Some of you may already know Alice from her down to earth, heartwarming and inspirational presence on social media as Alice in Healthy Land.
Alice is a nurse, wife, mumma to two beautiful little souls and a fur baby, and so, so much more. Her presence on social media is one that can't be missed. Alice is as raw and real as they come when it comes to sharing her daily life through pictures and her grounded writing. She is also an avid healthy recipe creator and lifestyle blogger, sharing everything from her signature 'Breakfast Loaf' (it's one of my personal favourite go-to recipes!), to sharing her journey as a mother, including all the ups and the downs. There is so much sparkle in the world because of Alice, I know personally that I am forever grateful to have crossed paths with her and also to know her on a personal level, she is most definitely a game changer.
Alice is also (excitingly) the very first Featured Soul guest on SPARKLE on darling, so I am absolutely bursting to share this very special segment of my blog with you.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and read on to get inspired and feel a little warm inside..
What is on your bedside table at the moment?
My book - The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle.
My "Haus Fleur Violet" lavender spray (http://hausfleur.bigcartel.com/product/violet) to help me sleep at night.
A photo of my family (Dave - my hubby, Cruz – my son, Bump & Evie our pup).
In 3 words describe YOU.
Dedicated, Nurturing & Tender Hearted.
When did your journey begin, what was your turning point?
My journey began at birth (ha is that cheeky), no but I truly believe that every life experience is a learning curve, even if it’s a negative one. My turning point for me though was accepting myself and all my flaws. Being proud of my journey and loving myself for who I am. This happened when I became a mumma at 28. I truly appreciated my worth and respected my body. It was truly something special to experience this.
Where do you find inspiration, and how do you turn this into motivation?
Oh I find inspiration in so many things, in my environmental surroundings, in my loved ones, in quotes, I am inspired and empowered by people I have never met. I turn it into motivation by writing it down or creating a vision board. If I can see it, I can believe it.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone wanting to start their own journey towards their best self and life, what would it be?
Start now! Whatever it takes, because once you start this journey towards this life you won't want to stop.
Favourite quote/mantra you hold close to your heart?
Oh I have so many, but these two are my favourite!
"Follow your heart, but take your brain with you." - Unknown
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." - Thich Nhat Hanh
Lastly, what is your WHY? Your focus every day to get up and go again, the thing that makes you jump out of bed in the morning and share your sparkle with The Universe?
Hands down the love I have for my Husband, my Son, my unborn child and my furbaby Evie. They truly inspire me to make the most of my life and get what I can out of the day!
Thank you so much Alice for allowing my readers to have the pleasure of 'meeting' your sparkly self. I'll be forever grateful for the opportunity to have had you a part of this new chapter with me.
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I hope you enjoyed the very first Featured Soul Q+A guest post as much as I did. Make sure to subscribe to SPARKLE on darling back on the home page to ensure you don't miss the next one, I cannot wait to continue to share stories of the people who have had such a big impact on my life with you.
All my love,