcing the best quality possible. This speaks for itself when you try them. I believe there is room for both these companies to offer their unique flavour to this space, and besides, the more awareness and accessibility there is for these amazing medicinal foods, the better for all. In addition, they do offer some …

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Vitamin N – Nature: An Essential Nutrient for Health, Healing and Connection (a.k.a. Forest Bathing)

In some of my earlier posts, I have previously mentioned how historically, we humans have evolved to live in a particular kind of environment which we were physiologically equipped to be able to handle, survive and thrive in. Feel free to check out those posts here and here if you haven’t already, as they will be relevant to my perspective in this post. Being a human of the natural world for most of us in western society is a far removed and long forgotten reality. Many of us live in urban city dwellings and spend a lot of our lives indoors …

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Sleep Nutrition – Part 4: Creating the Best Sleep Practice and Environment

Hey guys, Full transparency here.  I am a Swanwick Sleep affiliate, and if you are interested in learning more about these high quality blue  blocker glasses that help protect your eyes from artificial light in the evening, assisting with sleep quality, check out my resources page here for a full write up from me, all about why this is important. If you are interested in getting yourself a pair of these Swannies, you can use this link. This helps me to keep the lights on here and allows me to continue to bring you guys great, free content through the …

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Sleep Nutrition – Part 3: Show up in Life at Your Best with High Quality Sleep (and What Can Happen if you Don’t)

Hey guys, Full transparency here.  I am a Swanwick Sleep affiliate, and if you are interested in learning more about these high quality blue  blocker glasses that help protect your eyes from artificial light in the evening, assisting with sleep quality, check out my resources page here for a full write up from me, all about why this is important. If you are interested in getting yourself a pair of these Swannies, you can use this link. This helps me to keep the lights on here and allows me to continue to bring you guys great, free content through the …

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Sleep Nutrition – Part 2: Sleep, Melatonin and Circadian Rhythms vs Artificial Light and Technology

Hey guys, Full transparency here.  I am a Swanwick Sleep affiliate, and if you are interested in learning more about these high quality blue  blocker glasses that help protect your eyes from artificial light in the evening, assisting with sleep quality, check out my resources page here for a full write up from me, all about why this is important. If you are interested in getting yourself a pair of these Swannies, you can use this link. This helps me to keep the lights on here and allows me to continue to bring you guys great, free content through the …

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Sleep Nutrition – Part 1: Why is Sleep Important and What Happens When We Sleep?

Hey guys, Full transparency here.  I am a Swanwick Sleep affiliate, and if you are interested in learning more about these high quality blue  blocker glasses that help protect your eyes from artificial light in the evening, assisting with sleep quality, check out my resources page here for a full write up from me, all about why this is important. If you are interested in getting yourself a pair of these Swannies, you can use this link. This helps me to keep the lights on here and allows me to continue to bring you guys great, free content through the …

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