IG That number where you’re like oh fuck, how did this new decade just creep up? Not sure where the last 10 years went because I still feel 20 (but less stupid).🤷🏻‍♀️ Where you’re grateful because it has taken you this long to master important things like how to tame your eyebrows (finally).💁🏻‍♀️ Am I an adult now? If so, when did this happen (not sure)? 🙅🏻‍♀️ That time where the meaning of self love and self care is REALLY appreciated (you come to understand you only have one body, at least in this lifetime). 💆🏻‍♀️ Welp, kombucha cheers to an amazing decade ahead 🥂. • • • • #30

#THISIS30

That number where you’re like oh fuck, how did this new decade just creep up? Not sure where the last 10 years went because I still feel 20 (but less stupid).🤷🏻‍♀️
Where you’re grateful because it has taken you this long to master important things like how to tame your eyebrows (finally).💁🏻‍♀️
Am I an adult now? If so, when did this happen (not sure)? 🙅🏻‍♀️
That time where the meaning of self love and self care is REALLY appreciated (you come to understand you only have one body, at least in this lifetime). 💆🏻‍♀️ Welp, kombucha cheers to an amazing decade ahead 🥂.




#30 #dayofbirth #newdecade #thisisnew #30face #travel #hawaii #kauai #love #gratitude #hugme

IG: Today marks exactly 3 months in Hawaii (Molokai/Maui/Kauai)—the longest consecutive span of time that I’ve been out of Canada in my present lifetime. And today I’m taking some time to appreciate my decision to do this and be grateful for everything that aligned to make this happen. Yes, I fucking hate winter, so that was a factor in my decision to take this trip, but it’s been so much more than just escaping the cold. Travel can sometimes be used as an excuse to run, escape or distract from “real life” problems when shit gets too intense, but it hasn’t been that for me. Throughout this outward journey, I’ve been on quite the inward one, both physically and spiritually, confronting health issues, some real big personal questions and lots of emotions that have been hanging around unresolved for a long time. The Hawaiian islands, particularly Kauai, are super spiritual and healing (if you allow this and can tap into it). I’ve definitely been tapping in and trying my best to be kind and gentle with myself as I heal and grow. Emotions and feelings ebb and flow but I might actually be able to say that I feel the feeling of relaxation and even peace for the first time in a LONG time, and that is huge. Anyway, hope you’re doing whatever it is you need to do to be the best you, without guilt or that nagging little voice that likes to tell you that you need to do what everyone else is doing 😘. Cuz ya don’t, I promise. Be you, do you

Today marks exactly 3 months in Hawaii (Molokai/Maui/Kauai)—the longest consecutive span of time that I’ve been out of Canada in my present lifetime. And today I’m taking some time to appreciate my decision to do this and be grateful for everything that aligned to make this happen. Yes, I fucking hate winter, so that was a factor in my decision to take this trip, but it’s been so much more than just escaping the cold. Travel can sometimes be used as an excuse to run, escape or distract from “real life” problems when shit gets too intense, but it hasn’t been that for me. Throughout this outward journey, I’ve been on quite the inward one, both physically and spiritually, confronting health issues, some real big personal questions and lots of emotions that have been hanging around unresolved for a long time. The Hawaiian islands, particularly Kauai, are super spiritual and healing (if you allow this and can tap into it). I’ve definitely been tapping in and trying my best to be kind and gentle with myself as I heal and grow. Emotions and feelings ebb and flow but I might actually be able to say that I feel the feeling of relaxation and even peace for the first time in a LONG time, and that is huge.
Anyway, hope you’re doing whatever it is you need to do to be the best you, without guilt or that nagging little voice that likes to tell you that you need to do what everyone else is doing 😘. Cuz ya don’t, I promise.
Be you, do you.✌🏼




#sunday #weekend #sundayvibes #travel #hawaii #kauai #reflections #gratitude #appreciation #beyou #doyou #selfcare #wellness #healing #questions #love #kindness

IG: When you’re walking and in deep conversation so you almost trip over a snoozing monk seal, it’s a good life. Also, this has almost happened with seaturtles so many times too 🐢. Not something I’m used to as a Canadian lol

When you’re walking and in deep conversation so you almost trip over a snoozing monk seal, it’s a good life. Also, this has almost happened with seaturtles so many times too 🐢. Not something I’m used to as a Canadian lol. #awesomeness #outcold #justhavinasnooze #needasealemoji




#travel #adventure #kauai #hawaii #northshore #wildlife #peaceful #beachwalks #beach #ocean #health #wellness #healing #love #gratitude #hawaiianmonkseal #snoozer #sweetdreams #nature

