It has been a stupidly busy fortnight that has seen me down and back from Wellington for the telly, cooking in various houses with photographers (some new to me), new stylists and assistants and a rollicking from a shop assistant. Life while invigorating can be a little depleting. All in all it has meant for a very quiet weekend of replenishing, hearty food, calm stretches, yogi tea and bit of Nigel Slater on the telly. Because of all this busy-ness here are a few things that I have "found"help me to relax including a lovely spiritual book by the Medical, Ayuvedic and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra.
The two most vital things that I have learned this year have been from Deepak Chopras book "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success". It seems crazy to paraphrase (but I will anyway) The first thing I learned was to "keep stepping into the unknown". The second was to take time to experience silence on a regular bases, experiencing silence: no tv, internet, book reading, talking on the phone, listening to music, writing etc, has allowed me to find the quiet needed to lead me back into regular meditation. It is a simple form of meditation available to anyone and a great way to rest your brain. I also follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter and find the regular messages inspirational throughout my working day.
Yogi Products: http://www.yogiproducts.com/yoga-poses/category/calm/
Nigel Slater: http://www.nigelslater.com/