IG: Kayaked to an island and then picked 2 big jars of wild blueberries this morning. Probably the best Saturday I’ve had in a while ??? cannot wait to feast

Kayaked to an island and then picked 2 big jars of wild blueberries this morning. Probably the best Saturday I’ve had in a while ??? cannot wait to feast. #wileblueberries #foraging #forest #cottage #lakelife #blueberryseason #antioxidants #polyphenols #vitamins #deliciousness #yum #berries #berrypicking #wild #forager #health #wellness #canada #holisticnutrition

IG: Feeling my mom’s presence as the veggies and flowers that I sprouted from her organic seed stash come up (like this beautiful sunflower). I came home yesterday to the golden light (her favourite time of day) shining on this first to bloom, and really felt her❤️. Missing her so much each day, but she’s with me in so many ways. Gardening has been such a beautiful, therapeutic, grounding activity that really compliments the grieving and healing process in such a healthy way

Feeling my mom’s presence as the veggies and flowers that I sprouted from her organic seed stash come up (like this beautiful sunflower). I came home yesterday to the golden light (her favourite time of day) shining on this first to bloom, and really felt her❤️. Missing her so much each day, but she’s with me in so many ways. Gardening has been such a beautiful, therapeutic, grounding activity that really compliments the grieving and healing process in such a healthy way?☀️❤️ #sunflower #urbangarden #grieving #healing #goldenlight #glow #missingyou #love #gratitude #therapeutic #organicgardening #growing #grounding #health #wellness #bekindtoyourself #toronto

IG: Progress… The word is very different to each person. I debated posting this for so many reasons: 1) my “progress” isn’t drastic or shocking as many progress pictures are these days. The truth is, I’ve been an athlete for years, fairly conscious of my health for a while now, and relatively the same size and shape for, well, most of my life. 2) I don’t take too many pics of myself and my “before” picture (May 2016) is the only one I have, I wish there was one from when I actually consistently got back to the gym (January 2017) after a 6 month hiatus. 3) I’m a super private person and it’s a bit out in the open for me. But fuck it. I want to show you that progress can be minimal and still celebrated. I’m stronger, leaner and more toned now, I have a bigger bootay, and I FEEL good in my skin. I have a deeper relationship with my body and listen to it. I don’t push myself to the limits of exhaustion I once did and I give my body lots of rest. I work hard at the right times, but I am kind to myself. And this, my friends, is progress that deserves to be celebrated. So show yourself some love and join me to celebrate your progress today, as big or small as it may be?????? Left – May 2016 Right – July 2017 (today!)

Progress…
The word is very different to each person.
I debated posting this for so many reasons: 1) my “progress” isn’t drastic or shocking as many progress pictures are these days. The truth is, I’ve been an athlete for years, fairly conscious of my health for a while now, and relatively the same size and shape for, well, most of my life.
2) I don’t take too many pics of myself and my “before” picture (May 2016) is the only one I have, I wish there was one from when I actually consistently got back to the gym (January 2017) after a 6 month hiatus.
3) I’m a super private person and it’s a bit out in the open for me.
But fuck it. I want to show you that progress can be minimal and still celebrated. I’m stronger, leaner and more toned now, I have a bigger bootay, and I FEEL good in my skin. I have a deeper relationship with my body and listen to it. I don’t push myself to the limits of exhaustion I once did and I give my body lots of rest. I work hard at the right times, but I am kind to myself.
And this, my friends, is progress that deserves to be celebrated. So show yourself some love and join me to celebrate your progress today, as big or small as it may be??????
Left – May 2016
Right – July 2017 (today!)

IG: Do your salads excite you? If not, you’re doing them all wrong. Chowing down on this flavorful creation right now and I couldn’t be happier. You can step up the flavor by adding fresh herbs like basil, mint and parsley and spices like crushed chili pepper flakes. To prolong satiety and add richness, add fats from avocado, goat cheese (in moderation and if you tolerate it well) and some kickass oil like MCT, hemp, avocado or EVOO (you can also add some soaked nuts and seeds if you so desire… or a little high quality bacon here or there ?) . Some ferments [email protected] or sauerkraut are also a happy-gut, flavorful addition ??. Ok time to finish eating this masterpiece, byeee?

