When I saw my little girl playing with her Barbies this morning, it got me thinking about femininity and how Barbie dolls have been given so much slack over the years. Sure, I get why not many of us have perfect Barbie-shaped bodies, wander round in perfectly glamorous dresses and make up all day, it’s pretty unrealistic, sure.
However there is a part of me that, well, just bloody loves them...why? Because they are so fabulously fashion, their clothes are so much fun and frankly, if I managed to have a little bit of Barbie doll style in my life then I think I would be one happy girl. Does this stop me from being a deeply connected spiritual feminine/ feminist woman? No not at all, let me tell you why.....
If you're anything like me, and I imagine you are at least a little, you're coming out of winter feeling a few pounds heavier from over eating to cope with the cold and, at times, the slightly depressing energy of winter. You're craving light, fresh energy, daily flowers in your garden and a new and renewed feeling of love and zest for yourself and life. Winter, if we followed nature’s lead, is a time to go in, a time to lie dormant. However us humans push through invented Christmas and lots of busy things to simply cause us stress and overwhelm, so by the time we get to spring we’re like WTF, I’m exhausted literally gasping for a breath of spring. Well, it’s here...yay, and here are my top tips of how to skip into it literally full of the joys of spring, as opposed to full of the bloat of winter...
So often in life we feel that, to be happy, achieve the things we want in life, we need bigger budgets to spend, higher incomes more, disposable income. Now I’m not going to deny that money helps with all of the above. However, I deeply feel that so often we forget the huge impact that our inner vitality has upon our external lives and ultimately whole life experience. So if you're at this point, wondering what on earth sequins have to do with it then read more....
Sometimes in life really big things happen which simply knock you off your feet. There isn’t much you can do about it but go through whatever is happening and do everything you can to stay strong. It’s hard because during these times we need to let ourselves let stuff go and not give ourselves a hard time, simply trust that everything is going to be right there for you as soon as your ready to get back. You see, this is happening to me right now as I’m going through a divorce at the moment. I’ve just become a single mum and I’m finding it so hard to keep going with things.....so I’m asking you to stay with me.
So often in life we feel that to be happy achieve the things we want in life we need bigger budgets to spend, higher incomes more disposable income. Now I’m not going to deny that money helps with all of the above. However I deeply feel that so often we forget the huge impact that our inner vitality has upon our external lives and ultimately whole life experience. So if your at this point wondering what on earth sequins have to do with it then read more....
So recently I’ve been shining some light on Addiction: “the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity” Dependency, dependence, craving, habit, weakness, compulsion, fixation, enslavement.
Sounds severe to be addicted to something, yet really I get a feeling if many of us looked a little deeper into ourselves we would be able to identify some form of addictive behaviour patterns. You see more than we think it's a sign of our times. They are conflicting times emotionally, in many ways we are more well off more comfortable, at ease within our life styles than ever. Yet in the same notion we are the most stressed and under the most pressure to keep up. In every way not only with our lives but with our children's lives. The whole energy of this modern world which we have created seems to have spiralled into a state of mania both athletically and practically is there any wonder that one of the first coping mechanisms is ADDICTION……so heres what I feel about it.
As Couture fashion week is commencing currently in Paris it's got me thinking about why such beauty, such drama and indulgence is necessary, both for the world of fashion and for our own lives. You see, for me, a life without magic, a life without fantasy, is a very sad place indeed. Reality at times can be quite hard work for all of us, most homes, relationships, businesses require at least a little of the stuff we don't feel like doing. So the fun bits, the dreamy parts, the visionary parts are in my opinion so worth focusing on, so this for me is what is so amazing about the sheer existence of couture and how this mindset can influence our own lives.
Who’s joining me in dropping those muddy feelings around limitless financial success using our gifts?
Whilst doing my first row of the year and well first for a few months, I found myself thinking about all the things I would like to achieve, both for myself and my family. You see, I have this innate desire to live a truly abundant life where I can live in beautiful places, eat high quality food and generally live what I feel is a high vibration life. A life which makes me feel true alive and on fire. Yet when I truly begin to explore this for myself and how I'm going to continue achieving this in an authentic way, it's interesting what feelings come up for me and I'm certain I’m not alone with this. So this is what I think….
