Who is Autumn Tansey?
Well she is an amazing soul that I met a few weeks back at Jess Ainscough's The Wellness Warrior Event; we were both volunteering.
As soon as Autumn and I started talking we hit it off completely and came up with all sorts of crazy ideas such as us holding an event like Jess's sometime in the future and inspiring women to live an amazing life.
She is a blogger from The Lynch Effect who is oh so inspiring. A little bit about Autumn, she is based in Melbourne and is a yoga teacher. Two years ago she was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer but today is a healthy and happy woman who is on an incredible journey of unconditional love, kindness, respect and acceptance. She lives in the moment and loves green juice (who doesn't?!).
Here is my interview with Autumn:
+ How did you get to where you are today?
My head just swirled with a zillion answers to this question, but to put it simply, Love. Trust. Spirit. This trio has held my hand in all of my brightest moments, and my darkest moments.
+ What motivates you each and every day?
I could probably use the same answer again, but love truly is my biggest motivator. Love for life, for others, for connection to each other and the earth. It is the source of my passion, drive, determination and courage and the rest of my life follows effortlessly in it's trail.
+ What quote do you live by at the moment?
There is no better quote to sum up how I feel about living than this gem by Elizabeth Gilbert,
“There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.”
+ What has been your biggest struggle on your journey?
The biggest struggle on my journey would be with fear, doubt and insecurity. These three funnily enough are the opposite end of the scale to the inspiring trio mentioned above. They always appear when I am most vulnerable, and do their best to keep me there. But having gone through some intense external physical and emotional challenges, I have learnt that it is ok for them to be there. They are part of the myriad of emotions that keep me humble, help me question and contemplate my choices, and challenge me to keep it real.
+ What food can you not live without?
Just one?!!!! After mulling this over for some time, I have decided it is anything green! That's just one right?
+ Do you have a daily routine? If so, what is it?
I don't quite have a daily routine as my work hours, location and tasks change daily (which the artist in me LOVES!). It is my morning routine that keeps me grounded. I start most days with meditation, oil pulling, and my first juice for the day (lemon or Apple Cider Vinegar with warm water). This prepares my body, mind and spirit for whatever the day may bring. But honestly, I see how my body feels when I wake up, and then I go from there.
+ What would you tell your 14 year old self?
14! What was I doing when I was 14? Oh yea, I was in year 9, changing schools, trying to keep up with all the AMAZINGLY INSPIRING girls that I had the opportunity to be surrounded by at a young age, and wondered when I would finally kiss a boy!
So if I could tell my younger self something, I would put one hand on my shoulder (her shoulder) and say,
"Hey, you've got some exciting adventures ahead, don't change anything, because your life is perfect. You are exactly where you need to be, and what you are doing right now will carry into the most incredible life you could ever imagine." (My eyes welled up a bit , well that was unexpected).
+ How do you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered with love in the hearts of those that I have crossed paths. That is the greatest gift I could ever give someone, and would hope to be remembered for.
Thank you so much Autumn for opening up and going deep within for this interview.xx
When I read Autumn's answers I was so inspired, she is truly a beautiful soul and I am so glad that I met her. If you want to know more about Autumn or where and when she has her yoga classes please check out her website The Lynch Effect or find her on Facebook.