These two lovebirds are some of the sweetest people I know. The other day I had the great pleasure of having coffee with them again, and some healthy lunch, and I soaked it all in … yes, the good food, but more importantly all their contagious positive vibes that immediately do something with you, make you feel better, give you pure energy and remind you that life is good and that there are a million things to be grateful for.
Although Sidonie Smith and Christopher Ryan are first and foremost musical stars (and definitely supermodels – last year I was so fortunate to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a photo shoot), I secretly believe that they are here on planet earth on a mission to make this place a bit more beautiful and brighter and happier. They are more than two peas in a pod, they are kindred beautiful spirits and incredibly talented people.
The last two years, Chris has been performing in the Musical Theatre Company at the Theater Trier. He has played „Charlie“ in the first German language production of „THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY“, „Anthony“ in „SWEENEY TODD“, „Sigismund“ in „IM WEIßEN RÖßL“, „The Emcee“ in „CABARET“, „Caiphas“ in „JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR“, „Mark“ in „RENT“, and is about to play Jekyll/Hyde in JEKYLL AND HYDE: RESURRECTION!
When we had our „coffee talk“ we talked about how loud and noisy our world has become through social media, that it seems like all about the numbers of followers and the obsession about likes, and that it’s not always a blessing, but can trigger all sorts of feelings if not used mindfully and intentionally, and that we must find strategies to protect ourselves from not feeling too overwhelmed or unhappy. Sid told me that at the end of last year she had decided to take a small detox from Instagram as an experiment to see how it would affect her productivity and overall happiness. Taking some time away intentionally and scrolling less through all kinds of feeds had given her so much more time for playing and laughing and dancing and creating and thinking, and going outside in nature. It has given her so much time to reevaluate everything, and put a new perspective on overwhelm, comparison, and self-doubt. There have been quite a lot of good things that came out of her time off of social media. One of the things was that having a WHY will guide us through all our actions and govern the life of our work. Sid is one of these people who certainly have a strong „why“ that impacts so many people in the most positive and inspiring way.
Chris and I talked about how the right morning routine can help you getting up and feeling energized, motivated, and ready to tackle anything. There is so much power in meditation (I’ve been doing it myself since last summer). You feel fuller, full of hope and contentment and deep joy. Followed by the practice of writing into his gratitude journal, just listing three things of pure gratitude, and then doing some exercice and you’re set for the whole day. The one thing I immediately noticed about Chris that day was that he not only looked incredibly handsome and healthy, he also radiated happiness, calmness, positivity, contentment and joy from within. It’s just impossible to not love these folks, please enjoy my interview with Chris and feel inspired. Next time it’s Sid’s turn with a little coffee talk, until then enjoy a few images of this gorgeous beauty and have a great week, everyone!