Hello and welcome back to episode 106 of the podcast!
This week I had a sore back. After all of my extensive self inquiry into the many sign posts that things aren’t quite right, I did my best to LISTEN to this sign post and SLOW DOWN. This sign post alerted me to 3 things:
I need to rest more often
I need to ask for more support and allow myself to receive it free from guilt and shame
I need to work on strengthening my core with exercises such as yoga/pilates and natural human movements that encourage and a strong core.
These are all not natural to me, but I really hope I can make them my focus looking forward so that I can avoid a sore back in the future.
What sign posts have you noticed in your own life recently and what did it teach you about yourself?
*Let me know in the comments below*
This week, I chatted to the very fascinating, Peter Johnston. Originally from Dunedin, New Zealand, Peter became exclusively plant-based in 1991 after reading John Robbins’ book Diet for a New America whilst employed in Montreal, Canada as a post-doctoral research fellow. Peter has since developed a workplace-based program known as The Wholefood Solution where staff receive intensive support to go whole food plant-based for three weeks – a first for Australia! Peter is an accredited practicing dietitian, has a PhD in human genetics, an honours degree in Zoology and a BA in psychology.
Peter is driven to achieve optimum health, both in himself and in others. He is a dedicated yoga practitioner, cycles 200km on most weeks, skis very fast, and competes in speed windsurfing, with a personal best of 42 knots (77km/hr).
Peter spent a decade as a left wing political activist campaigning in three countries and five cities.
He runs a nutrition private practice: Perfect Human Food Consulting, offering individual consultations, workplace training, residential reboot programs, university lecturing and public speaking. Peter has spent the last 15 years working in health promotion/community development. Peter has a voracious interest in the latest research and developments in plant-based nutrition.
I really hope you enjoy listening to Peter’s story and don’t forget to check him out at Perfect Human Food if you are looking for support making the switch to a plant-based diet.
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