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Nature

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Nature’s always right there just waiting to take your breath away. Eyes to drink it in and I feel its presence as a joy in my chest that oozes its way out through my grin. I can’t contain it… because it’s too big to contain. It’s a joy that celebrates the artistry of The Divine; the preciousness of this moment and the blessed connection I have with YOU.

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Negativity

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Self-Help | 0 comments

We’ve all felt some version of depression. And, it’s okay, it’s part of life to have ups and downs. It’s part of life to have passion and motivation that waxes and wanes. The trouble is when we settle in a place of apathy and negativity and then root ourselves there. The trouble is when our stories eclipse the truth of our reality.

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Missing the Past

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Simply put, we all want to feel good. Depending on where our balance lies, feeling good will mean accessing different resources at different times. In one moment or another we may be in search of comfort, joy, connection, stimulation, rest, inspiration, purpose or safety, for example. If we aren’t in this present state of feeling satisfied, we can catch ourselves not present at all, but rather off in a past or future fantasy world.

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Flora

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Flora & fauna help me to remember the REAL world that I’m a part of. This is the mysterious, the magical, the majestic jade vine… Its presence, an inspiration. ON a schedule; UNDER endless pressure; IN our cubicles; DOWN at our phones; it’s easy to loose touch. We forget our spirit-self, our playfulness & our power. We feel tired, sick and ultimately unfulfilled.

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Authenticity

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Self-Help | 6 comments

One of the hardest things to accept in this human life is the ever-changing nature of our selves. We try our best to hold on, to grasp a little tighter, to pin down a version of us that felt good, one that warranted approval. We want to maintain our summer glow, our youthful energy, our athletic physique, our confident attitude, our sharp mind, our tenacious spirit… But it’s all elusive & mysterious because just as we may come into appreciation or even simple awareness, it seems to slip through our fingers.

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Friendship

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Thoughts | 3 comments

I look at my younger self and I look at my present self — from some angles I don’t see that I’ve changed at all, and from others, I’m unrecognizably different. Many of the strides I’ve made have come on the training tracks that have been my romantic relationships. For a period of time I believed that personal growth happened solely while in isolation. I believed that getting closer to God would mean spending more and more time alone. Partly in this pursuit I turned quite reclusive for many years, operating without a steady friend-group, let alone a boyfriend.

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Guilt

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Self-Help | 3 comments

How often have you been having a hard time and heard some version of, “You really shouldn’t feel that way. There are starving children in the world and you are complaining over xyz!?” In that moment, how do you feel hearing that?

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Continuing

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

I’m not here to act like getting out of bed every day is easy. There are many that I’d rather just cocoon up and wait — wait as long as it takes for my wings to sprout and for them to introduce my best-butterfly-self to the morning. But not every day affords this luxury and sometimes I find myself out in the world as a confused and vulnerable little larva. And although I’m fascinated by, I’m not interested in anyone who is pretending that it’s always sunny. What I am interested in is being real and saying it’s hard.

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Jealousy

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Self-Help | 1 comment

As IG is flooded with pics of perfectly positioned poses, it seems like everyone and their mother is a superstar yogi. I am not one of those people. I am someone who likes the feeling of stretching and someone who appreciates reminders of awareness and deep breathing. I’m also someone who has more or less sat in admiration of yogis for years, but never taken on a consistent practice myself. Recently though, I’ve made some regular attendance in a flow class and am already tuning into the myriad of lessons that translate from on to off the mat. Especially as social media has us injecting the highlight reels of our peers into the monotonous moments of our daily lives, it’s the unfortunate truth that comparative internal dialogue is commonplace in our culture.

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Food Freedom

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Nutrition | 2 comments

It was years that i searched for a truly healthy, sustainable diet. And it was years that I suffered.
I came to low fat raw veganism desperate for a more peaceful relationship with food. Now it is 7.5 years later and i continue to feel grateful for its influence in my life. Sure, food is not 100% of what it takes to be healthy, but it is certainly a part of it. If we can take care of this basic need we can alleviate significant stress and free up energy for other mental, emotional, physical and spiritual endeavours. can you imagine what you might do if food became a non-issue in your life?

