November Happy Highlights ~ Sunray Sister Monthly Favourites


It’s that time again, the end of one month, and the start of another! At this time I like to share all the little things and moments that brought me joy in the past few weeks, and I call this list my Happy Highlights. (I’ve been using a ‘5 year diary’ to record how each day has been for the past few months now, and this helps me remember all these things that go into my list.)

I would love to read your list of happy things from November. Share it in the comments, or over on Facebook or Instagram.

My Happy Highlights for November…

  1. I started my 365 day art challenge! I’m now at day 33 and going strong. Plus I am really enjoying it, and discovering little things about my style and process.
  2. Went out to a local fireworks display, which was very DIY! It was exciting though!
  3. The following day me and Fraz had lunch at our favourite café in town, called Penguin, and walked around Rudyard lake. It was lovely!
  4. Had a good long chat with my parents; must do this more often!
  5. Went to London for a weekend. Fraz needed to go for work, which was so amazing, because he is doing so well in his new job. We also got to spend time with my sister and her boyfriend, in their new flat and neighbourhood, for a lovely catch-up. Additionally I had some time to myself; I treated myself to new art supplies and a visit to the V&A, (plus I successfully navigated the underground!)
  6. I got some of my handmade notebooks and Christmas cards stocked in a local shop, which is a big step for me!
  7. Had fun using gouache paint. I rediscovered the magic of colour mixing, and the freedom of using a brush and paint to flow around the page.
  8. Fraz’s sister had her second baby, called Alison Artesia. We haven’t met her yet, but she looks so cute and tiny in photos!
  9. One Saturday morning we had freshly baked cinnamon rolls (thanks to Jus-Roll!), and homemade pineapple, banana, almond & ginger smoothies. Yum, yum, YUM!
  10. I filmed two new YouTube videos! The first was published in November, and is all about my Etsy shop. I’ve also just released the second one at the start of December, which is a fun chatty video sharing my Autumn favourites. It feels so good to be back in the YouTube game! I have so many ideas and footage ready for lots more videos in December and the new year.
  11. We woke up to snow in Leek! I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen snow in November; it was so magical.
  12. I received a letter from my new pen-pal, Mandy, who contacted me after watching my pen-pal video. Her letter was so sweet; I’ve just finished my reply today, ready to send out this week.
  13. ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ was released, and I am obsessed! It is SO. DAMN. CUTE.!!! GAAAAAAH!

…and now – to celebrate the full moon – I’m off to have a special pamper night, including a bath and face mask! See you soon sisters.


Peace and love,

Rachel x


Reflect & Refocus // Return from my digital detox!


Today I return from a two-week internet break and digital detox. It’s been lovely! So what did I get up to? And what’s coming next for Sunray Sister?

In my time off I went to a musical with my wonderful Fraz for a birthday present (from December!); I put a face mask on and painted my nails for a bit of self-love; I spent some time at the library and gathered ideas; I found a couple of pen pals who I will be writing to this week; me and Fraz went on an amazing long walk; we enjoyed some awesome vegan food; I went to my part-time job and thought a lot about Sunray Sister.

By the second week offline I was getting a bit restless, so ended up watching some YouTube videos; no one’s perfect! I actually found they were inspiring my own YouTube plans, which I will discuss in a blog post soon. I think it’s important to look around at who I admire and how they are being successful.

Overall I have concluded that the internet cannot be denied for an aspiring artist like myself; it is an essential tool. And viewing it as such I can learn to use it skilfully and in a controlled way, so that I don’t get overloaded. I must balance the creation and the business; and have fun too!

As for what’s in store for Sunray Sister, I will talk more about that this Friday. But right now it’s a lovely Sunday evening; the sun is shining, and there are whispers of Summer in the air. So I will leave you to lounge in this lazy haze before the new week begins!

Coming up this week:

  • Wednesday: escape the city with me in a new adventure video. Find my most recent video below!
  • Friday: a study of my inspirations and how I can learn from them.
  • Next Sunday: My May happy highlights; another month is almost over! Let’s make the next one even better than the last and enjoy each small moment!



Peace and love,

Rachel x

Time to Retreat // Digital Detox


As promised, today I will be explaining my upcoming digital detox. From this Sunday evening I will be going (almost) offline for two whole weeks!

