Love is Like Bare Feet on Wet Grass

I’m the sort of person to fall in love easily. If I allow myself to, I would fall in love every single day. I fall in love with boys and my soul sisters, my family and strangers, animals and Mother Nature. I see a beauty in all people and things, even people I don’t know (hello, the wise man on The Project on telly). I find that I can be loving someone who doesn’t feel the same way. That’s alright though, to love at all is a miracle.

I find that when I am alone and no one to complement or talk to or touch I think of the boy I love and who inspires me the most. The love that I have for him, and the powerful love that he holds keeps me warm and full and happy.

I’m a bit of a hopeless (and, ehem major) romantic and it is messy, really messy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way because I feel bad for the people that are scared of love.

If only everyone could love like this.

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Happy Weekend!

Brittany xx

Food for Your Soul and Crazy Amounts of Passion

I just would like to say that I have no qualifications in food or a life time experience of clean thinking. These are my thoughts and hopefully powerful words that I have felt guided to share.


A post I read from one of the most soulful people I know, James Lonergan, really got me thinking. It totally slapped me in the face on what REALLY matters. In the past I totally would have changed everything I believe in, though this time I stayed grounded in who I am…but totally took on his rad words. James wrote about how he used to be all about the best food and raw and vegan. Almost as though he were narrow minded about food and living organically. He is questioning it all though, being the perfect example of constantly changing and evolving our body, mind the beliefs. (Do it people! It’s fun!)

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I realised that I had been doing the same thing. Not as extreme. I think a lot of other people get into this state of mind where only one way of living is best for them, and sometimes others. I can’t speak for others but in my mind organic food and herbs were EVERYTHING. They would heal me, all of me, including my state of mind. I thought eating clean and high vibe-ing foods would be the easy way to being connected to my purpose in life, my authentic soul. Boy was I wrong.

It wasn’t working, a shock. I was still a reck more or less. I know other people feel this way, and it isn’t anything new. There are people that have caught onto this years and years and years before I did, and they have been putting this out into the universe. But for me, the pivotal moment only happened a few weeks ago.

FOOD ISN’T THE ONE THING THAT WILL HEAL YOU!

Don’t get me wrong, high quality, wholesome food and water will never be bad for you. And I will always surround myself and my family with organic foods. Though there is something else, that I think should come above food. Your mind and spirituality! I think spending time to reflect, get in tune with, and detoxify your thoughts is far better than trying to stop those not so nice feelings with food (healthy or not) and other vices. It isn’t about that! I have to tell myself that the emptiness isn’t in my full stomach and can’t be filled with any of the high-vibe-packed-with-love food. It is taking time to step out into nature, recognising those poisonous words you are hammering yourself with and seeing love instead, laughing with a friend, reading a book that you love… it is taking a walk, spending time with family, helping people less fortunate, gardening… Anything your soul loves to do. For me I feel like because I came from the earth it is my duty (and total pleasure) to give back whenever I can and nurture Earth. I know it may sound hippie and like spiritual woo woo but I don’t care because it is like a three course meal for my soul.

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While food and water are essential for our health and… well, to stay alive, I have found that anything that isn’t food related that I truly love will fill me up. I can spend hours studying creative writing or gardening, adventuring, planting and tending to seedlings that I will in time harvest, and dancing to music and know that when my body needs fuel or replenishment it will tell me… and I will listen. Oh, I will totally listen because I don’t want anything to stop me from enjoying what now matters the most to me. Doing what fills up every inch of my being and shines from my pores like little beams! !@#$@#$!

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I can feel the excitement already!

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So. Going back to what I said about food never being bad. It’s true I guess but it can be dangerous and make massive wave inside you. Under eating will stop you from reaching your highest loving self, and over eating will do the same thing. How do you know? Well, it will probably sound obvious. Listen to your body! It has this amazing ability to talk to you, you just have to be attuned to these subtle (sometimes massive) messages.

Diet isn’t everything lovely people! I know the media is really pushing all of this really healthy food, which is great! More people need to be aware of this, but don’t get trapped into thinking that diet is everything. Because it isn’t. It is part of a healthy life, not the main chorus.

So, what can you do to become more in tune with your body? What can you do to fill up your soul and make you fuller than food?
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The first step is wanting to make the change! From there it is easy as long as you want it.

Brittany xx

Constant Reality

It’s been a while since I last posted. And honestly life has been full, but I also just haven’t felt like sharing my new realisation. I have written about something similar but I think that was just the tip of the iceberg of my realisation. I pray this isn’t a broken record for you, but that it hopefully makes you take a step back and  say, ‘Why am I trying to be this person that I’m not?’ It was rainy yesterday, I had finished playing with my little sisters enviously long hair, I had helped her with a school photography project (Computers suck sometimes) and I actually had nothing else to do. So, I sat down with one of my many note pads, you know the really cheep ones that are necessary for writers and creators but are so not pretty. Anyway, I started to blurt out everything I was thinking and in the end I looked at my crazy scribbles and said to myself, ‘I’m ready.’

