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WIN a Signed Copy of Lorna Jane’s Nourish Cookbook (CLOSED)

I absolutely adore Lorna Jane’s new book, NOURISH – The Fit Woman’s Cookbook and now thanks to the wonderful team at LJ, you can win a signed copy of this inspiring read! Congratulations to the winner… see below!

Nourish Cookbook Giveaway

I’ve been a Lorna Jane fan for quite a while, having bought my first LJ workout top from her Gold Coast store about 10 years ago now. There’s something magnetic and inspirational about the brand.

You see, LJ has created a brand and Active Living philosophy that  inspires women to get more out of life by giving more of themselves every day. What began as a desire to create a fashionable and fit active wear, has turned into a brand that inspires women to not only move their bodies every day, but to nourish themselves from the inside and believe in their ability to achieve great things.

This passion and drive is evident in the newest addition to the Lorna Jane inspirational book arsenal, NOURISH.

Nourish Cookbook Photo by Cath Muscat_

About NOURISH (Lorna Jane, $44.99)

Yes, NOURISH, is a cookbook! Filled with over 100 recipes for health-promotong real food. Here is what I love about the book:

  •  – no fuss, nutritious and padded out with veggies real food
  • – plenty of gluten-free and dairy-free options, as well a good range of Paleo inspired recipes
  • – the book is filled with inspirational tips for a more wholesome lifestyle
  • – it’s positively inspirational without being in any way forceful or dictatorial – love that!
  • – it’s beautifully styled and photographed
  • – it gives us a candid glimpse into Lorna’s personal life and habits, proving that we can look after ourselves even during those crazy-busy times

The whole premise of NOURISH fits quite well with my own philosophy, so needless to say I am a big fan. As for the food, we’ve tried the Corn Fritters and they were amazing.

Gluten-free dairy-free Corn Fritters Lorna Jane Nourish

CLOSED: WIN a Signed Copy of Lorna Jane Clarkson’s NOURISH cookbook – I loved all your entries. If I could give away unlimited copies, you would all receive one… but I only have one… Congratulations to Sally! I loved your wholesome way of nourishing your body and mind because you like sharing them with family and friends. 

To enter the giveaway, you must complete these three simple steps – it’s totally worth it:

1. Be subscribed to Wholesome Cook by email – giveaways like this are one of the subscriber perks!

2. Leave a comment on this post, telling me: How do you nourish your body and soul?

3. Register your entry via the Rafflecopter Form below.

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Terms

Giveaway is open to entries with an Australian mailing address only.
ONE (1) winner will be selected based on the blog post comments, luck plays no part in the selection process. Winner will be announced on the blog post on Monday 18 August and contacted by email. Prize may be re-awarded if the winner does not reply within 72 hours.
To enter, you must be a Wholesome Cook subscriber and you must leave a blog post comment answering the question: how do you nourish your body and soul?
The prize is a signed copy of Lorna Jane Clarkson’s NOURISH cookbook (valued at $44.99) and inclusive of postage.
Giveaway starts Monday 4 August 2014, 12:00am Sydney time. Ends 12:00am Sydney time on Sunday 17 August 2014.

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85 comments

Narelle Rock August 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

I love to give myself a bit of alone time with no kids, go for a walk or just sit and read a book, time to gather my thoughts and relax.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Hi Narelle, I definitely agree with your alone-time strategy. As much as we love our jobs as Mums, I think it’s important to focus on ourselves as well.

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antoinette katehos August 4, 2014 at 11:09 am

I nourish my body and soul with cheese and wine …. that’s why I need this book!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Too funny! 🙂

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Nicole Kent August 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

I like a little Yoga in the mornings
And some ‘me’ time a night
A healthy, fresh diet
Makes me feel alright!

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jeanette August 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

i nourish my body and soul through eating organic and whole foods, a variety of exercise throughout the week and yoga to balance my mind.

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Karen Bogle August 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

I treat myself to zumba a couple of times a week. It’s like going to the pub without the alcohol and without the men! Brilliant!!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

A fantastic recommendation!

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Fleur August 4, 2014 at 11:21 am

In my crazy hectic life looking after my 3 little ones and working part time, I find the best way to nourish my body and mind is to snatch time to walk alone .. no pram, no children crying out, no phone calls … just time to inhale & exhale .. bliss!!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Totally agree Fleur! I find alone me time very important too.

