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I have been in Bali for the last month completing my yoga teacher training and I’m very proud to announce that I am now officially a certified Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga teachern (woo hoo!!).
I thought that while I was away I would have all the time, energy and inspiration in the world to write every single day, but despite how much I adore writing and sharing, and despite the fact I was nestled in the most magical place on earth, it was the furthest thing from my mind.
After 12 – 14 hours a day, 6 days a week in a yoga studio, studying, practicing and learning about all things yoga (and about myself in the process), all I really wanted to do in my spare time was eat, sleep, chat to Curtis, and BE in the moment.
I’m still feeling the need to be in the moment so we’re going to take a bit of time off over the Christmas holidays to do just that. I will definitely be sharing about my experience in Bali as well as details of yoga classes in the new year so stay tuned for that.
For now, I want to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. My gift to you is a super special Christmas cake recipe from my eBook WHOLESOME HOLIDAYS. Enjoy and we’ll catch you in 2014!
What you need:
For the cake…
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
A pinch of allspice
Juice from an orange
Juice from 1/2 a small lemon
1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 cup sultanas 1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup goji berries
2 tablespoons mixed lemon & orange peel, finely chopped
For the icing…
1/2 cup cashews
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1.5 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make:
For the Christmas cake: place nuts, seeds and powders into a food processor and process into a powder. Add the dates, honey, orange and lemon juice and process into a dough. Mix in the sultanas, raisins, goji berries and chopped peel with a spoon. Place onto a plate and use your hands to form into a dome shaped cake. Set to one side.
For the icing: place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until super smooth. Spread the icing over the top of the cake gently and decorate with almonds, and goji berries. I used a little bit of bee pollen, and you can too if you’d like to get fancy.
If you liked this recipe, then you will love the rest (over 30!) in WHOLESOME HOLIDAYS. Click here to grab a copy now and have the happiest, healthiest Christmas ever!
Mmm, Avocado and Tomato English Muffins. This has been a long-time favourite recipe of ours. It is our go-to meal when we want something quick, delicious and nutritious with very little effort. Your tastebuds will thank you for this little gem.
Awesome Avocado and Tomato English Muffins – Ingredients
- Organic English Muffins (you can use any kind of bread, but I recommend you choose organic whatever it is)
- Salt (Pink Himalayan or Celtic – never consume table salt)
- Curry Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Nutritional yeast (this has a cheesy flavour)
- Flaxseed oil (or olive oil)
- Coconut oil
- Toast the English Muffins
- Spread coconut oil on the toast, as though it were butter
- Spread the avocado on the toast
- Slice tomatoes and place on top of avocado
- Sprinkle seasoning (salt, pepper, curry powder, cayenne and nutritional yeast) on top to taste
- Drizzle flaxseed oil on top (this step really adds something to the taste and texture)
- Enjoy 🙂
May all beings be healthy and happy,
Curtis here (but its Candice’s recipe). This is one of my favourite recipes that Candice has created. It is a low-sugar dessert that tastes amazing! If you love dessert but you don’t like to consume too much sugar, even natural sugar, this is the recipe for you.
What you need:
For the pumpkin layer…
1 cup cooked pumpkin
1/3 cup cashews
4 medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
For the coconut layer…
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons filtered water
1.5 tablespoons raw honey
For the other layers…
1/2 cup granola
1/3 cup coconut flakes
How to make:
For the pumpkin layer… place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Spoon mixture into a bowl and set to one side.
For the coconut layer… place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Spoon mixture into a bowl and set to one side.
Pulling it all together… take 2 shallow glasses and spoon a layer of granola into the bottom of each. Then take a large spoonful of the pumpkin layer and spread across the granola. Next, take a large spoonful of the coconut layer and spread gently across the pumpkin. Add the coconut flakes, then layer again with the remainder of the ingredients one last time, finishing with the granola on top. Place into the fridge to chill for an hour or so, then serve. Enjoy!
PS: grab a copy of WHOLESOME HOLIDAYS EBOOK for more tasty recipes to make over the festive period. There’s over 30 to choose from, plus a guide to get you through the silly season! 🙂
Today’s sweet potato chips recipe is by Curtis:
It’s not that I can’t cook, it’s just that Candice’s food tastes so awesome that I pretend I can’t cook so she makes us nutritious and delicious meals. Unfortunately for me, Candice is away in Bali for a month at Yoga Teacher Training so I have to learn to fend for myself.
