Remember to Stop and Smell the Almond Egg Nog Spiced Latte

Last night I went to a fantastic vinyasa flow yoga class. We were guided to hold our postures for longer, delve deeper into our stretches and focus on more meaningful breathe. This is what we all want out of a good yoga class – an hour where all that matters is that you are there….

Building Trust from the Inside Out

If you are over the age of five, you have at some point in your life had to learn about trust…possibly the hard way. Our trust is so fragile, can be broken so easily, yet we can be so careless with it. Why? Because we are are human! We want to live lives full of…

The Universe DOES have your Back

This past weekend my WELLness crusade continued, as I had the honour of attending Gabrielle Bernstein’s lecture and launch of her new book, The Universe has your Back. I have only yet cracked the first few pages of her new book, but already feel like I have received so much guidance from attending the lecture,…

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…