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Stacking it on! August 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

I have been back to my dietitian and found out I have stacked on 5kgs! I need this book to get it off.

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Jessica Raftis August 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

I nourish myself with my addiction to bananas & I nourish my soul with weeding (the best de-stresser).

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Fantastic tip – and it keeps the garden looking tidy! My Mum finds peace and balance in the garden as well. In fact, during fall she can be found in the woods on most days, foraging, breathing and enjoying nature and solitude.

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Rosemary August 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

Nutrient dense food, and long walks in the local harbourside park keep me healthy and sane.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Love the addition of the sane bit, it is so true.

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Emily August 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

Cooking, eating, dancing, laughing, walking, talking with some sharing and caring

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Kristy August 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

I nourish my body and soul by eating real food and also praying and meditating daily. I also go with the flow of things and I try not to let things get to me.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm

That’s a fantastic mantra Kristy. I think we often get stressed about such small things. I know, I do. And there’s no need.

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Molly August 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm

To nourish myself every day I get up early and go for a walk or run, then ensure I start the day with a healthy breakfast that I sit and take the time to enjoy. I also make a variety of healthy snacks to take to work. Week nights I do a weight or cardio session at the gym before heading home to cook a nourishing dinner. I also nourish my body by taking the time to relax; usually by watching some tv with my partner, reading and making sure I get enough sleep. I do quick yoga session on Saturdays to begin the weekend refreshed and relaxed. I absolutely love cooking/baking and trying new recipes and lots of them come from the Move Nourish Believe site so I would love to win a signed copy of Lorna’s new cookbook!

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Louise August 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I nourish my body by trying lots of new healthy (and sometimes not-so-much) recipes and getting out in the sunshine and fresh air 🙂

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Sally August 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

I always feel so much more alive when I’m moving often and eating whole food and lots of vegetables. There is nothing like creating healthy, yummy, beautiful food to share with family and friends and to nourish the soul. Visits to the farmers markets always set me up for healthy eating throughout the week…I need to use up all the produce!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

I love going to the farmers’ markets, not just for the fresh local food, but to discover all the handmade local goodies.

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Marilyn B. August 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

I nourish my body by trying healthy recipes and substituting vegan products for meats.

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maria P August 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Reading. It relaxes my body and nourishes my mind. Oh, and lots of exercise, healthy food and the occasional glass (or two) of wine.

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Ilonka Bruce August 4, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I am trying to increase more natural and less processed foods in my diet and also taking some time out everyday to just relax

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Richelle August 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I have recently started a clean eating diet, loosing 10kgs, I feel great! That and increased exercise is the key! I now cook all foods from scratch.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Well done Richelle! That’s been my experience with food and weightloss (which I talk about at length in My Whole Philosophy eBook).

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aussiebushgirl August 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

I eat to live, laugh, love and be!

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Nene August 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm

I am my soul and I am nourished daily by living with integrity, loving and serving others and loving myself unconditionally. My body then thrives from my nourishment.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

That’s a beautiful way to live Nene!

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Dawn August 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

After a day in the garden, a cup of hot homemade chicken broth and a book. It doesn’t get any better!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Hi Dawn, this image reminded me of my wonderful, garden-loving Mum. Thank you.

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Stacey August 4, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I nourish my body and soul by eating a variety of fresh foods and I drink lots of water and green tea. I seek out plenty of sunlight when I can and balance out my running and cycling with some stretching and relaxation in Pilates. I also make sure I get a good sleep every night.

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Kerrie Crowther August 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

My soul is nourished by spending time with God, my wonderful family and true friends, which then makes me aware of all the good in the world, including my health, so I nourish my body with exercise that I enjoy and yummy vegan food.

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Samone August 4, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Hands down best thing ever I’ve done for our bodies is menu plan!!! My afternoon is spent prepping dinner then I spend time in the garden while the kids are on the trampoline. The fresh air and their laughter is all I need x.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Hi Samone,
I have been meaning to do menu / meal plans for us for some time, but I find it tricky to manage with ad hoc client recipe work (which we end up eating). Perhaps I could plan our menu around a 4-5 day week and that way the gaps cap be filled with other food. Something for me to ponder, thanks for the tip!

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Jayne @ Tenacious Tinkering August 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I nourish myself my taking time to prepare and plan out healthy meals for my husband and I. On special occasions, we’d try to make time to go to natural surroundings (riverside, park, forest reserve etc) for hikes or just to breathe in some fresh air.

