Ilaria de Moustier is the founder of Happy Healthy Ila, a life coaching system that helps empower women to achieve inner balance and to reach their full potential. Ilaria established her business after six months of solo travel through Asia and after completing a masters in neuroscience and NLP. Ilaria took time to speak to us about how her inner garden is linked to her love of meditation.
What comes to mind when you hear the word garden?
A garden is a place of peace, a place of light, a place of nature, where I imagine nature living according to its own pace, within its own disparities and according to its own balance.
What is the secret garden that helps you recharge your batteries?
There’s something very powerful that I have recently discovered. It’s meditation. It’s literally a moment of pause in a world in which we are very connected to what is outside of us. We have lost the habit of re-connecting to what is inside. So, meditation, simply taking the time to breathe, to look through the window as you drink your tea. A moment of inner thought to search for the right answers.
Why does everyone need a secret garden?
Today we need a secret garden because we have lost the habit, we have lost time. I feel like time doesn’t belong to us: that we always give it to someone or something else. But time isn’t really time, it’s life. So, I think it’s important to have a moment, an activity. Something that allows us to take a step back and go into the unknown that is inside of us.
What is your favourite fragrance from Le Jardin Retrouvé?
It’s Tubéreuse Trianon, for its very warm but also very earthy notes that are close to nature. It’s a fragrance that evokes something round, something complete. It warms my heart and makes me happy.