What happened?

by Crystal on January 20, 2018

Yes, it’s been a while.  There’s been a whole lot going on.  From personal tragedies (yes, plural) to major work transitions, one way or another it’s been way too long … and even I was surprised by how long when I logged back on.

But I’m back.  I’m finally heading in the direction I’ve wanted to go for so long, and branching out for myself.  This blog is now tied in to my new site at www.crystalwoods.com.au, and I’m working to build that as we speak.  I look forward to picking up the threads and finishing off the ones I left hanging, and thanks a million for sticking with me as I do.

The first new series will be a blog of the mindset shifts I’m finding as I move away from paid employment and start taking responsibility for my own financial well being.  It’s been tough, surprising, and I’m still a work in progress, so I’m aiming for the first entry before the end of the month.  Please check back in and let me know what you think.


Latest Citizen Science experiment – the Microbiome Diet

February 6, 2015

So, I’ve been reading and learning a lot about microbiomics lately. Did you know that there are ten times more microbes of one kind or another than there are human cells in your body? We really are walking ecosystems. Having done a course online and learnt how incredibly powerful this internal ecosystem in managing just about everything about your body (did you know there’s more seratonin – ‘feel good hormone’ in your gut than in your brain?), I discovered someone had written a book about rebalancing intestinal flora to match the profile of microbes that live in skinny people’s guts. I’m guinea pigging myself again.

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October is Vegetarian Month

October 22, 2013

There’s not been a lot of publicity, but something I found online said that this month was ‘Vegetarian Month’, and a few searches seemed to support it.  I have no idea if that’s just in the US or here as well, but in the spirit, here’s a cool infographic I found to share, from OneGreenPlanet.org. […]

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Week 8 Halfway to the Nexus!

May 15, 2013

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series 2013 transformationStill watching my health, but this week I finally made the milestone half way to my first goal – the Nexus 10 tablet!!!   You’ll also notice some changes on the site, since the theme I was using was having problems with the latest version […]

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Week 7 Finally Heading South Again

May 8, 2013

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series 2013 transformationYet again I got swamped at work and let it dominate my time, so sorry this week’s update is late.  I’m still swamped, but I’m learning to occasionally put my own goals on the list, at least.    I came down sick this last […]

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Week 6 Transformation Progress

April 29, 2013

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series 2013 transformationThe sleep still hasn’t been working, but wearing the Bodylink is (the picture is wishful thinking).  I set 3 new personal best records this week, for ‘moderate activity’ (which apparently includes going flat out on the exercise bike, I couldn’t kick it over to […]

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Week 5 Lessons

April 22, 2013

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series 2013 transformationA colleague at work asked me today if I’d lost weight since I started wearing the Bodylink.  I told her yes I had, but unfortunately I found it again. Coincidentally, the last 2 weeks have involved a lot of long hours covering for other […]

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