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Richelle August 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Sorry I am not affliated with the Writing through Grief entry that is attached to my comment. This is not my blog… I just noticed this after I posted it.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Hi Richelle, I have removed the link from your comment 🙂

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Richelle August 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Hi from all the way from here in New Zealand
I would be delighted to win a copy of this wonderful book and add it to my collection. Right now I am down to the final leg in my degree where I am doing a Research Paper on the Slow Food Movement so I would love to have a cookbook the adopts a healthier way of living. Best wishes from here to over there 🙂

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Lizzy (Good Things) August 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Sounds like a great book, best of luck to all the entrants!

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karina le August 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I get me a well deserved massage!

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Kate Lowe August 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I nourish my body and my soul by treating myself positively- basically meaning fuelling myself with wholesome, nourishing food, keeping my body active and treating myself with respect (i.e. never being negative towards myself)

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Hi Kate, it’s a great way to look after yourself. 🙂

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Elise August 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Plenty of fresh air, exercise, good food, friends and fun

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laurissa August 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

With my delicious smoothies, green juices and long walks on the beach, usually involving a ‘man, I’m so lucky to see this whenever I want to’ 🙂

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Fawn Williams August 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Thanks for making this book available to everybody who wants to change their lifestyle. This book would be great to help me get back on track to a healthy lifestyle, to keep up with my toddler and help me to conceive again. Thanks Lorna.

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Fawn Williams August 4, 2014 at 6:41 pm

P.S I nourish my body and my families bodies with good fresh produce as much that is available in our small town and we nourish our bodies spiritually through study of the Scriptures.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Hi Fawn, good on you for doing your best to feed your family fresh food. I hope that your family will continue to grow beautiful and strong. And that you will be successful in conceiving again.

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Carly W August 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm

I nourish my body and soul by eating as much fresh, colourful, natural food as I can.
We grow a lot of our own food and LOTS of herbs which are great for flavour and variety.
To nourish my soul I practice Mindfulness ….

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Joanne August 4, 2014 at 8:20 pm

I play music – unshamelessy loud, and dance my heart out! Fantastically nourishing for body and soul. Music has such strong healing powers that we haven’t even started to explore.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Hi Joanne, I can totally relate. If you ever peeked in through my kitchen window you’d find me cooking and dancing to my favourite tunes too. And signing. It’s such a happy thing for me to do as well. 🙂

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Catherine August 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

I nourish my body by eating fresh fruits and vegetable. No processed foods and I exercise regularly. You are what you eat.

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JaanL August 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I nourish myself by spending time on our land, walking through the fields and orchards. Or if the weather is bad, I do some type of needle work.

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Catherine August 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Sleep. I have realised that without it my body doesn’t function well and l eat badly, so l make sure l give my body a good rest every night.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Hi Catherine, I am with you on sleep. Lack of sleep (some weeks when I’m overworked or stressed or thinking about work) I tend to walk around dehydrated and craving foods I don’t normally. I’ve found that every 6 or so weeks I tend to have sleepy days where I basically say to my family that my day will consist of napping. They say you can’t recharge your sleep batteries but it works for me at restoring the balance a whole lot.

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Julie Witte August 4, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Wholefoods including nuts, fruit & vegies nourish my body – yoga nourishes my body and my soul – inspiring reads nourish my mind :). Chocolate nourishes my soul too!!

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Belinda August 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Looks wholesome. Unfortunately, in this not so winter wonderland I am not nourishing my body or soul in any manner. I think the positive recipes & thoughts may be the way forward to learning how best to do those things for myself in my very busy world of kids , full-time, work and housekeeping. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Hi Belinda, I just wanted to say you are superstar – you have a lot on your plate!
I can relate a little so I hope that you can find some wholesome food inspiration on the blog as well. Most nights I don’t have more than 30 minutes to cook, but I always make sure that we eat well. Even when we indulge on a night out (with hot chippies) I make sure we have some good veggies first.

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Samantha Plotkin August 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Good clean food, long walks with my dog and husband, yoga, a good book, prayer, and a sense of humor go a long way towards a happy body and soul!

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Joanna August 5, 2014 at 1:11 am

At the moment try to get up before my kids, so I can spend a few minutes getting ready for the day. I try to do some stretching exercises a few times a week, which seems not only good for my body , but for my soul too. I nourish my body with firstly warm water with lemon, the healthy breakfast.
I’d love to win this book for my mum, who I feel would just love it as it’s not only a beautiful cookbook, but a great inspiring read .

