#SOLAREWOMAN • Jodi Balfour
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You probably recognize her as Jackie O. from The Crown, or from the hit show Rellik - but we know Jodi Balfour as the loveable South-African native turned Californian with a knack for beautiful design and showing us the beauty of the West Coast. We got a peek into her rituals (rather, non-rituals), and how she practices self-care while filming. Thanks, Jodi! x
Self-care means paying attention to what’s going on in my brain and my body and trying to self-soothe rather than seek solutions outside of myself.
I’ve been learning and developing tools that I know help me find a sense of spaciousness, ease, and calm… states of being that are less and less easy for me. I start from a place of self-awareness and then try to treat myself the way I would a dear friend. Gently, generously and with a little bit of discipline.
"I start from a place of self-awareness and then try to treat myself the way I would a dear friend. Gently, generously and with a little bit of discipline."
Jodi wears the Figure Ring from the shop
Auditions, traveling, learning new roles - what are some ways you live intentionally at home and abroad? Do you have a ritual you keep no matter where you are to help keep you balanced?
It’s becoming frighteningly apparent that I should! I learned Vedic meditation a few years ago and that’s about the closest thing to a real ritual I practice but I am lazy and noncommittal about it.
The way I live and work and travel for work at the moment is a little more haphazard than I wish, but I always allow myself a slow, quiet morning. I sip on coffee in bed, usually playing with and snuggling my dog, and I read something. But my fail-safe grounding ritual, no matter where I am or how manic things feel, is to cook myself something nourishing, or make myself a hot cup of herbal tea and sink into the couch and read a great novel. That’s portable bliss.