Introduction

Hello, Hello

They say you should never write in cliches but I am going to break that rule right now: THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER! This is a saying that I hope will become my mantra. I love mantras. I think they possess the power to transform your world, your thoughts and how you relate to those… Continue reading Hello, Hello

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Positive Living

Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder — The Mixed Review

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To mark and honour the importance of mental health awareness I was invited to contribute to The Mixed Review on my experiences learning about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I was happy to contribute and hope that sharing my experience can help others recovering from a traumatic event in their lives.… Continue reading Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder — The Mixed Review

Travel

Historic San Jose del Cabo’s Thursday Night Art Walk

This week, while staying in the municipality of Los Cabos in Northern Mexico, I came upon a great surprise in the form of a self-guided art tour. Along beautiful back streets full of history and character you can find all kinds of art from large $15,000 USD canvas masterpieces to beautiful hand embroidered traditional blouses.… Continue reading Historic San Jose del Cabo’s Thursday Night Art Walk

Adventure

Takashi Murakami: Octopus, skulls and sparkles

I didn't think I had heard of Takashi Murakami when my parents first mentioned him to me, but it turns out I have been a fan of his work for years without knowing it. Like me, you might also have been an unknown admirer of the Japanese artist because of his collaborations with famous pop… Continue reading Takashi Murakami: Octopus, skulls and sparkles

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How Yoga Supports my Physical and Emotional Health — OFF YOUR CHEST

A few weeks ago I was approached by OFF YOUR CHEST, after they read my post on my first yoga retreat. They asked if I would like to contribute an essay on yoga and mental health and I was more than happy to share my experience with their readers. I hope that others can read… Continue reading How Yoga Supports my Physical and Emotional Health — OFF YOUR CHEST

Positive Living

Self Care Sunday Yoga Retreat

Today I embarked on an awesome new adventure, my first yoga retreat. Hosted by my wonderful Bedtime Yoga instructor, Melissa Krieger, the retreat was a full day of gentle flow, nidra (guided meditation) and restorative yoga, plus a great self care activity and a lovely catered lunch. The space that hosted us for the day was… Continue reading Self Care Sunday Yoga Retreat

Travel

Snowshoeing & Exploring the Comox Valley

Last weekend I ventured up to Mount Washington, for the first time since middle school, with my friend and reliable travel partner Elizabeth. Elizabeth and I go on at least one trip per year together, and whenever we do it is always full of laughs and good times. Mount Washington is located about a three… Continue reading Snowshoeing & Exploring the Comox Valley