A last exchange of looks between us, a flash of nervous grins, and then we run in. For a moment, nobody says anything except for a few involuntary whoops and gasps. But then the calmness comes over us, and we take a few long strokes out to where we can swim beyond the breaking waves. We turn around to look back along the coastline and marvel at how different the landscape looks from here; like Alice through the looking glass.
Bristol based beauty company, Wild Source Apothecary, kindly provided their pink clay mask for the goody bags at our recent event in London in January. Lou Archell caught up with founder, Katie Roath, to discover more about their products and studio.
As much as we might try to deny it, we are part of nature. Just like the trees and the flowers, seasonal shifts affect us and we thrive if we live in tandem with these. This year I’m committing to taking living seasonally more seriously and starting to mindfully shape my work and life around the seasons. To help me do this I’m looking to the ancient practice of Ayurveda.
I’d like to think I’ve had some of the worst period pains going. I once turned green at work and had to sit down behind the shop counter because of the pain. Pain that bad, that all the blood rushes away from your periphery, towards your pelvis, and you go a refreshing greeney-white colour. It’s not a good look. But that’s what period pain can do to us sometimes.