: “thunder and lightning, roaring and striking the earth, then all is so calm” ⚡️ / current situ: I thought I’d recovered from the lightning that happened about 2 hours ago. My brain had finally relaxed from getting v worked up v quickly. But as expected, my room is being filled with sporadic bursts of light and the distant sound of thunder - two things that my eyes and ears find beautiful by day, but that my heart and mind find terrifying when darkness falls and well, who knows how this night is gonna turn out. good night loves 🌑 ((edit: as I posted this it stopped and now my brain is v much on edge that it'll start again))
After months of dreaming, planning and preparing for the Inspired and Intentional urban retreat, it finally happened! ✨⠀
12 amazing women said yes to joining me for two full days in the spacious and light-filled Rooftop at The Cullen, with the panorama of the Melbourne city skyline as our backdrop 😍⠀
Over the last two Saturdays, each woman re-connected with herself, courageously explored some difficult questions, redefined success based on how she wants to feel, and identified actions, intentions or goals to generate those feelings. One of the highlights was the time spent gathering in circle to share reflections, experiences and wisdom with each other 👩🏻👩🏼👩🏽⠀
It was such a privilege and a pleasure, and I want to do it all over again! 💖⠀
Deep gratitude to the women who placed their trust in me for this experience. And huge, heartfelt thanks to florists @hipetalmelbourne 💐 and natural beauty and living store @onefine.secret 🌿 – they provided beautiful blooms and luxurious essential-oil-scented soy candles to create an inspiring and calming retreat space, and enhanced the experience with generous gifts for guests to take home too! 💝⠀
📷 Photo by me
Our thoughts are the most powerful thing that we can control. If you learn to tame them, then nothing is impossible. Now if you have figured this out let me know, sigh. Still an area I struggle in daily.
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maggie will now put her arms around my neck and nestle in when there are strangers about, sit on my lap whilst we play and then turn, lift her arms and look up at me when she's had enough and wants a cuddle, she will smile and squeal when I sing her favourite songs to her, and laugh hysterically while I kiss her toes and tickle her belly 😭 I would be happy to spend the rest of my days chattering, singing, playing and reading with you, my love 😌 there is so much to be said for a simple life spent doing things you love, with the ones you love ✨
Couldn't make up my mind which picture to post... So of course I had to post both. 😊 ⠀
It was fun dabbling into the regency era of fashion. A new thing for me, as I'm usually a 20th century vintage girl. 😉⠀
On the other hand, I do love to read regency books. I'd say they make up a large percentage of the historical fiction that I read. ⠀
Hosts of the challenge: @faces_and_style @anneliesvanoverbeek
Yesterday was...tough. One of those days that's just blah, but a big chat with my love helped lift me out of that funk. And today was so much better it's unreal. I read a quote from @harrietminter "I'm going to give myself the space to let the answer come to me when it's ready" in this month's @psychologiesmagazine and it rang SO TRUE. Today has been all about building on that faith that the answer will come, and my god it's been working beautifully. Wow.
This week has been a breath of fresh air. Because TBH, moving with kids flat out sucks. There are so many changes, seemingly indefinite running to-do lists, on top of the little people draining every ounce of energy you have left. The past couple weeks I've felt like I was constantly trying to come up for air and be able to establish a routine. This week seems like finally, I have a grip on things. I can be OK that it's going to take time to get back into a consistent workout routine among other things and that I'm not going to just survive these next two years with a husband in grad school full time. Instead, I'm choosing to thrive --imperfections and all & believe that actually, I can. 💃🏻 Repost: @marymarantz
First of all I have to apologise for the lack of content, it has been a very low and very good couple of weeks on very aspects, I'm sure things will keep improving, for now I'll show my favorite color, there is nothing that makes me feel more at ease than wearing it 😍
💛🌼 D A I S Y 🌼💛
Every day lately Jasper comes out with new vocab, and each time my heart bursts with love for him and I can see the pride on his face as he masters a new word. He's growing so fast and learning so much... Aye, such a gorgeous age. #nearlytwo#alwayspicksmumaflower 💗
I've been spending the beginning of my week working on refining my own site and branding in prep for the YELLOW CONFERENCE in LA this week!!! I'm so stinking excited to get to go and hang with three great friends: @amydavidson11, @alyssabrookecreative of @golivehq, and emcee of the big event @arielleestoria!! Seriously, what an amazing crew!! Drop your favorite party emoji 💃🏼🎉🍾✨ if you'll be there too! #yellow2017#bloomyellow
Back in London after a quiet, relaxing time back in Greece, and feeling ALL the feels post eclipse, new moon, jet lag etc. Join me in class this week to unravel the knots: • Wednesday 10am @mudrayogalondon, 6.30pm @thedetoxkitchen (outdoor yoga & deli dinner event)
• Friday 6.30pm @thewellgarden • Saturday 11.15am @thewellgarden
Full schedule from next week 💙
Hold on. (See what I did there?) Just one more day and my blog will re-launch with a brand new post! Hopefully all the gremlins will sort themselves out and my old content will sort it's self out and appear magically (or through my designers hard work 😆) ! Right now I need an early night after a busy day. 🌿
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I'm excited (and super honored) to be involved in the Design Aglow Summit, an upcoming ONLINE educational event (that means you can learn from the comfort of your couch!), hosted by Design Aglow. for 3 days (October 24th - 26th), I’ll be teaming up with nine incredibly talented artists and industry experts to bring you an unbelievable, inspiring and educational experience.
whether you’re an established pro photographer, an amateur just starting out, or somewhere in between, there’s so much innovative content for you! from automated marketing and emotive posing techniques, to finding your creative voice and creating brand ambassadors, we’ll be covering it all.
for a limited time only, you can grab special intro pricing on your Summit ticket… AND 10% of each ticket sale goes directly to charity. so go learn more and sign up to get notified when tickets go live at the link in profile!