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Future Unknowns

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Self-Help | 0 comments

With an unknown future it’s easy to get caught in complaint. The thought is that, “I don’t know BLANK. I just don’t know and i want to know and if i only had the answer it would make this moment better.” But, is there ever pause to appreciate the gift that is the mystery? Aside from the thrilling magic of it all, on a practical level, it’s actually quite helpful to not know one’s future. the truth is, whatever’s next in the timeline is yet to be revealed simply because there is nothing to do about it now.

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Taking Things Personally

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Imagine that you are taking a walk in the city and are approached by a man. he looks worn out, overrun by life. You can sense by his tattered clothing and forever furrowed brow that he’s faced significant hardship in his time. Spying the makeshift cardboard bed and the mess of empty bottles on the nearby stoop, you suspect that the street has become his home and drinking & drugs, his occupation. your nose is distracted by whiffs of urine. The man begins to approach you. His eyes twitchy and his breath sodden with alcohol, he gets right up in your face. Enraged, he begins to spew gibberish. It’s meaning is incomprehensible, it’s content predominately profanity. Among the slurs, “You’re a f**king unworthy piece of s**t!”

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Dietism

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Nutrition, Thoughts | 0 comments

“Are you an omnivore/locavore/paleo/vegetarian/vegan/raw vegan?” There are a million ways we label ourselves and get labeled by others because of our food choices. It is this labeling that has lead to much of the tension that I’ve witnessed in my community. I’m not 100% certain that this would qualify as oppression and for the record I certainly don’t want to give it as much weight as something like racism or sexism or adultism. I’m posting out of curiosity of others opinions; and also to bring light to something that has been present in my life, perhaps it’s present in yours too?

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Trekking

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Travel | 0 comments

I could have never known back in march 2o11 that I was setting out on a travel journey of this magnitude. 5yrs and 133 beds later and i’m somehow still trekking. I encourage everyone to get out and globetrot. Time away from where one is raised is really invaluable. It offers so many new perspectives and opportunities for real learning. One of the biggest changes i’ve adopted has been, becoming more comfortable with “going with the flow.”

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Non-Attachment

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

I often overhear prideful words on the subject of non-attachment. My self-proclaimed hippy friend recently said aloud, “gross, look at that girl with the expensive designer bag. I’m not pretentious like that. I don’t care about money. I don’t shop in those high-end stores, I shop in used clothing stores.” What she was attempting to share about was her freedom from an attachment to money, however what i heard was an example incomplete.

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Kindness

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

I have never regretted being kind. To hold kindness as a practice important as any other means being kind, not just when it’s convenient; not just when you are with your friends; not just when things are going your way; not just when you feel well; and not just to people’s faces. It is about being kind to the irrational driver who cut you off; the dog that won’t stop barking; the store clerk who is being short with you; the mosquito buzzing in your ear; the late bus driver who messed up your plans; the family member who won’t change; the you who dropped the ball with your diet this week.

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Judgement

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Thoughts | 0 comments

When a person speaks in judgement of others (of their physique, of their ability, of their choices etc.), they reveal their hand. They display to the world their own deepest insecurities.

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Diets that Stick

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Nutrition | 0 comments

I love that eating healthy doesn’t have to be a compromise! The number one most important thing to me with whatever diet one chooses is sustainability – for the planet, for the animals and for oneself. Sure many diets “work” for a period of time, but at some point there is a falling off of the wagon – often because there is lack of enjoyment in the designated meals or because one has become undernourished and is simply hungry! What this reveals is evidence of a diet that is unsustainable.

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Inner & Outer

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

Your body is a reflection of your choices.

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts.

Your relationships are a reflection of your self.

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Lack of Support

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Self-Help | 0 comments

We always have what we need in life. Though it may not be what we want, we will always have exactly what we need. This is a good reminder during times of despair. When you’re feeling weak and dizzy in a desperate search for some assistance that you aren’t able to find, know that even in these stressful situations – though it may not be clear – you are being supported with exactly what you need.

