Can you feel it?...
The connection.. the love for Mother Nature, the earth, our home, us.
It’s a part of us and we can not survive without it.
We’ve been so caught up in creating, building, consuming that we’ve lost the connection and now our greed is killing our home.
Little by little a few of us are waking up and realising we need to change and that’s amazing.. But we need more connection, more love and more change to save ourselves and our Earth.
How am I making the change? Trying to consume less, make more conscious purchasing choices, recycling (when possible in this country 🤷🏼♀️) and spending more time in nature.
This is my favourite spot to take in nature in the UAE.. The Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi. It’s quiet, it’s natural... It’s my sanctuary to feel peace and real life in the UAE. 💚
How much do I weigh... 🤷🏼♀️ I threw out the scales a long time ago and I’ve felt so much better ever since! I think it’s awesome that @jameelajamilofficial is spreading the @i_weigh movement. 🙌🏻
In a society that mostly markets women to be skinny with being popular and more beautiful we need to feel valued in our unique beautiful qualities and not by how much we weigh. 💓
This is what #iweigh heavily in..
✨ Caring ✨ Empathetic ✨ Sensitive ✨ A loving supportive wife
✨ A cat mum
✨ A water lover, nature lover, animal lover
✨ Passionate about helping people, making them feel happy and comfortable ✨ Obsessed with traveling and experiencing different cultures, activities and places.
Thanks @clairefalconer__ For asking me to share this 🤗
What do you weigh?
I nominate @danaemercer @chiaraseidenaderfitness @gypsyfitdxb to also share what beautiful qualities they weigh in 💚💚
Follow your happy ☺️ This is my happy place in the UAE - on the water at the Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi. 🏝
I must admit.. it was pretty hard to come back to the UAE after spending 3 months in Switzerland, living next to the river, waking up and seeing green nature and fresh water everyday from my bedroom window, breathing in fresh air (no AC) the whole time, not having to drive at all, teaching Yoga outside and spending more time in nature. It definitely felt like a much healthier and more peaceful way to live. 😌
So that’s why @willyspirituales and I have decided to move to Abu Dhabi, we found a new home just 10 minutes walk from our boat/ business @wakeevo and the natural Eastern Mangroves National Park. 🍃
We have so many new plans and ventures here we are excited to share it with you all soon! 🤗
Yin alone cannot arise..
Yang alone cannot grow..
Yin and yang are divisible but not inseparable. 💞
Playing by the lake with the yang to my yin @willyspirituales during our last few days of summer in Europe. 💙
My most used mode of transportation these past 3 months - my @adidas Boosts 🙌🏻☺️
I haven’t driven a car in over 3 months and it’s been an amazing break! Usually in Dubai I drive for over 6 hours a day going from client to client so to have that extra time and less stress has been much needed! My legs were sore and in shock at first with all the walking that I rarely do in Dubai.. but honestly these trainers saved me. They are so comfy.. like walking on clouds!
I’ve always aspired to be a giver, a giver of good vibes, love, peace and happiness.. I’m so thankful that I’m able to work in my profession giving my knowledge and instructions to help people feel better in their bodies, mind and soul. 🙌🏻
Taking time to give back to myself this summer with new adventures in a different country, studying, working out in nature and a lot of inner work has also transformed me. These changes are good but growth is uncomfortable.. learning and moving on from challenges are our greatest life lessons. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Geneva lakeside wearing @nuxactive @fitplum and @emu_me espadrilles 📸 @samuelpython_photography
Just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchyyy 🎶 (and filled with healthy whole foods ☺️) #notcocopops and definitely what we should be feeding kids for breakfast rather than processed artificial sugar filled crap!
Who else remembers all the cereal jingles from them they were a kid and has random flashbacks of them?! 😂
My fav healthy breakfast when I’m craving a sweet fix and trying to resist pain au chocolats 😂
@myproteinae organic products
Say yes to life and see how life suddenly starts working for you, rather than against you. - #EckhartTolle my fav author, channeler, high priest of being present. 🙌🏻
As hard as some situations are in life if you surrender and accept them as a lesson then move on from them you will understand life has its own divine plan to help everything end up working out perfectly.. 🙏🏼✨
Wearing @myproteinae - Check out their website for the last few days of their Eid sale and extra discount with my code STEPHMP
📸 by @samuelpython_photography
Sundazed ✨🌻 ... Just trying to fit in with these beauties ☺️
I’m back after a little break from posting and shooting.. I’ve been taking some time off the gram to be fully present and enjoy the simple life here in Europe.. not worrying about taking photos and having to instagram everything. I’ve been spending lots of time in nature, taking in the beauty around me, cooling down with dips in the 10C degree river and consciously breathing in the fresh mountain air. 🙌🏻
(I still love photography and creating beautiful images so I won’t stop sharing them completely for now 😉)
@willyspirituales and I found this last blooming sunflower field on our way to Jura in Switzerland and I just had to stop and take time to play in them! .
Wearing @nuxactive @fitplum
Life is not always sunshine and rainbows.. but when it comes after hard work and patience you’re so much more grateful! 🙌🏻🌈
I love it when the Jet d’eau catches the sun at the right time and creates this magic! 😍
Wearing @nuxactive @fitplum
Running from my comfort zones like 🙋🏼♀️
I’ve packed up my home, put all my stuff in storage and taken time off my usual work in Dubai this summer not to just have a holiday but to focus more on working on myself. Pushing myself out of my comfort zones by living in a foreign speaking country and studying French, studying new therapy’s - sports massage & hypnotherapy, working on my cardio endurance - running more and hiking for 3 hours up steep mountains! 😰 It’s not easy.. and I feel stupid and weak at times but I keep pushing myself through it.
It’s so easy to continue doing what you’re good at but if it becomes too routine you become stagnant.. Never stop learning, growing and expanding 🙏🏼
Supported by @myproteinae activewear and boosted by @adidas Boosts
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. 💫
Don’t mind me.. just taking in all the magic around me. 😍
📸 by @samuelpython_photography capturing the last sun light glowing through my favourite fountain in Parc Jardin Anglais 🙌🏻
Loving the long summer days and golden hour glows in Geneva 🤩✨ .
Coming from Australia and Dubai I’m not used to such long days so it feels like I get 2 days in 1! It’s so good to see how active everyone is here later in the day too.. working out in the parks and running along the river & lake 🙌🏻
Double denim by @nuxactive @fitplum. Espadrilles @emu_me .
📷 by @samuelpython_photography
Considering I wear activewear 90% of the time... thought I’d mix it up a bit and surprise you all with a rare sighting in a pretty floaty dress ☺️💛 @blackcoralxo
Throwback to discovering all the pretty insta pic worthy corners at @elchiringuitodubai with @amandarushforth ✨
Celebrating International Yoga day by sharing, connecting and guiding a beautiful outdoor Yoga session with more than 12 different nationalities at this amazing place! Beautiful weather, beautiful nature and beautiful views. 😍🙌🏻
Yoga really is International and for every body, it’s a personal practice where we have to be fully with ourselves and our thoughts. Working through discomfort and challenging poses while having to remain calm and balanced.
I’m so grateful for Yoga and the connections it has helped me make with others and also within myself. 🙏🏼
Who did it better...
Moi or Jet d’eau? 💦😂
Nothing beats this impressive Geneva landmark of course! 😍
I’m starting to teach some Yoga classes while I’m here for the summer and this was our beautiful view yesterday while practicing in the lush green Park Jardin Anglais 😍💚 Practising outside in summer, in the fresh nature and amazing weather is my favourite!
Wearing @nuxactive @fitplum