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Hi Joanna, that’s such a lovely and selfless gesture, trying to win the book for your Mum!

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Samantha August 5, 2014 at 1:15 am

I love to nourish my body with kombucha and kefir water.

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Karen Howard August 5, 2014 at 1:15 am

I nourish my body & soul by Eating good Fresh Vegetables, & other Foods from the Farmers Market & Relaxing with a good Book, or Taking a Trail Walk or Hike, or Listening to Music. Of course a piece of Dark Choc. or a nice glass of Wine occasionally, doesn’t hurt either.

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Hi Karen, your approach is very similar to mine. Eat well most of the time, indulge a little.

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Meryl S. August 5, 2014 at 2:37 am

This looks exactly like a book I could dig into. I exercise daily and have been transitioning my whole family into organic, whole food living. It has been a wonderful adventure thus far!

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Heather August 5, 2014 at 6:21 am

I eat what feels right at the moment, always starting from a base of fresh, healthy ingredients, and end each day with a little something sweet!

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Karlee August 5, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I keep my mind, body and soul healthy and happy with yoga, boxing and running, eating a balanced diet (which does include overindulging occasionally) and walking my pooch Rory!!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Hi Karlee, your approach is very similar to mine (including that sometimes overindulging bit). Aren’t dogs the best motivators to get moving. I know our Kasha is! At 4pm everyday on the dot she reminds us gently it’s time to go…

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Julia August 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

I nourish my body & soul by eating FODMAP friendly (including making a selection of your recipes!), daily movement (walking, gym, rehab) and daily meditation (including mini ones in between meetings when I need to be mindful).

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Jennifer Torres August 6, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I nourish my body with a well-balanced diet heavy in fruits and veggies, in all forms… Meals, juices, smoothies… Ensuring I fill my plate with foods of all colors of the rainbow!!

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Beth August 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I would love to become healthier and this book seems like a great place to start!

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Alex August 7, 2014 at 10:07 am

I generally nourish myself with things full of chilli. There are few things in this world that can’t be improved with a dollop of sambal oelek!

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Martyna @ Wholesome Cook August 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Agreed, though my preference is for cayenne or recently more so chipotle! Don’t even get me started on that one… 😛

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Kris August 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm

A nice long walk down our country roads with the dog – preferably in the sunshine but we haven’t had much of that lately!!

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Maria Tiberi August 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Friday night Spin class in my fav LJ gear, followed by free weights, sit ups etc, then sauna and lastly a shower with invigorating Lush products. It’s my favourite night of the week for a whole new reason!

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Jasmine August 12, 2014 at 1:24 am

I nourish my body with real foods! Like fruits and vegetables and also love finding delicious healthy recipes !

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Sharni August 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Following a nice long trail run on my day off with a nice long bath!

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Bec August 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I love to start the day with a cup of green tea and yoga, other than that lots of green juice, fruit, veges and wholegrain. (Making food an experience not a chore)

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Mariam August 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

I nourish my body through eating high quality wholefoods and I nourish my soul by eating mindfully – preferably out in the sunshine and by praying and committing to my daily walks. This becomes particularly important as I am undertaking my exams for my trial HSC exams. Would love to win this!

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sonia c August 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

I have a change of season facial and massage treatment….a new start to each season

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Ellie August 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I nourish myself by giving myself permission: permission to just relax instead of compare myself to others, permission to just laugh at the craziness rather than stress over it, permission to just stop and breathe rather than trying to get everything on my To Do List done…permission to JUST BE. I think this book would be a great way to nourish myself by eating real, whole, clean foods that are good for the body and soul.

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Clinton M August 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I regularly look after my health with nurturing nutrition (life’s too short for average food!) and regular gym and Pilates. This puts me in the best possible mindset to really achieve and maintain a happy life 🙂

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Chantelle August 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I nourish my body and soul…. well I don’t- but I JUST found your blog, and saw the competition and realised that I really did- that I deserved it and I really wanted it

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Zena August 16, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Hi. I nourish myself by doing little things that make me happy. For example sitting on my balcony watching the sunset, putting a delicious smelling all natural hair oil into my hair or just painting my toenails. These things along with healthy food and exercise everyday.

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