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Today I’ve been thinking a lot about protecting, protecting children, armouring them with our love, making sure they’ll always be safe and secure in the heart space.

But….

within our world there are pools of evil, evil so black it’s unthinkable.

But the thing is, no matter how painful, how dark, how doomful,   we MUST think about it, we MUST know about it and we MUST talk about it.… How can we face these evils with our head buried in the sand…. these are the things I dwell on, the things I suffer for, I feel their pain because children NEED us, they MUST have us to be there for them.

And I sit and wonder how I can help, what I can do… Feeling totally hopeless….. maybe you feel the same…. And today I wanted to tell you all…. that we are NOT hopeless…. that’s a lie,  because what I’ve learnt is that we are all FULL of hope, brimming with magic, you can’t even begin to imagine ✨

Our energy is a power so great, our love is a true dream maker and a manifestor of  GOOD!  So instead of pretending the darkness doesn’t exist, here’s what I do to fight evil…

I light candles,  I hold crystals and I send my positive vibes out into the world….let us send thoughts of LOVE, call them prayers if you like, prayers of goodness, of protection….  they are good thoughts for anyone who needs them. And I vibrate so high, feel so much love that darkness couldn’t touch me….

People may say that meditation is nothing and that praying is hopeless… but once you’ve felt the presence of higher vibrations you’ll never again question the power of humankind…

I’m telling you the brightness we possess, well that light,  ignited together, we’ll illuminate the skies so there’d be no place for darkness to hide.

Inside Everyone of us is a Petite Goddess

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Hello Dearest Goddesses!

So here’s the story of Petite Goddess….
One day I looked inside my heart and saw love and colour in abundance…. I thought of lovely things to say and ways to make people feel happy… I realised that bright colours and warm words DO bring people joy and so…. I created Petite Goddess.

And Petite Goddess is just for you, for the unique one, the individual, the seeker of bright bold happiness because we all deserve a sprinkling of magic in our lives.

Petite Goddess bags are unique and when I say unique I mean 1 OF A KIND! Every bag is hand painted and signed by me, so no two bags are the same… because after all no two people are the same!
We are all so very original and my bags are a celebration of individuality!

Because being unique must BE CELEBRATED.

But Petite Goddess is not just about creating beautiful things…it’s also about you wonderful people realising how magic, how beauty, how fantastical you are.

Because… inside each one of us there is a Petite Goddess just waiting to be realised, waiting to be released….

Each parcel comes with an inspiring goddess card and is wrapped in golden sweetness, in the hope that a parcel from me will bring you or someone you love, a little slice of joy because maybe they’re having a bad time or maybe you just need some inspiration or a little treat, this is for you…. This brightness, this gift, is made for you.

If you fancy a little nosey in my Etsy store click here.

Sending love to you all!

Petite Mission 3: The Power of Softness

Hello to you wonderful goddesses (or gods!)

This week I’m talking about S O F T N E S S and how being gentle and kind is a freaking powerful weapon of wonder. Try it for yourself, it’s WOW.

And you know how much I LOVE your comments and questions, DO reach out and say HELLO.

Sending much love your way, until next time!

Who Am I?

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W H O  AM I?

I am a girl.

A woman.

I am a flowery top and big sunglasses.

I am a fringe, I am frizzy hair and pouting pink lips.

I am big ears and dangling earrings.

I am soft dough flesh and strong walking muscles.

I am unplucked eyebrows and prickly legs.

I am sparkly blue nail varnish with beads and bangles.

I am rosey cheeks and freckles.

I am. . . Who am I?

You can see all these things… but they are not who I am. One day I might not have a fringe, one day my nails might orange instead of blue. One day my freckles may be faded, omy belly may be bigger or smaller. One day my limbs may wobble or be steadier. I don’t know. No one does.

But it doesn’t matter… because THIS is who I am…

I am a human.

I am a sunshine ray of pure light.

I am pure love and abundant joy.

