Hi there, I’m just stopping in for a moment in the middle of our summertime fare of ocean and sun, with a sprinkle of work and world, to wish you a healthy 2020. We didn’t know it when I first wrote this in January, but we were all in store for a big pivot. I sincerely hope that you are doing well. As we move forward through the year we should remember that we still need to move.
Time spent in the healthy outdoors is a spiritual practice. It is a kindness to yourself and the people around you to continue to find playfulness and wellness.
Our family had a week away together on our little sailboat in the Bay of Islands over Christmas and New Year. We reclaimed the rhythm of sun and ocean in our bodies, easing into the day with a walk or paddleboard, sometimes even a swim. Then, reading books in the highest sun of the day, and popping out of the hatches like marmots for another late afternoon play.
Being outdoors these past few months, in accordance with safety measures, has meant everything to us.
My friend Ramona wrote me just on return from her own family holiday, “my phone is superfluous” and I knew exactly what she was saying. While I appreciated putting my phone down at the time I would never realize it would be one of the things that would help connect us.
Before I head out there’s four things- and I know I’m only supposed to write one thing at a time, so, yea, breaking the rules. Just choose your favourite ones to action.
With respect, Sea Breeze, Becky
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Twenty Years Outdoors
We now have access to a copy of Theresa Sjoquist’s article about Goodbye products, our home and family in the recent Organic New Zealand. It’s been a good thing taking a moment to consider this twenty year milestone. We’ve done a lot.
When you post up an outdoor photo on Instagram use the hashtag #outdoorseverydaynz and we’ll be sure to celebrate your adventure. Spread the message to your own followers, wellness is outdoors everyday.
Big tins for sunscreen
Are you interested in test driving Sun Balm in a larger tin? I’ve had some extra Sun Balm made and would like to see what you think of using it in a larger tin instead of a tube. Like you, we are considering how to lighten our footprint. **We’ve closed the offer and will report back when we have the feedback in. Thanks to everyone who participated.