If there was one piece of advice I could give my 16 year old self, it would be this: Really look after yourself. Yeah, make sure you work hard to achieve your dreams, but while you're busy being a #girlboss 24/7 it's easy to lose track of what's important - your health. So take care.
I know what serious stress looks like (as I'm sure we all do), and I wish I'd known sooner how to deal with it. I spent too long thinking I had to do all the things, all the time. Women can generally be 'givers', which is not a bad thing, but you need to know where to draw the line sometimes.
Who is looking after you? The answer is that YOU are the only one responsible for your health. Stress is the cause of most common illnesses, so we can ultimately prevent them if we pay more attention to what we're giving and how our switched on lifestyle is affecting us.
As well as health for our minds, I'm also deeply passionate about avoiding chemicals in skincare products. By now, we all know the dangers of phthalates, PEG's, SLS and perfumes, which is one of the reasons I was so inspired to create a range of baths soaks that just went back to basics. Salts and clays from earth with only organic essential oils as fragrance.
I'm all about balance, not about being so strict that life isn't fun anymore. I might have a late night working on my business, but I'll take the next morning off and soak while catching up on one of my favourite podcasts. I'm 99% vegan, but will occasionally have the odd biscuit, piece of cake or slice of vego pizza. I practice Vedic meditation, but some nights I'll be at an event and miss my evening 20 minute session (or have too much coffee!) We're all human, but I hope I can inspire you to soak more, and carve out more me-time in your week.
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