I’m not a member of the Kale Club I always feel like I’m chewing on a Nappy when I eat it .. so rough .. so rigid … and so needy .. you basically need to massage it better than … Continue reading
What do you do?
I’ve got a case of the octopus hands and a runaway creative brain so always liked to do more than one thing.
I work with clients Coaching and Tarot Reading. I had quite the tough adventure in my early 20’s and I work from everything that it taught me and then side by side with that I tune in to all my clients and know how to help them. I speak to groups and run workshops to share my favorite topics, write for a few different publications and also paint. I’m an artist at heart. I like to make things.
Right now I’m also currently working on a jewelry collection and creating some things for my shop, they are what I’m most excited about right now!
Just give us a quick sentence of explanation for the services you offer?
I see myself as being able to shove people back into their skin (but that doesn’t sound so eloquent on a business card). I want everyone to know it’s ok not to feel ok, learn how to find their own balance through self-knowledge and awareness and reclaim their personal power.
At a base level I have (from having always felt weird and not understood) a huge passion to help people feel less alone.
You do coaching; What’s the most common issues people are coming to you about?
Everyone has the exact same set of fears just packaged up in entirely unique ways.
I see a lot of people with anxiety and types of unprocessed traumas. I also work as a bit of a big sister to those new to their own spiritual connection. I help people get to know their inner dialogue and shift fearful thoughts and negative mindsets. My clients are usually at a point of change and are feeling a bit lost. I guide them in locating why and help them rebuild their own reconnect the mind-body-spirit. My clients are also btw the best people ever met. It’s eye opening and heart warming to hang out with them.
If you could tell your 23 year old self something… what would it be?
“You aren’t crazy – everything is exactly how it is supposed to be.”
Now we’re a health blog, you’re very in touch with your core self and body, how does that inform your health and eating habits ?
I have learned to listen to body from having had and recovered from chronic illness and PTSD in the past. I know when I’m in and out of balance, instantly. I think it’s so easy for people to be overwhelmed by what to eat or how to live and if you take it down to the basics it’s so much easier and you will feel better. Learn about yourself and go from there. Like Kale may be cool but if you are intolerant to it then it’s not going to be your superhero.
I have an autoimmune thyroid disorder called Hashimotos and so everything is aligned to care for it. If I don’t look after myself or I get stressed then I get quite ill, quickly.
At the heart of everything I just don’t want to feel shit! so I’m super passionate about being kind and interested in myself. Every day I just endeavor to at least try.
What are the 5 healthy life tips you do daily?
– I have a morning practice that involves committing to sitting down on a cushion and valuing my time, so I start everyday with writing, drawing, tarot or just remembering to breathe. This is my balancing thread that holds me together.
– I connect in some way with someone that I love. I’m an introvert and I love spending time on my own and so I have to remember to send antennae out.
– I try and move in some way – Pilates and walking suits me but even often it’s just stretching out into a great starfish shape in my bed.
– Feel all my feelings and know they are ok.
– Honour my creativity. If I don’t paint or make something I feel sad and mad.
Tell us for real.. is there anything into newspaper horoscopes ?
Having done some ghost writing of horoscopes in the past I was certainly up to my eyeballs in transits, planets and all the detail! But, I was working with the coolest people…. So I can’t tell you for sure but certainly in the papers it’s watered down and you see a tiny snippet, and that will only inspire people to think its nonsense.
If you want to really want to get it, study your own chart, an exact map of the sky when you were born. I’ve never seen anyone do that and not be at least a lot in awe. It’s a beautiful, especially for self-development. Destiny is your partner in crime.
What is the process behind creating your in-depth and insightful Tarotscope readings ?
My process is that I sit with my cards and energetically tune into the readers for who I am writing for and then pick a card for each sign. Then I sit and channel them aka I just start typing until I’ve finished. Practical magic. (You can read my monthlies on thenuminous.net and get a free 2014 scope from my site!)
Now. We’re all thinking it and sure you’ve been asked a million times, any spooky stories ?
I can talk to dead people?
Probably everything I experience is spooky, but to me it’s just how it is, and it’s awesome. Having said that I LOVE spooky stories, the old-fashioned horror movie kind and I like history.
