LIVING

Homemade body butter

Two months into motherhood and now, more than ever, I feel my time is rarely my own; the advantage of this is that it is forcing me to strip away anything unnecessary, unhelpful or less-than from my daily routines and rituals – and where any sort of fuss might fall by the […]

Online nutritional therapy and coaching sessions

After two months deep in family time and learning my way around motherhood, I am excited to step back to work and offer one-to-one Skype sessions. With winter behind us and new life abounding, it’s a beautiful time to let go of the old, the stagnant and that which no […]

Stepping into parenthood

Last week, our beautiful little boy Sasha came into the world. A new life is unfolding, and we are taking precious time out to settle into parenthood and family time. I am taking a little maternity break, and will be back soon… With love, Xochi x  

Temple of the Rose: a monthly sisterhood circle

Together with my beautiful sister Chloe Isidora, I am excited to introduce Temple of the Rose: a monthly sisterhood circle that we will be running in London, opening on December 20th at She’s Lost Control, for us to come together as women and hold one another in a safe, gentle […]

Autumn in Essaouira 

A few weeks ago, Ben and I ventured to Essouira for a short break, soaking up some autumnal sunshine and last few moments of travel, adventure and alone time before my due date in the new year. We stayed at the beautiful Jardin des Douars hotel, surrounded by joyful choruses of birds nesting […]

Fighting fatigue: natural remedies for body and soul

As winter approaches and the general vibration here in London seems to be one of increasing busyness and stress, in the run up to our Return to Self workshop on November 27th, I wanted to share some insights gathered through my studies and personal experience surrounding fighting fatigue naturally, battling […]

Sacred Space: Return to Self workshop, November 27

Join Ben and me for an afternoon of decompression and restoration as we let go of stress, tension and the busy mind and explore new tools to return to our true vibrant selves. After spending the last two years diving deep together on the road from over-stressed burnout back to vitality, we […]

Penelope Chilvers: a conscious force of creativity and care

I am passionate about keeping dying crafts alive. When I watch my artisans working with their hands I am reminded every time that their manipulation of leather makes beautiful crafted details that machines cannot imitate alone. Fusing a conscious and sustainable approach to design with a unique eye for craftsmanship […]

Giving up shampoo: my journey so far

Two months ago I felt called to try and stop using conventional shampoo. I have long been aware of feeling chained to the hair washing spiral and my dependence on store-bought shampoo has become increasingly at odds with a passionate pursuit of natural alternatives for personal care and beauty products. And yet […]