IG: Missing these two beautiful people like crazy today😥. Feeling great sadness at lives cut short. Feeling gratitude for the deep bonds and love I was shown by both my parents that will be with me always. Feeling an intensified reminder and drive to help others live long, healthy lives via daily preventative Holistic health and functional medicine practices. Hope—preventative is so key. It’s the daily habits and lifestyle choices we make that are going to determine our future states of health. We are so lucky to have access to so much information on health, nutrition and testing that we never had in the past. Heart disease (my dad) and cancer (my mom) doesn’t have to be your destiny. But we can’t change the past, we can only start here and move forward with what we know now. If there are two things I urge you to do today, they’d be: 1) put your health FIRST over anything else, and if you’re unsure what that means, seek guidance from a holistic healthcare professional or functional medicine practitioner. 2) remind your most loved ones how much you love them. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Missing these two beautiful people like crazy today😥. Feeling great sadness at lives cut short. Feeling gratitude for the deep bonds and love I was shown by both my parents that will be with me always.
Feeling an intensified reminder and drive to help others live long, healthy lives via daily preventative Holistic health and functional medicine practices. Hope—preventative is so key. It’s the daily habits and lifestyle choices we make that are going to determine our future states of health. We are so lucky to have access to so much information on health, nutrition and testing that we never had in the past. Heart disease (my dad) and cancer (my mom) doesn’t have to be your destiny. But we can’t change the past, we can only start here and move forward with what we know now.
If there are two things I urge you to do today, they’d be:
1) put your health FIRST over anything else, and if you’re unsure what that means, seek guidance from a holistic healthcare professional or functional medicine practitioner.
2) remind your most loved ones how much you love them.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

IG: Another grey day called for a superfood fat bomb chocolate making sesh 🍫. These babies are an organic explosion of raw cacao butter, virgin coconut oil, @kerrygoldusa grass fed butter, raw cacao powder, collagen powder, dairy-free 85% cacao chocolate, Himalayan salt and a new favourite secret weapon ingredient: a big scoop of @organifi GOLD (turmeric and reishi unite!). Bonus, I also chopped and lightly toasted some almonds and coconut chips with some liquid Stevia and Madagascar vanilla and filled the moulds with that blend before pouring the chocolate overtop. This makes for a toasty, crunchy, EXTRA superfood surprise inside every chocolate. DAYYYYYYYUUUMMMMMM🤤 🍫 • • • • Sorry I don’t have a recipe for you, the truth is that I just threw all this stuff into a sauce pan willy nilly, gently melted it down, taste tested it for approval, blended it up and then poured it in the moulds and chilled it. Defo experiment for yourself

Another grey day called for a superfood fat bomb chocolate making sesh 🍫. These babies are an organic explosion of raw cacao butter, virgin coconut oil, @kerrygoldusa grass fed butter, raw cacao powder, collagen powder, dairy-free 85% cacao chocolate, Himalayan salt and a new favourite secret weapon ingredient: a big scoop of @organifi GOLD (turmeric and reishi unite!). Bonus, I also chopped and lightly toasted some almonds and coconut chips with some liquid Stevia and Madagascar vanilla and filled the moulds with that blend before pouring the chocolate overtop. This makes for a toasty, crunchy, EXTRA superfood surprise inside every chocolate. DAYYYYYYYUUUMMMMMM🤤 🍫




Sorry I don’t have a recipe for you, the truth is that I just threw all this stuff into a sauce pan willy nilly, gently melted it down, taste tested it for approval, blended it up and then poured it in the moulds and chilled it. Defo experiment for yourself!
#superfood #fatbomb #chocolate #guthealing #fatfatfat #sogood #crunchy #easy #eatmorefat #healthytreats #healthy #health #wellness #winter #hawaii #healtheverywhere #travel #realfood #creativity #meditation

IG: Do you feel emotions super intensely? Do you ALLOW them or do you tend to block them with distractions? 😖 It’s hella uncomfortable, but sometimes we just need to ALLOW ourselves to FEEL by recognizing and consciously steering clear of the typical tactics we use to distract ourselves from the feelings (relationships, work, substances, technology etc.). I’m having an intensely emotional week and I’ve always struggled with communicating… especially when things aren’t GOOD. But I acknowledge this as a point of improvement and putting my ego aside as much as I can, I’ve learned to reach out to close friends to communicate my feelings. It’s tough when you aren’t a talker or used to sharing your vulnerabilities, but it’s insanely healing. This week I’m just feeling SAD. I lost my mom a year ago, I’m turning 30 in a week and a half, I’m doing some intense inner body cleansing and I’m generally feeling a bit lost in life. But we all have emotions and it’s OK to feel them fully. In fact, it’s VERY good. So if you’re feeling some intense emotions this week, I send you a virtual hug and strength to allow them to be… so they may pass P.s. The island of Kauai makes you FEEL more intensely than anywhere else I’ve ever been.

