My friends – today has been an informative day!🌟 • Day 1 of Gem Conference wrapped up a little bit ago – I am SO pleased I made the decision to purchase a ticket last minute. The wealth of information and knowledge of the speakers has been incredible. I got involved, joined in the chat feature, interacted with folks, made some new connections here on Instagram based off those interactions – overall I’m really happy and grateful that I put myself out there and joined in on the fun and learning! 😊 • I’m also grateful for (and something which I seem to notice when out for my daily walk) how curious I get about nature. Leaving my phone at home especially allows for me to interact and engage with nature by getting curious.💭 • I ask myself questions, I get curious about certain things I see: “How come leaves can grow different patterns? At what rate does a baby Canadian goose grow? Why is there a certain smell when it rains? Why do we find that so relaxing and refreshing?”🌿 • It’s healthy to get curious and it’s healthy to interact and get out into nature – I encourage you to do both of these things as restrictions continue to lift! 😁 • Have a lovely Saturday evening.🌟
Exciting things that happened to me today – I submitted a job application, received my Saje order, and applied for meditation teacher training with @the_lab_of_meditation 👏🏻
I’m excited about the potential opportunity to expand my knowledge on a subject I am very passionate about (as I know a lot of you are too) and to be able to teach others this practice which has helped me greatly in my daily life. What’s more, the decision to apply was so clear in my mind. There were no “what-if” moments or questioning my ability or self-doubt. Yay to being brave and just going for it 😄
Tonight some girlfriends and I are having a group video chat too – all in all a great day – hope you had a great day too✌🏻
Hello friends – today is Day 24 of Grounded Gratitude.
My brother turns 25 today. He is home visiting from Calgary, and it’s been nice to spend the weekend with him to celebrate!
I had talked a week or so ago about a person close to me leaving the country (and moving home, very very far away) because they can’t afford to stay as a result of covid-19. They left today. I wished them safe travels – my heart still aches a little, and i’ve been feeling somber as the day has gone on, but I am more accepting and open to the fact that it was not in my hands. It was part of a much bigger picture. People have continuously said that this period of time has been a massive shift for all of us, personally, professionally, spiritually. So while I can’t see the bigger picture clearly in this very moment and am sad that it went this way, I know there are lessons to be learned. To be frank, I wonder if it was meant to show me that good men still exist in the world ( and vice versa for him – good gals like me). I’d lost faith in that for a long time, and I seriously believe this was a lesson in order to help me restore that faith.
My post tomorrow talks about this belief (good men still existing) and how I have struggled with it in the past. I I made sure I said everything I wanted to/needed to say to this person before they left the country. I wanted to have no regrets upon their imminent departure and I can say with confidence that I have no regrets – the only one being I didn’t get more time with them, but that as we can all see clearly was out of my control. I take comfort in the fact that the regret is not something which I could have done something about. It’s not something I have to live with or will be kicking myself for in the future.
It’s been a very good weekend to be busy spending it with family. It was healthy for my mind and my spirit to have my focus shifted elsewhere, rather than sitting at home by myself feeling sad.
I was out for my daily walk the other day and saw a bunch of baby geese and duckies out and about and it made me happy because it meant Spring time is here. It also made me happy because people were respecting them and keeping their distance. Not that you’d want to buck heads with a Canadian goose – ack – aggressive af!😬
My brother is coming home for his birthday this weekend, I’m planning to create and schedule a bunch of content tomorrow so I don’t have to think about it over the weekend.💌
Another exciting thing is that in British Columbia here🇨🇦 we’ve launched Phase 2 of reopening the economy, meaning we’ll be able to go out to eat here again soon enough 😄
Wishing you a happy Tuesday! I was lying in bed last night, my eyes sore from a full day of looking at the computer without my Blue Light glasses on. I briefly pressed my palms to my closed eyes and did a few eye rolls to massage them out, and in that moment I thought about how grateful I was for my sight. I thought about how many things I would be unable to complete if I was visually impaired – I would not be able to do my job without my sight, run my blog without my sight, interact with folks via my Instagram without my sight. As well as every day getting to wake up and open them again, and start fresh without soreness. A true spot of gratitude.
Last night I also completed a silent meditation for 15 minutes, and my mind was bouncing around like a ping-pong ball! Truth be told, I have not consistently meditated in a while, and it was quite fascinating to me to hone in on how out of wack my brain and mindful concentration can get when I don’t keep up with a consistent practice. The last week or so i’ve been in a bit of a funk, a mix of emotions, as you all know, so I’ve made peace with it and the fact that every day is a new day to start again.
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Hello friends – hope you’ve all had a lovely Sunday.
My friend’s wedding is a go come July, meaning that I will be going on a mini vacation in Tofino, on Vancouver Island – I’ve booked a cute Airbnb that’s 2 blocks away from downtown and a 10 minute walk to the beach.
I plan to make it a road trip, stop at some sights along the way. It should be a fun time! I’m looking forward to getting out of town and it’s looking like my one getaway this year, so why not make a trip of it?