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Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

My First Motorcycle Road Trip

I’ll add more later, but here’s a link to the itinerary.

October 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

This City Girl is going back to the Wild

Last summer I took myself out of my comfort zone and explored a remote part of this province. That trip inspired this next one, a motorcycle road trip that will … Continue reading

August 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bali I’ll Be Back

I had been told a few times that I would love Bali, so when the opportunity presented itself to join a friend for a wedding at the Ritz Carlton I … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Little Girls and The Last Jedi

December 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hopscotch 2017

The Vancouver Hopscotch event has been happening for 22 years! Bringing Scotch and beer together for a night of sampling fun. Over the last two decades the event has expanded … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Boo! 

Watch out for adorable little zombies today. ​​ Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Goodbye Summer

I can’t believe it’s fall. It feels like September 1st was yesterday. I wrote this list to prove to myself that September actually happened. So, here are a few things … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

No more back seat

A lot of firsts for me this past year. The most recent, learning to ride a motorcycle, made dancing on stage in lingerie seem easy.  I’m a pretty cautious person, … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Route 97 Road Trip

I recently did a quick road trip through the Okanagan. Penticton, Summerland, Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops in 3.5 days. Here’s a little look at some highlights, more to come later… … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Instagram

A closer look at Poplar Island, the small island off the Fraser River that I see every morning. There’s a dark history to this island. I had heard that it was used to quarantine people during the small pox epidemic in 1889. What I didn’t know was that New Westminster was originally all Qayqayt territory, and when Europeans settled in the area they displaced the Qayqayt peoples to Poplar Island. When small pox hit, Indigenous populations were hit hard. It almost completely decimated the community on the island. Europeans then continued to send any indigenous people with small pox to the island. The island ended up becoming a burial ground. Looking at the poplar tree life that grows from the island in a new light now. #qayqayt #remember #bchistory
BEEhave At first I thought this was a birdhouse but it turned out to be a bee🐝house. More accurately, a bee condominium. Found this beautiful world as I was out looking for colour inspiration in nature for my loft. #newwest #bee #behave #nature #color #colour #boardwalk #design #decor
I used to fill my IG page with travel pics, but now my weekly walk for groceries feels as exciting as a destination across the world. Probably helps that there’s so much spring nature decorating my path. #socialdistancing #spring #nature #bloom #love #community #staylocal
My broadcast nightmare came true when I taught my entire class on Easter Monday without sound 😬 so I’m offering an extra class this week on Thursday April 16th via Instagram live at 7:30 pm. With sound 😀 Follow my other account @lofty_vibe to be notified when I go live. #yoga #soundhealing #restorativeyoga #ufodrum #instagramlive #relax #restore #chill
I was getting setup for tonight’s #restorativeyoga class and noticed the shadows. I can’t resist geometric framing. Anyway, if you’re ready to relax, tune in every Monday @lofty_vibe at 7:30 pm. If you are feeling a little screen fatigue, rest assured 😉 you won’t be looking at your phone. All you need is the sound. #yoga #restorative #heartchakra #happydrum #soundhealing #singingbowlmeditation
Three days at a silent retreat might seem terrifying to some, but this introvert loved it. Here are a few reasons why. No tech, after taking a few pictures I surrendered my phone. The need to capture everything that caught my eye was replaced with a hunger to observe everything deeply. Practicing the ancient art of pen writing. I spent time with my thoughts, journaling and doodling them out. Without Google to ask, I spent more time thinking things through, exercising my problem solving skills. I perused the library and rekindled my love for books. I just wish I could find a copy of that book I didn’t finish. The tea station with every imaginable fresh herb 🌿 for bespoke creations. I’m not a foodie, but I do love when food is healthy and so well prepared that I’d choose it over a burger and fries. The evening campfires reminded me of home. And I burned some baggage 🧳 I’m ready for a longer silent stay if anyone has any local suggestions. #silentretreat #bali #retreat #digitaldetoxchallenge

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