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I’m not mainstream. I have always tried to be, because it was just easy that way, but I always come back to the wide-eyed-wondering-off daydreamer that I am. I don’t think that I will ever be able to fit into the box that my mum and nana keep with my name on it. I believe they hold it close to their hearts because they love me dearly and want only the best for me.

I don’t want to be in a box or a cage or a fenced off field! I want to dream up red wings of passion all of my own so I can tie them to ma body and fly where ever and when ever my soul pleases. I want to feel every emotion that there is… and still come back to love every time.

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My authentic self scares me a little because I’m not sure i will find a man that will be able to live with my sensitivity, uncontrollable urges to step outside to bare all to Mother Earth, my desire to constantly seek NEW and different, my single-mindedness when I am writing, or the crazy-healthy weird things that I feed my body. I worry that I don’t fit into my environment anymore, now that i have come to this realisation of… ME. Each day I stay here is a day lost.

I am a fish out of water!

So I am constantly itching to move overseas to Sweden, Germany, Tahoe (California), or place to accommodate my dreams of sustainable living because I would love to live in a forest.

I am not mainstream. I day dream constantly, I act out scenes for whatever book I am writing. I don’t know what it is like to be ‘normal’ anymore. I am constantly having people look at me weirdly or sound shocked because I have just told them that I don’t eat meat or processed foods / don’t use anything plastic / that the green juice and smoothie are both for my lunch because it is just one of those green days. I am constantly shocking people and while a part of me loves it, I want to be around people that reflect my life choices, and will be right next to me as I wash down that green juice with a equally as green smoothie. I do love being able to leave people wondering. Yeah, it will take me a little longer to find the right man, the right job, right, home, and the right environment and people… but that’s okay sometimes because I know know who I am and why I have never fit in.

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Brittany xx

Make Time for the Things That You Love


“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” ~ Wayne Dyer


I always hear people say ‘I didn’t have enough time.’ or ‘I’m too busy to do what I really want.’ Mostly the first is because they didn’t do the washing or sweep out the kitchen floor. We all are guilty of putting what needs to be done over what we actually want to do. I do it, but am so much better now because I take time to do what I love… what excites my soul. Read this earlier post I shared about exciting your soul and a fun local adventure I took. Mostly it is just the little things like stopping at a choice spot to take photos, drinking whatever tea I feel like, stepping outside to feel that insane one-ness with the earth, or once a week going to my favourite 100% organic cafe to spend a bit of my savings on a ‘MEANIE’ green juice (nothing but greens), a super-powers smoothie or a meal if I am feeling hungry enough. They are little things but I do them often and they bring joy, grounding, love, and light into my life.

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So, I urge you to do more of what you love because why the hell not, right!? 

I hope you have had a relaxing and replenishing Sunday, and that you week ahead is filled with little adventures to a cup of tea, a great book or even a back street that calls to you.

Brittany xx

On Being Fulfilled

It has only been these past few months that I have completely noticed and been willingly out-of-this-world-gobsmaked by Mother Nature. I know, it’s bad! But I am doing so much better now. Call me a hippie, but I can find myself totally fulfilled when surrounded by Mother Earth. Of course I’m not a hippie, and you don’t have to be one to fully appreciate this head spinning-ly amazing earth we live on. Oh, and don’t even get me started on how badly we have and continue to treat this super powerful lady earth because I will go on for hours.

I find that I can be inside all day, eek!, or buy a very seldom magazine, or spend a little too much time on my laptop and feel totally unbalanced and not even close to being fulfilled. Yet, as soon as I step bare footed outside I feel something move through me, a gentle energy. I literally have no choice but to lie down on the cool damp grass as the Autumn night descends and mosquitos over take the butterflies. If the earth slowly grew vines and roots over my body, and swallowed me whole I think that I would be alright with that.

My point of this post is to get you to think a bit more about what makes you truly fulfilled. I bet it wont be anything to do with technology. Could it be preparing a healthy and beautiful meal with love and intention? Going to the beach to eat your lunch? Gardening? Playing some sort of sport outside or going to a run on a powerful forest track? Seriously it could be anything. Have a think about it, then do more of it! Why? Um, how about because you are crazy amazing and beautiful. You deserve it, Honey.

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Take time to do what makes your soul happy.


I am planning to post a recipe soon, I have few in mind so I just have to pick one. I promise that it will taste amaze-balls.

Brittany xx

A New Adventure and My Thoughts on Fear

I was planning on posting something on a sort of love of mine at the moment, but something came up today and I just had to tell you about it. I am only sorry that I didn’t take more photos…

I took my film camera on this adventure today, my seven year old GE digital camera has chomped through new batteries within two days, so I didn’t get many photos. This place was just beautiful, though. Mount Mee in Brisbane is lush and cool this time of year. Cows are grazing, horse’s resting their heads on the rump of another, rolling hills are bathed in sun, rows and rows of thick avocado trees grow in fields, and there are mind-blowing greenilicious fields of grass and wild flowers. I have been to Mount Mee and a few of the places we passed by, but today I saw it all differently. Since this change, of trying to have both big and little adventures as frequents as possible, I haven’t traveled as far as I did today though. It was only about half an hour each way, but I watched the scenery change from ocean and sand and too many buildings, too green fields and rolling hills and seldom houses. The weather was the perfect Autumn mix of cool winds and warming sun. Perfect for this little adventure of mine.

