8 Things I’m Loving At The Moment
The month since my last 8 Things I’m Loving post has been one of the busiest I’ve had in a long while. I’ve been creating my biggest universe offering to date, flying around the country and hanging out with amazing people, eating incredible healthy food, and basking in the incomparable weather that spring brings to the Sunshine Coast.
1. THE LIFESTYLE TRANSFORMATION GUIDE LAUNCHES TOMORROW!
Sweet purple unicorns! The Wellness Warrior Lifestyle Transformation Guide is almost here! Tomorrow you will be able to see the project I have spent the last seven months working on. It is my biggest, grandest, most momentous project to date, and I am so excited to reveal it to you.
Check out some pics from the making of the promo video:
Image by joemichelli.com
Image by joemichelli.com
Image by joemichelli.com
2. SPRING ON THE SUNSHINE COAST
This is the view I am blessed with each afternoon when I take Edie for a walk. I’ve lived here for over 10 years, and it never gets old.
3. TRIP TO SYDNEY
A few weekends ago I went down to Sydney to attend the Hay House Writer’s Workshop and hang out with some of my best friends. The Writer’s Workshop was awesome, but my favourite part of the weekend was eating lunch at Sadhana Kitchen in Newtown … two days in a row. This place is my favourite organic café so far. I ordered the walnut mince tacos, green juice (served in Mason jars) and a goji ripe for dessert.
I also had the opportunity to meet up with my bloggy friends in person – Connie Chapman from a life of perfect days and Sian Richardson. The other girls in the pic above are Melissa Ambrosini from Path To Wellness and my friend Sarah Ranawake from Cleo magazine, who I have been tight with for yonks.
Green juice from Sadhana
4. THE WORDS OF CHERYL STRAYED
If my weekly emails land in your inbox, you may already be aware that I’m a fan of Cheryl Strayed. I waxed lyrical about her book Wild a couple of weeks ago boldly proclaiming that it is one of the best books I’ve ever read. And I’ve read a lot of books. Once I finished Wild, I missed Cheryl’s words so much that I’ve just started reading another book of hers called Tiny Beautiful Things. So far, it’s amazing. I have to pause every few pages to re-read her soul-hugging sentences. This one is particularly spectacular:
“You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.”
Let that soak into your soul.
5. LORNA JANE’S ACTIVE NATION DAY
I was already a massive fan of Lorna Jane, but I love the brand and its namesake even more at the moment. Here is why:
1) They sent me a gorgeous new workout outfit (case in point above).
2) They are rolling out an awesome initiative called the Move Nourish Believe Movement. This is so simple and so important
3) They are holding an Active Nation Day on 30th September to raise awareness of the importance of health and fitness and to bring about a national day of action. I think we can all agree that this should be an everyday event. I myself need to practice what I preach more when it comes to exercise, and I’m using this as inspiration to kick start my new fitness routine. Go here to pledge your support for the cause and get in on the movement.
6. GUEST POSTING ON THE CONVERSATION.TV
Last week I got a little thrill out of seeing my name and words appear on one of my favourite websites – TheConversation.TV. I wrote a post called You Are What You Eat: Where The Real Food Fight Is. The story poses this question:
In a society where eating nutritionally devoid, chemicalised, synthetic “food-like substances” is normal, and organic, plant-based whole foods is “crazy” – where should the real food fight be?
Click here to check out the post.
7. THIS I KNOW BY SUSANNAH CONWAY
I have just finished reading this beautiful book and I highly recommend it. It’s so beautifully written that so many of Susannah’s sentences had me reaching for my sticky notes and marking the page to come back to again. If you’ve experienced grief, or want to read a book that feels like a long (and very eloquent) chat with a wise friend, bury your nose in this one.
Buy This I Know: Notes On Unravelling The Heart by Susannah Conway
8. GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SPEAKING GIGS
I never thought I would be able to say that. It wasn’t too long ago that my first reaction after being asked to speak somewhere was “oh shit!” I’m still no Oprah when it comes to on-stage confidence, but it feel so good to actually look forward to the gigs I have coming up. To get over my crippling fear of public speaking I have been working with an amazing speaking coach, Carren Smith.
If you want to see me speak, come along to …
An event on 3 October called the Pure Living Workshop hosted by Fresh Event Design. I will be joining Cyndi O’Meara, Therese Kerr (Miranda’s mum), and Dr Libby Weaver to talk about all things healthy. Go here to suss out tickets.
I also have a very exciting gig booked in for April next year, which I will tell you more about soon!
Positive affirmation for the day: My desire to heal is a potent foundation for my dreams.
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