Treat your Mum to a fun flowery workshop here @batchcottageflowers
Link in profile. We have a few options/dates to choose from so there’s something for everyone. Why don’t you come along too? There will be gorgeous flowers, scrumptious cake and a warm welcome! Message me for details. Hope to see you soon x
Saturday morning’s coffee pit stop before our Athens departure... A little different from my reusable coffee cup with coffee from the machine at home on my London commute this morning, but I guess all good things must come to an end! At least it isn’t raining at the moment...
We squeezed the last few hours out of our trip, getting out in the sunshine and taking up a recommendation to visit this little cafe - it’s the details that are there to be appreciated that make up my favourite kind of travel memories 😊 Friendly chats from the staff, plenty of neighbourhood cats to keep us entertained, sunshine, lovely coffee, and views one way over the Agora, and the other way up this path and the Acropolis and the temple of Athena Nike in the background (love the colours in this first picture - as ever, a photo doesn’t quite do it justice)
We owe it to our children, our partners, our siblings, our parents and our communities at large. Being afraid is okay. Accept and welcome that fear and then give it a seat in the back of the bus 🚌 while your desire takes the wheel! 🏆
In my practice, it is common for couples to ask how to improve their sex lives. According to a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, couples who took part in "self-expanding" activities (aka new or different activities that help expand your view of the world) felt the benefits in the bedroom — both in terms of sexual desire and satisfaction.
You don’t need to take over the world today, you’re allowed to take a day for rest. Not only are you allowed to, but doing so will heal your mind, body, and spirit... making it that much easier to accomplish your goals.
Marrakech on your bucket list? 💕 Well, it’s time to make your dream come true! 🍃 I’m super excited to invite you to join me on my 6th retreat to magical Marrakech (with other like-minded women) for a trip you’ll never forget.
Registration is now open! ✈️ Having been to Morocco 11 times, I’ve created a fantastic ‘insiders’ itinerary where I show you my favorite spots. 🌟 Plus my Moroccan hubby will be our wonderful guide. We have planned everything so you are free to enjoy and explore without having to lift a finger. How awesome is that?
Imagine lounging in a fully-restored 300 year-old mansion 🏡 in the old city, an oasis of beauty and serenity with dipping pools, intricately tiled fountains and beautiful bedrooms.
You'll indulge in mouth-watering Moroccan food, yoga on the rooftop garden 🧘🏻♀️, daily outings to the bustling city, gorgeous seaside & mountains 🌳, historic palaces and museums, outdoor marketplace plus a Moroccan cooking class 🥘 with daily mint tea and warm hospitality like you've never experienced before.
You'll also bond with warm, nurturing women during my life-enhancement workshops where I’ll share loads of positive tools to create your best life.
When you come on this beautiful, soul-expanding, ‘let go of all responsibilities’ retreat, you'll experience JOY, LAUGHTER, CONNECTION and EXPLORATION every single day.
Ladies - I'm inviting you into our special retreat sisterhood! 👭 FYI - Many of our guests are coming on their 6th, 7th and 8th retreat with me and we all can't wait to meet you!
Click the link in my profile to see all the amazing details or go to www.jaymebarrett.com/retreats for info and to sign up. ✨ Also, check out the past guests experiences on the “testimonials” page and you’ll see videos straight from our villa.
It’s a trip of a lifetime! 💗 Truly… come with us. You'll be so happy you did!
Double tap if you love new travel adventures as much as me!
Photo via @theglitteringunknown#marrakech#womensretreat#jaymebarrettretreat
13 11617 March, 2019
No drinking for this gal for St. Patty's Day..but food....
I used to see a Vegan Restaurant and would totally turn my back on it....over the last year things have turned around for me.🥒
. 🤗 = The addition of more nut based sauces and Less SOY options. PLUS more Gluten Free options...I actually get excited to try them now! Plus my palette has expanded = growth 😁
Loved this place. Went here last night.
👉homemade rice crackers and wasabi avocado dip
👉lentil gf burger and leek soup
👉 delicious gf and dairy free cheesecake
👉Kimchi gf "mac and cheese"
A room with a view. Looking forward to being back in the Atlas Mountains later this week.
2 2917 March, 2019
Happy St. Patty’s Day Tribe! 🍀
Here’s a little throwback to St. Patty’s Day circa 2012. 💚
When I was a sophomore in college I took a semester off school to live in Germany with my brother and sister-in-law for three months. While I was there I took a German immersion class, enjoyed living in Berlin + spending quality time with my fam, and traveled to other parts of Germany and Europe on the weekends: Prague 🇨🇿, Budapest 🇭🇺, Krakow 🇵🇱, Edinburgh 🏴, London 🇬🇧, annnnnnd Dublin 🇮🇪 for St. Patty’s Day!
It was one for the books— we attended the St. Patty’s Day parade, watched Ireland vs. England rugby at The Bleeding Horse, became certified Guinness pourers, and enjoyed the atmosphere + local beverages. 🍻
One of my favorite things to do is travel. It fills my soul and inspires me beyond measure. One of my intentions for March was to plan a trip, and in the last week or so, I have planned a few!
🏕 Camping in Glacier + Yellowstone
👰🏼 Wedding fun in Montana
🏃🏼♀️ My first half marathon in Vancouver B.C.
👨👩👦👦 Family time in Maryville, MO
🏈 Bama football + family time in Tuscaloosa, AL
And I’m thinking somewhere tropical 🏝 in the fall, but I’m still working on that one. Maybe Costa Rica? 🤔
So today, I hope you enjoy celebrating 🇮🇪 in true Irish fashion with a Guinness (or two) and some corned beef + cabbage, and surrounded by kin. While you’re at it, raise a glass to adventure, making memories, expanding your horizons, and exploring new frontiers. 🗺
I’ll leave you with an Irish blessing:
May your joys be as deep as the oceans.
