Women's empowerment mentor.
Who is your muse?
At the core, I’m an artist. Whose art is influenced by my fascination with psychology. My muse has become observing human behaviour and their potentiality. My work is translating those observations into tender, bite-sized concepts that both inspire and encourage.
WHAT IS BEAUTY TO YOU?
Beauty to me has an inner, shimmering quality. It is when something or someone is so completely self-expressed that they appear holy.
WHEN DO YOU FEEL AT YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL?
I feel most beautiful when I've given myself the tender loving care and time that I need. It's those days when I feel filled with joy and appreciation for even the tiniest things and the world is glowing and I feel to be a part of that glow.
WHICH PLACE MAKES YOUR SOUL FEEL AT HOME?
I feel I have many soul-homes... Different places feel like home at different times. For example where I live in Mexico right now is holding me in ways that no other place has, while I grow into the newest version of myself. But perhaps my only true home is the one that I find right here within my physical body at any one time.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF?
My ability to change course in an instant in response to my intuitive inner compass. Also: my face, my hair, my body, my health... Haha. SO much to be grateful for.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE LEAST ABOUT YOURSELF?
The sometimes overwhelming depths of emotions that come in waves and feel difficult to navigate. The anxious, jealous, insecure human parts of myself that sometimes make life harder than it needs to be.
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
I'm in the middle of several currently: Rotherweird — a fantastical story about 12 gifted children who grow up on an island; Attached — the psychology behind the science of attachment theory; and Company Of One — about why running a small business is the key to a richer and more fulfilling career.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET?
All the boys I didn't kiss when I probably should have!
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST APPRECIATE IN OTHER PEOPLE?
Truly being able to listen and take in what is being said.
WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST APPRECIATE IN YOURSELF?
As above. And also, my ability to remain vulnerable.
IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONLY THREE WORDS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
Free-spirit. Soul-tender. Artist.
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