Interesting People Answering Interesting Questions
Katie Brockhurst has spent 10 years of her life working in social media and has just published her book ‘Social Media for a New Age’. Katie challenges behaviours on social media and works with unicorn energy and has channeled their messages into this book. With the average adult checking their phone every 12 minutes its clear there is a problem – the mission is to bring love to earth and social media a catalyst. Particularly as we all have access to it in one way or another. In her book she talks about how we can truly switch off, be ourselves and still maintain meaningful connections.
1) What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Katie Brockhurst, also called Kdot and or the Social Media Angel, I recently left living in London after 18 years and have created a base in the magical and mystical town of Glastonbury, in Somerset, England… I’m also playing around with living part time in south east Asia, mainly on the island of Ko Phangan in Thailand. Being a true nomad at heart, I often get the urge to hang out in lots of other beautiful areas on our amazing planet.
2) What is your favourite soulventure?
Travelling and being by the sea is it for me. The sun, the sea, and moving my body more, just by being outside exploring… playing, with no concept of time, following what feels good to do, to be in the moment…. Following the breadcrumbs… Riding a scooter or driving a car along a coastal road…. Being next to or in the sea… Drinking fresh coconuts or mint tea… ❤️ Heaven
3) What’s something that no-one would guess about you?
I am trained marks(wo)man. Kdot is a bit of a hot shot.
4) What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Switching my phone off more often. It’s so important in this our ever-evolving digital age to witness our relationship to our phones and to remember to be in the world without them. When we are existing digitally, we are not always in our bodies – we are off out in social media land using the device to connect in, often unconsciously. We can forget where we are, time dissolves in the digital dimension as it does in the higher levels. When I see most people walking down the street holding their phones in front of them not being present – like I saw on my last trip to London – I realise that our relationships to our phones is a metaphor for us not being present in our lives, digitally bypassing our present moment. Creating a better balance and making space for more offline time, in nature, by myself or with friends – this is a key priority for me.
5) If you could be doing anything, anywhere, right now, what would it be?
Sitting in nature, watching a sunset or hanging out by the ocean with one of my soul tribe.
Right now I’m most proud of writing and independently releasing my book Social Media for a New Age. It’s about truly owning your power when it comes to social media. Social media is a gift we should be celebrating and using in a more conscious way. I talk about it above, but shorter more regular switch off times are better for the mind, body and soul – otherwise you can end up in the social media vortex of doom. The ego is what drives us to use our social media daily, often hourly and if we can get that in check and put in place healthy boundaries regularly through sharing authentic content then the addiction will subside. It’s about learning how we can truly switch off, be ourselves and still maintain meaningful connections. Seeing it being shared on social media by people reading it, understanding it, feeling it… it makes me burst with pride every time!
7) Who do you most admire and why?
I can’t say there is one person I admire more than others, as I admire many people for many different reasons…. Qualities I admire in people are those who follow their passions, who serve their communities with their gifts and talents…
Oh and athletic people – I think because I don’t have the same joy for, or discipline for sports, I really admire it when I see that in others.
8) Best kiss of your life?
I feel the best kiss of my life is yet to happen.
9) What is a new skill you’d like to learn (and why?)
Today I was hanging out with some surfers down in Croyde, Devon. Hearing them talk about the waves, and what it feels like to surf, and their passion for it made me want to learn how to do it. I was watching people go for an early morning surf this morning and I thought it’s something I’d like to be able to do too. It is just enough to be able to be in the water, playing and having fun, I’m a double Pisces so water is a good place for me.
10) Woods, mountain, city or sea?
Sea with woods close by.
11) If you could say one thing to lots of people, what would it be?
Read my book.
12) What makes you happy?
People reading my book.
13) What is your guiltiest pleasure?