Wild & Free: Langkawi Beach

Posted on: May 23, 2015 Category: Personal/ Travel & Lifestyle
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Early this year, I was blessed with a four-day escape to the warm, sunny, and breathtakingly beautiful island of Langkawi in Malaysia with one of my favourite people in the world, Steve.

We relaxed by the pool, hung out at the pool bar, and swam in the infinity pool … which pretty much sums up most of what we did the entire trip! Westin, you have the most incredible facilities we were content just never leaving (ever)!

Presenting: Snippets of our travel adventures in Langkawi (when we weren’t by the pool going ‘Wow!!! Is this real?’ ;)

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Being adventurers at heart, we also went exploring the island on a bright orange scooter, indulged in AMAZING food (Malaysian food is too amazing), enjoyed luxurious massages, and strolled along the streets of Langkawi’s night market (where I was determined to introduce Steve to durian, but alas it wasn’t in season … much to his delight).

We also set the intention of having a completely present, rejuvenating, and deeply nourishing time in Langkawi. I’m big on intentions – and this was no different! To me, creating intentions are similar to making reference points to check-in with after. I loved checking amidst the trip going ‘Wow, the Universe really does over-deliver – generously!’

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You know the feeling of awe, immense appreciation and overwhelming love that floods over you when you realize just how amazing something in your life is? One that you’ve (possibly taken for-granted)?

I had that exact feeling when I re-visited Langkawi this year.

While I’ve been to Langkawi before, I haven’t been there with the set of eyes – and perspective - that I have today. Revisiting the places I’ve been many years ago, I was humbly in awe that there were so many pieces I haven’t really truly seen and appreciated before, so many things I’ve yet to experience in this beautiful island.

This was such a rejuvenating, nourishing, and soulful trip … To say I’m super psyched to be back in Malaysia AND be venturing my way to Phuket in two months is an understatement! (Especially stoked to be escaping the winter and working from a beach! #workfromanywhere ;)

Have you been to Phuket? 

What places to be + things not to be missed would you highly recommended?

I’d love to hear from you!

Jia Ni x

Close the Gap: You & Your Vision

Posted on: May 7, 2015 Category: Live Your Vision
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This week let’s talk about closing the gap … between you and your vision.

What are you not be/do/having that the version of you who’s living the vision is be/do/having?

One of the things I practice myself and with clients who are committed to start living their vision is to answer the question above – and start leaning into the reality of the vision.


Journal on this question: What do you know you are meant to START being/doing/having to start living your vision? And what are you meant to STOP being/doing/having?

A few of mine (at different times of my journey) include(d): 

Being only available to say ‘YES’ when it’s a 110% YES.

Eliminating coffee and adding juices/smoothies.

Studying wealth consciousness on a daily basis.

Caring less about what others think (being more connected to my truth).

A daily fitness routine including pilates/yoga.

Having high-level support in my business and life. 

Having a different types (and levels) of conversations.

Five ways you can get started in closing the gap …

1. Working on your MINDSET (including your wealth consciousness, self-worth, relationship with time, yourself, and others) through continually developing yourself personally.

2. Create structure in your schedule that allows you to live more of your philosophy and engage in activities of your desired lifestyle.

3. Start a dream (or Pinterest) board that reflects your vision and connect with both your small and big visions on a daily basis.

4. Create a plan to start living your vision, and start implementing now.

5. Journal on who you require to grow into in order to start living the vision. (Firmer boundaries, a fierce can-do attitude, replacing negativity with positivity etc.)

Closing the gap on a daily basis (by taking the smallest action steps) will start yielding you to life that you’ve always dreamed of living before you know it! Start closing the gap and see how your vision starts to show up all around you. ;)

In the comments below: Share ONE way you’re going to start closing the gap today!

Have fun!

Jia Ni x

(Image via PlantHunting)