I have given myself the following guidelines:

  • No browsing on social media
  • No posting or engaging with content on social media, including WordPress and YouTube
  • Social media accounts I usually use are:
  • Also try not to browse any other websites
  • Check only emails – this is how I get my work rota

Steps I will take to make sure I savour my time offline:

  • Delete all social apps on my phone
  • Logout of all social media on computer
  • Spend the time focusing on what Sunray Sister is, what I want it to be, what kind of work I want to be creating and sharing, what product I want to sell to people, what message I want to put across… etc.!
  • Report back on Sunday 21st May in a blog post.

Coming up… nothing for a while! I think this time off is really going to help me, and I already feel positive about coming back refreshed and refocused for the next chapter of Sunray Sister’s journey.

See you in a little while; I hope your days are filled with sunshine and glitter!


Peace and love,

Rachel x


Slowing Down with Meditation // Love Lessons

Welcome back to class sisters!

In case you missed the first class, ‘The Wonderful World of Tea’, catch up here.

What’s this all about? Find out in detail here. Love Lessons is my new series of blog posts all about a love of learning, and learning about things to help you love yourself, or just get inspired. The first lesson was about tea, and this second lesson is about…

Slowing Down with Meditation

What is meditation?

To most people in Europe and America, meditation is the latest health trend, to those in Asia, it is a sacred practice.

As a beginner, I see meditation in two halves. The first is a daily dedicated ritual, the second is a continuous perspective and mindfulness of the present moment.

So meditation can be many things viewed from different perspectives. In the purest sense meditation is simply taking time to pause. It is stopping and saying, “I don’t need to do anything right now. All I need to do is breathe, and be aware of my present self, without changing anything or trying to solve anything.”

How can it help me?

The benefits of meditation are widely documented, from ancient tradition, to modern revelation. It’s important to remember that even though this is a global movement, mediation is personal and can be tailored to you. You can practice almost anywhere, at anytime. You do not need to sit cross-legged, burn incense and chant mantras. But you can if you want to. Don’t worry about all the accessories and stereotypes. If you prefer, you don’t even have to call it meditation. It could simply be your quiet time.

The purpose of meditation is to slow down, to find focus, to observe your mind and your surroundings and to live in the present moment.

Beyond that it can develop into other things with further benefits which you can research in the numerous books, blogs, podcasts and videos on the subject.

Find your inner calm – a quick illustration by me!

How can I meditate?

Personally, I have found guided meditation most helpful. This can be found in the form of an app, where I would recommend both ‘Headspace’ and ‘Stop, Breathe & Think’ (plus they both have great design!). The first is good as a starting point, with cute and useful videos, but after 10 days you need to subscribe if you want new content. ‘Stop, Breathe & Think’ is great because it asks you to ‘check in’ each day too, so you can track your moods over time. I also recommend reading this article: Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind, from one of my favourite blogs.

Otherwise you could simply put on relaxing music, or sit in silence, set a timer for between 5-20 minutes, and try the following:

  • Begin by getting comfortable – on a chair or on the floor – closing your eyes, resting your hands on your knees and taking a few deep breaths.
  • Now notice the connection of your body to your surroundings, notice any sounds around you.
  • Then bring your attention inwards and begin to count your breaths up to 10, and begin again at 1, for a few minutes.
  • When thoughts distract you, simply step back and watch them pass, then return to counting your breaths. Don’t become frustrated or try too hard to focus.
  • You could then do a ‘body-scan’ where you go to each part of your body, working from head to toe, and see how you feel. Move your mind around your body.
  • At this point you could also meditate on a certain subject, such as gratitude, or compassion for others. Guided meditations are useful for this.
  • Or you could bring your attention back to your body and surroundings, stretch, open your eyes and continue your day with a refreshed perspective and sense of calm.
  • As an additional step you could write down your thoughts and feelings, plans and dreams in a journal.


Homework: This week sit down for just 10 minutes and try meditation, using the advice above. How do you feel now? Do some further research for bonus marks! Report back here, or on social media. I can’t wait to hear how you got on!

Coming soon…

  • This Sunday: Playtime episode 10. A music mix tape from me to you!
  • Wednesday: Venture out into the wild Spring countryside with me in my next YouTube video! Find my most recent video below.
  • Friday: Is it that time already? The end of the month means April Happy Highlights.
  • Next Sunday: My monthly review, reflection and plans to move forward with my creative ideas, business and personal life.


