Hi Beautiful People!
I am so grateful to be kicking of my 2017 ‘Women Who Inspire ‘Segment with the amazing Millie Aldridge from I am lovable
Millie is a happiness coach and I could not think of a better person to kick of this segment again in 2017 – over to you Millie.
- What motivates you to get out of bed each day?
My passion to be the best version of myself and inspire, support and empower all women to do that same!
- What does your daily meal plan look like?
Over the past few years I have really learnt to listen to my body, so with that comes a different variety of food each day. I eat a lot of wholefoods and do not eliminate anything from my diet. I choose to love and respect my body which is why I often nourish it with high quality food as well as the occasional “sometimes food” (chocolate, ice cream, red wine.)
A general day would be:
Rice oats, coconut milk and banana
Raw ball (I make them using dates and nuts)
Salad with spinach, avocado, carrot, beetroot, cucumber and a protein source
Rice cakes with peanut butter
Vegetables and protein
- What are your top 5 must have items in the fridge or pantry?
Zucchini, sweet potato, peanut butter, coconut oil and coffee!
- Who inspires you and why?
My Dad! He is so committed to being the best version of himself, constantly doing his own personal development. He is ALWAYS there to support anyone who asks him for help. His vibrant, loving and safe energy is contagious; people are literally drawn to him. His presence and smile lights up a room.
- What are your favourites exercises and why?
Again I listen to my body each day and ask it what its needs. Some days its something gentle like yoga, a beach walk or a swim in the pool, other days it’s a pump or combat class at the gym or a run outdoors. My favourite exercise is surfing (I just enjoy moving my body with no particular routine.)
I travel a lot so this is why I do not have a specific routine. I choose to move my body in a loving way each day and nourish it with healthy foods so that I can show up being the best version of myself!
- What is your favourite quote?
I made these three up last year and really live by them:
“Nothing is ever here to frustrate me, it is here to empower me.”
“Be CALM in the CHAOS.”
“You can have it all, just not all at once!”
7. What is your favourite way to relax?
Go to the sauna, beach swim, lay in the sun, read a book, meditate or listen to music.
- If you have had a bad day, how do you turn that around?
I do not judge anything as good or bad; there are days where I feel uncomfortable and in those moments is when I learn the most. I remind myself that everything happens for a reason. I take some quiet time on my own to feel my feelings whether that’s deep breathing, crying, screaming into a pillow, going for a run or a swim in the ocean. I then journal and reflect to help let go and move forward. I also make a list of what I am grateful for. Having an attitude of gratitude helps you to attract more things into your life to be grateful for. SMILING also helps to change your state and raise your vibration, you can’t be angry or frustrated and smile at the same time.
- What are your must have beauty products and why?
Coconut oil, you can use it for everything, your hair, skin, mouth wash etc and there are no toxins in it which is what I focus on, eliminating all toxic products in my house hold. I use SUKIN ORGANIC shampoo and conditioner and occasionally buy there face wash (I mostly wash my face with water!) I also use doTERRA essential oils as my perfume, they are all natural products so not nasty toxins that effect your hormones or anything. They help to lift your mood and they smell AMAZING!!
- Any last tips or advice for stephsayssmile followers on living a healthy and happy life?
Make sure you work on yourself in all areas of your life, your physical health, mental health and emotional health because they are all connected!
Do not rely on someone or something outside of you to make you happy. When you focus on your inner happiness everything around you will begin to shift. If you want anything around you to change you first must go within and make a change.
Reach out for support! If you are struggling with constant negative thoughts, you have an unhealthy relationship with food or body image issues, you lack confidence or often feel anxious then you’re not alone and you can overcome this simply by getting professional help.
Trust yourself and do not give your power away to others by blaming them or becoming a victim. You create the whole of your own reality. When we stop seeking validation or answers from others, we step into our true goddess power. When we begin to trust ourselves and listen to the guidance from within, then we begin to create the life of our dreams!
Thank you Millie for sharing with us and to learn more about Millie click here
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Love Steph x