I think it’s important to connect with nature. It can be easy to live in our modern world where we are sheltered and protected from the outside. Where we connect more to electronics and man made comforts than the fierce mountains or the courageous seas. But forgetting how powerful and magnificent nature is can be dangerous.
We have moved to a stage in humanity where our mere existence destroys everything around us. But our technology has not made us more powerful than nature. When we destroy it to the point where it can no longer sustain us, we will die out. But somewhere, in the midst of our destruction, nature will find a way to survive. It will replenish in a way unrecognisable to us or to the animals that exist today. Our attempt to overpower nature will actually just lead to our own destruction and the destruction of the wildlife that lives alongside us. Nature will always prevail, so we must learn to live within it, not strive to live above it.
It’s so important to speak power and positivity over yourself and your life. 🙏🏾🌀🙏🏾Affirmations can help counteract your unconscious (and probably negative) self-talk, and help you align with who you really are and what you truly want to experience. This one is from the mother of the affirmations movement, Louise Hay. #namasteॐ#louisehay#thinkpositive#powerofintention#lawofattraction
This weekend I'm opening the barn doors to my shop @imprint_house for a #christmasmarket As well local organic produce and vintage treasures and a stylist prop sale, artist @lilyjohannah will be exhibiting a select group of works on paper. Clothing from @fabrikstore and some of my favourite children's brands will also have a curated collection of wares available including @daughter.co @gdotnancy (Santa sacks!) @lovemaestudio @hellominouche @poppetoshoes @printebebe @sweet.elm @twentyonefifteen and @unclebearskinproductions plus craft pieces @bytheseasidedaisies PLUS regular favourites @thedharmadoor and @oncewaslost_ and local business @nativesupply - details via the link in profile. Hope to see you soon! #imprinthouse#opendays | Image via @hunterhunterau
People often ask about socialisation when you mention homeschooling, assuming you spend most of your time at home locked away from the world.
Between the swimming, golf, jujitsu, and horse riding lessons. The homeschool co-op, play dates with friends and visiting family. I find I spend very little time worried about socialisation and rather more time slightly envying the freedom of our cat. 😂
✨Hayatımıza kimi alıp almayacağımıza biz karar veriyoruz ama negatiflikten beslenen bazı kişilerin online olarak içeri sızmasına engel olamıyoruz. ✨Engel olamadığımız gibi, üzülüp duruyoruz. İnciniyoruz. Kırılıyoruz. ✨Kim peki bize bunu yapanlar? Mutlak mutsuzlar. Ne yaparsanız yapın mutlu edemezsiniz bu insanları. ✨Tatilde fotoğraf yüklersiniz, 'amaan biz geçen sene oradaydık yerlisi olduk artık, mutlaka filan yerde kal, bilmem nerede bilmem ne ye, yemeden dönme canım' yazarlar. ✨Eğlenirken, gülerken, dans ederken fotoğraf çekip koyarsınız, fotoğrafı saniyesinde beğenip, 'ooo eğlenceler filanlar gözümüz yok ama kilo mu aldın birazcık sen yaaaa😊😊' yazarlar. ✨Spora başlarsınız, 'ay inşallah yarım kalmaz bu da öncekiler gibi canım' yazarlar. ✨Oğlunuzun saçını uzatırsınız, 'erkek çocuğun saçı uzun mu olurmuş' yazarlar. Akşam yemeğinde misafir ağırlarsınız, 'oooh tabii dert yok tasa yok, ye iç eğlen,' yazarlar. ✨Yeni elbise alırsınız, 'paramız olsa da biz de tasarım giysek ama yok tabii,' yazarlar. ✨Cevap alabilmek için gittikçe daha da agresif mesajlar yazarlar. ✨Yazarlar da yazarlar. Çünkü mutsuzluk bunu gerektirir. Sevgisizlik, umutsuzluk, yalnızlık bunu gerektirir. ✨💫Ne yaparsak yapalım, ne kadar iyi niyetli, güler yüzlü ve içten olursak olalım, bir yerlerde negatiflikten beslenen, hiçbir şeyden memnun olmayan, bardağın hep boş tarafını gören birileri karşımıza çıkacak. O yüzden biz kendi mutluluğumuza bakalım, ne de olsa hayat çok kısa ve herkesi mutlu etmek imkansız.✨💫(Anne Olunca Anlarsın Dediler Geldik’ten alıntıdır) #anneoluncaanlarsındedilergeldik
Nataraja Bali Yoga Shala - Testimonial
Mireya and Jorge, lovely couple from Cannery islands in Spain came to practice with our guruji Nilesh in Bali after they joined his retreat in Spain last June. They not only wated to experience the unique energy of Bali, but came to spend time with our guruji in his traditional school of yoga. “When we stepped into Nataraja we felt like home. The experience was incredible for us. We are very grateful for everything. Every smile, Yuli’s delicious ayurvedic food, light in the eyes of the students practising with us and to guruji Nilesh for his time, knowledge and guidance.” We show Mireya and Jorge our way of every day celebration. They carry peace, love and light back to their island lives. Like they said, they will come back. We can't be happier.
We are grateful for every seeker who travels to our basecamp for celebration to experience, practice, feel, give, eat, meditate, explore, celebrate and just BE with us. We welcome all true seekers who want to accomplish peace for the mind, love for the heart and light for the body through simple living and higher thinking.
Namaste dear Mireya and Jorge!
Peace, Love and Light@natarajabali
This morning I was in morning show Go' Morgen Danmark, where we talked about my nonshopping lifestyle as opposed to Black Friday. I brought my entire wardrobe for the show - 25 pieces of second hand clothes (and my mom had the kids in the back)✌
You can also watch it online (in danish) at TV2/play 😘
I am in awe of the beauty that surrounds me in this town I call home. The beaches, the bush, the hinterlands & forests, it is all pure magic.
