Body Positive Is Easy to Say – Much Harder to Do

Ok - Shit. That time has come. Lately I've been challenging myself to write about all of the um, challenging aspects of my life that I have preferred to just stow away in a closet somewhere. In the past, rather than really dig deep and do any big work on these challenges, I've opted to become a champion for others who face the same issues. Of course that is a catch 22 and just a very heavily disguised way for…

For Those Who Are Not Political, But Definitely Patriotic.

Most of the time I could care less about Politics. I find them boring, childish, manipulative and just 'beneath me' - I don't say that from an ego perspective, I say that because politics just hasn't seemed to evolve with the rest of us. This recent election was proof positive of that, and further solidified my stance on politics. Fear mongering, election fraud, racism - just eww. This time around however, I found myself - like many others, getting caught…

Let Your Kids Embrace Their ‘Dark Side’

As a parent, and as a person I typically tend to do things differently - separate from the 'norm' and what would be considered 'Rocking The Boat' in many circumstances. Hence the title of this blog - taddaa! I've learned that this 'going against the grain' aspect of my personality and my 'need' as I navigate this world is a way of exploring my Dark Side, giving it some breathing room, and ultimately finding my own truth. This truth may…

Surviving the Shame of Domestic Abuse

Note: I write this article based on my own experience and perspective as a woman with a man, but men can also be the victims in this dynamic and same sex relationships can have this dynamic.   NEW: Part 2 of this article - How to spot the RED FLAGS of an abuser to get out before you get into it. Click HERE Why did I stay? That question replayed and haunted me for years after I found my way out…

‘Community Winners!’ A new Blog Series from a Cue Creative Consulting

Do you know a business that deserves to be recognized for all their hard work in the Community? a Cue Creative Consulting is running a blog series that highlights businesses with supreme community values. These businesses aim to connect and communicate with the citizens and clients who they serve in the community where they operate. This is a fabulous opportunity for any business that could use some extra love for the amazing things they are doing.   Click below to…

Achieve Success by Learning to Fail

Success! That ever elusive word that changes meanings to whomever is speaking it. What does success mean to you? The definition of 'Success' is such: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. And usually it means the opposite of FAILURE. An aim or purpose can be different for every person. What determines success for each individual is the accomplishments of that aim or purpose. Once you have defined what success means to you, then what? I truly believe that if you…

Do this ONE thing on the weekend for ‘Wellness’

Weekend Wellness As you go about your weekend, I gently remind you to take in everything around you. You may not make it outside, you may even have to work, but that doesn't mean you cannot still be 'in the moment' and breathing in all the awesomeness around you. As part of a Wellness routine, it is paramount to slow down, take in your surroundings and check in to how you are feeling, what sensations you feel and what you…

Milltown Bar – Winning Loyalty with Old Fashioned Service (and a Moat)

Milltown Bar and Grill in Vancouver ( Well, actually Richmond, B.C.)  was a lucky find for me. I was dining at another establishment, posting a pic on Social Media and was directed to this Bar by a follower. The recommendation came with such positivity about the place I could not contain my curiosity to try out something new and ended up going there right from the other place I was currently at. I was not disappointed. Situated regally in the…