This little journey in life and business is inspired by my Nanna Stone.
I have an extremely eclectic family, but it is one that I am incredibly honoured to be within – particularly as we are unafraid of laying our souls bare.
My Nanna Stone was (and still is) particularly fragile. Haunted by a still birth and a husband who’s mind never returned back from the war, Georgina created a series of feel good traditions that she could retreat into whenever the mind static grew too loud.
Her safety zones were knitting (which meant new jumpers each winter), a (to die for) vegetable patch and cooking for her family each time they visited, which usually for us was 2 to 3 out of 4 Sundays per month.
My poppy heavily smoked inside so, with my allergies, I always spent the bulk of each visit outside doing handstands, playing soccer, visiting the fairies in Nanna’s flower gardens or learning at the heels of Nanna as she tended to her field of fruit and vegetables.
Whilst Dad fretted over the abundance of potatoes or the chaotic nature of the choco vine, Georgina in her own way would be carefree… knowing that time spent in her comfort space would feed her, my Poppy, our family and all her neighbours.
Life has been naturally detoxing in recent weeks, projects have come to a close, stresses have been left by the wayside and healthy habits have slowly crept through with the aim of living each day with purpose and intention.
A shift in consciousness, sort answers, a switch to raw and homegrown, graduating to daily exercise, finding balance through meditation, embracing positive communication patterns and being present during the creation of new traditions… all have made me aware that Barefoot Basics is more than a business model, it’s a way of life.
The result of daily change over the last 10 weeks means that I have greeted 2014 with open arms having already established the better, healthier and stronger habits that will allow for further growth and abundance.
“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ― Steve Maraboli