|As for her own lifestyle, Anoushka walks her puppy twice a day, and tries to venture to Hampstead Heath to connect with nature: “I have set the intention of the importance of moving my body this year; Pilates/ weight training and dance are all on the agenda”. Anoushka is also Vegan “which means you do need to be slightly creative with what you eat” she tells me “Chickpeas, avocado, lots of leafy greens and always a pot of hummus keeps me in check”. Since Anoushka is a Pisces, bathing is also top priority for self care rituals.
To connect back to herself, Anoushka journals every day and works with personal mantras that change in alignment with her own inner cycle: “I find journaling a beautiful ritual. A space in time when I can collect my thoughts, share my experiences and most importantly uncover my truth. I usually am given words of power to work with from spirit through meditations. At the moment I’m working with the Goddess Sophia, who has inspired me to say daily- Shine light on everything, shine light within self, shine light outside of self“. Anoushka also has plans to release old patterns this year; “My intention is to let go of the habitual pattern of picking my phone to fill silent or uncomfortable spaces. To become more present in my daily life, releasing the attachment to technology and see in that space what it creates.”
I asked Anoushka for her insight as to how readers might be able to work through their own challenges in life, or for the times when they feel unbalanced. “Breathe through the emotion coming up, allow it to be there and begin to observe it. In doing so you instantly recognise that what has caused you to become unbalanced is not you, but something outside of you. In becoming the observer of your emotions, feelings and ‘mind chatter’ you can return to your truth, to your balance and your heart; reclaiming that power once again” she shares (more on that in Anoushka’s blog here).
Anoushka also works with the moon for her self development: “The Dark Moon is my most healing time, whereby everything I’ve been ignoring or suppressing rises to the surface and I’m faced with the option to release it or allow it to continue living locked inside me. I take this time to truly connect to what is coming up and then I create a ritual to release it before the New Moon rises the following day.”