I’m so excited and honoured this week to be featuring the gorgeous Claire Baker – the creator of blog This Is Lifeblood and also author of her very new ebook – She is Radiant.
As with many of my friends and biggest inspirations, we connected online, I discovered her on instagram and was immediately attracted to her vibrant way of living, her beautiful soul, and everything she shared resonated with me. Enjoy the interview and if you want to grab a copy of her new ebook – check the sidebar of my homepage – click on the picture and it will take you to her site. Highly highly recommend!
When and why did you start This is Lifeblood? Tell us more about your journey to be where you are now and where you would like to be/what you would like to achieve?
I launched my blog in February 2013, with the intention of creating a space of self expression, connection and healing. I wanted to nurture the inner desires I was feeling, the creative possibilities I was toying with; figure out what the heck I wanted to do with my life! 😉
My journey is like so many others; it has seen me trek through physical illness and healing, a BIG career change, loss and love, tragedy and travel… Self doubt, screw ups and success. All wrapped up in an eternal obsession with creativity, nourishment, connection and exploration.
I want to continue to share my message that life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. I believe in health and healing and that if you’ve got something to share with the world (which you do), you better start sharing it quick smart. I’d also love to turn my eBook She Is Radiant into a best selling book (or three) to live on the shelves of thousands around the world! That’s my BIG dream.
What is one thing that you do for your health every single day without fail?
I drink a buttload of water. I feel (and look) so exhausted and dull when I’m dehydrated. H2O to get the glow!
What are 3 things that ‘light you up?’
Writing. Hearing someone share their passion. My man.
Your favourite superfood?
Favourite travel destination and why.
Ha, I’m actually on the plane to Bali right now – for my fourth visit there in less than two years! I love Bali for its diversity, food, yoga, beach, spirit, food (oh did I already say that?!) and of course, the people. Bali has so much heart.
What do you think is the biggest health misconception out there?
That there is “one size fits all” diet. I think people are so confused about what to eat, because their sister (or best friend, partner, co-worker) flourishes with a particular style of eating that just doesn’t work for them. We need to start tuning in to the fact that our biological makeup is unique – therefore, our diet (and lifestyle) must be also.
Best advice for someone trying to live a healthier and happier life?
Be gentle with yourself. Observe yourself and your behaviour with the spirit of adventure and experimentation and leave the guilt and judgement at the door. Kindness, always!
Favourite quote or words you live by?
Trust the process. You are exactly where you need to be.
It’s good being you because…
Seriously, I love my life so freaking much. I have the most incredible and supportive family, friends and partner. I live on the beach, I am obsessed with my job and I’m blessed daily with opportunities and miracles. Healthy, creative, supported and free!
Isn’t she amazing?!
You can find Claire at
Instagram – @_clairebaker_
And don’t forget to head to the sidebar where you can purchase her GORGEOUS eBook She is Radiant ——->