Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Musings of a 60 year old


Today is my 60th birthday and to me that is a milestone. Time has flown by. I still remember when I was 12, wondering what it would be like to be 25 and now I am way past that in terms of years. So I thought I would share some of my reflections and insights on the way up life`s mountain. The list is in no particular order and by no means complete xx

  • I get my best ideas and inspirations while sauntering among trees, along the sea shore or high in the hills.
  • My kids and grand children rock my world.





  • A smile warms the heart for both the giver and receiver.
  • If you feel lost, stop for a while to get your bearings.
  • Learn to laugh at yourself.
  • The mind needs training just like the body.
  • Exercise is not an option. We are built to move
  • Everyday is a new lesson.
  • I have more energy now than in my 30`s.
  • Friendships are amazing
  • Read a book, it can take you to another time and place.






  • Spend time with loved ones. Life goes by quickly.







  • Give thanks on a daily basis.
  • To feel free and alive spend time in the mountains.


  • Nature is our greatest healer.
  • I would be a very different person today, if I hadn't changed my way of living to macrobiotics 40 years ago.



  • Intuition is a blessing.
  • As much as we see, there is twice as much we don’t see.
  • If a path opens up, follow it, you never know where it might lead.





  • Allow rather than chase.
  • Nature doesn't judge. All are important and necessary in the natural world.
  • Plant based foods nourish the body and soothe the soul.






Change happens, best not to fight it.
Peace begins in the heart.


  • Others may not think like you but that's a good thing.
  • Take responsibility for your life and heath – it puts you in the drivers seat.
  • Love your work as much as your free time. You spend most of your life there.
  • Lend a helping hand with no expectations.
  • The thrill of the top of a mountain is because of the climb. 


  • Stand up for what you believe in
  • A cup of tea and a laugh with your children can be a healing experience.



  • Slow down. Live mindfully.
  • Spiritual is not a word, it is an experience that changes as we grow.
  • Life is a work in progress.
  • It's what we eat everyday that makes the greatest difference not once in a while as a treat.
  • We are nourished through all our senses.
  • All emotions are necessary.
  • My dogs bring me incredible joy, comfort and unconditional love.



  • Store  happy memories in your pocket. Take one out and relive it when times are hard. 

  • Life is Art in motion.
  • Please love and give great caring to the earth and all sentient beings. We all share this beautiful home.
Love Chef Mel xx