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✨K a t e C l a r k e πŸ’Ž  πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ in NZ🌏 holistic health coach creating a life of passion & purpose inspiring others to feel empowered in their health + life✌🏼️🌟#LusciousLifeDesign

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Family time out at the beach πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸΆπŸΆ My boys and I went for a sunset walk after Puppy PreSchool... they're doing so good listening, they can sit and stay, come when they're called and they're still learning the leashes. They walked without them and stayed right with us.
I'm having so much fun spending time with Thom and them. Taking some time out to get out of the house and enjoy some quality time in nature was absolutely part of my self care plan. πŸ™πŸΌβ˜€οΈ #selfcaresociety #slideformore
#lusciouslifedesign #empoweredhealthwithkate #intentionalliving #ahiparadise #beachwalk #healthcoach #holistichealth

Things have been a bit go go go around here lately and I've felt my self care slipping.... so instead of pushing harder and doing more today, this afternoon I chose hydration puppy cuddles and catching up on an episode of Grey's Anatomy as priority to recharge. Doing something for me. And then the things will get done.
Even I need this reminder once in a while.
#selfcaresociety
#intentionalliving
#lusciouslifedesign
#puppycuddles

Yesterday I got my car valeted for the first time in.... ever.
I used to think that I 'couldn't afford it' or I shouldn't be spending money on things I could do myself, but since doing more work around Self Care, my perspective has completely changed.
Every time I'd in my car it would set off a list of what I should be doing, how I needed to clean it, I'd clean and there would still be dust in the cracks & crevices... it was a trigger of frustration.
Getting it valeted was an intentional act of self care πŸ’œ
πŸš— They picked it up and dropped it off from where I was teaching, so I didn't have to create or find any extra time in my day
πŸš™It's so much cleaner inside & out than I could ever do on my own!
Now when I get in the car, I feel great that it's done, and remind myself that I am worthy of simple pleasures and things that make life easier! I don't have to soldier on and do everything myself, I can leave it in the hands of the experts.
I did a local small business start up course late last year, and connected with a couple who'd started their valet business - and there's nothing I love more than supporting people who are bold enough to go for it. I highly recommend Baker Valet Services - an quality job well done, and excellent value!
So if your car drives you nuts or is on your 'should' list that you beat yourself up about, do yourself a Self Care treat and let a professional handle it. You won't regret it.
#selfcaresociety #cleancar #valet
#holistichealth #healthcoach #lusciouslifedesign #farnorth #mentalspace #alfaromeo #intentionalliving

What the first word that comes to mind when asked to describe YOUR body??? When I hosted a screening of Embrace the Documentary last week, these were the results from the 40 women who joined us. I had each anonymously write their word on a post it note pad.
This is another element of the ongoing conversation I am facilitating around body image - how do we see ourselves? How do we see each other?
How do you feel about the words selected? Is there one that resonates with you? What stands out the most?
Afterall, our inner dialogue shapes our experiences.
There are no wrong answers here, this is our starting point - the line in the sand.
#ihaveembraced #bodyimagemovement
#selfcaresociety #holistichealth #healthcoach #bodypositivity
#lusciouslifedesign #bodyimage

'We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in the still water we can see.'
-Zen saying
We don't just learn by doing, we learn by reflecting on what we've done.
Taking that time for reflection is vital - it's a part of every primary classroom teachers practice, but as adults, are you creating that space for yourself and making it a priority to check in with yourself and reflect on how things are going?
I have noticed myself that I've had plenty on my plate, and I could feel my body whispering and hinting that's time that Self Care be a top priority again.
So time out on the deck at sunset was my first choice. I'm so glad I've got the #selfcaresociety as a support system. Not only do I support women in their journey towards radical self care, but the encouragement goes both ways in reminding me to fill my cup as well πŸ™πŸΌ Looking to up your self care game? I'd love to support you too. πŸ‘‰πŸΌ send me an email at hello@kateclarke.co.nz with the subject 'Self Care Society'
#lusciouslifedesign
#holistichealth #healthcoach
#ahiparadise #sunset #nzlife #selfcare

Great news for your guts - Kaitaia Pak n Sav is stocking all the Coconut Yogurt selection at the moment! πŸ™πŸΌ πŸŽ‰ πŸ˜‹ 2 great NZ companies - @raglancoconutyoghurt @ @cathedralcovenaturals
Now, the trick is for people to continue to buy them, so that they don't cut them!
I've been known to make my own, it let's face it, it's also fun to buy flavours and the ease & convenience of it being ready is nice too.
Have you tried coconut yogurt? 🌴
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#empoweredhealthwithkate
#lusciouslifedesign #selfcaresociety

After school Christmas party for 2 ✌🏼 The long awaited Christmas parcel from my parents arrived today! Mum surprises us with the cutest neat stuff that she finds and thinks of us - but my favourite part is always that classic taste of home, the DULSE (dried seaweed). It's a powerhouse jam packed with nutrients - iodine, potassium, copper + zinc. I can't get enough of the stuff!
What's one of your 'taste of home' things that you crave when you're away?! #tasteofnovascotia
#lusciouslifedesign
#healthcoach #holistichealth
#nzlife #selfcaresociety

Post-paddle boarding swim on the East Coast this afternoon, enjoying a sunny Sunday β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ way too hot not to!

The golden nectarines from my Kai Box this were just the sweetest! So perfect to enjoy on a hot afternoon πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ #kaiboxkaitaia
#eatlocal
#holistichealth
#selfcaresociety
#lusciouslifedesign

πŸ™‹πŸ½ Tell me I'm not the only one πŸ™ˆ

Especially in this weekend's heat!
Pale straw, amber or honey urine colour generally means that you are either drinking a lot of fluid (or you are taking a diuretic drug that forces the body to get rid of excess water). Darker urine colour is usually a sign that you're not drinking enough fluid.

Your body leaves clues. Do you pay attention?
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#selfcaresociety
#holistichealth
#hydration

Loo with a view 🌺

My morning skincare routine had an added element of nature this morning, as the old fashioned windows opened onto the fresh flowers (I think they could be hydrangea). Pure self care bliss.

I'll certainly be adding waist level windows to future house design bathroom specs!
So loved our stay at Aroha Island Eco Centre!
#lusciouslifedesign
#holistichealth
#selfcaresociety
#arohaisland
#healthcoach

After days of non-stop rain (filling our tanks and then some πŸ™πŸΌ) blue skies are welcomed + appreciated tonight, as we're off to a vineyard! πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ˜€οΈπŸ· πŸŽ΅πŸ’ƒπŸΌ #farnorthsummer
#empoweredhealthwithkate
#lusciouslifedesign
#arohaisland
#healthcoach
#holistichealth