Gone are the days when I choose to get by on baked beans and pasta (sometimes both were in the same meal) so today for lunch when I wanted to whip up something quick and tasty, I had to look further than the pre-packaged goods in the pantry.
This recipe is delicious and is so easy even blokes who spend very little time in the kitchen can make this, and ladies, you can even trick your man into eating healthy and he will LOVE it!
All you need is 3 ingredients:
- 2-3 Sweet potatoes per person (or regular potatoes, or a mixture of both sweet and regular)
- Coconut oil
- Salt (preferably Pink Himalayan or Celtic)
- Cut potatoes into chip shapes, the thinner they are the less time they will need to be in the oven
- In a large bowl, pour coconut oil over the chips and mix it around until the chips are covered in oil. If it is cold in your house and the coconut oil is hard, melt it on the stove for a couple of minutes
- Spread evenly on baking trays
- Sprinkle/grind salt on the chips
- Bake in oven for 20 mins at 200 degrees Celsius (for a modern fan-bake oven) , then remove from oven, jiggle the chips around so a different surface of the chips is touching the baking tray, and cook for a further 10-20 minutes or until slightly crispy
- Remove from oven and add more salt (don’t be shy, quality salt is great for your body
- Say “thank you” for your sweet potato chips
Candice has a very similar recipe in Your Nutritious and Delicious Life, so if you loved this recipe, download your copy of the eBook here.
When our dogs are being little sh*ts we have 2 words that stop them in their tracks almost every time: “walkies?” and “hungry?” If you own a dog I am sure you have your magic words that grab your dog’s attention as well, and if you have kids I am sure you have a magic sentence that stops them in their tracks too, such as “no TV for a week!”
Every time our dogs believe us when we ask if they are hungry and it is nowhere near meal time, we shake our head and laugh at their stupidity (although we are grateful that they stop misbehaving in that moment, too), but us humans are actually no different. The dogs are merely running patterns that we trigger with a word and next thing they know they are salivating over a dinner which is still 6 hours away.
I don’t react to words when it comes to food, but I do salivate when I see or smell foods I used to adore, which I now consider to be the last thing I would put in my mouth if I was hungry. Somehow the smells of my old favourites still elicit a reaction in me that makes me desire the foods, even after more than 3 years of not eating them. Here is a list of some of my old favourites that I will never eat again, unless I am stranded on a deserted island with nothing but a McDonalds and a bottle of bourbon…
I worked for a mining company a few years back. Each week I flew to site on Monday morning and home again on Friday evening. On the Monday flights we were always served breakfast, although it wasn’t flash. One morning we were served sausage rolls and I smeared mine in sauce and devoured it. For the rest of the flight I eyed off the sausage roll sitting in front of the bloke sitting next to me. I was salivating over his sausage roll (yes, I realise that sentence sounds dirty) but he didn’t touch it, and I was too shy to ask him if I could eat it.
A few days later I saw that same bloke in the office building I worked in on site, and I asked him if he was a vegetarian because he didn’t eat his sausage roll, to which he replied, “no, I used to be a butcher, I know what goes into those things.”
I have never touched a sausage roll since.
When I was 18 I went to Pizza Hut for an All-You-Can-Eat dinner. I ate 22 slices of pizza in one sitting then 10 years later almost to the day, BAM, multiple sclerosis.
The good ol’ Aussie BBQ
It has been more than 3 years since I ate meat but still the smell of a sizzling sausage makes me drool. I stay away from Bunnings on Saturday mornings because of this, and going for walks around suburban neighbourhoods on warm summer evenings is torture when there is the smell of BBQ’s in the air. I choose not to eat meat for one reason: Health. My health and the animals health. It really is sad for animals that they taste and smell so good. If they tasted like brussell sprouts I doubt anybody would argue the nutritional value of a slab of animal flesh.
When my mum took me to the doctor when I was young and my brother and I had needles jabbed into our arms, whether fluid was being taken out or some nasty shit was being put into my veins, my mum offered us treats. I assume this was to help me forget about fainting from looking at the syringe filling with my blood, or for allowing the doctor to inject poison into my veins. Either way, I was happy to receive a bonus meat pie for my trouble. My brother was more of a sweet tooth and usually opted for ice cream but I have always preferred savoury foods, so it was straight to the bakery for me so I could select a big fat juicy mince and cheese pie.
