Please note this blog post was written days before the London incident on 3rd June 2017 and I believe these activities are needed more than ever.
London, I still love you.
As I navigate my diary this month (in between my various business ventures, planning a vacation and just trying to refurbish my kitchen on a budget), I have decided to list the five things that are going to ignite my spirit and self- nourish my soul. Most of these activities are on London so if you are visiting London pay close attention because you can find some very cost effective activities that you can undertake here.
The best way to build self -worth is to take yourself on a mental health or self-care date. You don't have to fly solo on all of these activities but just once try attending an event on your own. This will encourage your confidence and enable you to discover some new concepts and hobbies you may not have thought of before.
A woman with an interior life is much more magnetic and interesting because she is able to draw on support from within and requires less external interaction. So I have curated 5 activities that may give you a sense of spirit. M x
1. FILM Unbound Vision of the Black Feminine. - BFI SOUTHBANK
Following on from the BFI’s landmark BLACK STAR season last year, UNBOUND: VISIONS OF THE BLACK FEMININE, is a Sight & Sound Deep Focus season, showcasing films created by, and about, black women. This season will include the BFI re-release of Julie Dash’s seminal Daughters of the Dust (1991), which has been lovingly restored for its 25th anniversary. With the freedom to reflect their own lives, black women filmmakers pioneered their way to an extraordinary cinematic legacy.
If you have not watched a film solo then I suggest you treat yourself to a solo date, and this film festival will give you an opportunity to do so. Alternatively choose a movie here and bring a good 'non-draining' friend who will help you maintain that good vibe and discussion after you have indulged in these thought-provoking films.
2. Somerset House Perfume - A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent 21 June - 17 Sept 2017
Multi-sensory exhibition featuring ten extraordinary perfumes and their pioneering creators, who have radically changed our perceptions of fragrance over the last 20 years.
3.The Old Hamman & Spa -https://www.oldhammam.co.uk/ North London
The Old Hammam & Spa offers a variety of packages and treatments to suit each individual's needs. Whether you are looking for a gift or simply indulging yourself,
Enjoy a Turkish treat North of the River at this traditional Hammam. This is a cost effective way of experiencing this authentic spa treatment without leaving the country.
4. Sensational Butterflies - Natural History Museum http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/sensational-butterflies.html
"The exhibition includes a kaleidoscope of colourful species ethically sourced from Central and South America, Africa and Asia"
Follow the trail through a tropical habitat of flowers, vines and foliage. As butterflies fly overhead, you'll pass chomping caterpillars, glistening chrysalises and busy feeding stations.
5. Womb Wisdom - A SOLSTICE WORKSHOP
My own Solstice workshop June 24th June - This month join us to meditate and paint at my studio here in London. This workshop covers Womb wisdom and the purpose of goal setting. CLICK HERE for more.
Let me know if there are any other events or self-care activities you plan to do.
If you have an event you would like me to include for July's 5 of the best please let me know.