The Sunshine Coast Seasonal Living Project is about building a bone-deep understanding of what seasonal living looks, feels and smells like on the Sunshine Coast - Gubbi Gubbi/ Kabi Kabi country. It invites us to pay attention to the actual place where we live, and engage in simple, seasonal self-care practices to enhance our health and well-being.
Seasonal Living is a powerful way for us to reclaim a relationship with ourselves and the world around us. It reminds us that we aren't separate to, but an integral part of nature.
Why Seasonal Living?
Seasonal living is the art of paying attention to the seasons and aligning our lifestyle and self-care practices to their rhythm.
In our 21st century culture, living with awareness of the seasons is no longer a given, but something we have to choose to pay attention to. Our lives are increasingly detached from nature, governed by the placelessness of the internet, coupled with a fast-paced, productivity-focused culture.
Despite our lack of attention, seasonal shifts and the rhythms of the natural world shape our health and well-being. As the plants surge to life in spring and summer, so do we. As they return to rest and stillness in winter, so do we. The ancient healing traditions all agreed that living out-of-alignment with these natural rhythms was a guaranteed way to bring about imbalance and disease.
How to get involved
By sharing and chatting with each other, we can build a deep and nuanced understanding our our local, Sunshine Coast Seasons.
There's a few ways to get involved. I invite you to get involved in our Events, Community Survey and in-depth interviews. I'll also link up to great events hosted by other local businesses to help enhance your learning! Join our newsletter (below) to be the first to hear about things as they're released.
I am deeply grateful to the Gubbi Gubbi/ Kabi Kabi custodians on whose land I live and work. I honour their deep connection to their ancestral lands and I pay my respects to their elders past, present and future.