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Time

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

There is no such thing as time wasted. It is all perfect and in this, there is no space for regret. A tree spends its lifetime in devotion – stretching up, digging down, bending with, feeding on, adapting to and growing strong – every process, an effort towards bearing fruit. And after those many years, if one of its apples is not picked, it falls. But the tree doesn’t say, “Oh no, all that energy for nothing, what a waste!” It simply lets gravity deliver its harvest to the ground. There, it will feed the ecosystem that will provide nourishment for its roots. You are always growing. In this process, nothing is wasted.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Seeds or Future...

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Personal Pics

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Thoughts | 0 comments

My verdict on selfies is still out. Prompted by having more and more long distance relationships, for me they’ve functioned as a way of saying, “Hey I’d like to share this moment with you. So i’m going to snap a picture and send it to you so that perhaps you may glean some enjoyment. I want to take a part of my happenings and insert it into your happenings so that we might find company in some fragment of reality… so that we might be more connected.” I would like to feel more connection. Somehow the world is getting smaller and the ppl in it are getting farther apart. I want to be closer to the people i love. I want to be more in love with the people I am close to. To me, this seems to be a shared sentiment – that somehow selfies say, “I can’t look into your eyes or touch your skin right now. But i’d like to. I’m just a silly lil’ human being, attempting to make contact in this silly modern world.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Selfies or...

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Life’s Difficulties

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

Maybe life doesn’t get any easier… Maybe we just find different ways of asking for help and begin to humble ourselves enough to accept support. We discover more about our own needs, and become more open to receiving what the world has on offer. We learn new forms of compassionate communication, and verse ourselves in different languages of love. Maybe we just work on loosening our grasp, letting go of control. Allowing for enough suspension of the ego to reveal the simpleness of our being. It is then that we can touch relief and step into a new dimension of connection. Maybe life doesn’t get any easier… Maybe we just become more and more honest about our human experience.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Time, Tightness or Hard...

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Seeds

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

There is an orchard in every papaya, and a universe in every being. It is only with the dissolution of form that, the possibilities within one may sprout. Get in touch with the infancy of your infiniteness. Open up. Allow for a death of the parts to liberate the w(hole). Allow for presence to turn potential into kinetic, and grow your spirit in every direction… . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Time or Hard...

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Community

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

When your friends become your family and your family becomes your friends… that… that is harmony. ◇ Are you able to appreciate each member of your family as an individual person and not solely for their relation to you? Are you able to walk them down from their pedestal, remove any filter of expectation and stand beside them in companionship? Making friends with your family means relieving them of any obligation and finding how you may share joyful company. ◇ Are you able to be vulnerable with your friends? Do you feel comfortable that in their presence you will be accepted, without judgment? Do you feel safe enough to be your whole self in every moment? Making family of your friends means that though you may not share the same dna, you know their story, you know their struggles, and so you adopt them into your world and chose to love them unconditionally. ◇ This is liking who you love and loving who you like. ◇ To be friends with your family and family with your friends is a beautiful thing. And, when you can be fans of them all; your friends, your family and your foe, now that is really something. Can you find something to celebrate in everyone? Whether it is the passion your pal has for his painting or the generous nature of your grandparents. Are you able to admire and applaud the performances of these personalities? And for those whom you feel less compatibility — are you able to, in the least, see their triggers as teachers and say thank you? When we can see individuals just as people trying their best at this thing called life, and when we can express gratitude for every encounter, we have a recipe for peaceful community.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Compassion or Romance. Brother, Kat, mother,...

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Expectations

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Having expectations of someone, of an environment or of a situation will undoubtedly put distance between you and that person, place or thing. It is like, for example, standing in front of a friend with a box in your hands. You are reaching out to them with this object much like you would offer a present. However, this is the opposite of a gift because it’s an empty box. With this reach you are saying, “there are a number of things that I need you to put in here. I need them from you and if this box isn’t full, I will not be fulfilled, I will feel poorly and I will blame you.” (Expectations leave you prey to the pain of disappointment which often spirals into resentment and/or guilt. And the divide stretches further.) So as long as you are occupied with the job of holding this empty box, the distance will remain between you and them. Your hands are not available to touch, to hold, to connect with this other person. Physically, emotionally, mentally, the distance will remain. The same rule of relation applies to experiences of places and things. Reflect on for whom, for what and for where you have your own expectations… They may be more broad, like holding an expectation of a vacation trip having pleasant weather; of having a work project be successful; of having the body maintain health; or of having your parents act a particular way. They may also be more subtle, occurring on a moment to moment basis, like expecting a movie to make you laugh; a meal to taste delicious; or a friend to be available to listen. Can you free yourself enough to simply meet whomever and whatever comes, with open arms? Are you available enough to receive what they do/it does have to offer? Or, are you too busy holding on? *This is not to say that goals and plans don’t have a place. It is to say that, acting with expectation of their result would be to proceed under the impression of one’s entitlement on a particular future reality.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Judgement, Future Unknowns, or...

