So where to even begin!?
Something tells me that l shouldn’t leave it so long in-between each newsletter, because sooooo much seems to happen!?
I had every intention of writing about all of the things, events and small goals Soul Stories has achieved over these last few months, but l figured we would all be here for quite some time…
Instead l’m going to ask you what l asked at the beginning of my adults dance class a few days ago, “What is ‘one’ thing in your life right now that you don’t like or would dream of changing? Something that might get you down and wish was somehow different?”
When l gently asked them to think about it, l felt a sense of sadness, dis-ease ~ maybe even hint of hopelessness… Then right at the end of an empowering, upbeat & sweaty class (not to mention feeling super proud of their achievements over 4 weeks) ~ l reminded them about that ‘one’ thing they weren’t happy with and then sternly asked them, “So what are YOU going to do about it? What are the steps that YOU are going to take to create change about this one thing that takes your smile away? YOU are in charge of your life & YOU get to decide how to live it every day! Life is way too short, so keep trying to find your happy in everything that you do. YOU are more capable than you realise ~ so keep this feeling right now and don’t be afraid to try everything to better your one shot life!
Heads were held high and energies had shifted to strength…
l felt their souls strong, proud ~ and l’m sure they realised that what they had achieved in 4 dance classes was merely a snippet of what they could carry with them outside the studio and apply to their lives…
There is no excuse. We must keep striving to be the best version of ourself – keep working hard, pushing fears out of comfort zones and challenging our lives in every way. It’s so important to really live life whilst we are alive, doing things that gets you blood pumping and heart beating faster. Keep striving to find passion within your soul ~ not just going through the same motions day in, day out. We all know that’s not fun or happiness, nor living at all…
Sooooo, moving right a long, just a quick mention to say how grateful l am to have restocked some cards/prints to existing boutiques and even more excited to add some brand new places to the website.
Sprout Eden ~ Eden (new)
Pambula Wholefoods ~ Pambula (new)
Secret Spell ~ Merimbula (coming soon, new)
Earth Song Wellness Centre ~ Cooma (new)
Feather & Twine ~ Healesville
Dyoligy ~ Traralgon
Check out some upcoming Events & Fundraisers Soul Stories has jumped onboard with:
Beyond Blue – Charity Auction Night
Little Lion Hearts Online Auction Fundraiser
Comedy 4 Karma – Fundraising for Daylesford Dharma School
World Vegan Day 2016 ~ Melbourne
Heyfield Food & Wine Festival
Save A Cow ~ Sponsorship SAC Australia
You can keep up to date on these kinda events by clicking HERE
Warm Fuzzies that lm a little bit chuffed about:
Be sure to check out Soul Stories premiere Calendar for next year!
Last day to snap up the pre-sale ‘discount’ ~ ends October 1st!
Much love and gratitude to all those who have already grabbed one or two or five or 15!!?? WOW!
And a mega thanks to the incredible Belinda Strong (my dear friend & talented illustrator/graphic designer) who patiently worked by my side to bring this beautiful project to life.
And if you have never heard of IndieLove Magazine – then take a sneaky peek of issue #3 as Soul Stories gets a two page mention. A local online & print Magazine ~ showcasing independent authors, musicians, artists, film/actorsactors & travel etc… An up and coming magazine that will definitely inspire you to get your creative pants on.
Last big of goss, we still have about 55 limited edition & eco friendly
~ i dream of jeanne ~ tote bags remaining (series 2) and 24 limited edition & eco friendly Mindful Mats up for grabs.
Beautiful ideas for christmas gifts, not only for others but for YOURSELF too!
All of my big love and gratitude to my wonderful supporters – l honestly can not say it enough. Thank you so much to help me step a little closer to my dreams of living off what l love to do most of all ~ to help, heal and inspire…
Much love & laughter, xt
Fav albums this month: Birds of Tokyo ~ Birds of Tokyo, Lemonade ~ Beyonce
and Wilder Mind ~ Mumford & Sons
Currently reading: Big Magic ~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Open Randomly ~ Ally Hamilton
and For One More Day ~ Mitch Albom
U Tube Inspiration: Gary Vaynerchuk & Shots of Awe ~ Jason Silva
Fav cafe/boutique: Sprout Eden & The Nutrition Pod
Do yourself a favour: Book an infrared sauna session
Pay It Forward Moment: Leaving pieces of Soul Stories art in random places that l have
travelled to this month…
New Places Visited: Cooma & Kalaru, N.S.W
Live Event Coming Up: Kinky Boots
Current Mood: Open heart, open to possibilities…
Daily Soul Stories
The time will come
when you find
softness & beauty
in the hurt
they left behind…
© August 2 .16