I met Salomé when we did a Strala yoga training course together in Paris. She is currently studying on a gap year abroad in Australia and doing handstands on all the beaches (See proof below). I was excited to do this interview with her because she is full of spirit and light and I wanted to get some of her secrets! You can follow her on Instagram @happiness_ninja.
When I wake up I… STRETCH and drink a large glass of water to get the system going.
Here’s for a yoga girl cliché… I have a quick and filling green smoothie in the morning! It’s made with 1 banana, a small handful of baby spinach, some pieces of frozen pineapple, coconut water, chia seeds and a tiny bit of spirulina. I promise it tastes like banana! Lately I’ve also been a huge fan of organic peanut butter and banana toast. And I always have a large cup of green tea with the juice of a lemon, no matter what food I’m having.
In my handbag, I always have… FOOD haha. Fruits, nuts, chocolate… I always have a little pick me up. I kind of plan my day around food.
I impulsively died my hair blonde a while ago. It was not the best match for my jewish origins, and it definitely ruined my hair, but man, it made me feel so free! Impulsiveness is stupid but always makes the best stories!
I am currently struggling with… anxiety. I’ve accepted the fact that it’ll always be a part of my life so I’ve learned to live with it and tame it. It is not as bad as it used to be but it sometimes makes the simplest things a dreadful obstacle to overcome. I think anxious people are really brave because they have to do everything while fighting inner demons. It’s essential to surround yourself with people who understand and to be able to laugh about it.
One of my favourite quotes and words I live by is :
“Don’t settle: Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan
I see life as this great experience we’ve been given for some unknown reason, so we might as well make the most of it.
Quick healthy recipe?
Courgette Carpaccio. Peel a courgette with your peeler in order to get long and thin layers or use a spiralizer. I like to add some pink radish in there too. Add olive oil, salt and pepper, the juice of a lemon and (a lot of) parmesan. Super quick and delicious!
I’m not a big make-up girl but the one piece of advice my mom has given me is MOISTURISE so I use moisturiser every morning before I apply make-up. And my advice is get your beauty sleep! Sleeping is the best thing in the world and it makes your skin look great.
I like staying active and eating healthy because it works for me, it is what makes me feel the best. But I also love food, wine and feeling alive so I’m all about balance. I drink wine one night and a green smoothie the next morning or I have a pizza/netflix night and go for a run the next day. Exercise is a great anti-depressant, but chocolate is too. I really just do a bit of everything an avoid excess as much as I can.
My lifestyle inspiration is
@yogagirl. She is a yoga teacher based in Aruba who became an Instagram sensation. I’ve been following her for years and she keeps inspiring me on a daily basis. She is all about doing yoga and drinking wine too and is using her fame to make the world a better place which is a huge inspiration for me who intends to start a career in social entrepreneurship and sustainable management.
You can follow Salomé and her beautiful life on Instagram @happiness_ninja