free spirit
noun
 
◇  a person with a highly individual or unique attitude, lifestyle, or imagination; nonconformist.
◇  someone who lives according to their own wishes and beliefs, unconstrained by society’s conventions.
 
{original; bohemian; unconventional; free thinker; individual}

To live a free-spirited life is to feel alive.
To reconnect with the way you’re naturally designed to be.
To embrace life feeling balanced, vibrant,
wild and free.
It’s not about being crazy, ‘out there’, carefree or careless. Actually, I think it’s the opposite.
Most of us are mindlessly living our lives on autopilot. Asleep, unaware and just going through the motions.
We’re missing the beauty that surrounds us, not experiencing life to its full potential.

TO BE WILD AND FREE IS TO LIVE INTENTIONALLY.
Instead of following the crowds and doing things that we think we ‘should’, it’s about being mindful of our thoughts and actions, and making conscious choices that are in alignment with our own values and beliefs.
It’s about cultivating a deep awareness of ourselves and the world around us.
It’s about immersing ourselves in the present moment and being grateful for all that we have.
And most of all, it’s about being our natural selves.

free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experiences that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves, versus being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity.

-unknown

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I BELIEVE THAT CONNECTIONS ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF EVERYTHING. 
OF OUR HEALTH, WELLBEING, VITALITY AND HAPPINESS.

Connections to ourselves, our intuition, our inner wisdom.
Connections between our bodies, minds and souls.
Connections to other people, a sense of belonging and community.
Connections to living things, to nature, to the universe.
Connections to our origins, between our pasts, present realities, and futures.
UNFORTUNATELY, OUR MODERN LIFESTYLES HAVE LED US TO BECOME DISCONNECTED FROM THE THINGS THAT TRULY MATTER.
Instead of living our lives feeling wild and free, we feel stuck, controlled, pressured and restrained.
We’re immersed in a culture of constant busyness and have lost touch with our natural way of being, the way we were designed to live.
We’re brought up in a consumerist society that conditions us to believe that we don’t have enough and we’re not enoughThat we’re separate from everyone else and the world around us.
With so much value and worth placed on the need to have the most ‘stuff’ and to be ‘the best’ we judge, doubt and compare ourselves, competing against others in an attempt to find happiness.
We want to do more, have more and be more; trying to be everything to everyone because we feel like we aren’t good enough, just as we are right now.
We’re not skinny enough, pretty enough, smart enough or wealthy enough, so we spend our lives striving to fix ourselves.
Longing for love and acceptance, we live and behave in ways we think we ‘should’ in the hope of pleasing everyone else.
Our happiness and self-worth depend on the opinions of others, so we continually seek validation from external sources, rather than turning inwards and finding contentment within ourselves.
Experiencing life in this way (just because it’s ‘normal’ and everyone else does it) places overwhelming expectations and pressure on ourselves and is emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting.
Spending all of our time worrying about our responsibilities and our never-ending to-do lists, we lose sight of what it truly means to live.
AND IT ALL STEMS FROM OUR DISCONNECTIONS.
BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.

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IT’S TIME TO RECONNECT.

to live life as nature intended.

