|What do the words self care mean to you?
Stopping and checking in with my higher self. I often float around and connect with people, so sometimes I have to practice self care in the form of boundaries or having time alone. I also think self care is connecting with action and witnessing your thoughts, giving yourself the tools to rewrite the story and evolve. Being out in nature and finding a plant ally. On a real practical level, self care for me is going to bed early and making yoga a daily practice, looking after my skin and laughing with a good friend.
Do you incorporate any other holistic aspects into your lifestyle?
I’m 100% a massive fan of holistic personal care. I manage an Autoimmune condition of my thyroid, so I take the supplements Elemental Selenium, Magnesium, Hydrochloric acid (for digestion), high quality Omega 3 and then herbs and native medicine as needed. I have a daily green juice to help keep my body alkaline. I have acupuncture with an amazing TCM practitioner twice a week. I also do boxing and weights with my friend at the gym, walk and do a lot of yoga; exercise really helps my mind and my health. I also see a heart-healing mentor.
What is your beauty routine?
I cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and night using a vitamin C serum, plant-based face wash and a vitamin C toner. I have started using a crystal roller and a crystal massager, I think focusing on lymphatic system is really important for the skin, if you can massage your face it promotes blood flow and collagen production. Spring water is another beauty routine must. I love the ocean for my skin and saunas.
How do you stay connected to Mother Nature?
It’s like my religion and my temple. I realise I’m very present with it, reading up about the earth and environmental issues. I look around at the flowers that are blooming, the ocean and what the weather is doing each day. I think about the season and the animals I see in the day and what they mean. I walk barefoot with my dog over the land, or sit connecting with the trees that are my guides. I stay connected with ceremony. I gather a lot of medicine from the forest that I will work with depending on what is happening for me.