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Helen Janneson Bense  Finnish/Australian๐Ÿ“Perth โ˜ผ Travel + Style blogger Sharing natureโ€™s beauty + creating with my love @bobbybense @gypsylovinlight_style #GLLsunsets

Floating with the flowers, dreaming a happy little dream ๐ŸŒธ
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Wearing the most beautiful @borntobechic dress โœจ
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Iโ€™ve always dreamed big and believed in myself since I was a little girl. It started with wanting to be a rockstar, lead guitarist actually in an all girl band. So I convinced my friends, we learnt to play, and started a band. .
After that my passion shifted to saving animals and I dreamt of being a vet.
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Then came the teen craziness and I developed my well earned nickname โ€˜Hellcatโ€™ {another story}
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During my in between high school and university phase I decided to start my own clothing label. I learnt how to sew and started selling my line at local markets. I soon discovered I didnโ€™t love sewing, almost broke the machine in frustration, so it didnโ€™t last long ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Next I headed abroad. It was deep in the redwood forest I finally decided with utmost certainty that I wanted to be a naturopath. It was challenging at first as it wasnโ€™t as accepted as it is today, and many said it would be a mistake. I didnโ€™t listen and it wasnโ€™t. I loved it so much, and I had the most successful career for 15 years. I helped people all over the world working mostly with autistic children. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I still miss it but Iโ€™m much happier I now get to spend more time with my precious family.
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I actually never planned to start a blog. I was just taking a break from my work to be a mum so I started this account as a creative outlet. This is where GypsyLovinLight began. It quickly evolved into a passion, a place where I could create and share all that I love. Who knows where this path will lead next, but I do know that I will always trust and follow my hearts call. It led me here and I still absolutely love what I do.
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Never stop believing in yourself. At any point in your life you can change and follow that drive and passion for what you love. Trust in yourself and the beautiful unfolding of life. Itโ€™s that high vibing energy of doing what you love every single day that is so powerful in changing your life into your dreams.
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense
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#borntobechic #sp #bali #batukaranglembongan

Celebrating 42 years around the sun today โ˜€๏ธ
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This last year truly has felt like the longest journey because so much change has taken place. Itโ€™s only been a cool 940 million kms for the earth to get back to this same spot yet everything feels completely different to me.
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I continue to grow and discover more about myself each day. I know that true happiness comes from within, from a choice of how we want to write our stories, from realizing and focusing on how much we have instead of what we donโ€™t, from the intimacy and connection that we nurture within our relationships...including the one with ourself.
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Itโ€™s been a year of creating more and working less. Of breaking down the old paradigm of what a job is supposed to look like and redefining the word โ€˜work.โ€™ My life is my work. Itโ€™s my passion. Its my creation. Itโ€™s a work of art I continually add new brushstrokes to. Itโ€™s worth everything to me and I cherish all the moments we have to experience the fullest range of emotion and connection. Iโ€™m here to experience the good and the bad. Itโ€™s all part of the learning journey. Iโ€™m letting go of the judgements about how I think my life is supposed to look. Iโ€™m following my heart every single time. Because it truly knows best. Iโ€™m trusting in divine timing and allowing future worries about events that havenโ€™t even occurred to simply dissolve. Iโ€™m staying ever present and true to who I am. And filling my heart with the joy of living in each moment of uncertainty, trusting, never knowing what wonders will come next.
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Every day is a day to celebrate life. And to celebrate the person you are. Let your beautiful light shine bright for all to see. Share a smile or a kind word with another, and feel how it illuminates your entire being with such warmth. I canโ€™t tell you all enough how grateful I am for your kind words every day. I think Iโ€™m the luckiest woman alive right now to have so many loving people in my life, including all of you. Thank you. Every kindness is a stepping stone for a better world for ourselves and future generations. .
Big thanks today to @theshorehouse for creating a beautiful space for my birthday celebrations ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’›โœจ
#happybirthday #sograteful

Capturing moments of magic in nature with my @fujiinstaxaus camera ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ“ธโœจ
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This is the phenomenal Shell beach where the entire beach is made out of tiny white shells, and in some spots the shells reach a depth of 10 metres ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐Ÿš๐Ÿš
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Itโ€™s located in the World Heritage area of Shark Bay and the beach stretches across 60km of the coast. Itโ€™s one for the bucket list for sure...absolutely mind blowing ๐ŸŒŠ
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Make sure to check out my stories and swipe across to see my keepsake scrapbook I created along the way. It was such a lovely way to remember and treasure this beautiful experience exploring one natural wonder to the next ๐ŸŒŽ
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Iโ€™d love to know do you guys ever print your pics or create keepsakes? I kind of stopped a few years ago but Iโ€™m right back into it again now and Iโ€™m loving it. Iโ€™ve started pegging my #instax pics all over the house. And every chance I get Iโ€™m out exploring and snapping more happy magical moments ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’›
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense
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#fujifilm #ad #SQ6 #fuji #fujiinstaxaus #instaXplorer #shellbeach #sharkbay #discoversharkbay #weloveroadtrips #apollomotorhomeholidays #instantphotos #roadtrip #beautifuldestinations #wonderfulplaces #beachesnresorts #earthpix #earthfocus