These days I care for my health and wellbeing a little more, so I tend to stay away from both doctors and meat pies.
In 2007 when we were building our last home, every Saturday morning Candice and I would go shopping for tiles, paint colours, furniture, TV’s and all that jazz. Like a moth to a flame, we found ourselves at the drive through window of a McDonalds restaurant every Saturday at lunch time without fail. I have fond memories of the McDonalds experience, but not so fond memories of the inevitable sugar crash and nausea that occurred about an hour later and halted our shopping expedition each week.
The last time I ate McD’s was because a counsellor from the MS society challenged me to eat it just to observe how my stress levels increased.
Did you ever walk into a bar? If so, you were probably too drunk to see the doorway 2 feet to your left. Ha, get it? Oh, never mind.
Actually, what I was going to ask was: did you ever walk into a bar and someone asked you “what’s your poison?”, translated, this means “good evening sir, what beverage would you like to partake in to quench your thirst?”
Bourbon was my poison of choice from 16 until 28 years old. But if any police are reading this then of course I meant to say “from 18 years old” and if my mum is reading this then I meant to say “green tea” not bourbon. But to be honest I don’t think the bourbon was the worst of it, it was what I mixed with the bourbon that was the real killer. Without cola I can’t stand the taste of bourbon and there is no way in hell I will even put any soft drink into my body again, so by default bourbon is out of my life, too. It’s not all bad though, there are some great organic wines available all around the world.
Lygon Street, Carlton
Ok, so this is a street and not a food, but if you have ever been to Lygon St in Carlton (in Melbourne) you will know that this is as close to Italy that you will ever be without setting foot outside of Australia. Mama mia, they serva delicious pasta! In Melbourne, Candice and I lived about a 15 minute tram ride from Lygon street for two and a half years. On a totally unrelated note, we both weighed about 20 kilos more when we lived in Melbourne than we do now.
I actually have nothing against Italian food, it really is delicious but something tells me that in Italy there is more to their diet than pizza and pasta which seems to be the core of the Italian menus in Australia.
Conventional mince meat
In Perth we went to a butcher to get organic offcuts for our dogs but when we moved to Cairns we didn’t know where to go for organic meat so I bought conventional mince meat for our dogs while we shopped around for an organic butcher. I felt like spoiling our pooches one day so I splurged on a premium mince meat that was a rich red colour and had no fat in it whatsoever, only to get home to find that the dye had not soaked all the way through the meat and in the middle of the mince it was a grey/brown colour. Gross, I didn’t even want to feed it to my dogs, and I was certainly grateful it wasn’t going into my body!
If food needs to be dyed to look like the organic food, it probably shouldn’t be consumed by anyone, not even a dog.
What unhealthy foods did you used to love that you would no longer touch?
May all beings be happy (and healthy)
What would you do differently if you got cancer, multiple sclerosis or diabetes?
What would you do differently if your children mimicked all of your behaviours?
What would you do differently if you found out that a friend you had a fall-out with was dying?
We often ask ourselves the happy versions of those questions, such as ‘what would I do if I won the lottery?’ but the not-so-happy questions can be even more life-changing than winning the lottery would be.
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2010, and the idea of injecting myself with a needle nearly every day for the rest of my life in the hope that it would delay the inevitable decline of my body, didn’t appeal to me. Instead, I set about reversing the damage I had done to my body, through detoxification measures and empowering my body with massive amounts of nutrition, mostly through wiser food choices.
My efforts paid off and within about 12 months I was healthier than I had been in many, many years. But in time I started plateauing with my health-research and I became a little more complacent with some of the food choices I made, amongst other things.
I wasn’t acting in an incredibly unhealthy way by any means, but I certainly wasn’t acting as though I had been given the prognosis only a year or 2 earlier that I may end up in a wheel chair.
Once you have been diagnosed with MS it is hard to ever forget it. If a person without MS sits in one position for too long and their foot starts going numb, they adjust their posture without a second thought. For someone diagnosed with MS, there is that lingering question “is this the start of a relapse?”
I would imagine that people who beat cancer would notice every lump, bump and freckle on their body in similar fashion for many years to come.
One day a couple of years back when I had become a little more complacent with my health efforts, I had a mini-freak out when after a few hours of bad posture in my chair at work, a nerve in my back was mildly pinched, shooting weird ‘nerve’ sensations down my legs.