As I sit here contemplating the energy of the new year I’m definitely feeling good about a new start. I'm a snake and snakes love to shed their skins and start again so the new year feels good, new beginnings and new plans bring a feeling of renewed energy. Yet I'm getting a strong sense of how important it is not to throw the baby out with the bath water. This was one of my mother's mantras to me when as growing up as I would leap from one exiting adventure to the next. As I’ve grown older, and a little more sensible and I hope wiser, I now really understand this. You see, it's important we put time aside to stay still and value the roads we have travelled before we try and run ahead on to the next plans. Why is this important? Well this is what I think……
Not sure what is going on for me this week but it’s been hard... my blog which I managed to write amongst sick children is lost, I was so pleased with it and excited to share as I’ve struggled to write resently now it has just disappeared. I’m going to try and retrieve it.....
In the meantime I’m going to say this......
OK guys let's go deep here, let's talk about love, life, the universe, the chaos, the confusion, the intensity and WTF, why is this all happening right now and all in one go. Why after a whole year of slowly digging and ploughing my way out of situations, dreaming and visioning new ones into transmission, why does it all go and happen in the space of just 2 weeks? Every door closes and all the new ones open at the same time…Did that ever happen to you? When I was at fashion school and things would get a little intense, we would say wow this is really pushing us to our pepsi max. My question this is this; why is it we go along in life trying to shift the seemingly impossible then all of a sudden everything shifts, as if out of the blue then we find ourselves clinging onto what feels like the edge of a cliff? Everything around us crumbles into some kind of insane transformational shift. Why does this happen and what are we supposed to learn from these experiences? These are my thoughts…
Does your life flow like a figure of eight? Do your gifts create you the money you need to live the lifestyle you desire you may provide for your self and your children the things which you all need so that you may rest assured that your honouring yourself and teaching your children or anyone around you that YOU and your unique blue print of gifts given to your soul from birth are the only thing that matters in this life, have you mastered this art? If not are you asking yourself the questions why?
Are your gifts the very thing that are crippling you? The fact that you don't have the confidence to share them. You don't know how to extract the knowledge out of yourself in a coherent manner. Did you learn along the line that for some reason they don't matter that its more important to toe the line be a good boy or girl and follow the system.
As we approach the mayhem of Christmas, the pressure of over-indulgence in all areas; financial, alcohol, food you name it. The rebel in me can't help but feeling like doing it differently somehow. Now, I’m not talking about being a party pooper, because I love a good social. I’m not saying let's not buy gifts because it's fun to give, but I’m feeling like this year, I just don't want to get caught up in the mayhem. The desire to over-deliver despite myself, the desire to make sure everything is perfect for everyone because, well, that's what we just do….isn't it. I’m talking about a new mindset for Christmas for myself this year so when it comes to it I’m a twinkly as the Christmas tree not as dead as the left over turkey…..Anyone else fancy this?
This season is most certainly all about the colour RED! It is everywhere in the shops, shoes socks, dresses knickers - it's safe to say RED is the colour of the moment. So how do I feel about the colour RED? Well, it carries a lot of stigma with it. I remember my grandma saying 'ooh, you cant wear RED with your RED hair it clashes. Lots of people feel worried about how to wear RED, and to some extent, I say rightly so it's a strong colour to pull off. However, if you work it right, I would say there is a tone of RED to suit everyone pretty much and if you wear it with confidence and a little oolala then you are sure enough to bring the house down.
Dress yourself in the moon the stars, wrap yourself in the heavens, ground your heals in the earth because at the end of the day truly that’s all we have darling one...
I’m dealing with some big life transitions at the moment and well, I’m going to be honest, it’s taking everything I’ve got to stay believing in my magic 💫you see I know I’ve got heaps inside, we all have it’s a given, but life comes along in the form of well relationship break downs and stuff like that and there you are knocked of your pretty little perch. You're left like a bird flapping in the wind.
Your heart hurts and there is a part of you that feels like hiding deep in a bush or under a stone. These are the times you need to be that little bit extra YOU these are the times to pull out all the stops and dig deep into who you are and what you believe in.
Quick click the share button…in a share obsessed world right now, why is it we're all clicking 'share' on other people's stories but are we really sharing our own desires? Or, are we all really just too terrified to share our hearts desires? Despite living in a viral internet sharing culture, are we all really just blocked up with a secret desire to share more, more truth, more content, more juice? Having always been a natural sharer to the point of making myself vulnerable at times, having observed myself and the effect sharing has on people at times and having been terrified to share at times here's what i think...
We all have the power to be huge influencers in the world, yes you, me, every single one of us. Sure I hear you think that sounds fun but the worlds f**ked, we're all in a mess. No one listens to what I think, I can’t influence, what's the point. Yes. I know that feeling, I have felt those thoughts too. All I'm asking is this; please can you listen with an open heart, just for a moment then see how you feel after you have read what I have to say?