Enjoy the weekend sisters, I hope it brings you love and learning!


Peace and love,

Rachel x


Creative Mother’s Day Ideas! // Sunray Sister

Good evening sisters! How has your weekend been? I have been busy at my part-time job, but I’ve also had fun, and now I’ve got a few days off to focus on some Sunray Sister goals and personal projects too. What are your plans?

Next Sunday it is Mother’s Day! In my opinion celebrations like these are much more important than Easter and Christmas, as they encourage gratitude for special people in our lives.

So next week how will you show your mum you love her? A box of chocolates? A bunch of flowers? Come on, get creative! Here are my ideas…

  1. Cook a healthy meal for your mum, and do the dishes too!
  2. Go for a long countryside walk, and take some nice photos to remember the little moments.
  3. Give your mum a potted plant that will keep on growing.
  4. Write a poem listing all the lovely things about your mum!
  5. Draw or paint a picture of her. Or ask your favourite artist to do it for you, most artists love taking portrait commissions.
  6. Book a spa date! Self-love, care and relaxation are so important for our well-being.
  7. Buy some pretty beads and make a simple necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings.
  8. Take your mum to watch a film or performance.
  9. Bake some cute cupcakes or other tasty treats.
  10. Print some old photos and put them in a little handmade photo album to remember the good ol’ days!


What is the best thing about your mum? How will you be spending mother’s day? Share your stories and ideas in the comments or find me on social media!


Coming up this week will be another YouTube video, followed by the very first edition of Love Lessons. This new post series will be starting with the subject of tea! In the meantime, remember to watch my latest YouTube video (below!) and subscribe to my channel.

I hope your week is filled with joy, love and success! I believe in you!


Peace and love,

Rachel x


Exhibition Reflection and Moving Forward // Sunray Sister

Good evening sisters! How are you? Have you had a beautiful weekend?

Today was the final day of my first exhibition! The work has been taken down, holes filled and marks painted over. And lots of hugs have been given and friends made!

As I wheeled my suitcase of creations home, I was treated to these beautiful skies and the St Mary Redcliffe bells were ringing out…


If you weren’t able to see the exhibition in person, please check out my video tour below, which shows the work of all eight artists involved in the show; all the links are in the video description (just press the little YouTube button in bottom right of video). And of course, big, big thanks to Spin of The Spiralling for bringing us all together.


It has been a lovely experience. I have met some wonderful, creative people. I also discovered that I can achieve what I set out to do. And I don’t have to give up and quit at the last-minute.

So that’s all in the past now. Where do I go from here?

  • I will re-open my Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks with some new and updated listings.
  • I will continue to upload YouTube videos every Wednesday.
  • I will also continue to publish posts here on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays. I have a HUGE plan of the content I want to share with you all, including specific posts planned out until May! So I’m feeling pretty organised.
  • And in the real world… well I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my personal values, and what I believe in, and I’ve started making a few changes which I will probably talk about here at some point.
  • I’ve also been thinking about how my personal values can help inform Sunray Sister: these include focusing on natural products and methods (such as fabric dyed with plants); creating little or no waste from my making process and the packaging I offer my products in; promoting less waste by making useful items like tote bags; simplifying our lives and slowing down; generally helping and informing people about how they can love themselves, all creatures and the planet even more than ever before! 
  • I would love to run workshops helping people in this way; sharing practical ideas for a more earth-friendly lifestyle, as well as getting outside in nature, being creative and having fun. I would love to get involved with forest schools too, and maybe something to do with art therapy.
  • I will finally be writing my business plan, and hopefully discussing my ideas with a mentor.
  • Even though I promised to stick to textile products in my 2017 business goals, I have realised this isn’t true to myself. I love to pick up whatever I feel drawn to, as long as I am being creative. I will be doing a full evaluation of my goals at the end of March, and plan to do the same at the end of every month; goals should evolve as you grow, not be rigid like a prison cell.

Altogether, I’m feeling positive, inspired and energised, but also calm, balanced and clearer than ever before! I am happy in the moment. I am not waiting for things to be perfect. I do not want things to be perfect. I am making small changes every day, and taking small steps. I am forgiving myself.

