As the world moves beyond raw emotion and fear which only a global-pandemic can conjure, we meet and converse with individuals on their ideas for the long haul. A gathering of reflections across a broad spectrum of mental, physical and emotional health, woven together by a shared desire to nourish.
Today, our colleagues catch up with Sally Lowie. Now a self-published author of Healthy Nourished Soul which is a wellness book that encourages the reader to nourish their soul.
“I’m so passionate about it because it’s how myself and my family live everyday.”Sally Lowrie
One of my favourite features about Healthy Nourished Soul is the journaling segments in between your recipes. I found it made my experience with your book more personal and intimate. Like an heirloom recipe book to be passed on to our next generation. I’m curious. What was your inspiration behind this book?
I had always wanted to create a beautiful cookbook with all my signature raw treat recipes, however, I wanted to create a book that was more than ‘just’ a cookbook and would inspire the reader to live a more mindful life. So I filled the pages with not only my healthy recipes but inspiration, ways to nourish a soul and thought-provoking journaling prompts – because I’m a big believer that being healthy is more than just what you’re eating, it’s also what you’re thinking, saying and believing.
HNS seems to nudge conversations around health, wellness & wholesome. Why do these qualities speak loudly to you?
I’m so passionate about it because it’s how myself and my family live everyday – it’s our lifestyle, so that is why it speaks so loudly to me. Health, wellness and eating wholesome food is so very important in our lives, and we invest in our health and make it a priority. Eating nutritious whole foods, and looking after our mind, body and soul is so very important in living a healthy and happy life.
Here at Revel, we’re big on nourishing minds. So naturally, I love how your book is titled HNS. I think the COVID19 pandemic also rushed many of us to get to this point where we are putting time back into personal growth. It’s also part of the pandemic that has given rise to mental health awareness and the beauty of nourishing our wholesome wellbeing. How do you feel HNS can be applied here, right now in the thick of this pandemic?
I think it’s so very important to take time out of all this craziness happening all around us at the moment, especially for our health and wellbeing. Life has definitely thrown a curveball to us all with this pandemic, so it is valuable that we make the time to show ourselves some much needed love and care. I believe HNS is the perfect place to come to for this, as it will not only take you on your own heartfelt journey – it will also show you to look at the beauty all around and within you. It will ask you thought-provoking questions to reflect and journal on, it will give you the recipes to fill your belly with wholesome goodness, you will discover many ways to nourish your soul moving forward – but most importantly it will leave you full of inspiration and love.
The perfect dose of self-care we all need in our lives right now.
How did your love of making healthy treats start?
When my two kids were born, my husband and I wanted to make sure we were giving them the very best start in life, so we began eating a mostly whole, unprocessed diet. I started realising quickly that most so called ‘healthy’ treats in shops and cafes were actually not so healthy for you, as they were filled with ingredients that weren’t ideal for you. So I began creating my own healthy raw treats that not only tasted delicious, and looked amazing – were full of wholesome, nutrient dense ingredients. From this moment till now, my love for being in the kitchen creating new flavours and recipes for my family to indulge in, brings me so much joy and happiness.
What ways do you Nourish your soul?
I nourish my soul in lots of ways like:
- Spending quality family time together – warms my heart so much.
- Watching the sunrise whilst walking along the beach with my dog.
- Having my morning coffee at my favourite cafe beachside every morning.
- Going to the beach and swimming in the ocean.
- Having a bath with my favourite music playing and candles – total bliss.
- Spending time with my friends.
I could go on and on, but they are just a few of my favourite ways to nourish my soul.
“I’m a big believer that health is more than what you’re eating, it’s also what your thinking, saying and believing.This is why I created this book to be more then just a cookbook – I wanted it to be a place where you will come to not only nourish your belly with wholesome food, but also your mind, body and soul.”
Do you have any tips for us to get started and on the right track to looking after our bodies & soul?
I look at my body as my temple, so I make sure to nourish and look after it as best I can, and encourage you all to try and do so too. Here a few little tips to help you on your way.
- Drinking a glass of warm lemon water in the morning to kickstart your body.
- Eating healthy: nourishing that body of yours with real, unprocessed wholesome food.
- Moving your body: whether it’s going for a walk, running, yoga, dancing, gym, barre class or cross fit – just move your body daily.
- Self-care: Taking time out just for you to relax and do what makes you happy.
- Journalling: Putting pen to paper and writing down all of my thoughts.
- Gratitude: Writing a list of things you are grateful for everyday, to remind yourself how much you truly have to be thankful for.