Article: Karen Hall
Who is Karen Hall?
I wear so many hats but above all a proud mother of four, wife, nurse and midwife. I have endless hobbies that are mostly outdoors (gardening, growing vegetables, bushwalking, beach strolling, walking, pottering!) but also love creating and cooking to nurture my family. I love connecting with people, their stories and socialising but equally love quiet and space for thought and creativity.
What are your passions in life?
I am passionate about life and what fills it. From nurturing my children and family, my body, my home I do it all with love. I am passionate about self-love and respect and continually try to improve on each day as it comes.
I am passionate about guiding four young lives down a path of self-love and respect. I hope they grasp each opportunity with enthusiasm and fuel their beautiful healthy, strong bodies with a positive mindset, food for the soul and movement for joy and health. I love not only nurturing my family but my garden too. Fruit, vegetables, chickens and flowers, outdoors and fresh air is where my heart sings. Movement, fresh air and nature are pure joy.
What is the lesson in life you live by?
Kindness and respect. Whether this is self-care, care of others or even bystanders in my day, respectful, kind actions is everything to me. It reflects self-care and those I love and care about the most. A smile to a stranger with a sad face or an act of kindness to help lift someone's day. All with intention and presence.
How do you practice self-care / self-love?
I practice this through quiet, reflective moments, mostly in nature. Cooking and creating and scheduling long walks, an audio book, yoga, exercise or simply by connecting with friends.
Why do you think self-care is so important?
Self-care, for me, is an ongoing journey and perhaps something I am continually learning to weave into my daily life. It is so important and requires reflection as in the busyness of life this can often be forgotten. To enable me to give how I intend and wish I must ensure my own cup is full.
How do you ensure that you prioritise the time to focus on your wellness journey?
These moments within a busy household aren’t easy to grab alongside the juggle of work, activities, etc but essential. Role modelling self-love and care is so important to me as my children watch me navigate life and all that lies within. My self-love is a gift to them also, allowing me to mother as I intend, with a full and happy heart.
Who inspires you the most and why?
It is my children that inspire me the most. Without realising they are the best teachers of self-love. They seek laughter, happiness and play, thrive on connection and find peace in nature. They naturally forgive, love hard and always see the bright side.
What is your favourite frii[s]mith product and why?
This isn't easy! I love all that I use, but mostly the Skin Health Kit, in particular the i am [vitality] active day serum. The scent is incredible and it leaves my face feeling smooth and moisturised, particularly around the delicate eye area. The products not only look beautiful in their packaging (not to mention the gorgeous tote bag it is presented in with a delicate crystal, just another nod to what these incredible women who founded friismith stand for), the way my skin slurps up each step leaving my face glowing, despite restless sleeps with young children! All of this is a testament in itself! The simplicity is everything to me as I juggle each day with all of its commitments and this routine takes no time at all.
What does Radiance mean to you?
Radiance is our passions, self-love and all you live by shining bright.
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