The kind of view where love stories are made and everything feels possible โœจ
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This was the dreamiest night, the ocean and sky seemed to melt into one another like a water colour painting. Surrounded by this magical sunset I felt like a princess in this stunning @michaelcostello dress from @revolve ๐Ÿ’–โœจ
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I danced under the golden lights and pastel sky, my heart content ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸผโœจI love balmy Bali nights like this ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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Full outfit details are on my blog under shop my outfits {link in bio} โœจ Swipe for more pics โœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense
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#revolvearoundtheworld #revolve #revolveme #michaelcostello #batukaranglembongan #nusalembongan #bali #thebalibible #luxuryworldtraveler #beautifulhotels #wonderful_places #beachesnresorts #collab #swipeleft

Found my island paradise ๐ŸŒด infinity pool dreams at @batukaranglembongan ๐Ÿ’ฆ
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Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend filled with love, laughter and beautiful soul filling connections ๐Ÿ’ซ
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Iโ€™ve already begun my early birthday celebrations as I gear up for my birthday week โœจ Who else is celebrating a birthday this week?
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Iโ€™ve spent the last few years embracing my age, realizing how grateful I am to be me, for all these years and experiences...the good and the bad. They have made me wiser, and ever so present. Every wrinkle and scar hold a little piece of the story that is me. I can only ever look back at my life with gratitude. I am here now because of ALL of it. As painful as life can get, it is part of our journey to creating the unique and amazing people we are. Iโ€™ve learnt how to embrace and accept the hardest of times, to find gratitude and a flicker of light within the darkest of days, to turn my story and perspective around when all I could see is what was not working. Iโ€™ve focused my awareness over the years, retraining my brain to see the gifts and positives, to have faith in the divine tapestry of life. All of this has helped me in the journey of understanding and accepting who I am, and discovering a more peaceful, enriching experience in this magical life.
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There is still so much to learn about myself, and so much more growth to come. And Iโ€™m excited by it all. The world is filled with infinite possibilities and every single moment is an opportunity for transformation ๐Ÿฆ‹ .
All my love, light and gratitude always ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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Big thanks to @wonderful_places And @beaches_n_resorts @luxuryworldtraveler for the recent features ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense โœจ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ซ
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#batukaranglembongan #nusalembongan #bali #thebalibible #beachesnresorts #visitindonesia #beautifulhotels #wonderful_places #luxuryworldtraveler #indonesia #islandlife #canonphotography #mermaid #infinitypool #luxuryresort

Do not be afraid to step into the spotlight, to truly be seen for who you are ๐ŸŒŸ You are a magical being, unique and rare, you are a gift to this world ๐Ÿ’ซ
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Feeling the golden hour magic twirling in the most magnificent dress from @borntobechic ๐Ÿ’ซ
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I hope you all realize how wonderful, amazing, beautiful you are. It took me many years of self discovery to feel just ok to be me, to allow my voice to be heard, to share from my heart without the inner judgements. It wasnโ€™t an easy path but one I wouldnโ€™t change a bit. And I still remember the day I realized it was more than ok to be me...where I was immensely grateful for who I am...quirks and all....especially the quirks. I began to take the very best care of myself and in doing so, take the best care of others. I saw myself through a new lens...a lens of love ๐Ÿ’—
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And guys I just want to say the biggest thank you. After reading all your comments and messages lately itโ€™s been leaving the biggest smile on my face and an overwhelming swell of love in my heart. I absolutely love to connect with you all and appreciate all your inspiration, creativity and kindness. I am so grateful for such a wonderful tribe of loving souls here ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I will always share from my heart and shine my love and light your way ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›โœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’› Swipe for more ๐Ÿ“ธโœจ And please let me know your favourite pic..1 or 2? Or both? ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜
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#borntobechic #sp #goddessvibes #bethechange #bali #thebalibible #luxurytravel #batukarangnusalembongan #nusalembongan #islandstyle #ootd #bohostyle #travelblogger #goldenhour #visitindonesia #swipeleft #inspiration #selflove

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Good luck everyone ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’ซ
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Exploring the blue ๐Ÿ’ฆ .
Love our family trips to remote island locations. Weโ€™re always so eager to get out there and explore. Each time we embark upon an island adventure it is like seeing the ocean for the first time. We are constantly in awe of how turquoise the water is, how white the sand is and how amazing and beautiful all the fish are ๐Ÿ 
Nature invigorates our senses, enlivens our souls, encourages us to discover our truest sense of self. There is no better place for us to learn about ourselves than the source of who we truly are ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒโœจ .
We are getting so excited for more family tropical island adventures coming soon ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ .
Whatโ€™s your favourite remote off the beaten path destination youโ€™ve ever traveled to?
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense from beautiful @bawahreserve ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ซ Swipe for more pics โœจ
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#islandlife #bawahreserve #bawahisland #indonesia #visitindonesia #beautifuldestinations #wonderfulplaces #beachesnresorts #luxuryworldtraveler #luxuryfamilytravel #intotheblue #oceanlove #swipeleft #islandparadise #honeymoondestination #djiglobal #djimavicpro #dronephotography