Your troubles as light as its foam.
And may you find sweet peace of mind
Wherever you may roam. 🍀
The book-worm discovers more 🤓📚 It’s certainly the oldest ‘library’ I’ve ever been in - Hadrian’s Library ruins, central Athens.
Built in 132 AD it housed 16,800 ‘books’ or papyrus scrolls, shelved and set up as we would know a modern library. Hadrian’s Library also contained lecture theatres and forums for discussion.
You wouldn’t have been wandering solo along dusty shelves or asked to ‘shhhh!’ by a librarian. It was a place to meet, to think, to talk, to share ideas with other book-lovers. A place of reading aloud.
It also had a spa, which is always a bonus 😊 #athens#bookworm#travelismyhappy#expandyourhorizons#ilovegreece#hadrianslibrary#readmorebooks
SPREAD YOUR LIMBS 🤸🏽♂️
Branch out in areas that are unfamiliar or uncommon for you. What’s that one thing in the back of your mind that you’ve just been wanting to do for some time now? Go for it! There is no time like the present. If you don’t act now, you might not ever do it. And, it will always be ‘that thing in the back of your mind.’ Nothing more than an idea. Turn your wishes and wants into reality. You can do and be anything you want.
Get outside of your standard level of comfort. We may be presented with a simple opportunity, bear in mind this does NOT equate to it being easy (especially being your first time). With practice we will improve and it will become easier with practice. Dedicate the time and declare it to making it happen. At the very least, put it on your schedule or mark it on a calendar that you see it to be fulfilled.
Dreams mean NOTHING without following through. I am motivated by crossing off things on my schedule and tasks for each day. It is a sincere moment of fulfillment that I have accomplished yet another goal or aspiration. Only you can see yourself through the execution of your thoughts. Don’t let time slip away - it never comes back! YOU are in control of how you want to spend your days. Why not establish your own visual guidance to being the light towards how you excel at life. You are your own competition. How will you strive to be better than you were just yesterday?
I anxiously approach the hostess knowing I have no reservation and that they are booked indefinitely. It’s a fools errand and yet here I am having walked an hour in this humid heat towards certain defeat. Sweat beading down my face. I apprehensively ask the hostess about a table. She doesn’t look optimistic. When suddenly her accomplice manning the front desk frantically dives into some paperwork, sifts through his seating arrangements, disrupts her with a glance and whispers something in her ear followed by a stare in my direction. A smile erupts on either of their faces. It’s contagious. I can’t stop smiling the entire way as she leads me to a private table with a zero second wait time into the 11th best restaurant in the world. My most memorable items here were the ant larvae caviar, grasshopper adobo, and chicatana ant and cocopaches beetle chorizo. It was all incredible. Apparently this is a hobby of mine now 🤷♀️.
I've had this plant since 2005. It started out with two leaves; each planted in styrophone cups. They were given to me at a job I previously had and I never really wanted plants because I did not have the patience to constantly water them. But Joan Hansen told me that these are easy to take care of. She brought me a flower pot to work and helped me plant it. I would water it weekly and just watched it multiply. Eventually, I moved on from that employer, but I plant left with me. After a couple years, I moved the plant to another pot and it grew a bit bigger. After a while, I noticed that it stopped growing because it was confined to its environment. Last year, I bought a larger pot and added more planting soil. As you see, this plant continues to grow and has new leaves sprouting. Goes to show you, if you take care of it, nurture it, water it, give it room to grow, look at what God can do... #whatamessage 🙌 #yourenvironmentmatters#nutureyourrelationships#feedyourdreams#expandyourhorizons#watchGoddoHisthing
We were thrilled that @medicsabroad was part of the first ever volunteer fair at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland @rcsi_irl. The fair was set up to encourage students very early on to get involved with volunteering opportunities and engage with communities around them and abroad.
I met with lots of students including two of who were part of the Medics Abroad summer elective in Kenya last summer (@claireragobar & Aaisha), and also gave lots of practical career advice.
🎉 Daily cards for Tuesday 22nd January, 2019. 🎉
🌴 There is somebody in your midst that isn’t going to let you go without a fight. Not only do they see you as their wish fulfilment, but their dream come true, as well. This person wants you in their life for the long haul. ✨
🌴 Specific message: Spirit is telling me that your ex ‘never got over you,’ and that they are going to be making a comeback. ✨
🌴 You are going to be going on ‘the trip of a lifetime.’ There is an overseas connection associated with your journey. Whether you are travelling for leisurely, holiday, or study purposes, you are going to create unforgettable memories. I’m seeing Alaska, Switzerland, or possibly even New Zealand or America as locations. For someone specific, I’m being told that you love skiing. Therefore, this could entail going and checking out new slopes. ✨
🌴 Don’t drink and drive!
🌴 Where work is concerned, if you have requested a transfer due to relocating or a dissatisfactory experience with staff where you currently are at the moment, etc, you will get it. It could also be a proposal made by an employer, because of a shortage of staff at the other place. ✨
🌴 I’m hearing ‘go go go!’ Whether you are starting a new job, relationship, business, website, etc, something is going to take off quite quickly. This will definitely keep you busy, but it is going to be very rewarding. I do see you keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground too. This indicates that you know what you are getting yourself into, what you are doing, and the choices that will need to be made to reach success. You’ve so got this! ✨
🌴 Whether you are waiting for communication from someone, or you want to ‘strike up a conversation’ with them, the two of you are going to talk to each other again, very soon. If not within hours, it could be a matter of days. 🔮