I feel that I have finally realised my whole aim in life: to help others achieve a simple, natural, creative life, (this TED talk actually helped me come to this conclusion, and might help you too!) Who cares if I’m sewing, drawing, singing, walking, collaging, writing, speaking… these are all vehicles for my message of joy!

I hope you are onboard and receiving me loud and clear!



What have you achieved recently? How will you learn from it as you move forward? I’d love to hear about your experiences; leave a comment below or find me on social media.

Coming up:

  • Wednesday: my fifth YouTube video! This week there will be a tutorial with a twist.
  • Friday: an introduction to another new post series, (did you read about my other new series on Friday? It’s called Love Lessons, and is going to be all about sharing my love of learning with you all!)
  • Sunday: ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day. Because mothers are worth celebrating!

See you soon sisters! Enjoy the start to a fresh new week, and remember to love yourself and look out for others.



Peace and love,

Rachel x


Day 12: How to Love Others // Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love

Happy Sunday sisters! Now that you feel more at peace with yourself, you will be more able to connect with and respect other living beings. So today’s post is about how to love others…

“You cannot love others unless you love yourself first; how can you give away what you don’t have?” – Swami Prem Priyadha


Smile at strangers

Smiling makes you feel good, even if you are grumpy. Smiling connects you with other people, even if you don’t know them, even if you don’t speak the same language. A smile is universal, and opens up a welcoming world.

Hug often

Physical connection brings us positive emotions and improves wellbeing, so just give someone a hug!

Be kind

Let someone go first, open doors, give compliments… just be there for others, and leave the rudeness in the bin.

Show respect

Treat all creatures as equal. This is partly why I decided to become vegetarian, and explore veganism at the start of the year. I no longer want to harm another living being. Of course this is not what everyone wants, so find a way to show love to all beings. Acknowledge their lives and be grateful.

Be patient

We all have our own pace. Remember that everyone is experiencing their own separate lives, and sometimes we need to change our pace to accommodate others; to go faster or to slow down.

Be interested in others

Always be curious, always ask interesting questions. Skip the small talk. Skip the gossip. It’s boring! When you show interest in another person, they will feel more at ease, and you will get to know them better. We love to talk about ourselves!

Put your phone away

You knew it was coming, but how could it not be on this list? Disconnect in order to connect. When you’re not around others, phones and the internet are great (ahem, she says, writing a blog, and sharing it on social media…), for spreading your message to others, and for staying in touch. When you are around others, enjoy the moment together, absorb the atmosphere. I get such a rush when I’m in a crowd with a shared purpose: all hypnotised by a bonfire, or listening to incredible live music. (If it’s a normal crowd of people rushing and being their boring busy selves, then I freak out.)

Say thank-you

Literally say thank-you more, say sorry less. Show gratitude, show appreciation. Recognise the effort someone has taken for you, and feel special.

How do you show love and respect for other people and creatures? What changes are you making? Do you already follow my tips above? Let me know what you think in the comments or via social media!

I’d love to see you again tomorrow for the penultimate day of Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love. I will round off this little trio of ‘How To’s’ by showing you how to love the planet. See you tomorrow sisters!


Peace and love,

Rachel x



Day 11: How to Love Yourself // Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love

Welcome back! We’re into the home straight of Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love, and today I have the first of a trio of posts all about how to love. The first step is to love yourself sisters!

This can mean many different things for different people. Whatever is healthy, peaceful, simple yet significant… whatever is true to you; make time to do those things. Below are some of my ideas on how to show yourself some love and respect… 

“The tools for happiness are within you” – Leo Babauta, Zen Habits


Eat healthy food

What you put in, you will get back. So give yourself wholesome and natural food; you will feel so much better! I dream of growing my own food one day, and being totally connected to the earth.

Make time for tea

The tea ceremony goes back centuries, and is something I am fascinated by. So simple, so overlooked, yet so important. Take a break. Take time to be mindful of this small ritual and appreciate every hot sip.

Move outside and connect with nature

Inspire. Expire. Feel renewed. When I am stuck inside all day I feel horrible, and often forget how healing a quick stroll can be. But I long for a huge hike through the woods and up a mountain somewhere!

Explore mindfulness, meditation and yoga

Be still with yourself for a few moments everyday. Sit and observe. Listen to your breath, consciously take your mind through every part of your body, notice how every part of you feels. Repeat positive affirmations and mantras. Radiate positive thoughts. Then stretch! Also try to bring a new awareness into everything you do everyday, try to be mindful of every move, and grateful for small things.

