Holy Moly, things started to cool down significantly here in Croatia, weather wise, not work. I woke up on Saturday to see many people had experienced the first drop of snow but due to heavy and never ending rain, majority of the snow faded quickly before I had any chance to see it. I love the snow but only if I don’t have to be getting around the city because that’s a legit nightmare.
Anyways, here’s a list of my weekly favourites and things you have also enjoy…
♥ Verve Party in New York
My dear friend and London mum, Anna Quick-Palmer held a traditionally luxe party celebrating women in the city of my dreams, New York where women of all backgrounds united as one. Anna recently launched a new community for women called Verve with the tagline “Women Better Together” which kinda speaks for itself and has strong links to charitable causes, something Anna has always been very passionate about. Click here for more information on membership.
This week I was asked for my personal input on domestic abuse and the damage caused without the physical nature of what it’s generally known for. The #SittingRightWithYou Campaign, which started in Greater Manchester UK, was introduced to raised awareness for the emotional and mental signs of domestic abuse. You can read more about it here.
♥ The Release of BACK TO LIFE (Official Video)
To me, this kind of isn’t a big deal because I’m getting used to opportunities like this and have a few more on the way but everyone else was messaging me going, “That is so cool!!!” and “Lucky you!!!“
Fre3 Fly and I struck a friendship after I approached him to use a few of his other original tracks in my earlier videos on YouTube, the days when I was terrified to speak in front of the camera. I loved his music from the start, it had a good vibe and energy to it so I was quite pleased when he asked me if I’d like to contribute my summer holiday videos for his latest video clip.
Back to Life is a track I loved instantly and given that it’s about being brought back to life, the lyrics worked well with the emotions I feel when I look back at videos of Emma and I together in Croatia. I literally have hundreds of hours of footage but so much of it is so personal and special, I’d like to keep it private. This video is a token to our decade long friendship, that has been dragged through the mud and through every kind of sunlight, through every obstacle and even though we are separated by many seas, we are still closer than ever. The setting of the song being in the only country in the world where i feel most connected to, Croatia, is also special. I have never felt more alive, more present and more successful than I do in the country I said I’ll always return to.
I hope you enjoy the song and the collection of our private memories.
♥ Masa Jewelry
I am absolutely loving this cluster necklace by local accessories designer, Masa Jewelry who sent me this one off piece to wear and love forever & ever. Thank you xx
♥ Fave Quote
“Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.” Niccolò Machiavelli
♥ Currently Reading
I’m back to re-reading my Bible, The 48 Laws of Power, a book that single handedly changed my life and way I saw people 5 years ago. Some people argue this book is one for psychotics while others say it’s essential for business and everyday life. Each to their own.
♥ Teal Swan
I am a massive Teal Swan fan, I love her videos, I love her analogies and the way she gels together psychology and spirituality. This video really stood out to me because over the past few months, particularly since getting sober, I’ve been trying to revisit my childhood and pinpoint at what exact moment I began my co-dependent attachment trauma. Maybe to you this isn’t important but I’m one of those people who like to understand why I feel the way that I feel. This is the first time in my life I have actually felt anything because my earliest memories have been invalidated which is why I always felt numb and inhuman. I also want to revisit and understand why I used to cut myself when I was a teenager because back then, that way my form of alcohol abuse and coping mechanism. I’m just very curious at the moment and Teal Swan has been a saviour in a few of my questions to myself.
“You can’t feel loved by who you are, plain and simply it’s because your entire identity, which we call the ego, is formed completely out of the things that made you exist for your parents.”
♥ 10 Weeks Sober
It’s way too early to talk about my sobriety, why I needed it and what it has done for me, this I know however, every Sunday is a sober celebration. I didn’t actually think that people I’d come across in Croatia would understand or respect my new path but I’m surprised at the level of understanding. I will be opening up in great detail about high-functioning alcoholism, how I dealt with it and what the benefits of going sober are in a few YouTube videos early next year but right now I am not ready for that dialogue on Camera. Like I could do it now but it wouldn’t be as powerful as later down the track.
Hope you all have a great week! x