INSPIRE US with Kristina Carman

May 1, 2016

INSPIRE US with..

 

KRISTINA CARMAN,

Co-Founder of Tiny Fish

 

 

We caught up with the lovely Kristina from Tiny Fish and heard all about how she juggles her morning routine with her boys, yoga and work as well as why she loves travel and feels it's such an important gift...

 

 

 

 

 

Talk us through your morning routine?

 

Wake around 6:30 lemon water and stretch get dressed. Boys up around 7- dress them make lunches, breakfast and out the door for school run by 8 (madness). Arrive home around 8:45 and I do my yoga practice- some days it’s a class I go to (if I’m in London) or my own home practice routine.  If I’m on an office day, I’ll sit down at my desk by 10.

 

 

 

 

Breakfast favourites? 

 

Breakfast faves: Avocado on gluten free toast with turmeric and black pepper (sometimes a poached egg) Chia porridge, gluten free pancakes, with fruit and nuts. And always a green smoothie and my warm lemon water. 

 

 

Smoothie or juice of choice? 

 

If I’m in a rush I always have a Plenish cold pressed juice in my fridge that I can grab. Alternatively, I make some kind of green smoothie, mixing it up with greens, chia seeds, avocado, berries, spirulina, chlorella….some variety of this every day.

 

 

Your favourite place to meditate? 

 

Mediation is such an amazing and personal gift. I’ve been mediating for a very long time, so the place is of less importance as long as I’m meditating. I do however, love my dressing room- I sit on the floor with the door closed and just breath, it’s a quite and small space and my kids usually don’t come looking for me there (usually). I also drive to and from London weekly- its about 45-1hr drive from where we live and often the radio or music gets turned off and I just breathe. This is such a great tool for me to get me in the headspace if I’ve got meetings and people I’m seeing in the city.

 

 

Where is the most magical place you have practiced yoga?

 

Bali…….I love love love everything about Bali. It’s crazy its busy but it’s magical and feels very spiritual and energetic. 

 

 

Your dream holiday destination? 

 

Would love a trip to the Secheyelles or Costa Rica

 

 

The three things you can’t travel without? 

 

My travel pillow, coconut oil, spinulina and chlorella, my journal and my iPad/laptop (sorry more then three)

 

 

What’s the best thing about visiting a new country? 

 

 

 

Travel is such an incredible gift. I know its not for everyone, but I so very strongly believe that taking yourself out of your comfort zone into the unfamiliar is how we grow, learn and understand ourselves and others. It opens our eyes to the beauty and value in our world. This is the best bit about visiting a new country or place. It changes you little by little.​

 

 

The first thing you do when you get home from a trip? 

 

I love to unpack and do the washing. I’m slightly OCD so I like order and tidiness- I live with three boys and a dog so this is a HUGE challenge.

 

 

Mantras or positive affirmations that mean something to you? 

 

“What you think about you bring about” “ If you can imagine it you can achieve it, if you can dream it you can become it”. Essentially it’s the same quote but this is what I live by. Positivity, hard work, kindness and love. It’s everything!!!!

 


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