At first I thought it was my worst nightmare but I soon realised that all I needed was to stretch my limbs a little more often and get back into yoga like I had done previously.
But this situation made me ask myself: “What would I do differently if MS did re-enter my life?”
What would I change? What would I do differently and what would I stop doing? I asked Candice the same question and we created a short list of lifestyle improvements we would implement, such as juicing more frequently, practicing yoga and meditation more diligently and ensuring a higher percentage of our diet was leafy greens.
Then, we decided not to wait until something went seriously wrong and started doing those things right away.
So seldom do people put preventative measures into place to avoid the ‘what if’ worst case scenarios with their health. Sure, many of us do but we also only tend to apply preventative measures we enjoy.
What do you know you could be doing more of or be doing more diligently that you have been trying to avoid? Daily meditation? More frequent juicing? Exercising more? Quitting your job? Mending a broken relationship? And what’s stopping you from doing it now?
You only get one body and one mind, take good care of it.
May all beings be happy,
PS: Did you know you can instantly download a copy of my 90 page info packed eBook ‘Blessed by MS’ right here? Or, if you prefer to read your books the old school way (I sure do!) then you can grab a hard copy right here. We ship to anywhere in the world!
I am so excited to share with you a little something I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. Here’s a sneak peek of one of the tasty and easy recipes from my soon-to-be released eBook WHOLESOME HOLIDAYS – with over 30 easy family recipes and a guide to nourish and satisfy through the silly season. You can grab your copy of WHOLESOME HOLIDAYS on 12th November – just a few short days away!
The reason I’m sharing this one in particular with you this week is because I had been searching for a long LONG time for the perfect white chocolate alternative before creating my own, and after hearing from many of you, I know you have been too. So, here you go… my caramel mulberry white chocolate recipe.
What you need:
2.5 cups cacao butter
1/2 cup dried white mulberries
2 tablespoons mesquite powder
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cacao nibs
How to make:
Finely grate cacao butter and place into a saucepan over low heat to melt down. When the butter turns to a clear-ish liquid (and all lumps have melted), take off the heat*. Then, in a high speed blender add melted cacao butter and the rest of the ingredients (except the cacao nibs and mulberries) and blend until super smooth, using the tamper tool if necessary. Stir through the cacao nibs and mulberries with a spoon. Line a shallow tray with baking paper and pour the mixture across to form an even and thin slab. Place in the freezer to chill overnight. Enjoy!
*I use the stove to lightly melt the cacao butter but if you wish to keep it truly raw you can “double boil”.
Have yourself a wonderful weekend and be sure to check back in next week to grab a copy of WHOLESOME HOLIDAYS! 🙂
We are in the midst of moving across the country again which means we need to consume the contents of our pantry and fridge… STAT!
It’s not such a bad thing because I LOVE creating tasty recipes to share and we LOVE eating! But it also means spending a lot of time in the kitchen whilst attempting to pack, study for my yoga teacher training and work on my second eBook (which is called ‘Wholesome Holidays‘ and is due out within the next 2 weeks!! EEEK, exciting!).
With my to-do list in the back of my mind, I set out to create a super simple raw mint chocolate recipe this morning. And when I left the kitchen, I was a little shocked and also delighted that this slice-o-heaven was what came out.
Whenever I step foot into the kitchen, I go in with a bit of a game plan, usually one created by my mind. But as with all areas of our life (and the kitchen is no different), I ALWAYS allow intuition and my heart to take over. I love that my heart takes me on such a beautiful journey and allows me to live and share from a place of pure love and compassion especially when it comes to food.
If you have my eBook Your Nutritious & Delicious Life, you would have heard me say that every recipe I create comes from this place and is why I often say that the secret ingredient is LOVE, because it really is!
This week is no different of course. Here’s my raw choc-mint crisp slice recipe which was created with so much love using my intuition and some of my favourite essential kitchen tools + ingredients. And when you are making it, I encourage you to do the same… follow your heart and your intuition. And if it tells you to add or take away a particular ingredient, then do it! You never know what will come out of your love-filled kitchen experience
What you need:
For the”biscuit” base…
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup walnuts
12 medjool dates, pitted
1 tablespoon cacao powder
Handful of cacao nibs
Pinch of salt
For the cream layer…
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1.5 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut cream
For the choc-mint crisp topping…
2.5 cups grated cacao butter
1 heaped cup cacao powder
3 tablespoons raw honey
4 tablespoons coconut cream
3/4 cup activated buckwheat (aka: “buckinis” – you can grab from Loving Earth)
1 – 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract (depends on how strong yours is)
How to make:
The “biscuit base”… add all ingredients to a food processor (I used my favourite Breville Kitchen Wizz Pro) and process into a dough. Line a 27cm x 16cm x 5cm rectangle dish with baking paper and press the base evenly across the bottom. Set to one side.