I am enteral wonder and I am freaking amazing.

And so are Y O U!

Petite Mission 2: How to find your true beauty!

 


Today I’m talking about BEAUTY…. because for many of us beauty is a bit like wrestling an oily piglet… it’s a struggle.

We all want to feel beautiful, we all want to feel GOOD…. but unfortunately the media don’t want that… if you felt good all the time there would be no need to buy the latest fashion accessories or dip dye your hair the latest shade of grey or buy that new orange lipstick…. it seems beauty is a big secret only the young, fashion following ‘people’ who live in the pages of glossy magazines.

But truly, and I never lie…. the real beauty is US…. It’s in ALL of us.

I dare you to do this now…. stop reading and go to the mirror and just look. Look deep into the mirror and think of the loveliest thing in the world and S M I L E, a big beaming, sparkle smile…..

YOU.  ARE.  BEAUTIFUL.

If you can’t see, then you need to keep doing that, keep doing it every day until you’re not blind anymore. You are so wonderfully beautiful, you are YOU and that is your greatest, most beautiful power.

Because…. a person that has soul (which we all do, even if it’s a little tattered or lost) will shine, will radiate beauty.

It has nothing to do with age, fashion or cultures, beauty IS Beauty.

So click play and watch me talking about how amazing you are, because you bloody well are!

I started these ‘mini missions’ as much for myself as to help others.  It’s incredibly therapeutic to voice your thoughts… talking to yourself works, you should give a try! You’ll be amazed at how crystal clear things become. Here’s the full collection of P E T I T E   M I S S I O N S …I hope you find some inspiration, you deserve it!

The Organic Beauty products I swear by…

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I don’t know about you but this spring/ summer has been a pretty hectic! And when you’re that bumble bee busy there’s certain things we can take for granted… for me it’s Organic beauty…. As you may or may not know a few years ago I embarked on a quest to banish toxics and chemicals from my beauty regime, here’s a little vlog about why I switched to organic.

And for a long time it was a struggle to find good organic beauty brands, but no more!  I would have shared these little beauties sooner but you know, life and all that. So these are the little lovelies that keep me coming back for more. They’re all organic, safe and simply gorgeous.

1.JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS CITRUS & NEROLI DETANGLER 236ML

This beauty really ‘sorts’ my frizzy haystack out. Smells delicious and a little goes a looooong way.

2. Georganics Remineralising Toothpaste Spearmint 60ml 

I’ve been on the pure pastes for a while now (NOTE: Regular toothpastes and FULL of nasties) but I love this brand, a lovely whipped consistency and delicate taste.

3. Ooh! – Oils of Heaven Natural Cacay Anti-Aging Face Oil 30ml

Face cream went out the window last year, for me it’s all about the facial oils. I have combo skin, but who knew oils just work! (NOTE: This oil is great for fine lines and doubles up as a good primer if you wear powder).

4. BUFF & BUTTER ORGANIC TEA TREE OIL

This is my GO TO product for spots, scratches , basically anything red and blotchy gets a dab of this with warm water. It’s Ammmmmmazing, forget savlon etc, this is the stuff.

5. COCOA BUTTER SEMI-MATTE LIPSTICK: MARRAKESH

Organic lipstick can be tricky, so when I found this one with such amazing stay power, smells floral and sweet and a wow colour, yippee! The whole collection is amazing.

6.Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening Mascara – Black Tea

This is my favouite mascara ever, may not be for everyone, it’s more natural and it’s not waterproof but it’s just the right side of sticky that is sculpts your lashes really well.

Ok so that’s all my favs, how about you…..Do you DO organic, no chemical beauty? As always I’d love to hear you thoughts, ma ears are open!

Until next time!

:-) Petite <3

Petite Mission 1: Stop Fighting The Battle

 H E R E   W  G O…..

…kicking off my new series of  P E T I T E   M I S S I O N S … these are little snippets of thought for us all to discuss. They are my life missions and ideas which I feel need to be brought to the surface. This is my bright, open space where I hope we can all bounce ideas of one another and share life affirming ideas that brighten our days!