Release your thoughts in a journal 

There are always difficult thoughts and painful feelings. But they should not be squashed and hidden. They should be observed and released. Do this in a journal with words, or with images too. I adore collage; the physical action of cutting, arranging and sticking is very therapeutic to me. I’ve also been using an old typewriter recently, giving me a fresh angle for putting words on paper.

Express yourself through creativity

As well as letting out thoughts in a journal, try expressing yourself through other techniques. Paint, draw, sew, build, bake, plant, dance, act. Let your imagination go wild, and find others who share your passion.

Read everyday and learn something new

There is nothing more wonderful than constantly building upon your knowledge of the world and all the wonderful things in it. I seem to find a new subject to explore every week! My current interests include: small business, self-love, slowing down and crystals.

Schedule a regular self-love session

All of the ideas above should be incorporated into your daily or weekly life. But when you can, maybe once a week/fortnight/month, set aside a specific day/morning/afternoon/evening, when you just stop and pamper yourself! Take an even longer walk than usual, blast out your favourite music when you get home, create a magnificent wholesome lunch. Then read all the books and articles, watch all the YouTube videos, play all the podcasts. Whilst you’re at it, steam your face, apply a face mask, do a manicure. The most important part is that you specifically book this appointment with yourself, to make it just as important as all your other plans.


I am still at the beginning of my self-love journey. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself, I just want to learn and develop. So always remember this is a journey, and always remember to forgive yourself. How do you love yourself? How do you make peace with yourself? What are your favourite ways to relax and reconnect with what matters? I’d love to hear about your self-love rituals.

Tomorrow I will be looking at how to love others; from your closest companion, to a stranger on the street. There’s only three days left of Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love, I hope you can join me!


Peace and love,

Rachel x



Day 9: Top Love and Learning Resources // Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love

Hello sisters, and welcome to day 9 of Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love!

Today I have brought together all of the resources that are guiding me on my journey of self-love and learning. From meditation to zero waste, the people I have been following have various beliefs and messages. They have books, blogs, images, social media, podcasts, videos, speeches and magazines. They use many different methods to get their points across, but they all do so with skill and real-life experience, and what they have to say is seriously important. So read on!

Gala Darling

This lady is powerful! She focuses on self-love, spirituality, positivity, laws of attraction and exercise. Gala has been writing her blog for 10 years (yes 10 years!), and last year she published her own book which was later re-released by Hay House.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Better known for her novel ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, Elizabeth has most recently written a non-fiction book called ‘Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear’. She also gave a TED talk on creativity, fear and genius, and has a brilliant podcast series called ‘Magic Lessons’ where she helps individuals break through their fears to live a magic life.

Kris Carr

Coming from the perspective of diet and health, Kris has a lot to share. A cancer survivor and a true warrior, she is endlessly positive and calming. I purchased her ‘Crazy Sexy Love Notes’ to give me some perspective and encouragement each day. Plus the artwork by Lori Portka is stunning.

Holistic Habits

Sarah is a recent discovery, but someone who has already been on a long journey of self-discovery and healing. She has so much to share, and she does it so beautifully in her YouTube videos (my favourite is above). Sarah’s voice alone is enough to put me in a calm and happy place, but her advice is so useful and interesting, and has opened up so many new areas that I had no idea about.

Meghan Livingstone

Another YouTuber, Meghan is all about nutrition, reducing stress and listening to your body. Above is an example of one of her videos all about simplifying your life. I love her pure and natural take on life.

TED Talks

Of course, how could I write a post about my top resources without mentioning TED talks. There are too many great videos to link here. Above is one of my favourites, by Andy Puddicome of Headspace (a brilliant meditation app), all about making time for yourself and finding peace.

Flow Magazine

I have always had a bit of a thing for magazines. Recently I found Flow magazine and instantly knew it was special. Flow magazine was founded in the Netherlands and is also available in English. “A magazine that takes its time”; every issue of Flow seeks to celebrate creativity and imperfection, and encourage self-development and slowing down.

James Clear

On his blog, James (image above) seeks to answer the question: ‘how can we live better?’. He has hundreds of articles, and is a great example of self-discipline. Additionally he has links to lots of recommended books, organised into useful categories. Needless to say, my reading list is now much longer than before.

