INSPIRED BY NATURE: NURTURING KITCHEN

Jo from Nurturing Kitchen tells me why connecting to nature inspires her to slow down and improves her well being

It’s time for the next instalment of the Inspired By Nature series. I am so happy to have this wonderful mama on the blog today. She is a cook inspiring others to nourish themselves and their loved ones through real, plant-based nurturing foods and activities. The food she makes and bakes is beautiful to look at, and instantly makes my mouth water. She manages to get so much colour into her food, and her Instagram feed has me drooling over my phone. I would sure like an invite to dinner.

Please welcome Jo Balfe from Nurturing Kitchen

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SLOW WINTER RITUALS

slow winter rituals on Geoffrey & Grace

December can whizz by in a festive frenzy if we’re not careful. That’s why there are some slow Winter rituals that I like to do each year, that help me stay calm. Seasonal things, that I can do mindfully and with intention. Tasks that help me take a breath and slow down.

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MONTHLY VOICE OCTOBER

Monthly Voice October on Geoffrey & Grace

Just like that, October is gone and November is here with its wintery winds. Soon the trees will be completely bare and all the colour of Autumn will be gone.

It was this time last year that I sat and wrote the very first Monthly Voice. I can’t believe that twelve months have passed, and here I am again thinking about what filled our days during October.

Here’s what we’ve been loving, and where I have found some inspiration this month…

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slow living create: moments captured

photo by Geraldine @devine_tribe for slow living create on Geoffrey & Grace

photo courtesy of Geraldine @devine_tribe

There are over 3,000 photos in the #slowliving_create gallery this month, thank you to all that joined in. We decided to re-visit the word ‘create’, as prioritising time to be creative is so fundamental to our well being. As always we have loved looking through the gallery and seeing how you make space for creativity in your days.

Here are my favourite slow living create moments captured for March…

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making with nature – nature crown

nature crown on Geoffrey & Grace
After our nature walk last weekend, I felt inspired to make a nature crown using the berries that we had gathered. Last Monday morning when I should have been answering emails, and organising my week ahead, or washing up and sorting the house out a bit, I decided to take some time to be creative and ignore all of those other tasks that needed doing.

Here is what I made…

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