All You Can Drink Tea – Chapels on Whatley

Last weekend my friend took me to Chapels on Whatley in Perth. We both love tea, delicious food and great company so it turned out to be the perfect way to spend Sunday morning.

Chapels is an Asian Western fusion place. From when you step into the cafe it feels like you entering a world far away. Teas are everywhere and lots of tea accessories. As you walk through you get the chance to explore the courtyard at the back filled with lanterns, comfortable settings and a stunning buddha water  feature.

Chapels is certainly a place where you can spend a few hours chilling and enjoying the moment. We took advantage of the all you can drink tea for $5.50 per person. With this offee you get to try all the teas you like within a 2 hour time frame. One of our absolute favourites was the oolong and ginseng tea.

The food also is Asian fusion. We shared the pandan cakes and were not disappointed. The pancakes are perfectly combined with mango and passionfruit coulis topped with toasted coconut. My taste buds were happily dancing. If you are a tea lover and haven’t checked out Chapels make sure you do.

Detach from the Situation

Sometimes we can get so caught up in a situation that it blinds our vision. Perhaps an opportunity that did not go according to our “planned” outcome. We might carry on for weeks without realising that this attachment is blocking us energetically. We no longer see what is really out there and the bliss in our life temporarily fades away.

Time to detach and let go of the situation. It might even be the time to stop seeing the people involved even just for a little while so that we can feel what we need to feel in order to heal and move on. Trust that peace is within us and also within the situation.

The Importance of Love

Today I asked myself how I could continue growing my business faster. As I meditated on this question I came across a message online that I felt was so true. The importance is to focus on the content rather than the frame. In other words focus on putting love into your work rather than focusing on things such as how many blog posts that you do or how many site visits you have. Continue to ensure that your content and your actions serve and help others in their lives. 

There is a time for everything and we generally do not know that timing. Acceptance and patience, even if it isn’t easy. We are only in control of the now.

Focus on spreading your truth and your light. Focus on love.

Gratitude Day 9 – Greens

One of my favourite books at the moment is “Life Changing Foods” by Medical Medium. Anthony writes that when people are feeling stuck or lost, unsure where to go next, leafy greens may be the way forward. They help to clean away at stored up emotions and help to ease them out of your life. As Anthony puts it this can be a very freeing experience.

I remember last year greens would irritate me. Perhaps because I wasn’t ready to let go of all the stored up things. I feel like I am finally ready to let go and move forward. So gradually I have been introducing more greens so that I can make room for new experiences.

Today I am grateful for my green power drink. I blended up a huge handful of pea sprouts, coconut water and aloe vera flesh that I have cut off my plant in the garden. I aim to rotate the greens as much as possible to ensure I am getting a variety of nutrients.

Gratitude Day 8 – Perfection Lesson

My meditation this morning took me to this beautiful place. We all strive for perfection but only few of us realise that the perfection is in the journey. There will always be cracks because that is how the light gets in (quote from Leonard Cohen). And without the cracks there would be no journey. Our growth is the perfection.

I thought about this. In my past job I used to always be in a hurry, i woud beat myself up if I didnt do things perfect, if I didnt complete them within the time frame I wanted to or if things didn’t turn out perfect. Yet when I let go of all the pressure and perfection things flow. When I let go my productivity goes up, I have great ideas without searching hard and  of course things don’t get to me as easily. This is when the process and the journey become the perfection.

Gratitude Day 7 – The Power of Attention

Every morning I meditate before I head out the door. I find it sets me up for the day. I feel more balanced and grounded. This practice gives me a chance to process things that are happening in my life and helps to remove blockages too.

This morning I completed a mediation by Davidji on Attention. If you have never heard of Davidji make sure you check out his meditations that you can listen to for free on Soundcloud. Very rarely do I get goose bumps when I meditate but with Davidji.

The meditation was all about attention. What you put your attention on is where your energy goes and what is most likely to expand in your life. However it is just as important what your intention is. Do you have an intention of love or perhaps fear? In other words what type of energy, positive or negative, are you putting into your attention? What would you like more of in your life?

Gratitude Day 6 – Wildlife Rescue

After I got home I got changed to go for an evening walk with my husband. As we were about to grab the keys one of our cats Jerry got very vocal. Jerry continued so my husband Manuel went to have a look. There was a pigeon in our backyard that didn’t seem to be able to fly and kept falling over every time it tried to walk. As it was getting darker and there are many cats in the neighbourhood, we got in touch with wildlife rescue in order to get it to a safe place where it would be cared for.

Today I am grateful for Wildlife Rescue and all that they do to care for animals and help them recover. They shine their love for animals on this planet and make it a better place.

