Describe your practice and/or why mindfulness is important to you.
Meet Laura Main
My main focus at present is growing my holistic business, which is connected to helping
people around the world access a higher quality of water, while also reducing chemicals and
plastics in their home.
I sit with Tea most mornings. As the water boils, I close my eyes and listen to the birds
outside. I focus on my breath and use this time to mediate. I drink three bowls either in
silence or to music. On days that I’m working in my Professional Job as Nurse it can be as little as 15 minutes, On other days I am able to sit for longer. On Sunday I have what I call ‘Sunday Service’ where I dive deeper and for longer. Each morning I speak out my affirmations, maybe pull an oracle card or two and sometimes journal. I am at my happiest in this space of calm connection.
What is your highest value and why?
My highest virtue is freedom. I set out years ago to find my wild, to challenge
myself and face my fears, re-write my old stories and old beliefs. I am now more interested
in how it feels in my body when I am true to my experience and not to others. To me this
Describe one health practice that is non-negotiable for you each day
My non-negotiable health practice is my hydration. The Drinking of quality living water every day is how I feel full of energy and vitality.
Describe one tradition that you connect with regularly and why?
Aside from the lineages passed down through this life of Tea, I have been exploring lately the tradition of the passing down of wisdom through storytelling and Myth. I am particularly interested in the lineage of both my Scottish and Italian Ancestry.
What's the most common method you use for tea preparation and what are you excited to learn more about?
I use a side handle nearly every day and return maybe once or twice a month to leaves in a bowl. I look forward to learning more about Gongfu and boiled tea. I love all teas but my go to morning tea is red. There are so many that are my favourite but the ones I am drinking at the moment are Golden Sun & Nymphaeas and are delicious.
Describe one way that you support your community and what would help you to support others more effectively