Today, and every single day, I am grateful for this phenomenal man @bobbybense ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I am beyond thankful our children have such a wonderful father, a role model of a man that inspires positive growth for our family. He loves so openly and fiercely, he shares all of his heart regardless of hurt, he shows our son how to be a gentle compassionate leader, to understand and harness his sensitivities, and encourages our daughter to be an empowered, independent woman who will know how to navigate this world and what a real man is ๐Ÿ’™ He loves and accepts who he is, and therefore teaches us all to do the same. I know in my heart our children will continue to grow with loving hearts and a gentle strength as they have the best father in the world. Happy Fatherโ€™s Day @bobbybense ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ Thank you for sharing this magical parenting journey with me and holding our family together with such grace, love and compassion. We love you to the moon and back and so much more ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒ™ ๐Ÿ“ธ taken by the kindest lady walking by on the beach...thank you for capturing this cherished family moment ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›โœจ
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#happyfathersday #fathersday #father #dad #family #familylove #sunset #sunsetlovers #GLLSunsets #beach #seeperth #seeaustralia #australia #thisiswa #westernaustralia #familytravel #wonderful_places #beachesnresorts #northbeach #beautifuldestinations

I love this man so much ๐Ÿงœโ€โ™‚๏ธโœจ
One of the keys to our marriage has always been carving out time just for us โœจ
From when our children were very young we always made time for date night, even if that meant only being able to squeeze in a quick picnic on the beach for an hour ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Our recent stay at @batukaranglembongan was the perfect retreat for us lovers to enjoy a few days of uninterrupted bliss ๐Ÿ’›โœจ ๐Ÿ’ฆ
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This was the most romantic and relaxing villa to connect and lounge about in. We soaked up the sun, read books on the daybed, melted away all thoughts in the beautiful flower bath, and watched the sun kiss the ocean each night ๐ŸŒŠโœจ .
And when we finally emerged from our bubble of love we headed to the beautiful ocean filled with treasures just waiting to be explored ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒด
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Iโ€™d love to know what are some keys you have found work to maintain a healthy relationship? We could always use more tips ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›โœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense .
#nusalembongan #bali #thebalibible #visitindonesia #beautifulhotels #villalife #wonderful_places #beachesnresorts #beautifulbali #batukarang #poolgoals #couplegoals #marriedlife #marriage #honeymoon #honeymoonvilla #inspiration #luxuryresort #luxuryworldtraveler

The most beautiful Balinese flower bath I have ever experienced ๐ŸŒบ
Only at the magical @batukaranglembongan ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป .
This resort is so great for those seeking that balance of relaxation time and adventure ๐ŸŒŠ the island has so much to offer situated right on the cliff overlooking the turquoise ocean. You can go snorkeling, supping, surfing right on your doorstep, enjoy amazing healthy food with equally incredible views, or laze away in the Bali sunshine by the many pools that #batukaranglembongan has ๐Ÿ’ฆ and of course you must fit in time for the spa and experience one of their signature flower baths ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿป๐ŸŒบ It will ensure holiday mode will begin the moment you step off the boat ๐Ÿ’– .
Iโ€™m so grateful for a few relaxing days in paradise connecting with my love @bobbybense ๐Ÿ’• The sunshine has filled my soul with all kinds of goodness โ˜€๏ธโœจ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense .
#nusalembongan #thebalibible #bali #indonesia #visitindonesia #beautifulbali #beautifulhotels #luxuryvilla #luxurytravel #flowerbath #bathgoals #bathroom #batukarang #honeymoonvilla #destinationwedding #wonderfulplaces #beachesnresorts #thegoldlist #luxuryworldtraveler

Hello beautiful Bali โœจ๐ŸŒŠโ˜€๏ธ Iโ€™m so grateful for my time here on the island of the gods ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ the WiFi has been low, the waves perfect, the skies clear and blue, filled with sunshine and sunsets that light up my soul ๐ŸŒ… .
We have been loving every minute of switching off and experiencing the magic of Bali ๐Ÿ’ซ .
If you are in Bali and havenโ€™t already checked out the new @manaraibali beach house I highly recommend it! Amazing vibes and seriously delicious food ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒด Big thanks to @ismaya for a wonderful trip โœจ You can watch all my trip highlights on my BALI stories๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜˜
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๐Ÿ“ธ @bobbybense .
#bali #travelblogger #GLLSunsets #sunsetlovers #beautifuldestinations #manaraibali #visitindonesia #indonesia #beachesnresorts #wonderful_places #luxuryworldtraveler #thebalibible #sunsetbeach

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