• Komal Patel

Balance Part 2: Finding Peace

The summer was really hectic for me. As much as I looked forward to going back to my home country to spend time with the family, I never am never really prepared with how I will deal with my time.

Its been my 7th summer heading back to the UK to getaway from the Dubai heat and immerse myself with playing catch up with family and friends. You’d think by now I’d be used to the change. Change in time, change in environment, change in space.

As I took it as an opportunity to take a step back from work, I lost my way a little. I got immersed in energies and scenarios which sucked the good vibes which I was on a journey of maintaining.

Remembering not to get caught up in regret, I accepted the mental challenges that I was facing and validated what I was feeling by sharing with others.

I believe I’m an empath. I absorb more of others energetic debris then I probably should whether its good or bad, it will always have an effect on me.

Balance is different for everyone, find out what works best for you!

This summer I learnt how addressing this, was important more then ever. I reigned back what I was working with before I left Dubai. Nobody should have to compromise wellbeing without balancing and establishing what serves a person for the best of them. Since being back, I like many, have had to deal with jet lag, children, getting back into routine, school drops, work, self-improvement, clients and most importantly self-care.

Sometimes recognising something is out of balance is not necessarily enough. I’m lucky I have friends whom take accountability seriously and are happy to validate AND crack the whip to ensure I’m on the right path to getting back into the positive memento of things.

We can all have rubbish days, we can all feel like doing absolutely nothing on some days, we can realise that were lazy bums when things are out of sync. But that’s ok – that’s part of life balance. If we’re in a state of mind of acceptance and willingness to eventually do things differently, (with accountability of some sort) we will eventually hit the ground running.

I usually reset by having salt baths, I find that energetically I’m cleansed, physically if I’m tired it highlights it more so and forces me to head to bed early, it clears my mind and makes me feel at peace.

What do you do to reset and rebalance when your life has changed course?

Have you tried having a salt bath? If not, give it a go – here’s a recipe to create your own blissful salt bath!

Salt baths are the best way one can reset! Try it...



· 2 cups Epsom salt

· 1/2 cup sea salt (Himalayan recommended)

· 1/2 cup baking soda

· 15 drops combined of lavender and orange essential oils (or an essential oil of your choice)

· Optional ingredients – 1 Tbsp oil of choice (coconut, jojoba, almond, argan), 1 – 2 Tbsp dried spices

· Mason or a nice glass jar


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, stirring well to incorporate the baking soda and essential oil.

2. Divide between jars as desired.

3. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container.

4. To Use: Add 1/4 – 1/2 c per bath

Happy bathing! :-)

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