I wrote Superhuman just after I had taken up daily running and pilates classes. I became really strong and fit for the first time in my life and I realised that fitness is as beneficial for my mental health as my physical health.
WINTER OCEAN/RIVER SWIMMING
Last weekend I went for a winter solstice ocean swim with Emma from Runaway Belles off the coast of Eastern Tasmania. The water was approximately 10 degrees. Soooooo cold but so good.
WEARING HIGH HEELS AND SPARKLY OUTFITS
For my upcoming live shows I’ve got some really fun sparkly outfits to wear. Getting dressed up makes me feel confident and ready to perform. In Ladychoir we have these beautiful little sparkly capes.
And when we performed Wake Up Alone for the Amy Winehouse tribute concert I got to wear these killer orange stilettos..
When I sing I feel completely free and super brave. Everything we are thinking and feeling comes through in our voices. You cannot hide any vulnerability or emotion. It’s the most honest expression of human experience I can think of. I recorded a live version of my single from earlier this year Become The Fool just before lockdown. It’s a raw performance and although it was terrifying to create this I felt superhuman afterwards.
A few years ago I did a Vipassana 10 day silent meditation retreat. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. At the end of it I found that I had worked through so much mental and physical pain. I think this is one of the things I have done in my life that has made me much stronger.