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Presence

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

In each and every scenario, The greatest gift you can bring to this world, to your fellow man and to yourself is » your presence « That is when you grow. That is how you love. And that is where you cease to exist. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Hard Times or...

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The Self

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in Self-Help, Thoughts | 0 comments

The most important work you will do in this lifetime will be on yourself. Working on, working down, deconstructing. Venturing outside so that you may step back in with a lighter foot and a wider eye. Standing still long enough to witness your own death and rebirth.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Inner & Outer, Baby Birds, or Hard...

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The Tropics

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Travel | 0 comments

      golden skin bleached hair blackened soles grounded souls       ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Living or Costa...

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Tightness

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Self-Help | 2 comments

Rigidity can have the appearance of strength because of all the effort it requires. Muscles are flexed and grasps are tight. An imbalance it this direction however, builds only the foundation of fragility. When anything is held in or held onto with such tension, there will come an inevitable snapping, breaking, exploding. With such a tight grip on feelings or beliefs there is a closing up as muscles are contracted. With stretching though, there is an opening up, there is a release. Spreading out means inviting space in and developing the flexibility to bend without breaking. True strength comes when suppleness is brought into the emotional and physical body. So be gentle with yourself. Go slowly and stretch into the tenderness.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Physical Presence or Being Challenged by...

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Compassion

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Self-Help | 0 comments

As an exploration in compassion, try looking at other individuals in the same way you might a child. When they commit an error or act in a displeasing fashion, how would you respond? When we practice seeing adults as children it often becomes easier to move away from a space of judgement and into a space of empathy. If we can see them for their innocence, we can understand that they are naive to different choices. If we can guess what might be going on for them, we can appreciate their suffering. If we can let go of their actions, instead of falling into resentment, we are able to access forgiveness. If we can keep our expectations in check, we can become their cheerleader rather than their competitor. If we can tune into the preciousness of their being, our intuitive caring nature will emerge. The thing is…when we “grow up” we don’t grow out of a need for love and understanding from others. If anything, we accumulate experiences that may warrant a need for more. With time, our ability to give love also evolves. As our heart expands it finds new outlets for expression. To soften ourselves enough to see the goodness in everyone, is to enlighten the world.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Community...

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Physical Presence

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Body awareness right now. Are you holding any tension? Exhale. Relax your jaw. Unfurrow that brow. Let your shoulders fall. Release the day. Scroll away…   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Tightness, Jealousy or...

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Hard Times

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Self-Help | 0 comments

Life is here to prove how indestructible you are. To prove that you are not your job or your house or your body or your possessions. You are not your stories, your goals, your accomplishments or your failures. What you are is beyond. What you are is infinite. What you are is energy and it cannot be destroyed. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed. Life will prove this by continuing to challenge the construct of this reality, all that you have built and all that you identify with. Let these challenges be an affirmation of what you really are, the eternal essence of the universe.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy The Self, Being Challenged By Life, or Life’s...

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Moving

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Self-Help, Travel | 0 comments

  In life we move from place to place. A potentially painful process. Keep moving. Just never into a space of missing. Residing in thought about what was left behind will surely bring suffering. Allow for mourning, but don’t dwell in loss. This only closes the door to receive the offerings that surround us in the present moment.       ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Fear, Change,...

