Bondi to Bali: the magic of week one

Kendall Hayes,

When you have a dream, you have a choice. You can continue to wish and wonder, or you can take the steps to turn that crazy idea into a reality. I chose the latter, and now I am here, living my dream – writing from my computer amongst the rice fields of rural Bali. Nine weeks ago my husband and I made the decision to uproot our family and move from our comfortable Bondi bubble to an unknown life on the little island of Bali.

Our new back yard!

One week in, and I am surprised at how settled we all feel. Perhaps it’s that we are still in “holiday mode”? The frequent swims in our little pool, the visits to the local water slide park, eating out every night. But I believe it has more to do with the people we have met – the open hearts of the locals, and the calm of the lush landscape that surrounds us in our cosy temporary home.

You see, we have arrived here with open hearts too, with a sense of adventure and most of all a trust that our life here will unfold as it is meant to. And that intention brings with it a sense of calm and ease and flow. I know it is early days, and there may be challenges along the way, but here there is magic – and we are seeking it.

Read more of Kendall's story here.

Kendall’s interest in organic, plant based, wholefood began in 2004 when she was told she could not conceive children naturally. Not willing to accept this, she began her journey to fertility by making changes to her diet and lifestyle, and educating herself on food’s power to heal.
Fast forward a decade, and Kendall and her husband Dave now have two gorgeous, healthy daughters, as well as two very healthy businesses.
As well as running the business of Iku, Kendall recently moved to Bali to start, a website sharing her passions for wholefood nutrition, animal welfare, and the environment.
She focuses on inspiring busy families to prioritise their health, by sharing simple ways to increase their fruit and vegetable intake, eliminate toxins from their products, and demystify the hype that often surrounds the wellness industry.
Being a busy Mum herself, Kendall keeps it real, and understands the pressures of keeping a family healthy.
You can follow Kendall's healthy, food inspired adventures via Instagram