Happy 2019, my dear friends!! New year, same me but with new intentions. My personal goal this year is health: spiritual, mental, physical, reproductive, & of course nutritional. I’m committed to taking care of myself so I can continue to fully show up in this life. Let’s commit to this intention together and hold each other accountable through the new year. Give yourself credit for taking care of your health and please know that every step (big or small) you take to heal has great meaning.
With that being said, I want to introduce our girl of the month of January: Marcie Wingate, teacher of awareness, founder and owner of Fancy Hippie, mom of 2 beautiful children, and a valuable member of the Miami community. Marcie is a lover of life, wellness, health, vibration and energy. Her curiosity for life keeps her trying new things and cultivating new talents. A beautiful journey from Vinyasa Yoga, exploration with plant medicines for healing, having kids and now Kundalini yoga and "Mommy and Me" circles. Get to know Marcie as we navigate through this month’s energy of opportunity and new beginnings.
Tell us a about your career journey.
It’s so interesting how a career in our western world shifts and transforms. I recently went to a lecture and the lady spoke about how in the Eastern Cultures we find out Dharma, Purpose then we build our career. This felt so relevant. In the West it’s about how you can make money, when often this leaves us a slave to the system and unfulfilled.
I started in Hospitality since that was familiar growing up in my family’s French Restaurant. Then I went to cooking school in Paris at Le Cordon Blue. It was a wonderful experience living in Paris but I left feeling unhealthy, unwell, my skin was a mess and I was dehydrated and my asthma was worse than ever. Then I found Yoga and Wellness. It’s been a beautiful journey from Vinyasa Yoga, exploration with plant medicines for healing, having my kids and now Kundalini yoga and Mommy and Me circles. My curiosity keeps me excited to learn, experience more and share with others fun and happiness.
Describe a day in your life.
A day in my life would be to wake up, sit by my window and meditate for 20-30min, kids wake up and give me snuggles, make breakfast, get kids dressed and take them to school/activities, workout, shopping, home, cooking food for the day, play with my daughter, walk the dogs, pick my son up go to the park, come home, eat dinner and talk to my kids. Presence for my kids and partner is the most important quality for me these days.
What’s the best thing about living in Miami?
That there is something for everyone here. Diversity and openness.
Where are you from and how long have you lived in Miami?
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, living in Miami for 17 years. My parents moved to Miami in 2002 and I followed them. They have since moved away.
Can’t leave the house without?
Highest Potential Essential Oil from Young Living
Coffee or tea?
Both, depends on the day and time
Summer only bc I have to choose one.
Best way to decompress at home.
Turn my diffuser on, sit on my sheepskin and do long deep breathing.
Jasmine Or Rose
Last thing you cooked.
Sautéed Mushrooms and Sweet Potatoes
What’s on your reading list.
The Aquarian Age, Kundalini
What are you most proud of?
Healing myself of Asthma and birthing my babies at home.
How do you usually start your day?
Meditation. This is a newer practice for me yet deeply transformational specifically bc my children are so young I look for ways of cultivating more patience and happiness from simple things in life like a butterfly or saying goodnight to the sun every day.
Do you have a morning routine?
Long Deep breathing before I get out of bed, meditation, Celery Juice, Tea or coffee.
What is the first thing you thought of this morning?
How blessed I am to wake up to my son under one arm and my daughter under the other arm. My kids are my everything.
What’s your go-to fitness routine or regimen?
At the moment, Kundalini, Walking & Pilates.
What is your approach to nutrition?
No Sugar, No Gluten, No Dairy. However, I do sometimes love a little goat cheese:))
What is your lifestyle “must-do’s” and your absolute “no ways”?
“Must DO”- I’ve done so many and been blessed with such a full life but there are def more. These are what first came to mind: Go to Alaska, Teach my Kids to Ski(my biggest dream as it’s my favorite winter activity) , Record a Mantra Album, teach a yoga class on top of the 1111 Building on Lincoln rd and sing mantra, travel to India and source beautiful Fabrics, Be a grandmother one day, working on 7 sources of income (bc this is what the average millionaire has) lol
Volunteer for Charites, Philanthropy, More active in our Community
“No ways- “ As long as in the realm of health, wellness, expansion, community, and unity I am open.
What’s your “passed down from Mom” beauty secret?
Best beauty tip you ever received.
Vibration is everything
Put serum or face nectar after make-up to have a dewy look
What’s your must-have beauty product.
Rose Lil Fox face Nectar
What’s your philosophy about beauty.
Beauty from the inside out because Aura and Radiance are everything
VSCO for pics
Favorite social-media platform.
Insta of course :)
Favorite person to follow on Instagram.
I love @Mimilicious. the Saudi culture still fascinates me!
Last google search.
Celery juice before bed.
Person you text the most.
Jessy Miller Tobins my soul sister
FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Wow, how can I choose...
I’ll just say my absolute fav mantra is: Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru
The Miracle Mantra to bring miracles
What’s your idea of a perfect date.
Yoga and Mandolin
What’s your favorite city in the world.
Where do you want to travel next.
What words do you live by.
Let me rise like a bird, Joyfully and let me fall like a leaf gracefully without regrets.
How do you describe your personal style.
All-time favorite clothing purchase you ever made.
Where did you go on your last trip?
If you could offer advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be?
Not to waste time stuck in emotions, move forward and keep shining and loving.
Wow, so fun and inspiring! Thank you Marcie, and welcome to the de la heart community!