I am so excited and grateful (no pun intended) to have my very first guest on the blog today! Let me introduce the Gratitude Butterfly! I have been following this amazing, inspiring, creative, down to earth chick on Instagram for quite some time now. I highly recommend that anyone who doesn't already follow her on Instagram do so immediately. She's a free spirit who has such an incredible view on life, using her Instagram to spread the message of how important it is to show love and gratitude in your daily life and to feed your soul by doing the things that you love. This is one incredible women! So, sit back and enjoy my interview with the Gratitude Butterfly!
Tell me a little bit about yourself?
Cuddles with my dog Timmy + Ballet + Organic Living + Lover of Tea + Snuggling up with a good book + Green smoothies + Friends & Family + Farmers Markets + Beachbum + Gum Trees + Wanderlust + Ayurveda + Fitness & Wellbeing + Energy Fanatic + The Outback + Movie & Popcorn Junkie + Living my life to the fullest each and every day with whole-hearted Gratitude!
How do you start your morning?
As soon as I wake up, I say; good morning to myself and to the sun, if it’s raining I might add a good morning to him too! I do some stretches and say my affirmations. I like to eat breakfast outside if possible, with my cup of tea and my gratitude journal – which I write a page in daily.
What feeds your soul and makes you happy on a daily basis?
My family & friends & Timothy (my dog) + Mother Nature + The Kindness of Strangers + All my GratiDudes!
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by the light I see in all.
What is your favourite way to exercise?
My top 3 would be – Dancing; especially Ballet. Swimming (when summer hits – I am constantly supporting a head of beach curls!) And evening walks. I am not a huge fan of sweating it out at the gym!
What has been your favourite place to travel?
India! Wow what a divine, crazy, hot place that is! I lived and worked there last year and fell in love with her. I once read that India’s soul sings, and it truly does. The people, the food, the lifestyle. The noise, the chaos and the crazy tuk tuk rides! Oh how I loved it.
Too hard, there has been so many of them… I do love a good road trip though! Around Australia and the UK with my family, around the USA with friends, and my latest one was a road trip with the girls around Tasmania.
How do you live a healthy lifestyle?
By honouring myself always and living my life with a positive mindset and balance. I acknowledge the bad and rejoice with the good!
Best piece of advice you’ve received?
To trust yourself and be your own hero.
Best piece of advice you’ve learned?
I have 2:
How do you take time out for yourself?
I am a firm believer in taking time for yourself. I love a good solo walk in the bush/rainforest, a good soak in the bath, or a cup of tea and a good book!
What are you dreams and plans for the future?
My personal dreams are to be happy, healthy and content in all areas of my life. Actually I want that for the world too… And I would love to be a player in helping the world achieve this!
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?
That’s a scary and exciting question! I know where I would like to be, but as the saying goes… The best way to make the Universe laugh, tell it your plans!
I have 2! “Be the Change You Wish to See in the World” - Mahatma Gandhi and ““Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore
What is your favourite meal to cook at the moment/favourite food?
I am currently obsessed with cooking a big stir-fry for lunch! Must have all the veggie colours and turmeric rice. So filling and yummy!
Healthy favourite food is: Watermelon. I can’t get enough of the stuff!
Naughty favourite food is: Chocolate mars bar cake! *drools*
Number one beauty tip/ what beauty products would we find in your make up bag?
What is the perfect way to spend your weekend?
With family, flowers, tea, Timmy, laughter, music and love!
The whole ‘Tomorrow When The War Began’ series by the very talented John Marsden. I have read them all so many times I could probably recite it to you all!
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