Hannah asks The Elixir Fix’s contributors and interviewees the same six questions so we can get to know these inspiring women a little better!
How often do you practice self-love (daily/weekly?) and what is your go to act of self-love?
Every day – I start and finish the day with vedic meditation and yoga which for me is the biggest gift I can give myself. I also have a Massage at least once a week these days; Saturday night can often be dinner and a massage! I Live in Bondi, so I feel very lucky to have lots of options open until 10pm to get pampered.
Self love to me can be as simple as soothing my thoughts and emotions and not being hard on myself.
What is the guilty pleasure you most enjoy indulging in?
I am currently Vegan so there a lot of things I don’t eat, I have a sweet and savoury spot but I’m a sucker for warm crusty french bread with lots of butter (if this is only fantasy then butter is cruelty free)!
Favourite place you’ve travelled to and why is it so special to you?
No doubt this is India. I’ve spent nearly two years there in total and I am heading back there in November. I can’t seem to go longer than two years without going back. My soul feels, somehow, at home there. Every day you go through every range of emotion and feel totally alive from the smells, the colours, the people. I feel at one with myself there.
How do you like to let your creative juices flow?
I write; sometimes it can be journal style, or rapid writing when I wake up, I also love to draw and paint. This year I did a 6-week Kundalini dance course which was awesome! I want to do more creative and free dance and have been meaning to get to five rhythms for a while.
What piece of advice would you give your 14-year-old self?
Don’t listen to the inner critic, its not real and don’t abandon yourself for anybody or anything.
What would you like to achieve in the next 5 years?
I would love to see Crave Living grow, have yoga classes running daily for people in recovery and be involved with local rehabs and community services.
Photographs by Hannah Rankine