Todays word - present. Are you present?
I’ve been working on being more present and try to actually live in the moment lately. Before I could find myself only focusing on creating content and growing my business and trying to get as much work done as possible everyday. What’s more important for me now is to enjoy the journey and actually live it. I love what I do & it will always be my biggest passion but I won’t let it take over my life. It’s an amazing life we are living, better not take it for granted and waste it with stress. Enjoy the process, be grateful & live life it to the fullest. 🙌🏼
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We heard there were Orcas off Rathtrevor Beach this morning. We were too late but the beach was amazing (and chilly). Did anybody else see the Orcas heading north? .
1. Got slaughtered on the runs my first day
2. EVERYBODY is Australian.
3. Sunscreen is a necessity!!!!!!!
4. Water tastes better in bc
5. Gondola going over what I thought to be the top of the mountain and then realizing I wasn’t even a third of the way up
6. Mountains are MASSIVE
7. Bowls are rad
8. Seeing @poetrybynoor after 9 years.
9. BC is breathtaking and I’m thankful for the opportunity to witness such beauty.
When the sun shines on your week off, and there's no vacation in the works, you escape to the nature in your backyard.
Hiking Murrin Lake Loop early in the day, we found ourselves bundling Rosie up as the cutest little polar bear (thanks @carolinedinbc for the perfect hiking suit) and making the short hike to this great viewpoint. We may have had a few 'pitstops' along the way, but having this stunning trail basically to ourselves was amazing.
These are moments I live for. My enthusiasm to be in the mountains has never been so high right now. quite literally. This winter has been feeling the longest ever. With days, weeks, months of rain, how do you keep your head up?
Being away for 3 years in a row, I almost forgot how cold & rainy 🇨🇦 winters can be. On top of that, relocating across the seas, from a small, peaceful tropical surf town, to a city that has more "above normal rainfall" than sunny days, 360 degree shift is real.
It doesn't matter how long you live in a place for, when you leave and then return, it never feels quite the same. And it can be hard to readjust. It's definitely been for me this time around.
Moving across continents can be so hard on you, and when the weather is miserable for months, it can wear you down..
I haven't had much time nor opportunity to get outside as much as I normally would. This has made me feel claustrophobic, and down at times.. Ultimately, it affected my mood and mental health.
So now that the cold, rainy days are almost over (fingers crossed!), I'm daydreaming about backpacking adventures.
This got me thinking about this particular time where I hiked + 32km, on a hot summer day and saw this huge snowpack and immediately jumped in it (yes, there was still snow even though we were in the middle of summer and that's because it's the highest peak around) 🏞
So here I was, probably very high off of endorphins, after a well worn series of switchbacks and a long walk through the meadows. I remember feeling so calm, and at peace, in total surrender and awe facing this out of this world scenery. one that I will never forget !
Would I do it all over again? Absolutely. It’s worth the climb, each step of the way. I look forward to rejoice and soak up in views like these, where glacier lakes, ancient landscapes of volcanic rocks meet, and meander through stunning alpine meadows and lush wildflowers.
I hope this inspires you to get outside this weekend and remind yourself that brighter days are ahead.☀️ #tbt 🔙 to my fav Canadian hike of all time
Shakti Bike Camp is an all women’s mountain bike & yoga retreat.
The retreat is aimed at empowering women by playing outdoors together.
Happening May 8-10 @coastgravityprk. This bike park is made by riders for riders and has excellent reviews. I’m very happy to have a certified female bike coach on board who also works for the bike park. All levels are welcome.
Need a bike rental? Thanks to the support of @elphicycles you can get 15% off. Also,
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Early bird pricing is $300 until April 1st (save $50)
There are limited spots so reserve your spot early.
Registration and website with full details will be available March 1st.
“I decided to try out something different. Take a photo the day before the snow, and a photo after the snow. This place is beautiful with and without snow!” ✨
Photos by @tylermcave
Share your adventure: #wildernessnation
110 8,76312 February, 2020
Ammonite Falls, Benson Creek Falls Regional Park, Nanaimo.
Have you ever heard the planet,
Hold its breath before the storm.
Like an audience in wait
Before the curtains are withdrawn
It’s the gentle buzz of wild things,
Straining leaves towards the sky.
The steady thrum of wings
Taking their owners somewhere dry.
Then for a second it is nothing
But the beat of nature’s heart.
Until as though it’s lungs have burst
The grey sky rips itself apart.
And just like that the Earth’s alive
As it collectively exhales,
The wind whips through the trees
Whilst they all bend beneath its wails.
Then as the first drop falls
There is a gasp, and then a pause.
Before it seems the whole world breaks
Into a deafening applause.”