It has been playing on my mind lately though that with every new development & housing estate I see being built (at an alarming rate mind you) I get more and more frustrated and saddened by the change. Busy roads and housing communities where tree's once stood. When will we say enough is enough?
Missing this smiley face, although he’s recovered from his sickness the boy is suffering high temps every night so he was a right grump this morning as we had little sleep. I guess it is the season to be ill 🤒
New blog post: Is a capsule wardrobe actually right for you?
The short answer is yes, probably. The longer one involves some discussion of those people who, in my experience as a stylist, it isn’t right for, and a quick look at the rest of us, for whom it is. Want to find out which category you belong to? Click the direct link in my profile.
There are two things you can’t tell simply by looking at this photograph. The first is that I’m not wearing a bra, so the front of me is not nearly as put together as the back. The second is that Tom is literally throwing up in our bedroom five metres to the left. Because whilst my husband is suffering from the worst food poisoning of his entire life, I️ am the caring wife who sets up her camera on a sun bed outside and takes blog photos instead of like...holding his hair back or something. It’s okay though, I️ got food poisoning two days later so I️ guess karma’s a bitch. 😋
I almost didn’t bother posting this at photo at all. It’s not exactly “pretty”. There’s spiderwebs on our bedroom window. It’s an old brick house. Those rental-issued vertical blinds - ick! 😖 It’s important to me though because today... I got impatient.
In this garden bed are my very first cut flower seeds. No greenhouse. Curse me, if you will, but I decided to try sowing directly into the soil:
(seeds from @theseedcollection)
If it fails and nothing grows? Good! I’ll learn something. But if it thrives and blooms...? I might just lose my shit. 😝
The first stage of my new journey. Converting this small, one-room ‘studio’ into a gorgeous self-contained (glamorous, but exceedingly simple) residence. It’s quite a project, as you can see...and yes, that’s raw earth *inside* the room where the floor tiles stop short of a giant steel and heavy timber bench. * Demo needed! * But check out the floor tiles!
* Holes in the walls (and I do *not* do beasties of any kind...)
* Mismatch windows
* No facilities whatsoever...no kitchen, bathroom etc, but bathroom on-site for the time being.
* I hesitated for several weeks to share this video, because I like beautiful things. Hopefully you can see the potential, but I certainly do. Stay tuned!
* 5 MINS FROM HOME * I’m currently stuck on the tube (bloody delays & squashed like a sardine!) on my way to work & wishing I was walking through our local park taking the boys to school and nursery instead... We’re so luck to have such a gorgeous park right on our doorstep and I love our walks to and from school on my day off work on Friday. Four more days to go then 😊 #theweeklyhashtagchallenge @littlepaperswan @edinburghwithkids
La saison des feux de cheminée a officiellement commencé en Provence ! Nos réserves pour l'hiver 🌲 | Winter is coming, and so is our passion for log fires. What could possibly be better than reading a book and drinking a cup of tea, with the sound of a crackling open fire during a cold day ? ❄️📚☕️
This may not be the prettiest bowl I’ve ever made, but it was delicious!
Quinoa (cooked instead of sprouted this time)
Mango (that gave me a seed with a root!)
Raw sesame seeds
Braggs Liquid Aminos
Carrot ginger dressing
Himalayan sea salt
Yours in Oneness💞Freedom
This is part one in a series of blogs in which Alex Heffron of Mountain Hall Farm looks at the fundamentals of permaculture, using David Holmgren’s Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability as a guide for discussion.
'A child at the imitative stage of development absorbs every aspect of his environment, which then becomes part of the innermost stirrings of his will, deep below the level of consciousness.' Barbra Patterson & Pamela Bradley | Beyond The Rainbow Bridge
On arriving at school on Friday we were greeted with the exciting sight of a big truck stuck in mud on the lawn outside the cottage. A national trust vehicle tried to help it, with no success. There were squeals of glee, suggestions and many, many questions from our observing children. This buzz of activity lasted throughout the morning with little noses pressed against the cottage windows at regular intervals. Eventually a big tow truck saved the day, to much delight and applause. Since then there has been much reenacting of that event through play in kindergarten and investigative questions regarding subjects such as weight, forces and teamwork with many conclusions in the classes. This supports our view on the importance of seeing every situation as a learning experience. 'Without discriminating, a young child takes in everything in their physical and emotional environment. These impressions, which are taken in by the child without filtering or screening, find their expression in play.' Rahima Baldwin Dancy | You are your child's first teacher
Peak shopping season is upon us. I’m steeling myself against the consumer juggernaut and avoiding shops more than normal.
I’ve decluttered thousands of things from my home. I love it and I want to keep it that way. I’ve also set an audacious financial goal that excites me. But that doesn’t make me immune from buying crap on impulse!
On the blog this week, I share some mantras you can use to combat against impulse buying.
Repeat after me, “Financial freedom feels better than any purchased product, financial freedom feels better than any purchased product, financial freedom feel better than any purchased product”. For the complete list of mantras, and more tips for making intentional purchases, see the #linkinthebio
Staying focused on the power of prayer and positive thinking🙏🏼 Smiling. Wearing “Ganesha’s” color. Believing he removes obstacles. Pressing marma points to lower stress. Meditating. Whispering “please” to the universe. Infinite gratitude, infinite hope. Because if I don’t rule my mind, my mind will rule me🙏🏼💫 #speakfromtheheart#healingvibes#sayaprayer
New read (also featuring neighbour’s flowers). .
Felt like starting a classic today. Couple pages in and looking forward to fall in love with a character or two!
Have you read this or anything else from Virginia Woolf?