Depression is a difficult companion. For me it is like having an unwanted and malevolent daemon, sometimes lurking on the periphery of my consciousness, sometimes right up close and tripping me up and sometimes smothering me completely. It can stalk me stealthily for weeks, edging closer and closer, or it can swoop upon me suddenly.
Thoughts on the non-foodie things that nourish us
It’s amazing how easy it is to delude yourself. I have always thought of myself as a pretty healthy person and was completely taken by surprise when I pitched up in my fifties with a number of nasty little health issues. Looking back now, there was nothing surprising about it at all, but if I had known earlier what I know now, I would not have been in that position in the first place.
With thanks to the glorious Eco Warrior Princess for the bedrock of what’s below and the inspiration to share it, here is a simple list of the sort of positive choices you can make every day. There are (around about) 100 ideas here and they’re all good food for thought. I confess that I can’t manage all of these things, but each one is a step in the right direction, and it’s always good to have something to aim for!
Have you felt like making your own homemade salves, balms and insect repellents from scratch? I always thought it would be great to have something soothing and/or protective in the cupboard that contains nothing but good stuff, but worried that it would be too complicated to go in for homemade salves and balms. Not at all, it’s as easy as pie, and here are the recipes to prove it.