We’re Claire and Katie, two free-spirited Aussie sisters and best friends separated by land and ocean. Katie is in Western Australia and Claire lives in California. Between us, we are wives, mothers to five rockin’ kids, entrepreneurs, bloggers and all around happy people.
We had a wonderfully unique upbringing with parents you wouldn’t expect to have found each other because of how different they are. Yet, they are a perfect example of love and still hold hands, 41 years later! Mum, the Irish Catholic matriarch, who handled the finances like a boss and lovingly shared her gift for cooking and baking. Dad, the surfing artist, teacher and Reiki healer who can align your chakras like no one else! Bottom line is that we had these balanced influences that helped shape a broad perspective on life.
Our wise dad told a journalist recently:
“A lot of people suffer with their self-worth and don’t think they are good enough. They try to compete with other people and they don’t need to, they just need to be themselves. Be yourself. Trust the process. Learn the basics and then express yourself.” Peter Scott.
We are free (and) spirited women and we like being ourselves. We choose what makes us happy because we have given ourselves permission to do so. We believe this is the first step to glowing from the inside out.
We are consciously trying to be the best versions of ourselves and live our best lives (we know, it sounds cliché, but it’s the best description, really!) and most days we do. But there are days when we just want to eat all the chocolate and drink all the coffee!
Still, we intentionally choose the things that make us healthy and happy and aspire to glowing, peaceful, energetic and playful lives. We want to encourage you to live that journey too. So take what you need. If you find something that speaks to you, savor it.
What brought us here
- A passion for all things health, fitness and beauty and an innate desire to help others learn about them too.
- A belief in nourishing, not punishing our bodies and therefore glowing from the inside out.
- To promote the notion that it’s ok to care for ourselves because that helps us care for others well.
What you’ll find
- Nourish: No fuss clean eating recipes and guides.
- Now: Current wellness trends and news.
- Glow: Clean beauty products we love or are testing.
- Move: Fitness routines and challenges.
- Bliss: Meditation, mindfulness and self-care practices.
- Shop: a curated store to complement your Free Spirited lifestyle.
In case you were wondering…our logo inspiration
The lotus flower is a symbol of growth. It starts its journey grounded in the mud and grows above the water to become a beautiful flower. Like us, it needs the mud (or life’s obstacles) to grow and gain wisdom and is a reminder that no matter what has come before, we can continue to grow and bloom into whatever we want to be. The dots above the lotus are Morse code for S I S (sister). Funnily enough, the design has been in the works for a couple of years now, as we planned on getting a sister tattoo of just that! It seemed fitting to make it our logo instead. Maybe the tattoo will come later! It is an original artwork by artist, Peter Scott (thanks, Dad!).
Claire and Katie.
P.S. There will be spelling differences depending on who is writing. English is different in Australia and the United States! Z instead of s, “ou” instead of “o”, “er” and “re” etc. Try not to judge, we really can spell :P)
P.P.S. We’re professional bloggers, but we’re not doctors. Check with yours before starting or making significant changes to your diet or fitness activity.