Jodi Balfour, Actress
Jodi's an actress with a deep sensitivity & curiosity for life. She inhabits her many worlds with style, wit & grace. Look out for her in season two of The Crown & the new BBC series Rellik.
When do you feel most powerful?
I rarely feel powerful! (slightly sad admission of truth). But I know how to go in pursuit of that feeling. It includes a long (possibly solo) hike, gaining a good amount of elevation (literal and figurative), taking in the natural beauty and expansiveness around me. I breathe more deeply. I feel very, very awake - powerful and insignificant all at once.
And (perhaps the less romantic moments of connecting with my own power) I feel powerful when I prove to myself my own capabilities. When I set my mind to something - do the hard-work it requires - and experience the freedom that comes with showing up for myself and realizing my intentions.
When do you feel most vulnerable?
Alone in the dark! I'm still an absolute victim to my imagination and my monkey-mind. Turn the lights off and I'm suddenly 5 years old again.
How do you reconnect with yourself?
I have a little ritual when I'm at home that's almost fail-proof. Meditate - run - swim in the ocean. When I'm working and feeling strung out, I reconnect with myself by creating an environment that helps me feel light and peaceful. I light some incense, put on some of my favorite music, and cook myself a meal that feels nourishing.
What's your favorite sense & why?
Hearing. Sound unlocks so much for me. Brings me such comfort. Ignites my creativity. Music and people's voices, birds and trees and the ocean and laughter and quiet... listening is the way I perceive so much of my life.