There would always be a reason not to move to Spain so Liana Falconer and her partner decided ‘just do it’. Read her story
Why did you choose Spain to live?
We had a holiday home in Calahonda and decided in 2020 to make it our main residence because we loved the weather and outdoor lifestyle. We both are business owners and could work from any location and we always felt healthier and happier when we were here.
Where are you based and why should we live there too?
I am based in Calahonda and live very close to the sea. i think anyone considering moving to Spain should choose this area because of its proximity to both Malaga and Marbella. I also love the boardwalk that runs between La Cala and Calahonda which allows us to cycle and enjoy leisurely picturesque views of the coastline. It is a melting pot of nationalities from all over the world and I really feel very much at home here.
What has been your biggest challenge for the move?
The biggest challenge was making the decision to leave when we did however we also felt that there would always be a reason not to do it and so together my partner and I took a chance, moved over and we have never looked back.
What is your advice for Women thinking about making the move?
My advice to women thinking about making the move would be not to over think it and perhaps come for an extended holiday out of season just to get an idea of what it’s like during the winter here.
How do you spend your days?
During Covid I have had to reinvent myself completely as the business I owned in Ireland was a hospitality one and was closed entirely due to the pandemic.
I took the time to re educate myself and have become an internationally recognised Chopra certified mind body health instructor as well as a meditation instructor and am at present studying to become a total wellbeing and Ayurvedic lifestyle coach.
I have just opened my new business www.ritualsmarbella.com here in Marbella and I am also offering online masterclasses and workshops. I have always tried to see the glass as half full as opposed to half empty and have chosen to use Covid as an opportunity to embrace a completely different lifestyle and a new business opportunity.
Something you are grateful for?
I am very grateful that I have such a supportive partner who has encouraged me all the way and takes such an interest in my new venture.
Your dinner party – who would you invite and what would you eat?
I have always admired strong independent women and the divine feminine inside all of us! if I had a dinner party and could invite a person I admire it would be Oprah Winfrey. She has always inspired me with her projects and how in her capacity she is constantly trying to make the world a better place.
She also introduced me to another inspirational person, Deepak Chopra who I would have at my dinner party. I have loved every minute spent on my certifications at his centre and find him inspirational, someone that wants to empower everyone to be a better and happier person.
We would eat simple fresh barbecued fish, Spanish tomatoes with garlic and olive oil and Patatas Bravo with lots of Alioli!
Your greatest accomplishment?
My children or my greatest accomplishment. I have been blessed with two daughters and I am very proud of them both.
Song of your life?
Nothing compares to you by Sinead O’ Connor It reminds me of my partner, Ron.
What did you have to bring to Spain and could never give away?
Lots of pictures of my girls. I don’t get to see them everyday so I love walking into the kitchen or the living room and seeing them there. It puts a smile on my face.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
Where can we find out more about your new project?
Thank you Liana
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