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If you read one book this year, make it this one – Michelle Crawford’s A Table in the Orchard

Over the holidays I had the luxury of spending time deep in the written word of some amazing authors. While I read several great books, none excited or pulled me into their world more than Michelle Crawford in ‘A Table in the Orchard’. To put it simply, Michelle’s book is intoxicating. It is a real life and emotive account of her family’s move to country Tassie 11 years ago. Within its pages she brings to life the intense beauty and serenity that Tasmania exudes and the rich life we can create for ourselves, if we simply dare to leave the hustle and bustle and seek out simplicity. As you immerse yourself in her world it is with joy and ease that we uncover the life she has created for family. We read about their trials of finding and making a family home, to foraging local produce and growing a plentiful organic garden dictated by the seasons. Of course, Tasmania in itself is something of a dreamland which makes the story all the more beautiful. One …

Oh hey there!

Oh hey there! Welcome to my first post on The Whole Life. Hooray! I’m so glad you’re here and reading this! This is an incredibly personal journey for me, and it took a lot of courage and confidence to take this site live. I hope you enjoy reading what I have to share just as much as I enjoy writing it for you. I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. As this post goes live, I’m currently at the tail end of a week’s recovery leave having just gone through my second laparoscopy to treat endometriosis. I’m incredibly fortunate  that my surgery went to plan and that my results are at the positive end of the spectrum (well as much as they can be given the circumstances). With that said, I’ve got a huge journey in front of me to continue my path to wellness, and I’m looking forward to putting in to action (even more so than before) the tips, tricks and life lessons I’ve learnt in the last year. One of the upsides to …