I’m hoping my future husband is going to tell me ghost stories and at the same time be cool with the idea that they are probably also listening to him read the story. (Hello?)
I digress though, here is one for you.
When I was 17 I woke up one night and there was a woman standing by my bed. She was clear as day and watching me, but not in a scary way, she had a kind of sweet aunt vibe too her. So I was like cool a ghost, or what I’d call an apparition now, as it’s different to how I see spirits now.
The great thing is that I grew up in a house over 400 years old. So it transpired that over the years people would pop by because their great great uncle so and so lived there and we would let them look around. Every person who has ever come or knew our house would ask, “Have you seen the ghost?” and my Mum would say yes my daughter has, and we all has the same exact description of her. OOOooooooOOOOooo. Apparently three sisters used to share the house and they were known for watching over whoever lived there. I always thought it was cool, the house had the best vibes.
My mum also would also, very often hear a chorus singing in the attic.
Something else. When I dream that someone I know is crying then they always are in life, I check on them – I’ve never had this be wrong. It’s lovely and sad all at the same time
Quick fire list of favourite things:
(SORRY THERE’S ALWAYS MORE THAN ONE THING ON MY MIND)
Website: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html + Google because I’ll find from there whatever is calling me.
Film: Badlands, Mary Poppins, Escape to Witch Mountain.
Book: Currently reading – Just Kids by Patti Smith + always some Myths or Fairy Tales.
Person: All My family members. PersonS sorry.
Instagram: Currently: @philipeastman for wanderlust and @laurakitty for fashion history.
Mantra: I SURRENDER
City: Los Angeles
Supplement: Vitamin D
Beauty product: Everything from Tropic (+ always good to know that in a crisis I could eat them.)
Meal: Porridge is my one true love. Oats forever. Current favourite incarnation is with strawberries, blueberries, cacao and chia… because it basically tastes like a dessert.
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i love when a new superfood comes out… its like a new character on a tv show like Gossip Girl .. or the OC .. JESUS THE OC WAS EPIC , what happened to shows like that ?!?!
anyway.. you didnt realize how much you liked them till they came into your life.. REFINERY29 MAGICAL NEW SUPERFOODS article exposed the new super babies .. a couple of interesting ones below … but click the link.. because one of them is called FREEKEH .. lets get freak-eh with freekeh
- A word on Superfoods (rachelschoeff.wordpress.com)
- Your Best Friend, the Superfood! (wjtolley.wordpress.com)
- Increase Energy and Stamina with this Superfood… Raw Organic Maca! (lovelifenaturally.org)
Inflammation of the body …
When the body acknowledges a substance that is foreign – take for example a splinter in your finger .. it causes the effected area to become inflamed – which is basically the immune system sending out infection fighters . However the same can happen in regard to foods that don’t assimilate into the body or are seen as alien (mainly processed foods and dairy) which put the body into a state of constant inflammation this inflammation has strongly been linked to cancer, autoimmune diseases like Lupus, and Crohn’s disease as well as Psoriasis, Diabetes, Allergies, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Heart Disease and SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT GAIN /Inability to lose weight.
JEESSUUSS you say .. i know right .. but if you think of it simply as an allergic reaction it actually makes a lot of sense .
I know when I ate yogurt .. and I mean I only ate yogurt .. like dinner yogurts and all .. woopsie I had a lot more health problems , chronic headaches and a skin rash that came out in the sun – considering I was a Lizard in a former life , this was pretty shitty .
So heres the list . Try it for a Week
- Hemp Seeds: A Superfood You Need In Your Diet (collective-evolution.com)
- Is inflammation the root of all health evil? (mnn.com)
- Is Obesity Linked To Inflammation? (wisdomandhealth.com)
- Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer (endcancernow.wordpress.com)
- Crohn’s Disease – What is it & how does it affect me? (thepopcorngirls.com)
- Foods can help fight inflammation (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Chronic Inflammation: America’s Silent Killer [Infographic] (business2community.com)
The easiest and tastiest and lowest calorie soup ever.
so simple you have to try it .
Miso Paste (or packets)- I like the brown rice ones – they’re not as salty or White miso is sweetly delicious
Kale Chips: In lieu of seaweed or tofu , it rehydrates in the miso and is the new IT SUPERFOOD
so no guilt and nice a cosy warm for cold days!!!