This Weekend Edition we are proudly introducing you to Kate Pascoe Squires, who has been making some significant and inspiring changes in her life, departing from her ground up business Kate & Kate to live a simpler and more grounded life with a focus on conscious and creative living. We hope this Weekend Edition inspires you deeply.
KATE PASCOE SQUIRES shares…
“ I dragged myself into The Broad Place after being gifted a mentoring session more than two and a half years ago. At the time, I felt like I had concrete blocks dragging behind me. Chains on my feet. A head full of fog. I couldn’t see the forest for the trees. I don’t know how I’d let things get so dire. On the surface, I had a whole lot, as most of us do. A great husband. Two healthy kids. A beautiful house. Supportive family. Successful business. But I struggled each and every morning to get out of bed. Sure, I have suffered from chronic health issues for the best part of my adult life – but this was more. Something within me was rotten and I needed to fix it. Quick. Enter Jac Lewis and The Broad Place.
Jac just gets me, like she probably gets you if you are reading this – and indeed, the whole Broad Place community. I didn’t know what I needed. I didn’t know about meditation (
For now, my work is to give myself
This WEEKEND EDITION will be a homage to the most beautiful elements of the Slow Down. The crux of the slow down is the refusal of “busy”. The discipline of allowing yourself time. And isn’t the weekend the perfect time to exercise this? Enjoy.“
This weekend. Meditate. Twice a day. Both days. No excuses. Afterwards, let yourself bask a little longer in that after meditation glow. It will have you walking on air all day.
Get out amongst it. We live near the coast, so my preference is always to head to where the land meets the sea. It’s magic. Always. If you are feeling brave, jump into the salt water. You never regret a swim. Promise.
Need some inspiration? Check these guys out. PlacesWeSwim
Wholefood recipes that nourish the body and soul really light me up. I’ve been deep diving into Magdalena Roze’s ‘Happy & Whole’ for a few months now and it never disappoints. This weekend, I’ll make her smoky eggplant dip (the smell of smoking your eggplants on an open flame is next-level amazing), with falafel and an Israeli salad – all served with love – and a glass of the Logan 2016 Chardonnay. This wine is made by some pretty awesome people and I think it shows in the taste.
I really didn’t expect to love the Goop podcast when it launched earlier this year, but I have to say, the quality and content is beautiful. Properly beautiful. I was delighted at the recent interview with Greg McKeown (author of Essentialism) entitled Why “Doing It All” Is a Con. Steal away an hour to have a listen.
Self Care: A Working Definition. A collective, non-exhaustive list of
A visit to Tribe Natural Beauty is a treat in itself. Upstairs in my
Give yourself permission to sink into the Slow Down this weekend. Just take small moments where you stop and let the wonder infuse your mind and body. The deliciousness of your chai. Fresh salty air at the beach. A meal, made with love. A call from your best friend. That glass of wine. Whatever it is, just love it and let it bring you the joy you deserve.
Kate Pascoe Squires