What is soulful living?

“Constant racing for success creates habitual and unconscious goal-setting. We need to re-learn how to move toward our dreams—with the trust and well-placed devotion” – Danielle LaPorte.

Success, we all crave it at some point in our lives – success in our job, our relationships, that first half marathon or mastering that yoga post or perhaps a new business venture. But many of these goals and objects of desire are driven by the external, a need to fit in, to feel we are enough. So let me ask you this – what if you no longer had goals in your life? What would life be like?

Alas, I am not anti-goals, they are a catalyst for action, for kicking our bum into gear when we need it. They create markers in the sand along our life journey – but like anything in sand we can’t hold on to them, they could be washed away at any time.

It is the foundation for these markers or goals – the heart – that we should nurture first. After all, without these goals, this is what we are left with. This is where we begin with Soulful living, creating practices and rituals that allow us to understand what lights us up. What feels really, really good.

If this sounds like something you would like to learn more about then I would love you to join me in my upcoming workshop: The Art of Self Care on the 28th May.

*** Second workshop announced – refer to events page for more detail ***

Tickets are available by clicking this link or you can pop over here to my events page for a little more information on the day.

Can’t wait to see you all there.

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Morning beauty rituals – dry brushing

 

If Miranda Kerr is doing it, it must be good? If wellness warrior Jess Ainscough swears by it then I’m sure you are just a little bit curious?

That was enough evidence for me to have a go.

I am pretty sure you were thinking I was going to let you in on some crazy strict diet secret, but you know that is not our cup of tea. What I am talking about is the morning routine of dry brushing. And guess what beauties – it’s the next tip in our series on morning rituals.

So before we get into the nitty gritty, lets start at the beginning…

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What colour is your plate?

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Have you ever wondered why fruits and vegetables represent all the colours of the rainbow?

“Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue…….”

The different colours on our plate represent a vast array of nutrients that correspond with  physiological processes ranging from seeing in the dark to fighting off the common cold. When Primal Junction works with individuals or athletes who have cleaned up their diet and removed a lot of the filler foods like breads, grains and cereals, they often tell us that they find it difficult to fill their plate. In addition, when clients switch to a higher protein diet, they substitute refined carbohydrates for acid-forming foods such as sugars and poor dairy, which contribute to inflammation rather than reduce it.

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DIY Coconut Oil Body Butter

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter in a jar

I ran out of moisturiser last weekend and as I was already attacking another DIY recipe (lip scrub), I did a bit of research in to natural options for body moisturisers as well.

I found this recipe from Living The Nourished Life and made my own ‘Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter’.

p.s. making this recipe may result in you humming Whip it to the tune of ‘Push It’ by salt’n’pepa round your kitchen… you have been warned!

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DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub ingredients on a chopping board

If you’re like me, you suffer from dry and chapped lips. Lip balm is one your best friends and you always have one close to hand. The challenge I’m having at the moment is that I’m having to constantly re-apply. Having a chat around, some girlfriends recommended to try a lip polish or lip scrub to help exfoliate my lips. The exfoliation and removal of the dead skin cells will supposedly help them absorb the moisture from my lip balm much better.

I had a crack this weekend after finding this recipe from Chalkboard Mag and made my own ‘Sugar Honey Lip Scrub’. I adapted the recipe from the Chalkboard Mag version as it used Vaseline.

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