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Fear

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Self-Help | 0 comments

When we act out of fear we are never granted the gift of abundance. We cling to habits, friendships, romantic relationships, work, money, beliefs, possessions, plans etc., that are no longer serving our higher-self because they are comfortable and because we think that if they go, nothing as grand will be there to fill the void of their absence. We are scared of feeling empty and act to protect ourselves from the tenderness of this vulnerability. However, when we are brave enough to let go and let go fully, we open up space for new blessings to enter. There is a common belief that there isn’t enough to go around — that we must live with a mindset of scarcity, of saving/clinging in order to ensure our growth. The resulting reality of this mentality? Lack of fulfillment and a sense of being stuck. Acting out of fear impedes the flow of energy in our lives. Letting go is the first step in supporting the existence of this energy and feeding its flow. Staying in a unhealthy romantic partnership is one example. Letting go of that person can be difficult because you fear being naked in the world again. But release them and any expectation you have of that relationship and you will be welcoming untapped abundance. It may come in the form of a new partner, a friend or may a fuller relationship with yourself. The process of looking to buy a house is another example. It’s easy to cling to one listing because it checks certain boxes. But when things aren’t flowing- the inspection doesn’t go well, you are outbid etc., it is time for self-reflection. Is there clinging to a particular fantasy? Have the blinders narrowed? Let go of that property. Let go and the accommodations in line with the growth of your higher-self will present themselves. When we relax our grip our palms open to the universe. The limitless, infinite universe.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Moving, Jealousy, or Being Challenged By...

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Living

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Thoughts, Travel | 0 comments

Live simply. Play like the animals, present and free. Endure like the earth, steady and humble. Harmonize like the universe, almighty and all accepting. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Costa Rica, The...

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Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Travel | 0 comments

Patterned clouds on painted skies. Where waves weave and Silhouettes of surfers and shore birds mingle. An estuary of locals and tourists. Fresh water pours into salt. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy The Tropics or Sunrises or...

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Sunsets

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Travel | 0 comments

Delighted as the evening brings a new vibrancy to the sky. Clouds tumble in tones of purple, burgundy and magenta, the sun burns low & birds dance home. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Costa Rica, The...

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Q & A

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I don’t believe the answers to life’s “biggest” questions come in the form of words. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Presence or...

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Electronics

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I’d like to propose a worldwide no electronic day… Just one day… Where we look with our eyes, not with our lenses. A day to meet- not tweet, text, type to our friends. Where we are here for each moment, as they come. Where we love with our heart, not like with our thumb. Time to view the world, not pixels on a screen. A day to really live, not just pin our dreams. Time to connect with feelings, large and little. Not the TV, phone and internet signal. A day with no filters, clicks or collages. A day to clear up the present mirages. . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Selfies,...

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Being Challenged By Life

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Self-Help | 0 comments

When the world works you over, when it tosses you around and breaks you down, what do you do? We might choose to be hardened by these experiences. Take them as bricks to build the ego and construct walls that protect us from pain. Keeping out and not letting in. Or, as tiring as it is, if we stay open and raw and present, we can choose to be in acknowledgement of our discomfort and not of it. And we can soften. To be soft is not be weak. To be soft is to be water – flexible, fluid, mysterious, accepting, nourishing, playful, powerful water. To be soft is to be an ocean that wears cliffs down to dust; a river that transforms landscapes; a current that powers engines; a rain that feeds a valley; a sea that supports the earth. To be soft is to be strong. . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Tightness or Hard...

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Synching Up

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Lost in the wonder of how a spec of sand at sea can unite wanderers in lust. Now with space, a strength to practice trust.         ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Being Apart from a Loved One or Long-Distance...

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Romance

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

What is romance? Romance is taking the time, it is not rushing. It is being sensitive and thoughtful. It is acting from the soul, guided by the heart. It is not forced, but inspired. It is being deliberate and organic, at the same time. It is both luxury and necessity, at the same time. The romantic view is one of fresh, naive, childlike wonder, that kindles the awe-someness of each moment. It is seeing grandness in the “small things.” It is appreciation. Be romantic in life, not just in love relationships. Take the romantic approach to the day, the work, the now… Slow down, proceed with purpose, let it flow and be grateful. . ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Living, Being Apart from a Loved One or...

