[video] Close your eyes and listen to this
If I had a teenage daughter or niece I would buy her this book
I’m obsessed with my Teeki leggings and can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of Jo’s Darling Legs!
Success redefined — loved this from Rachel
Xmas present ideas: this calender | this print | these totes
The Greatest Gift We Ever Had
I left social media for a week. This is what happened — something to think about, from Kate
The first sentence is a handshake
At home with Holly Farrell
My favourite animals
Happy weekend, loves! xo
[video] I’m utterly enchanted by this woman
Two good things: Rachel’s Wisdom Notes for a Well-Fed Holiday + Danielle’s Soul Sessions ebook
If I ever get married this wedding will be my inspiration
The empty container
I find these posts that Kaylah does so beautiful
New fave IG account: Satiregram
[video] “You wanna know my favourite app? Rubik’s Cube”
Sausage, potato + kale soup | vegan cauliflower (Noah: blossom broccoli) mashed potatoes | aphrodisiac smoothie with cacao + maca
[video] The book with no pictures
And finally, The Sacred Alone starts on Monday! This gentle course is an invitation to take 20 minutes each day to connect to the quiet knowing space in your heart, the place that offers refuge, wisdom and calm. Our 14 days together will be spread over 3 weeks so we have some breathing space at weekends — oh yes! After the fullness of the retreat I am so ready to sink into the space within me and spend some sacred time alone… you too?
Happy weekend, loves! xo
I don’t really know where to start so I will begin with the end. During the closing ceremony there was time for each of us to share what we felt we needed to say to the group in order to be complete. After listening to each of our 13 vixens speak so eloquently about their experience and what has changed for them, I was speechless for a moment. Gathering myself together, I shared how nervous I’d been before the retreat and how I’d worried I just wouldn’t have the energy to be as present as I wanted. (As it turns out my fears were unfounded.) I told them it had been an honour to witness their growth and spend this incredible time with them, and that I wished I had the energy (and personality type) to do retreats like this more often. And that is the truth.
Just like last year’s Redfox retreat we all had a transformational week, made all the more enjoyable because we knew what to expect. This year’s retreat wasn’t “better” — it was just different. A different time of year with a different group of women. We made adjustments and tweaks to the programme as we went, checking in with our intuition and leaving plenty of space for the stuff we couldn’t predict. There was an ease and a softness to it all that felt good, and thanks to the amazing food Denise & Martin prepared for us, we were truly nourished from the inside out.
We certainly had the energy of the goddess in our corner, and not just because we were in deepest darkest Somerset. The four elements kept us grounded: the gusting winds at Glastonbury Tor, the rain failing in the moonlight, the mud under our bare feet and the heat of the fire burning in the grate. We were gifted with music from two of our vixens, an unexpected gift that moved me deeply (and inspired me to reconnect with my singing bowl and place an order for a drum!) We had the most powerful releasing ceremony I have ever experienced. We witnessed epiphanies and a-has every single day. And we watched 13 women blossom as they dared to own their incandescent light.
By the end I was reminded, yet again, that this is important work, and while I may not have the energy or the stamina to gather in person like this very often, I do know I want to weave even more connection and magic into the work I currently do. Because it really does make a difference. This deep connecting is so needed by women, a precious chance to refill our cups so we can return to our loved ones replenished and full.
Sharing our stories — in whatever form that takes — fosters empathy and awareness, the first crucial steps on the path to healing and wholeness. And to me, there’s no greater journey we can take. To be whole… to be whole… to be WHOLE.
* Thank you Becki, Caroline, Deb, Heather, Heather, Jen, Jo, Jocelyn, Johanna, Laurie, Michelle, Priya and Valerie for showing up as your true selves and trusting us to help you see your light xo