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Moving House

1 Mar

It’s been a long while since I have posted here. A lot has happened. Many of my goals are coming to fruition. Because of these amazing changes I have decided to move my focus entirely to my new site @earthenvitality.com.

I have been Studying Naturopathy and have gained a qualification in Massage Therapy. We are even now in the midst of moving to land to create and develop our sustainable and creative lifestyle. Earth & Vitality will be a collaboration of Naturopathy and Permaculture. Much like this site it will follow the adventures of creating a healthy lifestyle but with the additional bonus of professional perspectives and community collaboration.

Thank you to all of the support and interest you have given over the years.

Join us for the next step at Earth & Vitality, watch it grow!

 

Trust like… Amanda Palmer

16 Jan

Love Leaf

It has come to my attention over the last twelve months that what I have been doing is exactly what I needed to do. I have learned, perhaps again, how to let go and trust that I will fall lightly into the right place.

What if everything going wrong sets you free to do what is wonderfully right?

My focus has previously been on achieving, to the exclusion of living. But I never seemed to achieve enough. I constantly, judgementally discredited all of my talents always waiting to “Get a real job” as Amanda Palmer put it so beautifully. My goals over the past few years have been to change this outlook. While breaking the habit I have repeatedly found that much of my self worth has been closely entwined with whatever job I have been doing. Earlier in the year, quite a few unexpected surprises (or blessings) forced me to re-evaluate where I was headed and what  I should do next. As usual, I had a grand plan so this was not an ideal scenario for me. Through everything unraveling, I realised how far off track I really was and how much of a beautiful gem of an opportunity lay before me. An opportunity to really make my “Real Job” happen! I don’t know where it will take me but I am pretty excited about it! I’m not saying it has been easy, but working forward I have been able to complete my certificate in massage, create a long term goal for how I want to live and create some wonderful friendships. And hello, I am blogging again. That’s just the start!

My real job is using all of my talents, whether paid or unpaid. My job is to be creative, challenge myself, live life as one big picture, not divided into work, home, social time.  What I have learned is…

Trust in yourself, believe in your people! Trust them to see you and catch you when you leap!

Oh and listen to Amanda Palmer…

Minimalism & Balance

29 Jan

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As long as I can remember I have been goal orientated. Pushing myself beyond my expectations, beyond my bodies capabilities all to obtain my goals. I was brought up to believe I could have anything I wanted, and it’s true. I can, if I work hard enough. Working hard to achieve my goals I have come a long way. When I look at my career I can see how much I have achieved and am content. My all or nothing methods though are not sustainable and my accomplishments have come at a price. My body has suffered from always being put second, or third and so have many of my interests and more creative ventures.

A wise friend of mine shared some advice that to get 50% you  need to give up 50%

Life is 100% full already so if you want to add new things you need to let go of some others. It’s all about balance.

Balance is not about instant delivery, its about knowing when to use the force behind you and when to relax and reflect. Accepting and embracing that both are powerful and important actions. To achieve what I strive for, “letting go” is becoming the most important step to moving forward.

Recently I have been interested in minimalism. It started with a wardrobe clean-out that led me to find Project 333. 33 Items of clothing for 3 months. Bliss! Since this discovery I have been researching and it makes so much sense. Letting go of things has started to allow me to find more space for experience. I am feeling calmer and have a growing sense of possibility.

Instead of adding endless things, items and jobs to my “plan” I am now going to focus on things I can remove from my life, to make more space for the important things. Relationships, Creativity and Health.

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