Thanks so much for stopping by to check out Annabel Fitzsimmons â€“ Whole Living.
This labour of love has been a long time in the making. A huge thank you to ChickleDesign for their amazing work (and patience).
This new and improved site came about after I realized that I was carrying five business cards and running three different sites covering the range of stuff I do in my â€ślife workâ€ť. So I spent the last year figuring out how everything could sit in one place. What became clear along the way is that everything I do has a similar intention: to share resources to empower people to live healthy, fulfilled and whole lives. It might be through a physical path (like yoga, Pilates, or running); a mental path (like meditation, reading or creative writing); or simply through finding humour in everyday life situations.
So, why the name, â€śwhole livingâ€ť? When we look at our lives as a whole, they are the sum of many parts, of many roles. All of these parts in equal or unequal terms make us the complex and fantastic people we are. We should never be defined â€“ or define ourselves – by one aspect of our lives. Instead, knowing how these parts of us fit together at any given time allows us to celebrate what works and makes us content, or when to make a change if something needs changing. To me, this is whole living, or living with awareness.
Whole living is about constantly recalibrating life to include the things, people and activities that are important. It is about knowing what works for you, your family, your relationships, your career, and for your physical, mental and emotional self. Life is full of contradictions, of glorious extremes. But what is important at the end of the day is looking at life as a whole, as a big picture.
This site will be a landing pad of information that can contribute to healthy, happy and whole living. Youâ€™ll find yoga information and podcasts, meditations for adults, bedtime meditation for kids, health and wellness articles, and news on my classes, workshops, retreats or speaking engagements.
Some days youâ€™ll find yoga tips or sequences here on the blog, some days youâ€™ll find a parenting story, some days youâ€™ll hear about my latest food fad and sometimes Iâ€™ll be sharing links to stories or articles I think might be of interest to you.
I hope youâ€™ll take a look around â€“ whether itâ€™s to develop a practice, to have a read, or to take a listen. I look forward to a sharing a whole lot of living with you.