The cream layer… add all ingredients to a high speed blender (I use my trusty Froothie Optimum 9900), and blend until super smooth. Pour the cream layer over the biscuit base and place into the freezer for 15 – 20 minutes to harden.
The choc-mint crisp topping… place grated cacao into a saucepan over very low heat to melt down (or to keep completely raw, you can “double boil”. When the butter turns to a clear-ish liquid (and all lumps have melted), take off the heat and set aside. Sift cacao powder and stir through the cacao butter with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Take the dish out of the freezer, pour the choc-mint layer over the top and pop back into the freezer for an hour or so to set.
When ready to serve, remove from the dish, place onto a chopping board and cut into 18 even squares using a sharp knife. Keep stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week.
Have an incredible love-filled weekend my friend!
After 8 months in our humble rainforest abode, we’ve decided to move back across the country to my hometown of Perth.
If you’ve been following us for a while and have an inkling about our journey thus far, you may be wondering how we got to this decision and our reasons for choosing to walk down a new path… again.
Nature has transformed us
Our time in solitude… immersed in nature at the far north end of the country has transformed us immensely. We have been flipped upside down and inside out in the most painful and yet glorious way and one thing has really come to light since being here, is that we truly believe the only commitment we can make now is committing to THE TRUTH, not to consistency.
The truth is ever-changing, it is dependent upon the moment and each moment is different from the next. All I can commit to is how I feel right now, what is true for me right now and nothing else.
And right now, our truth and our hearts are leading us right back home… to ourselves and to a physical location on the other side of the country which we cannot deny IS our home.
It’s our life and we make the rules
For many people, a year-long lease, a declaration to the world and spending an entire life savings’ on such a big move across the country usually means we should “see it out” or stay and keep going no matter what. But where in the rule book of life does it say that you can’t change your dreams at any time, that you can’t make a different choice or a new decision whenever you like and how often you like?
This is our one beautiful life – we make our own rules! I am telling you now that it is perfectly OK to declare to the world that something is no longer your dream. It is perfectly OK to walk away from it at any time that feels right and it is perfectly OK to make a new dream.
It’s never too soon or too late for anything – any time you make a choice is the right time.
But all this “stuff” that happens around us is never really about the physical journey anyway – it is about our emotional and spiritual journey back home, to ourselves. When we honour the truth and strive for inner peace rather than outer perfection, we come to know who we really are and what it is that we truly desire. We come to know that everything is impermanent and that we can only be right here in this moment of now, because that is all there is.
Looking back now, I am slowly connecting the dots
And isn’t that the case in any situation… that we can only connect the dots looking backwards only once we are out at the other end? Only then can we really understand why it all needed to happen. Even then, sometimes we may not really know… however, we at least get a glimpse and that can be enough to provide us with some sort of closure, a releasing, or even a guiding light so that we can then move forward on the next leg of our journey.
How can we expect to move forward, if we hold on to tightly to the past – if we hold on so desperately to a dream that is no longer, or is not serving us in this present moment?
I think back to when I first arrived here in Cairns. A little scared, a little unsure, a little raw from leaving a once safe and guaranteed life. I found solace in observing nature, in practicing yoga and meditation… and in my sessions with a kinesiologist. Among many things, she said something which makes me laugh now. She said, “You won’t be here in Cairns longer than 10 months”. At the time, I thought she was a little crazy… we were signed up for a 12 month lease, we WERE going to stay for 12 months at least! But given everything else she knew about me from a mere glance in our initial consult, I now realise she couldn’t have been more spot on if she tried.
On many occasions in the last 29 years, I’ve felt that when you start something, you should finish it. Or at least that’s what I was taught in school. But if that were the case, I’d be lawyer, owner of a bar, interior designer, fashion designer, actress, marketing manager… the list goes on. The truth is, it’s not what I want anymore and I choose something different. It’s perfectly OK to begin and not see it out if that’s what your heart is telling you to do.
