It’s been been a while since I last blogged. Today’s post is less about raw food and more about the rawness of life, because my beautiful heart and soul sister Charlotte left her body on the 13th of April. Since then I’ve been immersed in the emotions and practicalities of a loved one passing.
There is something about someone dying that makes you look more closely at their being. I remember when my youngest sister died in 2004 I was determined that her life would be an inspiration to me, so it wouldn’t be a waste that she died so young. And her life was an inspiration. And still is.
My beloved Charlotte was one of the most vibrant, fun and creative people I’ve ever known. She was full of passion; completely, uniquely original. Now I add Charlotte’s life – her creativity, originality and unconditional belief in me – to my bower of gifts that departed loved ones have given me. I am so blessed to have known her, my beautiful heart sister and friend.
These last 3 months have been such a lesson in the impermanence of life. I’ve experienced two extremes: my two remaining grandparents leaving us at the ripe old ages of 96, being entirely ready to leave their weakened bodies behind; and then my beautiful cousin, 44, and Charlotte, 41, still so full of potential and of their dreams of life to come.
We never know how long we have so the last few months have made me even more aware of the importance of learning to live a good and happy life.
My Good Life Declaration
A good and happy life for me is about enjoying my time here, filling it with the things that bring me joy and fulfillment.
It’s about remembering that I am totally in control of my experience of life, even when unpredictable things happen. The perspective I choose is entirely within my control.
A good and happy life for me is about not overworking; giving myself the space and time to enjoy what I have, especially the small things.
It’s about continuing to teach myself how to not to get stressed or create stressful situations for myself, so I can experience calm and inner peace daily.
It’s about prioritising the people I love.
It’s about being inspired by life and inspiring others on their life journey.
It’s about having adventures and not being afraid to try new things, even if they might not work out.
It’s about doing more of the work that makes my soul sing; about following my heart and intuition, guiding and teaching people to love and treat themselves beautifully.
Today my heart is full of love and gratitude for life, with all its ups and downs. Thank you for bringing yourself to this place to read my words.
I send you love and light, for this big journey we are on together.
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