It makes total sense that my mind and body function best by the shore, or anywhere that land meets a body of water.
Water calms my mind, helps me feel peaceful and at ease, and helps me to reflect. It settles my nervous system and helps create space in my mind for inspiration, healing, and insights. As I look at the water my whole body begins to release stress and my brain goes from busy to zen in an instant.
I’ve been told that my mum left the hospital after giving birth to me and went straight to the beach to meet my dad and sisters. On day one in my life on earth I had my toes dipped into the salty ocean. This sounds like the perfect way to be welcomed on this planet, and why I feel so at home on the beach with my feet in the sand.
I grew up on an island surrounded by coastline and spent my summers on the beach. The shore wrapped around me like a comforting embrace.
I spent my teenage years as a competitive swimmer, training in the water for up to 11 hours a week. Gliding through the pool allowed the water and my meditative strokes to take me out of my mind and into the moment.
When I lived in London or Paris and couldn’t see the sea, it didn’t feel right. I wasn’t myself. I constantly felt stressed and unfocused.
For the last 12 years of living in California, I have felt settled by the West Coast. I even married my man from the Swedish West Coast who also grew up living by the water. Our dream is to live closer to the ocean in a mansion in Montecito one day.
My favorite trips are where we can be by the ocean or pool as that is where I can fully unwind and feel the most like myself. I’m planning to spend lots of time on the beach this summer, connecting to the shore and my true essence.
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