I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO FEEL OVERWHELMED, STUCK, LOST, INSECURE AND UNSURE.
I ALSO KNOW THAT MOST OF US FEEL THIS WAY.
WHY?
Because it’s deeply ingrained in our culture.
Without even being aware of it, we’ve grown up being told that we need to work hard, to strive, to push ourselves, to be productive and keep achieving.
To always be busy.
We’re all rushing around in this fast-paced, hectic world trying to accomplish a million things at once.
We never stop.
We’re constantly bombarded and overloaded with information.
We wear our ‘busyness’ as a badge of honour because taking time out to do ‘nothing’ is seen as lazy. As if being ‘busy’ somehow makes you seem really important and successful.
So, we float along, forgetting about doing the things that we need or want to do, and spend our days mindlessly caught up in the daily grind. Without much conscious thought we follow lifestyle patterns we’ve developed over the years, barely aware of what we’re doing because we don’t need to think about it anymore.
We don’t allow ourselves the space and time to tune into ourselves, to listen to our bodies, to rest, so we become out of balance.
Deep down we feel unhappy because we’ve lost the connection with our natural selves, but we’re too afraid of feeling this pain so we suppress our emotions and numb ourselves to our realities by taking pills and burying our faces into our phones, T.V’s and computers.
We start to struggle and feel weighed down. Negative. Self-critical.
Life becomes too hard.
We become stressed, anxious, exhausted, depressed.
Drained of all our energy, we can’t be bothered to do anything and we start resenting ourselves and others.
We talk to ourselves horribly, annoyed that we’ve created this life, but we’re stuck in a cycle of self-hatred and don’t know how to get out of it.
I LIVED THIS LIFESTYLE FOR FAR TOO LONG.
From the outside it looked like I had it all together. I was always the ‘happy one’, but on the inside it didn’t feel like that.
For so many years I hated myself. All I wanted was to feel loved and accepted, but I didn’t think I was good enough for anyone else so I wouldn’t let them in.
I lived a typical Western lifestyle. I went to uni because that’s just what you do. I worked in jobs I didn’t like because we’re told we have to just put up with them to make money and earn our status in the world.
I didn’t care about myself enough to nourish and nurture myself. I struggled with body image issues for most of my life. In my mind I was just the fat, ugly girl in comparison to everyone else, so I’d go from one extreme to the other- punishing myself on ridiculous, restrictive diets, then, feeling guilty that I didn’t have the will power to ever lose the weight, I’d give up and binge on foods that made me feel like crap. I couldn’t be bothered to put any effort into anything I did because there was nothing I thought I was passionate about, so I just sat around spending hours scrolling the internet and watching T.V shows that I didn’t even enjoy.
People close to me thought I was such a stress-head and I’d get so anxious and reactive because I couldn’t handle the weight of responsibility that came with the busyness of ‘normal’ life.
 I wasn’t consciously aware of the destructive way I was living or how it affected me- mentally, physically and emotionally.
But I always knew that it never felt right.
I WASN’T LIVING A LIFE THAT WAS LIGHTING ME UP.

