"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
On the cusp of selling our London home, I’m deeply reminded that home truly is where the heart is. But what does that mean? Well before I answer that, first may I ask you, Do you ever feel like you want a change? Do you want to move city, career, or out of a relationship – to experience life in a whole new way? I get it – I’ve been there and I’m here to tell you it’s never too late to change the trajectory of your life. Gain clarity on your life now with this simple exercise.
Nine years ago I was inspired by this beautiful yogini, Tara Lee, who helped me find and instil peace and strength during both my pregnancies. She radiates such calm and joy and I would always think to myself "I want some of that! How do I get that?" And it was because of her I was inspired to continue and explore yoga as a student and eventually teacher. It was an honour and pleasure to have spoken with Tara this week. And it's no secret why she's notably "one of the top 5 teachers in the UK today" (Evening Standard). Through yoga, Tara is changing the experience of motherhood—and life—for women throughout the U.K. and abroad. For those of you interested in practicing with Tara keep reading for a chance to win one of her award-winning DVDs!
It's nearly one year to the day, my father, William Keeler, passed away on June 14th, 2015. How fitting it was to share my story about how his passing directly influenced and inspired me to be of greater service in this world. Last night while speaking at Hub Dot London's event “Making the World a Better Place”, at the magical Petersham Nurseries, something happened that's never happened before. At one point I blanked and forgot what I was supposed to say next. I knew my story, my speech, so how could this have possibly happened to me? I’ve spoken on stage before, I’ve led classes and workshops, and facilitated retreat – surely this should not have been any different right? Well it was.
Every month I'll feature an inspiring entrepreneur, a thought leader, a mover and shaker, who is changing the world one idea and person at a time. I'll highlight people from all around the world that inspire me and hopefully they'll inspire you too. This month I sit down and chat with the lovely Hub Dot's Founder Simona Barbieri. Hub Dot is an international online community and curator of events for women, going from strength to strength.
Lately, I have been hearing all about the stress and anxiety of parents getting their kids into the ‘right school,’ passing the 7+ or the 11+. Normally calm and relaxed parents have become screaming messes and super-powered CEO mums and Magazine Editor mums have been put on anti-depressants, diazepam and other anxiolytics due to the stress of their children’s exams.
Isn’t it time for us to realise that this is really not the way to go? Shouldn’t we be kinder to ourselves? Here, I have interviewed Leslie Saglio, a local Yoga teacher who has started teaching at the brand new, beautiful West London Buddhist Centre on how to become more zen. She is also a Wellness Coach, a Reiki practitioner and a mother of 2 living in Notting Hill. She helped launch Serene Social in the UK last year, is a contributor to the US site MindBodyGreen and is a Brand Ambassador for the eco-friendly lifestyle apparel company Wellicious, based in Notting Hill.