Do your salads excite you? If not, you’re doing them all wrong. Chowing down on this flavorful creation right now and I couldn’t be happier. You can step up the flavor by adding fresh herbs like basil, mint and parsley and spices like crushed chili pepper flakes. To prolong satiety and add richness, add fats from avocado, goat cheese (in moderation and if you tolerate it well) and some kickass oil like MCT, hemp, avocado or EVOO (you can also add some soaked nuts and seeds if you so desire… or a little high quality bacon here or there ?) . Some ferments [email protected] or sauerkraut are also a happy-gut, flavorful addition ??. Ok time to finish eating this masterpiece, byeee??. #holisticnutrition #holistichealth #toronto #farmtotable #growyourownfood #eatrealfood #eattherainbow #lunchthatexcites #stepupyoursaladgame #saladforthewin #latelunch #breakfast? #saladheaven #nomnomnom #freshandfrank #delicious #fresh #organic #real #nosugarhere #yum #guthealth #ferments #remembertochew

IG: Spicing up the garden with some jalapeños this year ?. Saved some seeds from an organic jalapeño I was eating and grew me some pepper plants (dear inexperienced gardeners: yes it can be THIS easy, you don’t always have to buy seeds). This is my first jalapeño growing experience so far, so I’m pretty excited about this little guy’s progress

Spicing up the garden with some jalapeños this year ?. Saved some seeds from an organic jalapeño I was eating and grew me some pepper plants (dear inexperienced gardeners: yes it can be THIS easy, you don’t always have to buy seeds). This is my first jalapeño growing experience so far, so I’m pretty excited about this little guy’s progress ?????‍?. #toronto #growyourownfood #farmtotable #grownfromseed #seedtotable #jalapeno #pepper #organicgarden #organicgrowing #spicy #health #wellness #love #veggies #eatrealfood

IG: My curly kale patch in my keyhole garden is finally making some headway?! The keyhole gardens were a new addition that I dreamt up early spring of this year and built by removing an old evergreen shrub, extending the existing non-edible garden bed, ditching some grass and then digging old bricks into the ground to create two “walkways” (there are 3 long beds, like a big lowercase “m”). BUT, these were a bit of an experiment and a risky move, because they’re completely vulnerable to the myriad of digging animals that visit from the nearby ravine. Each day is a new surprise of what’s been dug up, but overall, the things that survived this assault are finally starting to take off

My curly kale patch in my keyhole garden is finally making some headway?! The keyhole gardens were a new addition that I dreamt up early spring of this year and built by removing an old evergreen shrub, extending the existing non-edible garden bed, ditching some grass and then digging old bricks into the ground to create two “walkways” (there are 3 long beds, like a big lowercase “m”). BUT, these were a bit of an experiment and a risky move, because they’re completely vulnerable to the myriad of digging animals that visit from the nearby ravine. Each day is a new surprise of what’s been dug up, but overall, the things that survived this assault are finally starting to take off ?????‍?. #urbangarden #keyholegarden #urbangardenprobs #urbanfarm #kalepatch #curlykale #organic #growyourownfood #everythingfromseed #fromseedtotable #farmtotable #health #wellness #gratitude #love #realfood #veggies #learning #experimentation #toronto

IG: The latest addition to my indoor plant family ??… (Mr. Prickles). Plants are an inexpensive and awesome way to make a space feel cozy and welcoming. I enjoy them both indoors and outdoors, clearly

The latest addition to my indoor plant family ??… (Mr. Prickles). Plants are an inexpensive and awesome way to make a space feel cozy and welcoming. I enjoy them both indoors and outdoors, clearly! ? #plant #family #newaddition #cactus #welcome #warm #wellness #popofcolour #love #decor #toronto

IG: Big smiles running into my girl @yogalexy last night at @theidealchanges social conscious event??. What a great way to spend a Saturday night in the city. Enjoyed my first ecstatic dance partay and cacao ceremony with a kickass crowd of likeminded, high vibing, conscious peeps. No booze, just healthy snacks, kombucha and elixirs. My kinda snackzzz??. Feeling awesome today @hermannanthony

Big smiles running into my girl @yogalexy last night at @theidealchanges social conscious event??. What a great way to spend a Saturday night in the city. Enjoyed my first ecstatic dance partay and cacao ceremony with a kickass crowd of likeminded, high vibing, conscious peeps. No booze, just healthy snacks, kombucha and elixirs. My kinda snackzzz??. Feeling awesome today. ????#wellness #conscious #consciousness #social #collective #community #meditation #ecstaticdance #Toronto #consciouscrew #highvibes #holistichealth #love #dancethenightaway @hermannanthony

IG: Friday night vibes ? ??… these gluten-free creations are made from a blend of organic creamy buckwheat porridge and organic brown rice flour. Thanks for the inspo @saidailaqua, I hope these cookies are half as delicious as the ones you made for us??! I’m letting them cool as I eat dinner right now, but they’re good, I’ll post the recipe to the blog in timeeeee

Friday night vibes ? ??… these gluten-free creations are made from a blend of organic creamy buckwheat porridge and organic brown rice flour. Thanks for the inspo @saidailaqua, I hope these cookies are half as delicious as the ones you made for us??! I’m letting them cool as I eat dinner right now, but they’re good, I’ll post the recipe to the blog in timeeeee :). #cookies #glutenfree #darkchocolate #chocolatechipcookies #lowsugar #dairyfree #cookieme #fridaynightvibes #baking #recipecreation #summer #feedme #yum #fingerscrossed #wellness #treatyoself