Eventually, a few years ago things started to change.
I slowly fell into the health and wellness world and my eyes were opened up to a whole new realm of possibilities.
I completely changed my lifestyle and was feeling a lot better.
I started studying to become a Naturopath and even though I was doing really well and did generally enjoy it, I knew it still wasn’t quite right for me. So I kept searching. Wanting to study absolutely every holistic and natural therapy out there because I was so fascinated by them all, I finally settled on a few.
Once again, enter the overwhelm and busyness trap!
Feeling like I didn’t know enough or wasn’t good enough, I’d spend my days filling myself up with more knowledge and information so I didn’t have to face my feelings.
Consumed by more body issues- this time not around weight, but around eating ‘healthily’, I broke down again. Fully immersed in the health and wellness industry, my need for perfection became too much and the pressure of having to be ‘good’ all the time was killing me. Since I was little I’d always been the ‘good girl’ so I continued to carry that belief with me my whole life- meaning that I felt the need for anything I ever attempted to do to be perfect, and if I knew it wouldn’t be then I wouldn’t even bother trying or would procrastinate for fear of being wrong or judged as ‘bad’ or ’not good enough’.
But I was the only one judging myself.
I was incredibly hard on myself for not being able to maintain the pressure of having to eat ‘well’ all the time and I’d be filled with so much guilt, shame and hate for myself when I ate something ‘bad’ because ‘I knew better and shouldn’t have done it’.
I was becoming depressed and realised I couldn’t keep living like this, so instead of pushing through (like we’re generally encouraged to do) I allowed myself time and space to rest and restore balance in my life.
And WOW was that the absolute best decision I have ever made for myself.
TAKING TIME OUT, JUST FOR ME SO I COULD RECONNECT WITH MY NATURAL SELF.
It was in this space, when I allowed myself the time to de-stress and ‘just be’, that I understood why I wasn’t truly happy and content.
I WAS DISCONNECTED.
From a lot of things, but ultimately from myself.
Deep down, I’m a free spirit.
I always longed to feel wild and free. Always wanted to feel naturally beautiful.
I don’t like to follow the crowd or do things for the sake of it, just because everyone else does.
But I did it.
I fell into the trap of conforming to what everyone else wants and thinks is best, despite knowing on the inside that it wasn’t right for me.
I let my life be controlled by everyone else, instead of creating a life that I loved.
I would resist my feelings, pushing them aside and acting in ways that made everything appear that it was ok. I wouldn’t fully express myself and would filter and cover up things about me that were ‘different’, only showing people the parts of me that I thought they would like, understand or agree with. All because I have a unique outlook on life and live a different lifestyle to the majority of others so I was embarrassed and scared that they would judge me, think I was weird and not like me.
I wasn’t allowing myself to be my natural self.
AND THEN IT CAME TO ME…
Why should I live my life the way that other people think I should?
Just because most people live a ‘conventional’ life it doesn’t mean I have to, and it doesn’t necessarily make them right in doing so either. Pressuring myself to try and conform to the ‘normal Western lifestyle’ made me feel like I wasn’t being true to myself. Like I wasn’t respecting or valuing myself and my own beliefs.
Working 9-5 in a job I dread that sucks the life out of me just so I appear to others to have value and status in the world? No thanks.
Pushing myself really hard and burning out so I can earn lots of money that I don’t even have the time to enjoy? No thanks.
Filling my body and home with chemicals, toxins and synthetic drugs that negatively impact my health and wellbeing? No thanks.
Punishing myself with gruelling exercise and depriving myself with restrictive diets so I look skinny and beautiful, according to our ‘ideal beauty standards’.
NO, THANK YOU.
It simply doesn’t work for me.
And I know that it doesn’t work for most of us either because we’re just not designed to be constantly switched on, overworked, stressed out and turning to all these conventional and seemingly ‘normal’ lifestyle choices.
IT’S JUST NOT NATURAL.
There’s absolutely no reason to be living like this, except that we’re trying to impress other people and make ourselves seem worthy because we don’t think we’re good enough and we’re scared of being judged. We’re conditioned to subconsciously believe this from conception. All we want is to fit into the world, so we adopt the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours of everyone around us so we feel like we belong.
Unfortunately, this usually means we’ve become so disconnected from the way we’re naturally meant to be living- no wonder why we’re all unhappy, unwell and uninspired!
But here’s the good news, beautiful…
I’VE DISCOVERED HOW TO HEAL AND REJUVENATE OURSELVES.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.


-albert einstein

NATURE.
The key to everything.
We’ve been so far removed from it and programmed to see ourselves as seperate from it, but we are in fact a part of it.
Nature is wild, nature is free.
EVERYTHING IN NATURE IS CONNECTED.
And as are we.
Every single aspect of our lives are connected and holistic.
Our minds, bodies and souls; our pasts, present realities and futures; our emotions, beliefs, thoughts and behaviours.
Intuitively, we all know this. We’ve just covered it up with so much other mental, emotional and physical ‘stuff’ and have become distracted by the bells and whistles of modern life.
Let’s disconnect from our modern, frantic lifestyles so we can reconnect with our natural way of being.
A return to the way we’re naturally designed to be living.

I’M HERE TO HELP YOU REDISCOVER WHAT’S NATURAL FOR YOU.

To find your natural rhythm and flow.
To follow your bliss, not someone else’s definition of it.
To create a life that’s calm and balanced, filled with love, happiness and harmony.
To live life as nature intended.

 ARE YOU READY TO RECONNECT?
BE WILD. BE FREE. JUST BE.

ALL GOOD THINGS ARE WILD AND FREE.


-thoreau