When was the last time you got in touch with your inner Goddess (or God)? I’ve been hanging out with mine a little more frequently lately and I have to say…I like her, a lot.
The Goddess at the bottom of my garden…
My inner Goddess has been in hiding for a while. I’ve had glimpses of her…dancing with my children to live music at the summer night markets, diving under waves and swimming through cold and salty water, drinking champagne with my girlfriends at busy city eateries, walking on the beach in Byron Bay watching the dolphins…My inner Goddess likes a good time, she thrives on inspiration and learning and trying new things. I’m hoping, if I’m kind to her, she might appear more often…we’ll have to wait and see.
Things that bring out the Goddess in me..
I thought I’d share with you some of the things that have been inspiring me lately…they might resonate with you…they might not…but hopefully they will make you smile.
Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? I LOVE food! What I have learnt about food lately is to listen to my body when it comes to eating. Slowly, I have been changing the way I eat to ensure I have a cleaner, healthier, more satisfying diet. I have stopped eating processed foods, reduced my coffee and alcohol in take, gone easy on the meat, dairy and wheat and started getting as many fruits, vegetables, nuts, pulses, wholegrains and Superfoods in as I can. I buy organic where I can and love going to the Farmer’s Market. I am educating myself about food, cooking and nutrition and it has inspired me so much, I am considering making a career out of it! My inner Goddess is loving this new attitude to health and wellbeing…she has rewarded me with glowing skin, a little weight loss and lots of energy. Love it!
Here are some websites I adore for their healthy approach to food – not saying you have to go all vegan or anything but check them out purely for their beauty and inspirational ideas…
My New Roots – I spend hours pouring over this website and have made lots of Sarah’s recipes…she is absolutely the Goddess of Healthy Eating!
My New Roots Banana Carrot Cake…SO good!
Earthsprout – Elenore from Earthsprout is a self confessed tree-hugging greenylicious Goddess of the raw food, vegan kind. Now, I’m not saying you have to go raw, but if you sign up to her newsletter, you get a free download of her Basics Bible…truly inspiring reading for all Goddesses in search of a healthy and happy life!
Whole Promise – Beautiful food by a beautiful lady. Sherilyn is a mum to two gorgeous boys and is wonderful at coming up with healthy recipes the whole family will love to eat. I especially love the Brazil Nut Balls – Chocolately, orangey deliciousness!
“Eat food. Mostly Plants. Not too much” … Michael Pollan
Many people may not know this about me, but before having children, I was a Beauty and Day Spa Therapist. I’ve long ago given up waxing legs but I do miss the holistic side of beauty and wellbeing. Lately I have been inspired to clean out my bathroom cupboard and dispose of any chemical laden, artificial potions and replace them with natural products which are not only kinder to my body but also to the environment. I’ve been dry body brushing, exfoliating with salt and honey and enjoying my new organic moisturiser from Mukti and natural deodorant from Miessence. I’ve even started using organic sanitary products from TOM Organic (why spend a fortune putting organic food in one end, only to put toxic chemicals in the other?). After three (rather large) babies…I may not ever have my bikini body back but the point is…a Goddess wouldn’t care! I am accepting myself just the way I am and looking after myself on the outside is making me much, much prettier on the inside.
Natural New Age Mum – Sonia has some great ideas about a whole host of things but I love reading her advice on natural beauty…this article reminded me about how wonderful dry body brushing is for you and inspired me to start doing it daily (ok, and the anti-cellulite effect might have had something to do with it too…)
The Wellness Warrior – This website is inspiring, educational and full of tips for living a healthier, greener life…check it out!
A breath of fresh air…
I am lucky to live by the sea and seeing the ocean every day is really important to me. Getting outside and immersing myself in nature keeps me calm, it helps me think, it gives me the head space I crave and the physical activity I need to sleep well. I get my best and most hair-brained ideas while I’m out walking and often come home to greet my husband with that phrase that makes him run for cover – “hey…I’ve been thinking…”
I am blessed with the best friends a girl could ask for. Spending time with my girlfriends always brings out my passions, lifts my spirit and makes me feel good about myself. They are all Goddesses for different reasons and the best thing about them is that they love to have fun! Fun is underrated…there is nothing like letting your hair down to reveal your inner Goddess – practise daily!
The small things…
Real tea on rainy days
My jade ring, a present from my Mum…a Goddess in her own right
My beautiful children inspire me…to teach my daughters how to be a Goddess and my son how to treat one
Little Goddesses in the making…
Stimulating conversation…sharing opinions, thought, ideas…being challenged
Art – especially the Mona Lisa though I try to channel Botticelli’s Venus…
My vegetable garden
Not doing housework
Books, books and more books
So, what brings out the Goddess in you? Have you seen her lately? She’s there, I promise…be kind to yourself and she will reward you for it!
Love and light,