I am a huge believer in manifestation.
noun man·i·fes·ta·tion \ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən, -ˌfe-ˈstā-\
Simple Definition of manifestation
: a sign that shows something clearly
: one of the forms that something has when it appears or occurs
Manifestation deals with what you primarily focus on and for me that is positivity, all things organic, and being the strongest version myself. I also believe that’s what lead me to meeting Shannon Kissane a total health guru and fearless leader of Lorantu. Lorantu feels like a virtual hug, it is a place for daily inspiration, organic living, and natural beauty. In her words, “I want you to be confident, stay true to yourself and feel totally blissed out.” It is nothing short of exactly that and we feel the need to share more about this bad ass babe with you!
What inspired you to create lorantu?
A few years ago I was very depressed after a breakup. I knew that in order to get better, I had to be the one to save myself. I had to be person I could lean onto for support. And so I decided to start blogging on Tumblr about things that inspired me: health, happiness, books I was reading, herbal tinctures… you get the point. Anything to make myself feel good again. Because of this, I was finally confident and happy again. And I wanted to help others with everything I had written, so I posted all of my content on a website in August 2015.
What does your day usually look like?
On days that I don’t have class, I have substantially more freedom. I wake up around 7 or 8am and read three daily inspiration books to get my day started. Then I make a super food shake, load up on nutrients, and workout. I set aside a large amount of my time each day on self improvement by reading motivational books, talking to like-minded and inspiring people, and writing. I write throughout the day, every single day. And in between all of this, I talk to people about health for my business. Oh, and I make sure to meditate. That is KEY.
Mantras you live by?
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”
What’s in your fridge?
A whole bunch of super foods! A super food cleansing juice, a few green juices, some natural energy juice shots, a few vegan and vitamin-packed chocolates, and loads of vegetables!
What’s your favorite exercise to get your sweat on?
Pure Barre workouts. Those totally transformed my body. When I go to my gym though I really just do a mix of everything! I start out with crunches, move on to squats, work my arm muscles out, run, and finish up with some yoga poses!
Do you have any advice for staying motivated while living a healthy lifestyle?
Picture your future self. When I was in high school I hated my skin. I wanted it to be absolutely perfect. To do that, I ate a strictly vegan diet with loads of green juices and used raw honey and aloe vera topically instead of chemicals prescribed by dermatologists. And I kept thinking about what I would look like in the future. When you load your cells with nutrients every single day, your body changes. It’s a gradual change, of course, because anything worth having takes time and dedication. But by understanding this fact I was able to stay far away from processed foods at all costs because I knew my future self would look and feel amazing. And I am so thankful for my past self, because I am now the person I used to only envision and strive to become.
Future goals for Lorantu?
I want Lorantu to be the next Goop. Really, I do. I want Lorantu to reach a greater audience with massive amounts of quality content to really change lives. When you believe in something and you work hard at it, it cannot fail. And Lorantu is just going to continue to grow, evolve, expand, and teach the world how to be happy, healthy, and empowered individuals. It is only going to get better.
Be sure to check out her full site (click photo) at Lorantu for all things inspirational!