First thing I did when I woke up this morning…
Spent some time cuddling with my son in bed, it’s my favourite way to start the day!
Do you have a daily mantra? If yes, what is it?
Every experience I have is perfect for my growth.
What is your favourite Talbot Avenue style?
I have two favourites! HAMARA LEGGINGS AND TINGO CROP TOP and I also really love the NAAVA LEGGINGS matched with one of the amazing tanks! They feel great to workout in, look amazing and feel so comfy on.
How would you describe your own “zen life” philosophy?
Being mindful and living consciously, showing up in your day-to-day life. Always coming from a place of love and spreading it far and wide, listening to your body, challenging your mind, making time for yourself, eating a healthy but balanced diet, moving your body, engaging and surrounding yourself with positive people that light you up and encourage you, resting and finding stillness (less clutter less busy), being mindful in your interactions, consciously choosing to care for the environment and animals and easing your eco-footprint on the world so we can preserve it for our children and our children’s children.
Sneakers, heels or barefoot?
Always barefoot haha! At home you will rarely find me with shoes on, I love being grounded and feeling the connection to the earth and my surroundings. When I am out and about I am usually in sneakers or some easy slip on / off sandals. I rarely wear heels unless it is for an occasion.
What is your take on the “athleisure” trend?
I love it! I think it’s great and while you won’t find me in my athleisure gear 24/7 – as a mum always on the go I am looking for comfortable, practical wardrobe pieces that still look good. That’s why this style suits me because it means on days when I am running around, I can drop my son off at pre-school, do errands, maybe get a quick gym session in before picking him up and it’s practical, comfortable and ‘no-fuss’.
Favourite dish to cook…
Hmmm this is a tough one, but I would have to say my eggplant parmigiana! It’s definitely a ‘go-to’ in our house and it’s a fav with my friends when they come over for dinner! I am also a total sucker for Mexican so we often have Mexican feasts with lots of guac and chips, quesadillas and tacos. I’ve learnt as a mama that quesadillas are perfect to sneak greens and beans into for the kids!
Workout I’m currently obsessed with…
At the moment I am loving a good old fashioned gym workout – because I have been traveling so much for work lately, it is something I know I can always do as there is always a gym in my hotel or nearby. When I am home I really enjoy my mom and bub yoga classes!
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received…
Follow your heart! If you lead your life and make all your decisions from a heart-centred place you are on the right track.
Tell us something about yourself that most would find surprising…
I love true crime shows! Well, it’s more than love – I am obsessed with anything related to true crime, cold cases, murder mysteries. My ideal night in is with the hubs, on the couch watching true crime!
What is your personal food and fitness philosophy?
When it comes to food and fitness I think it’s really important to listen to your body, tap into your instincts and do what is right for you at the time. I don’t believe in diets or limiting yourself from a treat. My fitness philosophy is quite similar, consciously make an effort to listen to your body and also mix it up, I feel stagnant when I constantly have the same routine. Sometimes your body wants intense cardio and other times you will find it responds better to a gentle yoga session or going on a hike. It is really important not to feel guilty if you miss a day of exercise or indulge in an ice-cream or some chocolate.
Most romantic thing someone has done for you…
I would have to say when my husband and I met, whilst technically it wasn’t something he did for me, more something we chose together. We wrote love letters to each other for 40 days via email and got to know each other that way prior to meeting. To me, it was the epitome of romance and allowed us to get to know each other on a deeper level and fall in love with each other’s spirits as opposed to anything physical.
Who inspires you?
My mum is my number one ultimate inspiration. She is the most selfless, pure of heart, sweet, caring, compassionate human being I know – she is the definition of love and I’m so glad my son can learn by her example.
Favourite place to visit in Australia and why…
Adelaide – it’s always home and will always have a huge chunk of my heart! I have recently purchased my dads property and will be aiming to spend much more time there from now on, I really want my son to have a part of his upbringing in Australia and get to have fond experiences similar to my own childhood. I have to say, even though I may be biased, we have some of the most amazing beaches in my opinion too!
What is playing on your iPod right now?
I am always changing up what I am listening to on my iPod but right now it ranges from moody and cinematic electronic music like Brian Eno, to underground rap battle hip hop artists like Big L and KRS- one then on to Moby and Nirvana. Quite an eclectic mixed bag and really depends on the state of my mind at the time!
Be The Change You Wish To See In The World – Gandhi
What can we expect to see from Teresa Palmer in 2016?
Well, physically you may see a lot of me as I have quite a few movies coming out! I have worked back to back to back since Bodhi was born and the films are all being released this year. I am also currently busy directing a film with my husband in Philadelphia which we are excited to share with the world. I have the new YZL launch as well as Your Zen Mama which I am currently working on with my friend Sarah Wright Olsen and will be launching soon.