“Yes,” I hear you say……”yay" that makes me so happy so here we go….
Once upon a time……
This week I've been feeling super excited about the leopard and its amazing print.
When God, mother nature, Adam and Eve or who/ whatever created the leopard, I wonder, did they have any idea that they were creating a timeless fashion staple to be saluted by all style savvy fashionistas? What it is that draws myself and so many to love this beautiful pattern, is it just the texture and colour of the skin or are we all drawn to something more? Do we, as a human race, have a deeper yearning to be connected to our animal friends with whom which we share this planet with? Is there something about the leopards nature that’s drawing us into an all time love affair with this animal and if so what is it all about? Here are my thoughts….
This week I met up with one of my particularly twinkly friends, I noticed that her eyes were brighter and everything about her was way more sparkly than normal. Her energy was really up beat and her twinkle was definitely contagious. Hmm…, I thought I, really want to feel like that, as I’ve been feeling a bit dull recently, with lots going on I’d let things go a bit with my self care rhythms and fallen into some bad habits. You see, twinkle power isn't just about looking good, it's about attracting more of the things and people you love into your life with flow and ease. When your twinkle is bright the right people want to be friends with you, people feel drawn to work with you and endless opportunities and things fall into your lap.
So I was thinking; what would my top seven “power up your twinkle” tips be, and this is what they are…
Recently I’ve been thinking about what it is that keeps us stuck, holds us back from the decision to make changes to our lives so we can live those rainbow dreams we all desire. What is it that stops us from choosing our truths and keep us stuck in patterns that really don't serve us. Because, get this, stop a minute and remember this, life is precious, it really is.
I’ve seen so many people have their lives be taken away from them too early to soon and it’s witnessing that again and again the really draws home the truth that life is a massive gift and we need to treat it like the gift that it is and makes sure that you do yourself the honour and ask yourself is this YOUR truth you are living. Is this a life that sings in tune to your own personal melody and if not, what are you going to do about it - HOW are you going to UNSTICK yourself from whatever it is you feel you need to?
This week I'm thinking about all the t’s it’s purely coincidental, I’m talking Transition, Trend, Turbans, Tartan and Tweed.
As we transition into autumn it’s got me thinking about how much transition there is in life, when you actually think about it you realise things are always moving forward or sometimes backwards and well even sideways at times! Really the most important thing is how we cope with these things. Just like the seasons it's good to develop positive coping mechanisms so that transition may be graceful.
Nature has created autumn as one of the most beautiful transitions of all the seasons, with the stress of the cold and wind she designed the trees so they may turn into stunning colours before they drop their leaves rather elegantly and gracefully. So, just like nature which coping mechanisms, can we adopt to help us with the transition into autumn?
Fashion week has started around the world and the seasons are changing rapidly I find myself thinking about what are the key looks I will be sporting this season. It’s not that I’m looking at the designers collections I’m more thinking about what my mood is, what I’m feeling drawn to this season. I’m also thinking about how I can work with my current wardrobe in a new fresh exciting way and how I can sort my cupboards out so they inspire me when I open them to get dressed. So here are my top tips for the new season;
So this season for us in the UK we're going into autumn which is a season I love, I’ve always loved autumn partly because it’s my birthday in November so I get to celebrate and also because of the colours. Being primarily an artist at heart and being bought up by an artist, I’ve been playing with colour all my life. I love it, colour can transform your mood instantly and wearing colour has such an enriching experience on your life. I once remember a healer telling me that it really isn’t good to wear too much black because it literally blocks light flowing into your body. When I thought about this for myself to me it made sense, black is such a dense colour.
One of the messages I feel super inspired to share is the true value of creativity in our lives. It is true the world around us is changing and creativity is valued and encouraged within our systems. However true creativity a life where creativity is the core and everything else works around this energy is mainly saved for artists and designers creatives who have managed to master their skills and who have found a way to sell their gifts. In my opinion for most of us humans and most certainly within the worlds core systems; schooling and the way the world is run. Creativity is still just used like salt and pepper, sparingly and mostly just for a little flavour it is not at the core of our life curriculum.
Ever get the feeling when you're falling into the web searching for something, you're not quite sure what, perhaps a missing part of yourself. The part you just can't pin your finger or seem to find. It rolls like this, you start looking for something which popped into your head, an idea, something important, and before you know it hours have passed and you're looking/ reading something totally random.