City Jungle

It is hard to see the bright side of things sometimes especially when it is dark grey all day every day with rain on and off setting an eerie mood. Every day I was longing for some warm sun shine to cheer me up.

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But then despite the circumstances Harry and I decided to venture out into the city and its little lanes and alleyways to dive into the shadows and discover serenity just there.

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Because the upside of grey weather and low hanging clouds is that life slows down – people are not out and about everywhere and so life in a big town becomes more calm and peaceful.

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There is always an opportunity to find stillness and reconnect to yourself. Even in the city jungle especially when you find roots that lead the way to reveal your essence.

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Thank you Harry for being adventurous with me and letting your light shine through.

x

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Portrait of a friend

Funny how some of us get nervous and insecure as soon as there is a camera pointing towards us. I know I do feel a bit uncomfortable in front of a lens and can sense how my body is becoming tense and all of a sudden I start worrying about what I should do to look “natural” and that just never works.

We are scared of not being pretty enough, beautiful, graceful, how are body & face looks and on and on it goes. I think we are mostly scared of really being seen – being vulnerable and letting our guard down.

 

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This time I got to swap places and was behind the camera. I felt honoured that Marije trusted me to take her pictures even more so as she disclosed that she felt nervous and does not feel comfortable usually in front of a camera either. Just like many of us she was told as a young girl to ‘look pretty’, ‘ smile’, ‘ yeas but no not like that’,  ‘what are you doing with your face’……

We had to work on being comfortable with the uncomfortable as we took the photos along the Coastal Walk in Sydney with hundreds of people walking past us on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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It was worth it though – in the end after seeing her shots she told me: ‘Oh my god I actually really like them!’

Thank you for your trust and courage and to me you are very beautiful, feminine, strong in your gentleness and most of all brave for doing this in public.

xx

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Marije is a rock you can lean on as friend  and as business woman. A truly inspiring human being who always strives for self development and is constantly working on herself and in her spare time on the weekends making this world a better place. Her passion is to help others  on their own path as coach – get in touch with her on Instagram: @thegrassisgreensydney

Light & Shadow

I love black and white photographs it is almost like they make the time stand still and capture only the essence of something.

Here my beautiful friend Maryanne who is a soul seeker, light worker, artist, former dancer, yoga teacher, philosophy explorer and modern day poet. Head over to her blog https://organicallywealthy.wordpress.com/ or her instagram @organicallywealthy.

 

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What I love doing the most

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Special occasions call for special creations.
It is one of the most rewarding things to see people’s faces lighting up with so much joy when they get to see their cake. 
Check out some of my work on Instagram (@salutarybites) and order your own customised cake via Orchard Street. For enquiries send me an email to rawkitchen@orchardstreet.com.au