Do Not Disturb!

One of the key features in our recent stay at the Doubletree by Hilton in Kuala Lumpur was the glass wall of the bathroom. This cheeky feature may add extra interest and excitement during your stay…

We were lucky enough to get a room on the 23rd floor which gave us spectacular views especially at night when you could see the city lights. The breakfast had choices for every taste. I primarily eat a plant based diet so I started the day in the fruit section. I would then continue in the indian vegetarian section with curries and rotti. Something that I had almost every day were the fried mushrooms with herbs and sprouts. They were out of this world from a flavour perspective. My final bowl would always be a noodle soup with tons of vegetables and tofu.

With our deluxe room we got a pillow menu which I had never seen before. In other words there were all different  sorts of pillows from some that felt like you are on a soft board to super soft pillows. We were not convinced about the Tatami pillow but it may rock your boat. 

In order to use the mini bar you have to fill out the order form to get it stocked up. That wasn’t an issue for us since we prefer to venture outside and explore the local food on offer. In the Intermark Mall connected to the Doubletree you can also find a supermarket, food court, a juice stall and heaps more on the lower levels. 

The Doubletree also offers a free shuttle service to many areas in the city which we made use of. Just keep in mind that the maximum number is 9 people and it works on a first come first serve basis.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Doubletree. The only issue I had there was that I requested a take away breakfast due to our early return flight and I was supplied items I was allergic to. I advised the staff of my dietary requirements and they even double checked. I was disappointed so if you have special dietary requirements I would advise to be cautious or book your stay with someone else. 

Gratitude Day 5 – Like a Flower Without the Sun

If there was no sun most of the plants and flowers would not be able to survive. The sun is a crucial source where plants get their nutrition from in order to thrive. The body is exactly the same. Our body needs critical nutrients and trace minerals in order to function at its best and to support all the systems and processes. Without the right trace minerals we would lose electrolyte balance in the cells and this can then contribute to premature ageing and heart disease.

Today I am grateful for Mineral Essence by Young Living. This is one of my key supplements that I use to support my health. Mineral Essence contains over 62 ionic trace minerals, royal jelly, honey and essential oils to support absorption. As you can see I always make sure I have enough in my fridge!

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Young Living conducted extensive research in order to determine that seawater and essential oils optimise conditions for a first rate mineral formula. Minerals also need to be perfectly balanced otherwise if an element is in excess it may create a reduced level in another element.

I love this company so much because at the centre of everything that they do is the creation of products that are of purpose. It is about supporting a better life. If you would like to find out more about my passion then click on the Transformation tab on the top menu.

 

 

Gratitude Day 4 – Ships of Friends

Life is like a rollercoaster. Some days it feels like we are on top of the world. Other days we wish things were going according to our expectations. This can be compared to the seasons in a year. We go through rough winters that can often shape us and teach us lessons. In spring we sow the needs for our harvest. Perhaps we put in extra hours in building our business or in learning a new skill. By the time summer arrives things are in full bloom and we are starting to harvest from our efforts. During autumn we finish harvesting and also store extras away for when winter comes around.
Today I am grateful for friendships. I am  referring to special bonds that stand the test of time. No matter whether you are going through good or bad times, that friend that is there for you to eat chocolates with, pick you up when you are down and is able to sing back the  song of your heart if you have forgotten the lyrics. These relationships should always be treasured with love.

Gratitude Day 3 – The Shaved Head

Today I talked to someone that only just recently shaved his hair off. I asked why he had made the decision. He continued that he was currently undergoing chemotherapy and his hair had started to fall out. 

I am grateful today that I am healthy and simply to enjoy another day on this beautiful earth. As I write this I was thinking we take the little things for granted until I realised that most often it is the bigger things we take for granted. We take it for granted to be alive. We take it for granted to be healthy and yes we take it for granted to be able to walk. It is often that until we no longer have something that we take it for granted. 

Today take time to enjoy what you may consider normal and be fully present in that moment. 

Gratitude Day 2 – The Driver that Changes Everything

We all get those days where it seems to be that little bit harder to get up. Often it might be during the week when most of us go to a job. It can feel like the bed is holding you captive and it seems harder to make that first step out of bed.

Today I am grateful for a very special bus driver. He is the kind of person that greets everyone with a BIG smile. He adds little comments as the passengers come onboard such as “only 2 days to go until the weekend”. This driver is also the only driver that I have seen that wishes everyone a great day as the bus pulls into the train station.

What an impact could we all have on this world we live in if we only shared a smile with someone or truly cared with love? Perhaps there would be a shift where we might start looking forward to the weekdays and realise how truly powerful our attitude to life is.