Archive: INSPIRED

  • Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi

    Alright, now that we got our hello’s out of the way…How are you today? I’m going to get right into it!

    We are talking about saviours today. I have 3 for today (yes, I could dream up more but here are my 3 saviours of the day!)

    1. YOGA

    Today is DAY 10 already of my 30 day yoga challenge at Semperviva. I am obsessed with the studio and when my 30 days is up, I cannot imagine not still going. Yoga helps with everything. Here is a few positive changes I have noticed since doing yoga for 10 days in a row so far:

    -my voice sounds better

    -I am more flexible

    -more relaxed

    -finding it easier to visualize my goals

    -toning up

    -better breath control

    You also really get to know your body, what it can do, what it can’t do and how to work on becoming more balanced.

    For example, try this: Reach your arms behind you like this and try to touch your hands:

    No problem, they can easily touch, now try it with the other side:

    Not even close YO! WHY? From my car accident? Born that way? I wonder if yoga will fix that? Not that I really care- just weird.. Can you touch  your hands on both sides? As much as I love yoga, I enjoy a good ol workout still. Going to try to fit in a hike this weekend and also going for a run with a friend tomorrow.

    2. Dr. Wayne Dyer

    Dr. Wayne Dyer is coming to Vancouver, next Tuesday. Nov.23. If you don’t know much about him, his website is www.drwaynedyer.com . I have been following him for a while now, but have never seen him LIVE! I can’t wait. I saw on facebook that ticketmaster is now taking 20% off the ticket prices. I am telling you this because I think you should go! Here is a link so you can get the deal.  This is my FAVOURITE book of his.

    And last but not least..

    Saviour #3 Tommy Europe

    This guy is amazing, I am sure you have seen him on TV for the Last 10 Pound  Bootcamp and Bulging Brides. What girl hasn’t thought to herself, “Imagine being trained by Tommy?”  And now ladies- YOU CAN! He has been offering his Shred Bootcamp across Canada and he will be in Vancouver DEC.5!!! Click here for details!!! Grab some of your girlfriend’s and get motivated by the best! How can you say no to this:

    Here’s Tommy in action- THAT COULD BE YOU ON THE GROUND!! LOL

    Here’s a shot of Tommy with me and my momma during the olympics!

    I feel blessed that Tommy had a cameo in our Olympic video, If you haven’t seen it, check it out!!
    He’s at the 1:27 mark!

    Let me know if you are going to see Wayne or Tommy! I would love to hear about it.

    Have a great day!

    Daily affirmation “Surround yourself with high-energy people. Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who appeal to your sense of connection to intention, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to God, and who live a life that gives evidence that Spirit has found celebration through them.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

  • Hello!

    How goes it today!!

    Last night I had the privilege of attending the book release for Crave Vancouver’s 3rd Edition. They call it “The Urban Girl’s Manifesto“. Most major cities in North America have their own version of Crave.

    I’ve been flipping through the book this morning and wow, what a great book- for women, by women. It’s full of resourceful information of  Vancouver’s best female businesses. Everything from Spa’s, fitness, financial planning, dog stores, fashion, baby clothes, photography, restaurants and so much more.

    I really want to go to Bandidas Taqueria on Commercial Drive- mexican and vegitarian-YUM!

    I also met Jennifer and Rachel, the design consultants behind A Good Chick To Know. They are not only super sweet and friendly, they are also very talented and inspiring. They are both moms (they each have a daughter- almost born on the same day!)

    Andrea of Go-Lucky Photography took many of the pictures in the book.

    Another one of my favourites is SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic in Yaletown 

    (I heard a rumour that SKN is going to be featured in Flare Magazine! Sawweeet)

    Although, I personally didn’t make it in the book, my makeup skillz did! I did the makeup for Ravy and Amy from The Bombay Brow Bar. Get the best brows in Vancouver at BBB

    The event was held at Canvas in Gastown

    2 of my gals, who made a really good point that people in Vancity wear to much black- I am guilty of this- Love their color
    Crowd Shot
    My ONLY complaint of the evening was the bartender. Yikes, sorry sir, but I tended bar for years and this is NOT how you serve a $10 glass of wine
    2 ounces (equalling $5 a sip), wet glass with disgusting lipstick on it! Then, when I asked for a new glass, he just poured it into another glass. Can I say- ANNOYING?? Girls, has that ever happened to you?

    HOWEVER……the CRAVE COOKIES made up for it:)

    Congrats to all the women in Crave! And Best of Luck in your continued success!

