Category: Inspiration

the April Love photo challenge | SusannahConway.com
After the fun we had with December Reflections last year I knew I wanted to do another photo challenge before our annual August Break (I love that we have an annual tradition) so it is with much anticipation and excitement I present to you April LOVE!

The theme of the challenge, as you’ve probably guessed, is love — love for ourselves, our lives, the world around us. LOVE expressed in gratitude and kindness. February might have Valentine but we’ve got April LOVE :)

If you’re ready to infuse a little more love into your life there are two ways you can play:

April Love photo prompts | SusannahConway.com
PART ONE: the Photo Challenge

Just like the August Break the first part of April LOVE is the photo challenge. I’ve put together a list of photo prompts we can explore together during the month — this is not compulsory, obviously, but sometimes it’s nice to have a focus for each day’s shooting.

As always we’ll have a Flickr group, a blog roll and an Instagram hashtag — #aprillove2015 — so we can gather as a community and share our photos…

April LOVE contributors | SusannahConway.com

PART TWO: the Daily Emails

I also have a extra special treat for you! I invited 28 luminous women and one luminous man to share their tales of what self love/self care means to them personally and how they practice it in their own lives. There’s no perfect path to self love and all of us are walking it the best way we know how — I wanted to know how others are doing it (and how they navigate the inevitable potholes!)

When you sign up to the April LOVE emails you’ll get a daily note containing personal stories (and confessions!), videos, tips and easy suggestions you can try yourself — the first email goes out Wednesday April 1st.

These emails are a bit of extra inspiration for us to enjoy and ponder alongside the photo-taking. We’ll also have a private (and completely optional) Facebook group where we can share our thoughts and stories with each other.

You’ll be hearing from: Abby Kerr, Amy Palko, Andrea Schroeder, Anna Guest-Jelley, Christie Inge, Danielle Dowling, Elizabeth Duvivier, Hannah Marcotti, Jamie Ridler, Jo Hanlon-Moores, Julie Daley, Kylie Bellard, Lianne Raymond, Lisa Lister, Liv Lane, Mara Glatzel, Margarita Tartakovsky, Michelle Marie McGrath, Mindy Tsonas, Pixie Lighthorse, Rachel Cole, Rachel MacDonald, Ronna Detrick, Sandi Amorim, Satya Colombo, Stephanie Levy, Tanya Geisler, Tiffany Han and Vivienne McMaster!

An epic line-up, yes? :)

Read more and sign up over HERE — I can’t wait to get started! xx

the pink door | SusannahConway.com
Can’t wait to receive my new notebooks

These paintings | this board | this magazine

Zandra Rhodes in her studio

Honoured to be contributing to this inspiring class next month!

8 crucial thoughts to ponder as you keep your altar

Sweet & sour green juice | flourless chocolate date cake | fritatta muffins!

The final obstacle is us

Really enjoyed chatting about photography, creativity & healing for the Pure Green Podcast

Madonna, Annie Lennox and “acting your age”

And finally, 23 things only people who love spending time alone will understand

Happy weekend, loves! xo

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The trouble with men (it’s not what you think)

If I ever get married, I want Penny & Cam to film it

[video] We Quit Sugar (watch all of them — I’m still laughing)

Miso avocado salad | GF oatmeal cookies | lemon & garlic pan-seared salmon

On never wanting to be pregnant — thanks for this, Jessica

10 podcasts to help your business thrive

And finally, all the feelings it is possible to feel, indexed

Happy weekend, loves! xo

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[listen] Mary Oliver reading her poems

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[watch] So simple, so clever

Happy weekend, loves! xo

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