8 Things I’m Loving At The Moment
1. CONQUERING MY FEAR OF HEIGHTS (and having it on the news)
I am so terrified of heights that I practically cried at year 12 camp when my teachers tried to force me to go abseiling and on the flying fox. I can’t even go to Dreamworld! So jumping from out of a plane from 14,000 feet high was a major step in my quest to conquer all fears.
Being the awesome people that they are, my boyfriend, Tallon, and my friends Susana and Nicola jumped with me. We had one of the best experiences ever! I had the whole process filmed to be part of The Lifestyle Transformation Guide (hint: there is a section that dives into dissolving fears).
It was such a big deal (or such a slow news day) that the local news came by last week to chat to me about my experience, aired it on telly. Stupid me missed the broadcast though, so if anyone has a copy …
I can’t recommend skydiving highly enough, and the crew at Skydive Ramblers here on the Sunshine Coast made the day so much fun for us.
2. MY NEW VITAMIX
I have been so spoilt with awesome gifts in the mail lately, and a new Vitamix blender definitely takes the cake. I have been saving up for one of these beautiful machines for a while, so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when Vitamix said they wanted to send me one as a gift. I could have kissed the courier deliveryman. They may be expensive, but it’s not hard to see why once you compare them to other blenders. My old one got me through until now, but it has definitely been replaced by my new favourite toy.
3. TARA WOLF CHAKRA
Another gift I’ve received is this stunning bracelet from Tara Wolf Chakra. They let me choose a chakra bracelet of my choice from their website, and I chose this black and silver ‘Muladhara’ bracelet, which symbolises the Base or Root Chakra. The Root Chakra ties in with these personal traits: Stability, groundedness, security, health, courage, patience, individuality, success, survival and self-sufficiency, strong willed, honest, extroverted, spontaneous and confidence.
4. FRESH CLEAN BEAUTY/BODY PRODUCT FINDS
I love being able to share clean, organic, all-natural beauty finds with you and lately I’ve found some great ones.
Sodashi – This stuff is so beautiful. I was sent their ‘Balance’ range of white clay and lime skin care products, and I’ve become an instant fan. They smell amazing, and leave your skin feeling gorgeous.
Savi – Ditto the above for Savi. All natural, all organic, and so beautiful to use. Everything in the Savi range that I’m tried smells amazing and is gorgeous on the skin.
Simplicite – This is another clean skincare find that is beautiful on the skin. I also love this section of their website where they list all of the ingredients that they won’t use (and are found in most commercial skin care products).
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream – This deodorant smells amazing, and it works! It’s also totally natural and organic, mostly made up of essential oils.
Lulu Organics Organic Hair Powder – I was a big fan of hair powder back in the day. It saved me from many mornings when I was running late for work and didn’t have time to wash my hair. Commercial hair powders though are filled with nasty ingredients like talc. This one, from Lulu Organics, is all natural, all organic and talc free.
TOM Organic – I was walking through Woolworths the other day and was so excited to see TOM pads on the shelves. My friend Aimee, who is the powerhouse behind TOM Organic, has been working tirelessly to get her awesome product into the supermarket, so it makes me so happy to see her doing so well. First she launched her tampons, and now she has added pads to the range. Commercial pads and tampons are toxic and we should not use them in and on our bodies, which is why I love the TOM brand so much. Plus, Aimee is awesome.
5. THE CONVERSATION.TV
The Conversation is a TV show hosted by Amanda de Cadenet and executive produced by Amanda and her pal Demi Moore. It’s on the Lifetime channel in the US and luckily for those of us outside the states, it is also an awesome website. At The Conversation.tv you can check out clips from the show, plus brilliant articles covering everything from wisdom, wellness, love, beauty, careers and finance. It’s a mixed bag of advice and encouragement for women. Love it.
6. HUMAN FOOD FOR DOGS
I’m not the only one in our house who has been getting surprise visits from the postman. Edie was sent some super food this week that is literally good enough for humans to eat. Augustine Approved has just launched its new range of Augustine’s SuperBoost superfoods. They contain flaxseed meal, barley grass, arrowroot, ground sesame, ground chia, turmeric, maca, ground wakame, and American Ginseng.
7. IN SPACES BETWEEN ‘MAKE MAGIC’ DAILY PLANNER
To celebrate hitting a Facebook fans milestone, my friend Rachel from In Spaces Between is gifting everyone with a beautiful free daily planner. Rach teamed up with our superstar go-to designer Sian Richardson for this pretty and practical planner. Head over to In Spaces Between and download yours now. I’m making mine into notepads!
8. This TED Talk
I don’t see why we can’t all adopt the idea discussed in this TED talk. Our sidewalks here in Australia are covered in useless plants, when they could be filled with delicious, nutritious plant foods. This video is proof that it’s possible for a small group of people to create a better place to live.
What is on your love list at the moment? Share away in the comments below!
Positive affirmation for the day: There is always the opportunity for a fresh start.
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