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Long-Distance Relationships

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

That night when rainbows were aglow. The stars fell and the colours rose To dance in the light of each other. A river to restrict, contain, limit To create a border between. Or a river to move, flow, carry On a path to the open ocean. It is here not to cleave us apart but together. So we may meet the freedom of the sea. Swim with me.     ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Synching Up or Being Apart from a Loved...

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Sunrises

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

Morning light. A reminder of the blessing that is The opportunity to start anew. With each day, With each thought, With each breath, Begin again.         ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Physical Presence, Sunsets or...

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Change

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

That same inevitable reality of change that we detest for moving us out of comfortable situations and into uncomfortable ones is the same energy that moves out of unpleasant situations and into desirable ones It will flow it will flow it will flow the meantime becomes the now time the step becomes the platform       ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Trekking or...

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Being Apart from a Loved One

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Thoughts | 1 comment

I cry Before i remember you are the wind And i feel your touch. Before i remember you are the rain and i hear your dance. Before i remember you are the sun and i rest in your warmth, Bathe in your light, Grow in your presence.         ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Romance or Long-Distance...

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Selfies

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

My thoughts are in constant flux with regards to the whole internet universe… Yes it makes a world of information more accessible than ever, creates ease in activity and facilitates connection. It can also enable mental and physical indolence and alienation from each other, the earth and ourselves. I feel sadness in witnessing this interaction atrophy, the erosion of reality. Ultimately I am grateful for the choice to decide that reaching out online doesn’t have to mean not reaching into the present. I have mixed thoughts arise with the whole #selfie phenomenon as well. at first i was appalled and judged it as the epitome of my self-absorbed, ‘like’ happy generation. perhaps an expression of vanity and desperate search for acceptance. Or perhaps it is simple play… it is our silly and awkward way of celebrating the beauty that is this vessel we have been gifted. one way to honour the privilege of this life. Is there value in placing everything in a box, or is it just a habitual reaction? really nothing has to go anywhere, nothing has to be assigned one meaning. it can just be. To exist simultaneously IN and BEYOND these labels of the human experience (whether it is with diet or money or clothing etc), there is freedom. To act without attachment to dogma and without fear of judgment and criticism, there is freedom. ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Personal Pics, Electronics or...

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Self-Expression

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I truly believe that everyone is an artist, just with different canvases. What is your art? How do you channel the divine? What inspires passion in the core of your being, gets you out of your head and makes your spirit feel alive? Does your soul take the form of dance, doodling, scrap booking, singing, gardening, jewelry making, carpentry, food preparation, painting, acting, quilting, beat boxing, hair dressing, fashion, poetry, piano, playdough, Youtube, Instagram?… Honour your creative needs as this expression is fundamental to your emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical health. Honour your creative needs cause it just feels...

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Baby Birds

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

You don’t know this yet little one, but One day you will fly Now it’s dark, but One day your eyes will open only to be blessed with sights of unimaginable beauty Now it’s cold, but One day your feathers will grow to dress your whole being in warmth Now there is struggle, but One day you will be strong enough to soar beyond One day you will fly For now, rest.   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Electronics or...

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24th Birthdays

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

l Looking back on this past year in awe. Never have I leaned so hard into laughter and softened so comfortably into tears. never have I been willing to bring as much presence to each moment… Everyday waking at the edge of the unknown and jumping in with two feet. I’m left sharing only gratitude for this colourful life; it’s lessons, it’s adventures and the beautiful way they are woven together. I’m blessed to have connected in the ways I have with so many mates to my soul, to our dear mother earth, and to myself. Thank you thank you thank you. Life if you keep showing up everyday, I will be there to meet you… to travel on this journey, an exploration in unconditional love ♡   ✪ Like this post? You may also enjoy Trekking or My...

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Pets

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Thoughts | 0 comments

I cannot even imagine what it must feel like to be a mother! I do know that I am truly blessed to have this little man in my life. My 12 year old puppy, Frankie, with his loving spirit and humble character has brought more joy to my heart and peace to my being than I ever knew possible. Animals can be our friends, our grounding energy and our angels. They can be our best example of how to love unconditionally; be curious and playful; appreciate life’s simplicities; live free from thought; and make soul connections with others. Let’s see their light, love them, not eat...

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