March 19, 2016
Meet Fiona Edwards… a holistic health professional from Nottingham, England. Fiona has been on quite a journey over the last 20 years. She started her career in health as a registered nurse before tuning in to more holistic approaches, firstly as a yoga instructor and more recently as owner of her own holistic health business.
Fiona is a firm believer that health and well-being can only be fulfilled through a delicate balancing act of mind, body and soul – a personal journey of her own, that has led her to developed a range of treatments from conventional, to naturopathic , spiritual, to holistic, all encompassing the natural world and our surrounding environments at their core.
Fiona is a keen musician, with the philosophy that “the stranger the instrument, the more I want to learn to play it” She believes that music brings people closer, and is very much looking forward to being the resident musician aboard Sea Dragon, for sunset drumming sessions and storytelling.
No stranger to the open water, Fiona is a keen sailor and has enjoyed many happy hours at sea, sailing around the islands of Scotland and Corfu. One of Fiona’s bucket list wishes is to start a more permanent life on the water when she returns from sailing across the Atlantic by buying a houseboat!
Fiona sees eXXpedition as a way of directing her energies into a true purpose to help save our planet and promote healthy living, meeting up, sharing and exchanging life stories from like minded people, and in particularly, she is most excited about being involved in an all women mission.
Here’s hoping Fiona will lead us in Sea Dragon’s first ever floating Yoga class! With sunset drumming circles and sun salutations at dawn to look forward to we wanted to know what else makes Fiona tick?
Q: What colour is your toothbrush?
A: Orange and White
Q: If you could teleport where would you go and why?
A: To the Houses of Parliament to help make some important decisions about ways of cleaning our oceans and environment and bringing preventative health and encouraging people to help themselves much more . On the same level bringing about world peace.
Q: Who do you admire the most (dead or alive)?
A: Mother Theresa
Q: What’s your top tip for reducing plastic use – what works for you?
A: Always look for an alternative.
Q: If you could put just one thing at the top of your bucket list, what would it be?
A: See my grandchildren grow up on a cleaner planet.
Q: What’s the most delightful word you can think of?
Q: What’s your biggest fear?
Q: Favourite flavour ice-cream?
A: Vanilla Swedish Glace.
Q: Who would be your 4 ultimate dinner party guests (dead or alive)?
A: BKS Iyengar Hon.Charles Wigoder Joanna Lumley Taylor Swift.
Q: Where would you go if you were invisible?
A: Syria to help peace talks.
Q: If you owned your own Yacht, what would you call her?
Q: What have you done that you are most proud of?
A: Gave birth to five beautiful human beings and watched them grow into amazing people.
Q: What would your Superhero power be?
A: Peace making.
Q: What piece of advice have you been given that was most rewarding?
A: Always follow your dreams.
Q: What’s the most important thing you want to take away from your eXXpedition voyage?
A: Experiences/knowledge to share with a very broad audience.
Q: What’s your favourite marine animal and why?
A: Dolphin – they are such great communicators.
Q: What’s the one thing that drives you crazy?
A: People throwing trash out of car windows.
Great stuff, thanks for bringing so much positive energy to this incredible mission!
If you would like to get behind eXXpedition and support Fiona’s journey you can do so by visiting her IndieGoGo Campaign here.