What made today different was how I got to Mount Mee. I was a motorbike!! This brings me to my thoughts on fear. I have always declined when my step-dad asked if I wanted to ride on the back of his on-road bike. I am still not completely sure why I avoided bikes. I rode dirt bikes all the time when I was younger. So why now is it that I suddenly didn’t want to get on one? I don’t know. The only way I can explain it is that Fear made it perfectly rational. Fear stopped me from getting on the back of my step-dad’s bike. Fear is like that, it will hold you back and stop you from leaving your perfectly safe comfort zone… AND it will do it in such a way that it seems perfectly all right not to. This Fear could stem from something that your family told you as a child, a bad experience, or even from the media. “You wont be happy unless you are rocking the little red bikini and have three hot guys chasing after you and your tanned girlfriends while you laugh, showing off your pearly whites.” heard of this? Yeah, Fear (or your Ego) hammers you over and over until you are left with drug or alcohol dependancy problems, self-confidence problems or a number of other self love issues.

Yuck!

I used to be like that, and sometimes I still let Fear whisper mean things about my body and my life in my ears. I think that that is inevitable when you live in a class, beauty and materialistic driven society. But you can choose to see Love instead! Yay! And when you see Love over Fear or Ego some pretty amazing things happen, the Universe gives you so much!

Anyway, I was under the delusion that getting on the back of a motorbike would be the end of me! But last night I agreed to go on a ride the next day. A lovely family friend allowed this complete amateur (lil’ ol’ me) to get on the back of his bike. He told me that he would drive slower and that he was sure I would really enjoy the ride. I pulled a face and everyone laughed but I got on anyway. I found that when I was looking at this big, and slightly imitating, bike all I was worried about was scratching the shiny surface with my totally inappropriate hipster lace-ups. I wasn’t scared for even a moment whole on that bike. The cool wind felt refreshing against my skin, the weightless feeling while driving along (NO SEAT BELT! WOOOT! I was told not to sound so surprised by that), the breathtakingly green fields and stunning views of the far off hills and ocean all overwhelmed me in the best way and I felt like I was born to be on the back of a bike. All my worries about my future, stress and impurities left me (the speed we were going ripped them out of my pours if I am being honest). It also left my hair a total mess of knots and my face slightly pink…

Oh! And the bees! There was this little church that was open for the public to walk through (thank you kind and trusting people!). The church itself was small and old but well kept, but the flowers…oh yes, that was love at first sight. There were flowers EVERYWHERE! And I am not even over-exaggerating. It was so picturesque AND there were bees everywhere. Through the occasional sound of the motorbikes zoooooming past, you were able to hear the delicate buzzing of those little wonders.

I was in heaven, no pun intended.

These are some of the very few photos from my mum’s phone. I plan to trip back there in my tiny car with a green juice and a picnic lunch so I can stop and take photos without pissing off an otherwise pleasant family friend (oh and with a paper bag filled with batteries for my beloved camera).


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I hope your weekends where even more magical than mine was.

Brittany xx

Autumn Weekend Loves

I have taken a vow for this weekend! I think that you should join in on this to, lovelies. I am going to indulge this weekend. Now before you start picturing some faceless girl pigging out on chocolate, ice cream and anything else she can get her sticky fingers on I should probably clarify what I mean by indulge. No matter what stage of my life I was at I never viewed the act of indulging with a direct link to junk food. To me that just isn’t very appealing. Treating my body in such ways actually make me sick. In my eyes indulging is quite the contrary! I think of long walks, beach hangs, scented salt baths, finally using that City Beach voucher from Christmas to purch-ass (<<sorry) a super cute and flattering summer dress, giving myself a facial, soaking my feet, fun banters with my step-dad, foam rolling my tender muscles… simple, cheap relaxing and oh so rewarding. You SO have to get in on this!!! How can you give your job and the people in your life the very best of you if you don’t pay your beautiful self some much needed attention…? The answer is you can’t or you do and you feel totally drained and empty before the weekend comes. Drop responsibilities for even just half an hour, or take your kids /friends/lover outside and have a picnic or chill-sesh on the grass under a shady tree.

I have a dilemma, though. Turns out that I woke up with the need to clean the whole house and be super productive (talk about bad timing, right). So, I had a banana with breakfast and got it all done early. Some serious speed racer action went on in this house. Ahh! Now I can settle into relaxing and taking care of my body and soul.

So, here are some snaps that I hope will get you into the self-lovin’ spirit. Barefoot in the yard, laying in soft cool bedsheets, being insanely present with (wo)mans best friend, favourite Instagram accounts, big boots at the front door, Matcha tea and cute little skirts.

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That list of things that could be done can wait, at least until tomorrow. I am off to have a rose scented bath. What’s your indulgence this weekend?

Much love, and hoping you all have a wonderful weekend. xx