February Favourites

Lots of changes happened in February! I’m feeling so happy, proud and grateful. Learning everyday to let my feelings be felt but let them pass me by if they’re not serving me. That sneaky little voice in my head tells me I’m not good enough a lot lately. I’m mastering it every day the best I can.

Eating
Granola and lots of it right now… I write all about my healthy eating habits on my last blog post so check it out for inspiration! ♡

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Drinking
I am loving Earl Grey! Never thought this would happen! It’s a posh tea for sure… 😂 I also still try and drink a herbal tea like Peppermint but have also loved my Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey tea.

Watching
I watched a lot of things this month! Stranger Things (again). Arrival. Deepwater Horizon. LA LA LAND! A film has not excited me as much as that one did!

Listening
The La La Land soundtrack on repeat daily. Also, where have Podcasts been all my life?! I am obsessed! I really love The Melissa Ambrosini Show and The Ultimate Health Podcast at the moment. They’re full of lots of nuggets of wisdom and ideas to stay healthy in the body and mind.

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Reading
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. This is the first audiobook I’ve listened to and loved it! I listened to it whilst getting ready in the mornings, on the way to and back from work and at my desk. It was recommended to me by my best friends sister in-law who had checked out my blog and saw that these types of books really interest me! I love when that happens and I so appreciate any recommendations! (Thank you again Katie! x)

Planning
Our new kitchen designs hit full throttle at the beginning of February however, Joel’s been so busy with the Six Nations so we’ll have to pick back up again in March once it’s all over (and hopefully England have won again! 🌹) I’ve also been updating my Life Planner loads at the moment and organised most of my events throughout the year.

Obsessing
Yoga Girl! She was due her baby girl this month and I have made sure to catch her Instagram story every day to see when she has her! Complete stalker I know! Rachel is so lovely and amazing and inspirational…! I could go on all day! Can’t wait see her and Dennis as wonderful parents.

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Wanting
I really want to start surrounding myself with like minded people. If that means joining a class or starting a new journey out of the corporate life… I’m not too sure yet. I just know I have this desire to make the most of my day by filling it with the things I love to do.

Feeling
Overall, excited but dazed. Lots to take in and think about but lots of love and gratitude.

Katie ❀

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Winter Favourites

I’ll be sure to bring back monthly favourites in 2017 as they’re so much fun to write! It’s really nice take a moment and appreciate the things you’ve purchased over the month, as well as note the little things and people that have brought some happiness.

Here are some things I’ve loved this Winter so far.

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Breathe Magazine
This is a fantastic magazine. It’s full of wonderful articles on mindfulness, wellbeing, living, creativity and escapism. It’s a very new publication which started a few months ago (they have only just released the 3rd issue). It’s a bit pricey at £5.99 per magazine but it’s full of so much goodness. When you read through the pages you can instantly tell so much time and effort has gone into creating a fully informed, creative and beautiful magazine. There are creativity pages for relaxation or to simply learn a new skill i.e origami or letter writing. In all 3 issues so far they have provided a little notebook like a gratitude journal and colouring book. There’s how to’s on organisation, how to stay present at work, music to listen to, healthy recipes and real life stories to manifest change for you! I can’t rave about this magazine enough. I don’t buy any others now! Whenever I feel lost or sad but don’t want to delve into a book, I head straight for my Breathe magazine collection, pick out one and turn the page at random to find exactly what I’m looking for.

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Westworld
I absolutely loved the first series of Westworld but will admit, it was so confusing! I didn’t know what was going on half the time but the last three episodes made up for it massively. I think it’s great how they delved straight into the idea of what it means to be human and have consciousness. It’s full of shocks, twists and turns you don’t see coming. If you were on the fence about it, I would highly recommend watching for sure. Now I know how this series ends, there are clues that apparently were hiding in plain sight so I will be having a second viewing in the new year. We have time… the next series won’t be out until 2018!

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The Universe Has Your Back
I recently signed back up to FMTV and one of its founders posted this book as a must-read. In my time off, I thought “well why not?!” and purchased it in a bid to really try anything to get me out of my current funk. My faith and beliefs have recently been very important to me. I’m open to spirituality but am determined to find my own path, my own way and not be influenced. So the sceptic in me went into full gear when I read the first few pages of Gabrielle Bernstein’s book… I set it aside and didn’t pick it back up for a few days. I then had a night to myself and was drawn to it again and set an intention to read more this time… I did and now I can’t put it down! It’s all about opening yourself up to the Universe and knowing that it has your back (clue is in the title!) Fear is a main driving force in everything you do but you can choose how to perceive every situation in your life and I now choose to see the positive and be very self-aware of when negativity sets in.

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Rachel Brathen aka Yoga Girl
I am loving Rachel lately more than ever! I mean I’ve loved her for well over a year now but this Winter she has been up to so much! She is expecting a little baby girl in February; I love her pregnancy yoga routines and candid Instagram posts on how impending motherhood is so scary but incredibly exciting. She’s raw and intimate in so many ways, it’s beautiful to witness. Not only is she creating life but her and her husband have also been developing a brand new yoga studio in Aruba, travelled around the world to teach yoga to thousands of people and take care of many non-profit charities. I mean… she’s an amazing business woman! Where does she find the time?! She’s my inspiration and her mantra “Yoga Every Damn Day” rings in my ears whenever I step on to my mat! 

Not many actual items have come into my life worth discussing these past few months but I can’t wait to do my ‘What I Got For Christmas’ post again this year! Not long to go now!

Katie ❀

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