How Full is your WELLness?

I spent this past weekend taking advantage of all the great things that the Interior Wellness Fair & Conference had to offer with two very special ladies and one very special rainbow baby. After spending three days at the conference I feel inspired, lighter (thanks to the acupuncture!), relaxed (thanks to the massage!) and most…

The Hard Part of Getting Better

We have all learned not to judge book by its cover, not to criticize what you cannot understand and not to be fooled by what you see on the outside, because the inside is often a very different story. We learn this lesson in grade school as we build friendships, and carry it through our lives as we…

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Community Closer

A few weeks ago my lovely husband, Travis, and I returned from a trip of a lifetime – a sailing trip through the wondrous Discovery Islands off the west coast of British Columbia. We felt the force of the wind push our boat through the ocean’s surface, had the opportunity to sit at the tiller to…

My Big 3 for the Big C

Whether you are newly diagnosed with a disease such as CANCer, receiving treatment or in remission, it is likely that you have a team of nurses, doctors, naturopaths, manual therapists and dieticians all telling you to do different things. What I wish  I could give you is a coach. Someone to interpret each of these disciplines…

What Life is Not

Many people use the phrase “life is too short”. I struggle with this expression, because some people DO have a very short life – but only relative to other peoples “longer” lives. I feel saying that “life is too short”, or too anything, for that matter, is being quite critical of life itself. Life is a…

Spice Up Your Life

A common side effect of the western world becoming more and more health conscious, is that people are realizing that food is medicine. Certain foods can be used for their antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to treat certain infections, certain spices and herbs can be used to treat things like the common cold and eating more…

Desire to Inspire

A few days ago, a good friend of mine told me that I had inspired her. Many emotions followed, including bashfulness, joy, gratitude and finally contentedness. I felt calm and centred, because I realized what was happening – my intentions were becoming prolific. THIS is why I was chosen to walk this journey, THIS is why…

Conventional vs. Alternative

Many times in life you will be faced with decisions on how you want to live your life, nourish your body and feed your soul. There are so many different approaches one could take, that sometimes we forget that we have a choice! Do you want fine china or clay pottery, a log cabin in the…

Planticize to Prosperity

When I received my CANcer diagnosis at the end of 2015 I felt, for the first time in my life, like I really had absolutely NO control over anything. As I was still fretting about the possibility of loosing my hair (which I didn’t – Yay me!) I was signed up for a six month…

So Long, Old Friend. I Hope to See You Only in my Memories.

Last Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, I experienced one of the most powerful days of my entire life. Last Wednesday I saw the end to a very transformational and both humbling and empowering half a year long journey. It is without a doubt that I can say that I am lucky to have been served this…

Hakuna My-Mantra

We have all seen it, and we have all had even the slightest of smiles wash over our faces and felt warm and fluttery feelings in our tummies as we watch the scene from the Lion King movie where Timon and Pumbaa dance through the jungle and swing through the trees as they sing about…

Sun & Stone: A Tribute to the Summer Solstice

“Three Things Cannot be Long Hidden: The Sun, The Moon and The Truth.” -BUDDAH The term solstice refers to an astronomical event that occurs when the sun reaches either its highest or lowest point from earth, and it happens but twice per year. Today, June 20th, is the Summer Solstice for the northern hemisphere –…