    My quote today is this: All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do. ~Author Unknown
    (all these women obviously know that!)

    Have a great day everyone!

  • 13
    Nov

    Oops, my bad!


    Hey there!!!

    Top of the day ladies and gents!

    What’s happening today? My day has been going well…despite my little mix up this morning. I’ve been telling Andrea for weeks now.”Yo Girl- come check out this meditation- its’s Super cool, think you’ll like it!” So Saturday morning arrives, I pick her up at 8:20am we drive all the way out to Richmond. (me getting lost on the way cuz we were to busy talking about this, among other things)  We finally arrive at the gates of the temple, park, take one step out of the truck. and some lady out of nowhere- walks by us and says “no meditation today, no til end November.” OOOOPS! My bad. At that moment I remembered Dee telling me she thought they might be shutting it down for a couple weeks due to temple construction. It was just like in National Lampoon’s Vacation, when they went to Wally world and it was closed!!(except we didn’t punch anything, we calmly walked through the temple gardens and smiled and laughed at all the little buddha’s everywhere)

    So..next best thing, We got coffee, went over to her place and had a nice Saturday morning chat. Then I looked at the time. Ahh-10:16, I have yoga at 10:30, so I rushed off to kitsilano, finally found a parking spot and SPRINTED into yoga. They were shutting the door as I was walking in. I hate being late for things like that cuz EVERYONE stares at you. I had to walk through about 50 people, stepping on their mats- “sorry, excuse me, coming through- hey is there any room over there?” The place was so packed I had to put my mat way around the corner!! It was incredibly awkward at first, but once the class started, I really liked my little spot beyond yonder.

    Today was DAY 5 of my 30 day challenge at Semperviva. I am LOVING yoga. It is only day 5 and I am noticing positive changes, body and mind. Have you ever done a Kundalini class before? If they offer this type of yoga near you- check it out. It is such a good workout and energy release. I found a video online that you can download for 8.99 if you don’t have Kundalini where you are. It’s here. There is chanting and mantra’s along with repetitive moves. Be open to it if it is a new thing to you.

    Now going  to go meet up with a friend I haven’t seen in a while, but first I must go mail a package off to my future sister in law. I am sending her THE BEST moisturizer in the world. (she lives in Yellowknife and we need to protect her pretty face from the dry and cold!) I have used this stuff since I was 16 years old. It is inexpensive, works amazing and a must have for sensitive skin like mine!

    It’s about $10 a bottle. You usually have to ask the pharmacist for it. They keep it behind the counter because it is usually dermatologist referred. They also use it as a neutral compound for topical medicine. So you know it won’t irritate your skin! You can find it behind the counter at Costco,London Drugs, and usually Pharmasave.

    Thought of the day (inspired by my yoga teacher) “There are enough mediocre people in the world.” Be different! Be yourself, you don’t need to “fit in”!!! oh..and have fun;)

    Talk to you sooooooooooooooon!! xoxo

    ps. no daily affirmation today..cuz it’s up there^^^^^^^^^^ don’t be mediocre! go kick some ass!

  • Hey!!

    How are you?? Day off today? I thought today would be a day off in the voiceover world-but nope:)

    What do you think of Remembrance day? Do you get really involved in ceremonies, take time to reflect, or is it just another day?

    Sometimes I feel ignorant because I don’t do more to reflect, or respect the purpose of what today is all about. I think the reason why, is that I can get upset…really fast. (neat little trait I have, lol) If I think too much about things, I can get really sad in a flash. So…I try to find some middle ground because I don’t want to bawl my eyes out all day. Yes, I am soo grateful to live in SUCH an amazing country. I am humbled that our grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters,cousins and these days even our friends are fighting for peace on earth. I wish there were never even wars to begin with (see…I’m starting to cry…k..stop).

    Today my good friend Diana is remembering her Grandpa who was a Senior Commander in The Royal Australian Air Force. He was also knighted by the Queen of England. I was floored when I read his bioSir Valston Eldridge Hancock

    and

    His beautiful Granddaughter

    You must be proud Diana! My granddad fought in World War 2, as I’m sure many of yours did too. We love you grandparents. Wouldn’t be here without you.

    Maybe take a moment to put out positive energy in the world. Think about the song “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” Imagine if we all shined our little lights together, we would have the biggest brightest light. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!!

