Pots. At one of my favourite places to go. I'm literally posting this photo because these colours make me really happy, this place makes me really happy and pottering around in our garden potting up for the summer does too. No profound quote or serious story today. And thats totally fine with me ☺️ . . . . . . . . . . #doitfortheprocess #theartoflivingslow #slowliving #thehappynow #calledtobecreative #colourpalette #burfordgardencompany #cotswoldliving #cotswoldlife #creativityfirst #creativityfound #creativewellbeing #creativewellness #personalgrowth #congruence #chooselove #lifeunleashed #personaljoy #pursuejoy
Process. My favourite part of creating anything is getting caught up in the process, loosing all sense of time, environment, the worries of everyday life and the insecurities that weigh us down. In process we’re free to fly, to create, to allow creative energy to flow through our veins, surrendering to intuition and source. It’s a spiritual practice for sure. And this is a process image I took as inspiration for a painting (possible series) I’m working on. Can you guess what it is? 😉
Do you ever feel like you almost can’t cope with the beauty of something? Of a feeling, a flower, a photo, the sticky clutch of your child’s hand... And all of a sudden as much as you revel in the feeling you turn from it. Almost shrinking away because it’s just too fantastic to feel for long before our warning mechanisms kick in and we start imagining things then hey presto you’re back in your comfort (discomfort) zone steered away from awe and beauty. I used to get it all the time. It’s possible though to train your body in to a different way of being. When I first became a mum my fear of something happening to this tiny creature I needed desperately to protect was so big I was scared to leave the house for a walk. Now I revel in each moment of awe and wonder so much I sometimes feel sad to leave it. I guess that’s why I take photos so much (hello 21k phone photo library) to try to capture the ephemeral. A lot is said about slow living it’s been a thing for a while now but it’s hard to relate to just as a concept - until you start slowing things down enough to change your state, experience of joy and wonderment at life. Yes it’s that that builds a life we truly love and can enjoy each day rather than one day when we achieve X, Y or Z but it’s those moments that also change the landscape of our businesses, the energy and creativity we bring to them and the results we get out. And it’s those moments that keep me going.
The way she looks up at me. She doesn’t realise she’s my superhero. 💕
Working solo’s felt a little lonely lately. So I thought I’d jump in and tell you three things you may not know about me - BUT! Will you share something about you too so we can connect a little more and feel like we’re working alone a little less? Deal? I’ll go first 1) I (hands up!) am currently trying to get out of the habit of taking my phone to the toilet for a sneaky uninterrupted scroll! 2) I love books but I’m really not good at finishing reading them so usually have five on the go plus audio books 😳 3) I have a thing for period dramas - especially series - my favourites being Versailles, Outlander, Poldark and Peaky Blinders Here’s a bonus: I sometimes used to dress full vintage (before I fell pregnant and couldn’t fit anymore or be bothered to pin curl!) and I kinda miss it but it totally wouldn’t work in our small country town! Ok your turn! Tell me something about you I couldn’t guess! Go! . . Sneaky peek of a portrait photo (I cannot hold serious expressions!) by @frances.carlisle.photography . . . . . . . . .
One day I will find the right words and they will be simple. - Jack Kerouac⠀ ⠀ I've been writing the online version of my mentoring programme Solace, a culmination of what I've learnt being in business for the past decade and navigating personal disconnection, insecurity and motherhood over the past three.⠀ ⠀ I've always been a wordy writer.⠀ ⠀ But this material flows through me with ease and simplicity. My sentences are clear, clean and intentional and I'm more surprised about that than Im sure you may be.⠀ ⠀ What I am trying to get to is that we can and do always hold the potential to surprise ourselves - and others too. That we do always hold the potential for greatness, for comfortability with and in ourselves and that space, peace, contentedness throughout even periods of sadness and loss are possible.⠀ ⠀ This work has become so special to me, growing alongside myself and my daughter for the past three years it's ready for its birth into the world, to stand on it's own and serve people who may have experienced the same struggle with finding their own voice, know their own uniqueness and how to share it with the world despite knowing they're here for so much more. And it's a step towards cultivating wellness, joy and belonging in our bodies, lives and businesses.⠀ ⠀ I'm full of fear that I'll either forget to include something or will never get to the end of writing it but its the type of fear that feels promising so I'm riding it out.⠀ ⠀ Tell me, are you doing the same? what is it you're creating right now and does it scare you just a little?⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #doitfortheprocess #creativelife #creativityfirst #calledtobecreative #thehappynow #makersgonnamake #communityovercompetition #creativelifehappylife #creativepreneur #mycreativebiz #liveauthentic #creativeentrepreneur #livethelittlethings #nothingisordinary #savvybusinessowner #thenativecreative #smallbiz #handsandhustle #creativehappylife #creativewellbeing #creativewellness #lifeunleashed #chooselove