So please reach out and message me because it’s all about opening up and sharing… I absolutely love to hear you thoughts!

My New Bestie Cacao!

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Since giving sugar the boot I’ve began a new love affair. It starts with a C and it rhymes with Kapow!

CACAO, also known as cocoa is little magic bean that answers your dreams!

So here’s 5 reasons why you’ll also fall in love with CACAO!

1.Raw cacao is the most antioxidant-rich food in the world.

Cacao contains over 300 important compounds! WOW…these include protein, fat, certain B-vitamins and minerals (calcium, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and copper). Pretty impressive stuff!

2. It can improve your mood.

Cacao contains naturally mood enhancing chemicals (phenylethylamine (PEA) & anandamide). These are the chemicals that make us feel excited, the chemicals we get after dong things like exercising. And it’s these chemical which can help to fight depression. We all need some of that right!

3. It can help you lose weight.

Another nifty thing about Cacao is that it contains chromium, which can naturally regulate blood sugar and it also contains coumarin, which has been know to suppress the appetite, thin blood AND as if that wasn’t enough it has anti-tumor properties too.  Here’s the sciencey bit….Agriculture and Food Chemistry say the “compounds in the cocoa bean appear to disrupt the activity of enzymes normally used to digest fats and some carbohydrates. With this activity disrupted, the fats and carbs don’t get digested – so we don’t experience the harmful effects, including weight gain.”

4. It protects the heart/cardiovascular system.

According to the Linus Pauling Institute, the flavonoids in cacao can decrease or even block the oxidation of “bad” LDL cholesterol. This improves circulation and minimises the risk of heart disease. Well done cacao!

5.Focus!

Cacao also helps us to stay focused as it quickens our pulse rate. So if you’ve got a big deadline coming up try a cacao milkshake to stay on the ball. I’ve tried it and it really works!!!

How The Queen Of Sugar Kicked Her Habit!

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This is a post I never thought I’d write.

But the truth is SUGAR is bad. Yes I said it, it’s bad,  SO very bad. And what’s worst is that we look at sugar as an old friend, someone who can comfort us, someone who is always there to make us feel happy. After all sugar will never stand us up, sugar never argues back, and sugar will always taste sweet. But what’s that old saying….

“…for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

Yes yes he does and the worst thing of all… you don’t even know it’s there and without realising it you and your family are probably well exceeding your sugar limit (6 tsps women, 9 tsps men).

Let me just blow you mind for a second… think about those 2 sugars in your morning coffee, think about that big dollop of sweet chilli sauce at lunch, think about that sneaky chocolate bar before dinner, think about that can of coke to keep you going. How much sugar, add it up, what do you reckon? Well for a start that can of coke contains over 9 tsps of sugar. That little bar of Dairy milk has 6.25 tbsps,  you get the picture.

And that’s only the things we KNOW are bad… what about all the other little things. When you start checking ingredients, it’s literally MIND BLOWING!

Ok, now onto the factsheet… because no doubt you need hard proof iF you’re gonna give up your best bud sugar… so here we go, why is sugar bad:

It makes us fat…. and yes, in the words of Bridget Jones,  I will always be just a little bit fat, but I’m talking about ‘obesity’ and THAT is dangerous.

It causes heart disease….sugar literally helps to damage the lining of your blood vessels, what a bastard!

Sugar has a way of suppressing your immune system…WHAT! It’s literally trying to kill you!

Sugar has an empty soul meaning it literally gives your body NOTHING.  Sugar also enjoys taking away valuable stuff such as zinc, magnesium, potassium and chromium, all the good stuff we have!

Bad bacteria LOVES sugar so it really is your guts worst energy… think yeast infections, autoimmune disorders, arthritis to name but a few.

Type 2 diabetes… yeah yeah we know the drill…but did you know that it can lead to cancer, coronary heart disease and strokes.

