The Holidays are Here

Lights are up. Trees are decorated. Everyone is in the full swing of events, presents and more.

But wait?

When will we get a few minutes to breathe?

Well, I have something to share with you. If YOU don’t create space for those moments, they won’t happen. Whoa whoa, I know. Crazy. ;)

I’m not always great at staring at the wall and breathing solo, and at this time of year, love connecting with others over both the calm and the chaos.

If you’re keen to do the same, check out one or two of the events in our community:

Additional mindful holiday vibes:

Wishing you chill vibes and allllll the breathing.

Making Your First Wreath

Last year I made a wreath for the first time — and it was way less daunting than I expected.

I was *super* intimidated by the challenge — but still had this weird desire to do it. I posted on Facebook with a few questions, like… where do I buy wreath things? :) … and before you knew it, I had all the info I needed. First timer tip: just pop into a florist or nursery and they’ll be able to hook you up with what you need! :)

I popped over to Dykhof Nursery (in North Vancouver) and picked up a wreath ring, some twine, cedar, eucalyptus and magnolia leaves. I then sat on my kitchen floor for maybe 4 hours and created my wreath.

I felt focused and mindful as I tied each piece onto the ring. It was a necessary and nice dose of yin to a very yang time of year.

This year, I’m excited to make a wreath again… I’m switching it up from solo-wreath-making this year though! Instead, I’m excited to join a community class and will be wreath making with Forage & BLOOM in Deep Cove.

If you’re keen to make a wreath this year, just do it. Check out your local florist/nursery or one of the wreath workshops in our community. It is not as daunting as it first seems, and heck, our moms used to make them all the time in the 90’s. :)

Upcoming wreath workshops: 

My 1st wreath!

  • November 29th with Serpent Botanical & Neighbourhood Quality Goods (more info)
  • November 30th with Bauble Babes & Nineteen Home (more info)
  • December 2nd with OAK + FORT Home & Our Little Flower Company (more info)
  • December 3rd with Bauble Babes & Nineteen Home (more info)
  • December 4th with Full Bloom Flowers (more info)
  • December 7th with Forage & BLOOM and Bluhouse Market (more info)
  • December 14th with The Wild Bunch (more info)

If you’re keen to get your festive on in another ways, the Fall for Local Holiday Market is taking place at The Shipyards in North Vancouver on December 9th. They are also hosting a free DIY wreath workshop.

Merry and bright. You do you this holiday season.

It’s Do What You Want To Do December

How is it December? I don’t even know – but some how it is…

Now we must rally together to get through holiday parties, friend festivities, and all the events that usually come with end of year. Right?!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I have to do vs. what I want to do.

And you know what I’ve (finally at the age of 32) realized? If you don’t want to to go to the party, you don’t have to go to the party. If you don’t want to buy a gift, you don’t have to buy a gift.

If you (err, I mean, me) need anything, it’s to do more of what you actually want to do. 

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Badass Beats, a Sweet Flow & Sunshine

20140704-113610-41770844.jpgYou know what’s awesome about summer? You can be outside ALL THE TIME. Well I guess you can be outside all the time during every season, but you know what I mean… THE SUN IS SHINING and it’s different! ;)

Another awesome thing about summer is Outdoor Yoga. Yes, you heard correctly. Outdoor. Yoga. The type of yoga where you get sand in your feet and fall over in an arm balance because there was a rock under your mat. Pretty much the best.

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