What’s the point in “completing” for the sake of completing when your heart is no longer in it?
So why did this all have to happen? I can give you a thousand reasons why we had to sell our house, relinquish much of our stuff and our money, quit our jobs, move to the rainforest (and then move back home again) – be it the beautiful people we’ve met along the way, the unbelievable opportunities we’ve been able to say yes (and no) to, and the tough challenges and speed bumps we’ve encountered that have allowed us to get to know ourselves in the most authentic way and bring us closer to our true nature.
But my biggest lesson of all is…
I have finally learnt to quit searching for all the answers ‘out there’ and instead to ask the big and meaningful questions of myself.
All that we seek is within us – all the peace, love and happiness – EVERYTHING. We cannot truly know something unless we first experience it for ourselves and it is all there to be experienced!
I’m not going to say I know all there is to know about life and that every day of my existence is filled with sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, because that is far from the truth. We’re still on this journey, and we may never really completely know. But what I can say is that with each step on our path, we are given opportunities to get to know ourselves and everything that happens was meant to, otherwise it wouldn’t have.
There’s a great proverb I am reminded of now when I find myself in the midst of a necessary but sometimes painful transformation…
SMOOTH SEAS DO NOT MAKE SKILLED SAILORS!
How can we possibly expect to get to know ourselves, to truly experience all that there is to experience in this world and to learn to surrender and let go unless we are faced with rocky waters and a little bit of turbulence every so often. I am not saying that life should be a struggle, but I really believe that when faced with the biggest challenges, we are able to learn and grow and become the very best versions of ourselves.
The big question is “but, why?”
It is not necessary to go into every single reason for yet another big move across the country. We’ve done it a few times now, and each time has been for a very unique reason – this one is no different. But if it helps you at all in anything you may personally be going through (or to understand even a little bit why we do what we do), I must reiterate again that we can only be committed to our truth, not consistency. This is the basis for all of our decisions.
My time here in nature, in one of the most spectacular parts of Australia, has been rewarding to say the least. It has cracked me open and allowed me to feel, experience and learn things about myself I never thought possible. It has allowed me to let go of everything (all of my stuff – physical and emotional) and all of my expectations of what life should look like. It has allowed me to carefully and oftentimes painfully peel away each layer to get to the core of myself, to know that what I was seeking I had within me all along.
What I do wish, is to bring my new learnings and my passion for living an authentic life to the people where I grew up and spent most of my life.
Having been involved in some wonderful projects here in Cairns, we realised that as much as we adore speaking to you here online (especially because we are able to connect with many of you across Australia AND in countless countries across the globe which I am forever grateful), we also wish to bring our business offline a little more… to be involved with you in person more often. It’s quite hard to do that when you live in a town with a population of 4,000. Location independence is brilliant, but when it comes to people-lovers like us, the isolation can really have its’ downfalls. But hey, the way I see it is that we wouldn’t have known unless we tried! And isn’t that the case for everything – how can you know whether something is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ for you unless you give it a go!
Depending on interest we would love to work with you in person in Perth… We have ideas and have spoken about group coaching, meditations and mini retreats and a few other goodies if they feel right when we are there. And we would even love to head across Australia again (and even across the world) for events and workshops – so we’re putting it out to the universe. Who knows what the future may hold. All I know is that we are remaining open to anything and everything and I encourage you to do the same.
So, what’s changing then?
We are planning to move soon… Curtis will be touching down mid November and I will be there after my yoga teacher training mid December.
As for our website and social media pages, nothing will be affected really. We are still going to be blogging and updating – our physical location changes nothing aside from the fact that if you’re in Perth, you may see us around wandering barefoot at the farmers markets and on the beach, plus we would LOVE to be able to work with you in person :). You may also notice the landscape change dramatically on my instagram updates – ‘aint no lush green rainforest in Perth, but there are sunsets over the ocean and they’re kinda the same thing. 😛
I just want to finish with this before I head off to begin the moving process and continue working on my second eBook: just because you change your mind, let go of a dream or walk away from something you once committed to does not mean you’ve failed. Thomas A. Edison once said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. And I say we’ve just found another way that is no longer suited to us in this moment.
Change is not failure, but fear of trying IS. [Click to tweet]
Be committed to the truth, not consistency. Consistency does not allow for the heart to make decisions, whereas the truth does – and this is where we want to live from.
Sending you so much love,
Candice (& Curtis) xx