At the time of writing this blog, I currently live in Australia on a little rain forest mountain not far from the ocean, with my husband and side-kick Simon. And living with us is our gorgeous snowshoe cat called Chamomile, who has ebbed her way into the depths of my heart!
My sun sign is on the cusp of Pisces/Aries and my moon is in Virgo! I recently had my natal charts read by an amazing local astrologist and I can honestly say that I understand myself and my personality tendencies so much more now. I think Astrology is seriously amazing!
I am definitely an introvert. I can happily spend days on my own, I really do love my own company. It’s how I fill my cup!
In saying that, I do love people and I have incredible friends and family in my life who mean the world to me. I am consciously opening my heart more to those who I feel safe with and choosing to be vulnerable. I am definitely a one-on-one gal rather than a group person. I love deep heart-to-heart conversations!
I have been married to an extrovert (for nearly 10 years now!) and he is also my best friend.. he has been there for me through all my ups and downs, wins and loses. Being in a committed, conscious marriage has been the hardest yet most rewarding endeavour that I’ve embarked on so far and I’m excited as we are now moving into a new season together which will hopefully bring us closer and more intimate.
I would say that I am a gypsy soul, I don’t feel like I belong to anywhere in-particular but at the same time I am such a home-body. I love to create a cosy, warm and loving home space. This is so important to me. I'm currently having to let-go of our beautiful mountain home, set among the trees, as we are soon heading off on a new adventure.
I often crave change and new adventures in my life but when the change kicks in, I want to run back to my comforts, (do you know those feels?) I am intentionally choosing to live more by my mantra “Choose Growth over Comfort”.
I am a kiwi (aka. Born & breed in New Zealand) and I met my husband there when I was 15 years old.. we didn’t start seriously dating till I was 18 and then got married on my 20th birthday! (I was so young!!). We decided to move to Australia not long after we were married as we were both craving adventure and something different! We only planned to stay a year or so but 8 years later we are still here!
I am a cyclic woman who endeavours to live in rhythm with the cycles of life…
I feel my energies constantly changing with the diurnal cycle, the moon phases, my menstrual cycle, the earths seasons and the greater cycles of life. I can’t deny that as human’s we are cyclical beings living in a cyclical world and for me honouring these cycles is a sustainable and empowering way to live! I am so grateful that I am now aware of this and I activity chose to live in tune with these cycles.
Mother nature is everything to me… being amongst creation and exploring the natural world is what I love the most. I know for sure that there is a Great Creator of this universe and that LOVE is everywhere, even among the pain & chaos. Nature has taught me the deepest of wisdom.
There are a few places in the world where I feel extremely connected to the land… New Zealand (my home country), Australia (an incredibly spiritual land) and the UK, especially England. When I am in England I feel so close to my roots and ancestors. It’s a home away from home. My cells feel alive and my soul lights up.
Depression, anxiety & overwhelm have definitely been something I’ve struggled with over the last 7 years during different periods. In the past I have often used food to ‘deal’ with these emotions, sugar especially is a longtime ‘friend’. I have come leaps and bounds from where I use to be with eating away my worries. Always remembering it's a journey and being gentle with myself when I go through a rough patch. Check out my blog on body-love if this is a vulnerable area for you x
I have also struggled with fatigue for over 15 years. Fatigue has made life very challenging at times. But I will say that fatigue has also taught me to pace, not to rush and to go gently in life. This is so important in such an intense, fast-paced world.
If I was ever an animal, I would 100% be a cat, domestic or wild... sleep, eat, play, snuggle and repeat…. That would be the life! Oh and one day if I end up on my own, I will absolutely live with dozens of rescue cats! That would be my dream!
I am an earth warrior and committed to doing my part to care for the planet. Consuming consciously is of utmost importance to me! I do my best to create minimal waste and support businesses that are fair, ethical and care for human’s and the earth. My biggest struggle is fossil-fuels… I love to travel and explore which means flying in planes and driving cars ! Hopefully one day I can invest in a vegetable fat burning car!
I love to express myself through movement, especially sensual dancing. I don’t really enjoy learning choreographed dance… just turn up some epic music and let me freedom dance! Also walking in nature brings me joy like no other… a windy wild beach walk or a meander through the woods and meadows!
Herbal medicine and nourishing my body with whole, planted-based foods is one of my many passions. I love to grow herbs and make my own herbal products. I also love cooking and getting creative in the kitchen! Though this wasn’t the case when I left home at 20 years old, I only knew how to roast vegetables!
I'm an Australian qualified Naturopath and I use all my knowledge & experience in my Naturopathy Consultations and in the creation of my herbal products! I believe I will always will be a student of holistic health, forever learning about our incredibly intricate human bodies and how we can use nature to heal.
I love to indulge in quality organic chocolate, any type of comforting root vegetable (especially sweet potatoes and swede), avocado on GF toast with hemp seeds and devour my homemade super smoothies. I also love a cup of earl grey and homemade cake!
I've been eating gluten-free for 6 years now and my body loves me for it. At first it was hard to transition but now for me it’s non-negotiable, I feel crap if I eat anything with gluten in it. I won’t lie, I do miss sourdough bread and pastries at times :)
I’ll end with a fun fact… I completed my high school studies in France when I was 16/17 years old. I lived there for 1 year and made some of my dearest friendships during my time there. I do speak French, it’s just a little rusty. France was also where the seed was planted in my life for natural living and holistic health.
There’s so much more I could write about myself… the depths of I am can't simply be put into words.
My hope that is from this post it gives you a wee glimpse into my life and heart, my vulnerabilities and strengths. And that if you chose to work with me in the future you feel a little more connected to me.
Love & light,
Chloe Alice xo