Caitlin Fenton

What are you most passionate about? 

The world and all the beautiful things within. We live in such an amazing place and I absolute love exploring all it has to offer. I have been lucky enough to have opportunities to travel here and abroad, and know that I will forever keep creating these opportunities. Experiencing different places, cultures and ways of life is such a life shaping thing.

Why did you decide to work in the health industry?

Before I started behind the desk I was a member of Redhead Wellness Sanctuary, so when the opportunity arose I couldn’t help myself. The Sanctuary has aided my self growth, discovering a love for yoga and movement. Walking through the wellness doors, I don’t dread going to work as I know my day will be filled with goodness !

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve overcome in your life?

2018 was a rollercoaster, maybe one of the most challenging years yet. A few hurdles have been in my way, but shifting focus to the positives allows me to see all the good things the past year has brought me. I finished school, finally became an adult (not all it’s cracked up to be hey, paying bills sucks!) and made some amazing new friends.

If you could give one word of advice what would it be?

Everything happens for a reason, you can’t always change what the universe has planned for you but you can choose your response and how you look at the outcome. Life can hand you some pretty devastating situations and that is definitely not to be discredited, but taking a step back, grounding ones self and believing in your ability allows you to emerge out the other side and thrive.

What is the most inspiring quote you have heard?

“And you came here with a sense of wonder but somehow the wonder of it wasn’t enough… And in wondering bout yourself, you forgot what you came here for, what you came to be apart of.”

It was one of Meg’s yoga classes and I was on reception. The class was in savasana. I listened to every word, something about it hooked me and remembering the final stanza, this quote, let me find exactly what it was. It was a spoken word song, Burgs by Mt Wolf, the words of Burgs, an english man who created the organisation ‘The Art of Meditation’. It is now my meditation song, when my mind needs something more than silence or crashing waves.

Do you have an ethos you live by?

Not specifically, more of a ‘just do it’ mindset. If something crossed your mind, or is stuck there, why not go for it ! They say good things come to those who wait but why wait when you can go out and get it yourself.

If you could invite any three people over for dinner (dead or alive), who would it be and why?

Lhakpa, a Nepalese sherpa who I met when trekking in Nepal. He had submitted Everest many times, trekked various other peaks across Nepal and India, he was apart of the monastery for ten years, and he started an aid organisation to rebuild temples destroyed in the earthquakes- he was a pretty remarkable man. The whole trek he was at the back of the pack, and who ever was the weakest was at the front, that way we could all make it up together regardless of how slow or how long it took.

John Lennon, good music and good soul. He was a massive activist for peace, he was really into chanting and mantras and saw how powerful and uniting it could be.

My Grandma. She always has a new story to tell, so much depth in her life along with so much hurt. I need to make an effort to see her more often, like they say, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.