Zen Habits

Similar to James Clear, this blog by Leo Babauta is essential reading for serious self-development and building new, healthy habits for a more balanced life. On top of the amazing content, I just love the total visual simplicity of this website. It feels so pure and authentic.

Be More With Less

Courtney Carver writes about minimalism and simplifying your life (image above). My favourite subject she has written about is ‘I don’t know what’s best for you’; read all of the books and blogs, listen to the podcasts and talks, but ultimately, take what you need from them, and build your own path to where you need to go.

Be Zero 

Last, but not least, is Andrea Sanders’ organisation ‘Be Zero’, all about living a zero waste lifestyle. The first thing to clarify when finding out about ‘zero waste’ is that the ‘zero’ does not necessarily mean ‘none’. The zero signifies a circle, which in turn represents the aim of a circular economy, instead of the standard linear economy. Through her website and Instagram account Andrea spreads this message with honest images and real life lessons. Right now she is wearing the same dress for the whole of February; go check it out! I will be writing about this subject more in the future as I feel it is so important, and not enough people know about it.



Who inspires you to be and do better? What books would you recommend for personal development and self-love? I would love to know and I hope my suggestions have been useful to you.

Tomorrow is day 10 of Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love. After a few slightly heavy posts, it’s time for a little fun! In the past I’ve brought you lists of my favourite tunes, but for day 10 I have put together a list of my favourite films (about love of course). See you soon!


Peace and love,

Rachel x


Day 8: When Love is Misused // Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love

Welcome back sisters! Wednesday is here, and it is day 8 of my fortnight of blogging about love. So far I have covered mainly positive and fun stuff, but today I want to look at love from another angle.

This is most likely going to be a topic to return to in the near future, as it will be hard to get all my thoughts into one comprehensive blog post. It might come across as a little negative, but I want to represent the other side of my message of positivity. Basically I aim to adress the problem of too much love and not enough love. The lack of balance. The lack of authenticity.


Sometimes love can be misused. Often we say we ‘love’ something, when really it is not love at all. Let’s try to change our thinking…

When we love people too much, we become idolisers, fanatics, stalkers, extremists. We call it love but it turns into obsession. I am thinking of celebrities in particular, and the extreme focus put on their personal lives and every little thing that they do. They are just humans like you and me! Stop looking up to others in this way. Stop wanting to be like others. Love yourself first, spread love to those around you.

When we love food too much, we can become unhealthy, obese, lazy. Food is so necessary to our wellbeing. When we stuff our bodies with poison, we feel terrible and look terrible, and a vicious circle of self-destruction begins. Respect your body like a temple, worship it and bring it healthy, wholesome offerings. This is a lesson I am still learning.

When we love material things too much, we become suffocated, and damage the people and planet around us. This creates not only the direct result of more stress, less money, and less time to enjoy ourselves, but also unseen and indirect results. This includes harming the environment and the lives of people who have to deal with the results, especially in less developed countries. Respect what you have, consider where your possessions come from, and where they might end up. Give up the devotion to new and disposable things! Use your voice and your skills instead, influence and teach others to do good.

When we think we love, we can become blind and patronising. When we think we are looking out for others, we are not actually listening, we are only making ourselves feel better. The number of times some random person has said to me “sorry love”, or “are you alright love?“, is endless and drives me crazy. The fact that they couldn’t care less about how I am, or are not truly sorry at all is bad enough, but then they have to add love in the most un-loving, highly patronising way possible. When someone uses love to suggest they are superior, that is their weakness. True strength will always come from vulnerability and kindness.


Balance is crucial to life. Life and death, past and future, joy and pain; these are all the extremes of life that must be accepted. Balance can be found in the moment; no comparisons, no worries, no obsessions.

Love people you know, get to know new people, find good teachers.

Enjoy food and learn what is best for you.

Have only the useful things that you need and the small treasures that bring you joy.

Only ever love truly, and wholly. Be your authentic self.

In the final few posts of Sunray Sister’s 14 Days of Love I will be digging deeper into these subjects, as well as a couple of fun things. For tomorrow’s post I will be sharing a list of some amazing influencers and teachers that are helping me; I think they will help you to progress on your self-love journey too. I hope you can join me!


Peace and true love,

Rachel x