Sugar is ADDICTIVE. Meaning it makes you want it, even when you don’t REALLY want it and definitely don’t need it.

So now we can all see sugar for the devil it is… let’s see how we can move on with our lives and be the healthy goddesses we all know we are.

HOW I DELETED SUGAR FROM MY LIFE:

  • Smoothies: They are literally like the ‘get out of jail free’ card for kicking cravings and keeping your appetite satisfied. There’s a million different kinds, find what you love and get blending!
  • Bananas: Like them or not they offer a great energy and sugar fix. They are also amazing in smoothies, especially protein smoothies…My fav is unsweetened almond milk,  bananas,  cacao powder and organic peanut butter, that’s how I usually start the day.
  • Labels: this is the best way to check your sugar intake, because companies love to sneak sugar in wherever they can! After all… it’s addict, which means you’ll keep coming back for their products! Peanut butter, sauces, milk alternatives, cereal bars, sugar loves to hide in supposedly healthy places.
  • Fruit: pineapple, grapes, mango those super sweety fruits really give you the boost you need. If my family or friends are tucking into treats I have my own stash of fruit and cheese at the ready!
  • Drink green tea: for those who are wanting to loose weight in addition to cutting sugar, green tea is a wonderful way to reduce cravings and for many people it helps to loose weight.
  • Diary: Eating a little more diary really helped me, cheese and fruit are a really satisfying thing and also butter on toast, it stoped me wanting cake!
  • Visualisation: this was really good for me… visualising chocolate, cakes and sweets in a VERY negative way stops you wanting them! I imagined them making me feel sick, hurting my teeth and picturing all that oiling, sugary crap that they are made of.  It’s a good idea to check the indigents in your favourite ‘bad’ foods but beware it REALLY puts you off them!
  • Eat more: you’ll feel more hungry so always make sure you have nice snacks (nuts, cheese, fruits, smoothies, sandwich, shakes, sugar free cakes) eating little and often is the best way.

Finally I must tell you after a few weeks with 0 added sugar (not even honey, agave syrup etc) I felt pretty amazing.

My brain felt clearer, my skin was gooood, a cavity that was hurting before just stopped and in general I felt less mood swings and less tired! So a pretty big payoff for quitting sugar.

I’m going to do a month and then I’ll probably add agave syrup again, as the only thing I’m really missing is pancakes with bacon and agave nectar!

Have you given added sugar the boot, I would LOVE to hear your story!

NOTE: When I say SUGAR I’m talking specifically about added sugar. Sugar that has been added in during the making process I AM NOT TAKING ABOUT NATURALLY OCCURRING SUGAR. Fruit has natural sugar and is amazing, so don’t think of them in the same light.

SOULFUL May

petite-words-instagram-mayMay was a pretty special month, I didn’t have anything planned, nothing in particular went down but it was an amazing month of calm clarity.

Several things happened: I got outside a lot, taking in the gorgeous street art of Bristol (sometimes I forget how cool this city is!). I laid on the grass reading in the sunshine (good to top up the vitamin c) and I got busy making stuff, from trying out news paints to experimenting with smoothie recipes, getting my hands dirty ALWAYS gives my soul a good stretch!

I also cut myself a mini fringe which I never imagined would look good, but it did and I wouldn’t be without it now. I’ve also taken a step back from work, creating things as they come and generally going at a slower pace… because I’m always in such a beehive rush to push projects out and I can make myself crazed in the process. So taking time this month to invest in my mental and physical wellbeing has worked wonders.

This month I’ve also said good riddance to sugar and I’m not sure if my new found calmness has anything to do with that… we will see!

I hope you’ve have a magical May too!? Are we following each other on Instagram? Come and find me …..

Finally, each month I’m going to add a mantra in the name of self growth and all that stuff! So here goes….May’s Mantra :

Slow down, kick back,  breathe and take in the scenery because the ‘stuff’ will still be there when the sun goes down.