| HEIDI ROSE |
To kick off this series, I thought I’d start with an interview with yours truly, so you could get to know me a little deeper, and gain a greater understanding of why I created this series, along with my intentions and hopes behind it.
The old me would have cringed at the fact that I’ve even classed myself in the category of a ‘Beautiful Being’, and been way too embarrassed to reveal this to the world, but I now recognise that I’m just as amazing as everyone else is, and have a story that is worth sharing.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JUST GO FOR IT, AND START LIVING THE LIFE YOU LOVE? WAS THERE A TURNING POINT OR AN ‘A-HA’ MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU REALISED YOU NEEDED TO MAKE THE CHANGE?
HOW IS YOUR LIFE DIFFERENT NOW AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST FEAR OR BLOCK (EMOTIONAL, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL) THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE, AND HOW DID YOU BREAK THROUGH IT?
Most definitely the fear that “I’m not good enough”, which is not surprising to me now because, after studying belief systems and the subconscious mind, I’m aware that this is actually one of THE biggest and most common deep-rooted fears that most people have. Our society is constantly telling us we’re not good enough- subliminal messages are always making us feel like we have to buy things so we can look better, feel better, and have a better life. But when you think about it, it’s pretty ridiculous!! Who aren’t we good enough for!? And why does their opinion matter, or why should it be of more importance than our own? So, coming to the realisation that I am good enough, and that no one else has the right to tell me I’m not, has been monumental in allowing me to step out and express who I really am to the world. Sure it’s scary, but I overcome it by reminding myself that I am amazing, that I can achieve whatever I set my heart to, and that I don’t need to prove anything to anyone else.
HOW DID OPENING UP AND ‘BEING AUTHENTICALLY YOU’ AFFECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU OR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM?
DID YOU FACE ANY JUDGEMENTS OR CRITICISMS, WHETHER FROM YOURSELF OR OTHERS?
WHAT IS YOUR TRUE ESSENCE? THE NATURAL PART OF YOUR BEING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL.
When I thought about this question, the words calm, connected, wild and free came to mind. Deep down I just feel like I crave connection to everything natural- the Earth, the sun, the stars, the moon, water, plants, people, myself- just everything in the Universe! I want to immerse myself in it, and completely embrace a natural way of living in alignment with natural rhythms. I want to feel wild and free, like no one or nothing is holding me back or keeping me stuck, and I can live however I choose. Throughout my life, I’ve had the tendency to express myself in ways that are anything but calm, though deep down I know that’s my natural state, so I feel like part of my journey in life is rediscovering and embracing that part of me. When it comes to being around others though, I feel like I’m a calming, compassionate presence who can read and understand people well, inspiring and helping them feel comfortable enough to open up and express themselves.
WHERE DO YOU FIND BEAUTY AND INSPIRATION?
AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DO?
WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP AND WHY?
I think what lights me up the most is seeing other peoples faces lit up with smiles, just radiating pure joy. This is why I love my job so much! Helping women recognise how amazing they really are and how far they’ve come is so heartwarming and inspiring. The people closest to me in my life light me up, and for the same reasons- seeing them happy makes me happy. And of course the sun! Feeling its warmth on my skin honestly changes my mood and makes me feel so full. I long to feel forever warm, and am still learning to live in a climate that I really don’t love, but I’m so grateful for any beam of sunlight I can get!
WHEN LIFE GETS BUSY, OVERWHELMING AND THE NEGATIVITY STARTS TO CREEP IN, HOW DO YOU UNWIND AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO ‘JUST BE’?
WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER WOMEN WHO ARE WANTING TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR OWN NATURAL WAY OF BEING AND FIND THE BEAUTY WITHIN THEMSELVES?