In The Days of Our Lives we meet some fascinating and creative folk and take a look at what their typical day holds. Far from being about the mundane, it is a celebration of what it takes to juggle the day-to-day with big ideas, a successful business and a full home life. It’s about keeping all the balls in the air – what is important and what isn’t. It’s about (extra)ordinary moments that fill our every day.
This week I’d like to introduce you to Meg Thompson who I’m a massive fan girl of! Meg is a naturopath, holistic nutritionist, mother, author, wholefood cook and creator of My Wholefood Romance. She passionately believes that food is so much more than something that fills our bellies. Real, whole food provides us with nourishment, joy, ritual and social connection.
This is a day in Meg’s life…
Meg Thompson, My Wholefood Romance
Generally I am up around 6am to check emails and appointments for the day, and most importantly drink a cup of tea – usually dandelion root. Because I do some work with people based abroad, there are often exciting developments over night to catch up on or respond to.
6.20 – 6.30 am
I usually get in around 20 minutes before my darling daughter Ivy wakes up, and the rest of the morning is a bit of a flurry with breakfast and getting ready for the day.
8.00am – 5.30 pm
Each day for me is different as I work on different projects. Some days I consult with patients or work in clinic, some days I am write for special projects, publications or myself, some days I cook or develop recipes, and some days I hang out with Ivy. I love it that way. The thing that attracts me most about working in natural health care is the scope of work that you can do, and because we are constantly learning new things in nutritional science, it is forever changing – so there is no chance to get bored!
I like to try an incorporate some exercise into the mix, and there is usually at least one green juice / smoothie throughout the day.
6.00 – 7.00 pm
Dinner is a family affair, I love to eat, and I love to sit with my hubby and Ivy and chat about the day.
I think that social connection with food is so important not only for modelling good eating behaviour for kids, but to decompress at the end of the day, to laugh, to delight in food, and to give your digestion a helping hand by sitting and eating in a relaxed state.
9.30 – 10.00 pm
If I don’t have deadlines looming, I LOVE going to bed early – such a rager 😉 I also love watching episodes of Nigella Lawson, so it’s a tough call at times!