Do you feel emotions super intensely? Do you ALLOW them or do you tend to block them with distractions? 😖
It’s hella uncomfortable, but sometimes we just need to ALLOW ourselves to FEEL by recognizing and consciously steering clear of the typical tactics we use to distract ourselves from the feelings (relationships, work, substances, technology etc.).
I’m having an intensely emotional week and I’ve always struggled with communicating… especially when things aren’t GOOD. But I acknowledge this as a point of improvement and putting my ego aside as much as I can, I’ve learned to reach out to close friends to communicate my feelings. It’s tough when you aren’t a talker or used to sharing your vulnerabilities, but it’s insanely healing.
This week I’m just feeling SAD. I lost my mom a year ago, I’m turning 30 in a week and a half, I’m doing some intense inner body cleansing and I’m generally feeling a bit lost in life.
But we all have emotions and it’s OK to feel them fully. In fact, it’s VERY good.
So if you’re feeling some intense emotions this week, I send you a virtual hug and strength to allow them to be… so they may pass ❤️




#truthbombs #wednesdaywisdom #hugs #naturetherapy #hawaii #love #allowingemotions #healing #sharing #oneness #communicating #talking #lettinggo #lettingitout #breathing #being #crying #slowingdown #gratitude #empathy #health #wellness #kalalaulookout
P.s. The island of Kauai makes you FEEL more intensely than anywhere else I’ve ever been.

IG: Thinking back to last summer when I took part in an unconventional method of self-healing that involved large-scale urban backyard/frontyard gardening and hanging with 3 chickens (aka “the ladies”). After losing my mom to her long battle with cancer in March, all I really wanted to do was grow things. So I spent, no exaggeration, April to October in the garden. The garden was my safe place. Planting, tending to, and harvesting from the garden was my meditation. So was observing and interacting with the chickens, who provided us with endless entertainment, laughs, and love, as seen here in my selfie with GretcHEN. Healing is a long process and it’s something I’m working through every day, but my point is, when devastation happens to you, it’s important to find the (healthy) things YOU need to do to heal. We’re all so different and have such different needs. Listen to your heart and let it be what guides you #2017

Thinking back to last summer when I took part in an unconventional method of self-healing that involved large-scale urban backyard/frontyard gardening and hanging with 3 chickens (aka “the ladies”). After losing my mom to her long battle with cancer in March, all I really wanted to do was grow things. So I spent, no exaggeration, April to October in the garden. The garden was my safe place. Planting, tending to, and harvesting from the garden was my meditation. So was observing and interacting with the chickens, who provided us with endless entertainment, laughs, and love, as seen here in my selfie with GretcHEN. Healing is a long process and it’s something I’m working through every day, but my point is, when devastation happens to you, it’s important to find the (healthy) things YOU need to do to heal. We’re all so different and have such different needs. Listen to your heart and let it be what guides you. ❤️




#waybackwednesday #2017 #chickentherapy #urbangarden #urbangardening #healing #unconventionaltherapy #toronto #chixinthe6ix #gretcHEN #love #animals #organic #doyou #health #wellness #emotionalhealth #unconventionalmeditation #growing #cultivating #harvesting

IG: So far, my Friday has included work in the AM, then some SUPing, then picnic lunch on the beach (rockin’ the grain-free&dairy-free these days), then snorkeling, then educational reading on the beach — read it!). Now…??? No complaints whatsoever here. Wherever you may be, hope you’re making the most out of today and incorporating some self care, too

So far, my Friday has included work in the AM, then some SUPing, then picnic lunch on the beach (rockin’ the grain-free&dairy-free these days), then snorkeling, then educational reading on the beach (#Headstrong — read it!). Now…??? No complaints whatsoever here. Wherever you may be, hope you’re making the most out of today and incorporating some self care, too! 🙌🏼❤️🤗 •



#travel #craftyourday #remotework #SUP #supsurf #snorkel #realfood #selfcare #selflove #healing #whatfuelsyou #balance #play #work #takecare #wellness #health #prioritize #makeithappen #hawaii #kauai

IG: I have a thing for long, empty dirt roads and glowing skies

I have a thing for long, empty dirt roads and glowing skies… ✨




#tbt #lastweek #molokai #hawaii #travel #adventure #reddirt #longemptyroad #goldenlight #magichour #landscape #photography #naturalbeauty #nature #appreciate #gratitude #love #bestill