    I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! This week is flying. I went to a 9:00am yoga class. I am now onto Day 3 of my 30 day Yoga challenge at Semperviva. I’m starting to feel a lot more comfortable at the studio, knowing my way around, etc. I was SORE today tho! Especially in the shoulders. All those downward dogs are reshaping me! Imagine day 30?! I will be on fire. The last couple days I have made big salads for dinner. I have to say, the last few days I have really impressed myself with my workout dedication and clean eating. Woo hoo. Am I on a roll???? ya… I think so…

    After yoga I met Andrea for coffee. We took a walk down South Granville. Check out Andrea’s ride:

    She is an Alberta girls who LOVES her truck. I always get a kick out it. Here you have this drop dead gorgeous girl cruising around in a ’79 Chevy Scottsdale, she’s got a shortbox and stepside. (I had to text her for that info)Truck Driver;)

    Hee hee. We walked down South Granville wandering in and out of shops. We came up with some great theories about life:
    1. Nice underwear is important! Girls- let’s get rid of our ratty old granny panties and buy some nice undies that make you feel good.
    2. For those of us not in our dream homes yet, cut out pictures of furniture from a Pottery Barn magazine and make a collage. (Then visualize that it is yours!)
    3. Lighting candles is fun…anytime of day.
    4. We want new boots. They cost about $450.

    Do you and your girlfriends come up with theories? Like what?

    I hope you have a wonderful reflective positive day!

    Daily Affirmation-“I am divinely protected at all times.” - Louise L. Hay

  • Heyyyyyy!

    How are ya??

    I’m a little sore today from going to bootcamp AND yoga last night. It was so worth it though and I’m doing them both again today.

    Ya know, I try to workout at home and do yoga at home, but it’s just not the same as a class. Examples:

    1. If I do yoga at home- I’ll be in “Warrior One” and I’ll be like- “damn, I should run over and get the dishwasher going.”
    2.Then we move into a “Downward Dog”- and I’ll be like- “Let me just slide my iphone over here and check that email”
    3. I’ll be doing a cardio video, get bored in 10 minutes and say…”ahhhh, I’ll do it later.”

    Sooo, off to the yoga studio I went. It was day 1 for me of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge at Semperviva. I had never been to their studio before- It was the best yoga class I had ever been too. If the next 29 days are anything like the class last night, I will fly through it.
    I think a lot of it had to do with the instructor. He was so in tune and had such amazing energy. Out of no where, he would say a quote or inspiring words and it was always at the perfect time. I wanted to walk off my mat and and go give him a high 5! Like right on brother! BAM

    The yoga instructor reminded me a lot of my Uncle Len

    Here are some neat facts about my uncle
    -he is vegan
    -he used to own a book/music store in Edmonton (and still has 1000′s and 1000′s of books and music)
    -he played hockey on NHL farm teams in the 70′s
    -he’s in his 50′s and can still run for over 2hrs at a time!
    -he does yoga outside because he says- it’s a “sun salutation”- we should worship the sun (makes sense to me!)
    -when we were really young he bought us Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zepplin shirts for Christmas
    -he was the last person to leave the John Lennon vigil in NYC when John was shot in 1980Vigil to John Lennon, Central Park, 12/14/1980
    - he is very spiritual and has taught me so much. (here is is talking to my brother at his wedding)

    I got this tattoo in honour of my Uncle!
    It is a long story but it has to do with the religion he follows (spiritual/buddha type thing, lol)
    My uncle was in the 1988 issue of Tattoo Magazine and you can see, he has the same tattoo

    He cried when I told him I was going to get the heart/wings tattoo for him!
    Now onto one of the best memories with him:
    It was Christmas night and we were going to dinner. Me, Uncle, Mom and my 2 bro’s.
    My uncle said that Scream Therapy was huge in the 70′s (John Lennon was a big fan) and he suggested we try it, while we were in the car!! hahahaha My brothers both squirmed at the suggestion, my mom looked out the window trying to ignore him and I said…”HELL YA!!!!” HAHA. So my uncle and I sat in the car and SCREAMED while the boys and mom looked at us like we were nuts!
    I have since had some fun screaming episodes at “appropriate” times (like when I saw the Northern Lights in Yellowknife)  Whoo hooo….Another time I was in my truck with my friend Max… He’s a drummer-very primal, I thought he would enjoy it! So we screamed in the the truck.

    Don’t take yourself to seriously! Try it sometime;) If your at the Lake, or on a mountain or in your car- DO IT!!!

    “WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

    Do you have an awesome inspiring relative?

    Hope your having a wonderful day!!! Lots of love and light to you!

    xoxo

    Daily affirmation-“I now go beyond other people’s fears and limitations. I create my life.” – Louise L. Hay

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