Hi, I'm Laura

Yoga teacher, writer, sailor, plant-powered, cancer-surviving, global mischief-maker 💫 

In the last 6 years (since breast cancer changed my life), I've trekked though the Peruvian Andes, lived in a tent for 4 months in an ashram, trained as a yoga teacher in the Bahamas and Spain (400hr RYT), worked on a boat in the Caribbean, got my heart broken by a girl from California, sailed across the Atlantic, volunteered at a refugee camp on Mount Olympus, raised over £30k for charity. Amongst all that, I've also fallen apart and put myself back together more times than Donald Trump's tweeted about 'fake news'. I want my healing to inspire yours.

Big Dreams

healthy body, peaceful mind, happy heart, published author,  sail around the world by 40

Love

the smell of new books, my 4 rescue pups, laughing my odd socks off, yoga magic, chef-y friends, epic playlists

Don't Love

the smell of cooking mushrooms, mindless TV, duck-pout selfies, over-thinking, matching socks

Most of us need healing, it doesn't have to be boring...

I am not this body

I am not this body

I am not this face.

I am not these scars.

I am not this body.

I am not this skin.

I am the soul that lives within. 

...I am the soul that lives within. - Rumi

A reminder whenever I feel shitty about myself, particularly my appearance.

What's the point of perfect anyway?

Without our kinks and quirks, we'd all look like plastic-faced, empty-headed Kartwatian robots.

There's so much more to be experienced and enjoyed once we get past trying to look perfect. Not having any mirrors at the ashram was insanely freeing. I didn't have even have my own clothes because I'd only planned to stay for the month of teacher training. My suitcase would only fit the bare essentials as I'd used the space for all my camping equipment, a few pairs of undies, and some yoga pants. When I made the last minute decision not to get on the plane home, I was given clothes and toiletries by new friends and strangers. 

How amazing is that? It didn't matter if they didn't fit perfectly, or if my new bag had holes in it. That stuff had history, it came with good karmic energy. Given freely, with good intentions, to be used for good intentions and with a grateful heart. 

Yes, I still went to Mac in Nassau and bought a couple of bits of make up, because I couldn't let go completely!! But the freedom from full length mirrors and worrying about appearances like we do in the 'real' world, was life changing. I miss that everyday. 

Anyway, attractiveness is not just visual. 

It's energetic, magnetic, chemical. It can't be painted on. Paint and make up = a mask (to hide behind).

The real you is your light. 

Your true nature is luminous. 

Remember that, forget the rest. 

White Fire - Mary Oliver

White Fire - Mary Oliver

The impermanence of things

The impermanence of things

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