Photo courtesy of Nikki @findingjoyforus (to nurture a wounded butterfly)
I loved the theme for May’s slow living collaboration – to ‘nurture’. As a mother it is second nature to nurture Bailey’s needs, and her little spirit, I have to admit though that I often forget to nurture myself. For the whole of May (well since Easter really) I have been trying to prioritise some time to ‘nurture’ me and my spirit too. Even though I am an advocate for slow living it doesn’t mean I manage to avoid life’s stresses, and it’s so easy to get caught up in all the things that need doing. I think when we are busy, our self-care can be the first thing to fall by the wayside – so for the last six weeks it has been all about filling my cup up.
Last months hashtag was a great way to delve even deeper into this important topic. I have so loved seeing the way you nurture yourselves, and those around you. Here are my favourites from May’s #slowliving_nurture gallery…
photo courtesy of Michelle @danceypantsdisco
We’ve had a very cold spring here in England, and I can’t believe it is May already. The magnolias and blossoming trees have been reacting to our unseasonal weather, and some seem to have lost their flowers almost as soon as the buds have opened, whereas others only just seem to be in bloom. We actually had snow last week, and I have still been wearing thick socks, gloves and my winter coat. As a result we didn’t get out as much as previous years, so it has been a real pleasure to look at all your Spring (and Autumn) moments. As always, thanks so much for sharing your photos under #slowliving_bloomandharvest. There are over 1,500 photos in the gallery, so do pop over to instagram and take a look at the wonderful moments captured.
Here are a selection of my favourites from April…
photo courtesy of Geraldine @devine_tribe
There are over 3,000 photos in the #slowliving_create gallery this month, thank you to all that joined in. We decided to re-visit the word ‘create’, as prioritising time to be creative is so fundamental to our well being. As always we have loved looking through the gallery and seeing how you make space for creativity in your days.
Here are my favourite slow living create moments captured for March…
photo courtesy of Louise @loopygibbens
Wow! What a great month for the slow living project. Since it was February, we decided to focus on ‘love’. A little four lettered word that holds so much meaning, and can impact your life in the most profound and magical way.
Folks have been sharing their ‘slow living love’ moments throughout the whole of the month, and the gallery is full of beautiful and inspirational photographs that encapsulate ‘love’ in all its forms. Do pop over to the gallery to have a look at all the photos that have been shared with #slowliving_love.
Here are my favourites…
photo courtesy of Mirva @mirvamariaanneli
Thanks to all that joined in throughout January and shared their slow living renew moments. It was so engaging to see the different ways people find that sense of renewal. Looking back over the gallery you can see similar colours and tones reoccurring, which I find really interesting. To think a diverse selection of people from all over the world, living in different seasons, can take a word like ‘renew’, and although their visual interpretation is independant and unique, there is also a common thread that connects all the images together. I don’t know about you… but to me that’s pretty inspiring!
Below is a selection of my favourite images that were shared under #slowliving_renew. These moments really caught my eye, and show us just how many ways there are to renew…