• Hey friends!

    I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a while, but I refrained since I know some of my clients read my blog. However, my voice and how I read scripts has nothing to do with what I am about to share with you.

    I feel compelled to share this. I really don’t give a crap if it’s too “personal” or something I should keep private. We are on this earth for such a short amount of time, if I can do something to shed light for someone else who may be going through the same thing, then that will make it worth it.

    A few months back my doctor’s office called to get me scheduled in for my yearly pap. I am so grateful to have such a great family doctor because if she didn’t call to make me come in for my check ups. I probably wouldn’t schedule it myself.

    Then in early July she called and asked me to come in because of abnormal results from my pap. So I went in and she explained that I had precancerous cells in my cervix and a biopsy needed to be performed.
    I was devastated. I know that tons of women go through this type of thing… but when it’s YOU. Your world stops for a moment. I bawled my eyes out and it was in that moment that Mike was desperate to cheer us both up and he said “we’re going to get a dog.” So that day, we did.

    He definitely makes us happy!

    I have been trying to stay uber positive about the whole thing. Here is a new goals map I posted beside my desk.

    But I feel like I am dealing with a build up from the past. In 2001 I had an ectopic pregnancy where the baby ruptured in my fallopian tube. I almost died during the process, but I survived and had one less tube and a broken heart. I was given this book back then which I still carry with me 10 years later.

    womens bodies, womens wisdom

    And the note from the wonderful lady who gave me the book. I feel like this book  was the beginning of a more “spiritual me”. This is such a great book for women.

    WOMEN'S BODIES, WOMEN'S WISDOM by Dr. Christiane Northrup

    It talks about creating physical and emotional health and  healing. Such as working with the 7 chakra’s. Helping us understand HOW and WHY we get these diseases in the first place.

    My affected area is the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra (known as the 2nd Chakra) represents your sexuality, creativity, finances, personal power, and relationships. Interesting. I can’t pin point exactly why I am having issues in he 2nd chakra. Fear of abandonment is probably one issue, along with the pain of my ectopic pregnancy harbouring over the years? Either way, my biopsy states that I need a Leep Procedure done, which will get rid of the shitty unwelcome cells in my body.

    Y’all know how positive I am and how I am not going to let this bring me down, but it has made me more emotional in the last bit.

    I know that by eating good food you can control about 60% of how healthy your body is. The other 40% is your stress levels, your thoughts, emotions, harbouring ill feelings. So my goal is to eat as good as I can and be as stress free as I can and live a long, healthy, vibrant, prosperous and abundant life.

    I have a great support team,-thanks to my girlfriends, my family, my mom for making a special trip just to come to my biopsy and thanks to Mike. I am a lucky girl.

    I guess my purpose of sharing this is to:
    -get a PAP! (cervix cancer can be detected EARLY, however in Canada alone 1 person dies per day from it!)
    -Treat your body right through the foods you eat.
    -let go of unsupportive thoughts and emotions. (through yoga, meditation, etc)
    -live life to the fullest. Don’t let anyone or anything get in your way.

    I am going to be doing a course with Feed Life, Starve Canver at Organic Lives starting next week. I also spotted these classes by feedlife.ca that are happening downtown Vancouver that look amazing. Let’s be proactive, rather than reactive.

    Thanks for reading! I promise not to post depressing posts like this often, I just wanted to let you know what’s really been on my mind!

    Take care and we’ll talk soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

    xoxo

  • Hey friends!

    Remember when I entered that blogging contest for Live at Squamish? In case you didn’t hear, I ended up winning the contest! For winning, I got a free night’s stay at the Fairmont Hotel downtown and a free dinner at Altitudes on top of Grouse Mountain. I decided to save the hotel night for a rainy day, but I treated mom, Mike and Richard to the dinner, I made them work for it!

    I made them hike Grouse first! 3km straight up! Mom was excited, just look at her stretching crazy dance moves.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    Mike and I were the cheerleaders. “Good job Richard, good job mom, almost at half way!”

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    Lots of steep switchbacks.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    Good job mom! We were using the rope to pull us up, and then realized it smells like old stinky hockey gloves.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    We made it to the top! rehydrated with some Whistler Water.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    The Chalet.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    We made it into altitudes restaurant and this was our view.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    No big deal, just the most beautiful view EVER.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    Whatcha gonna get momma. This was mom’s 3rd time hiking Grouse! She is a champ.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    We started discussing wedding stuff, so I asked our kind waiter for a pen and paper to jot down some to-do’s…

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    After dinner we explored the top of the mountain. Mom and Mike and some deer.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    When you have a dog, every animal looks like your dog. I can see Painter in these doe’s.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    I can see Painter in these bears… These bears were rescued when they were cubs. They were both orphans.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    The we went on the free, but looooong chair lift up to the very top. Mom was a bit scared of heights, she put on a bit of a show, and it was very entertaining.

    Whistler Water, Grouse Grind

    We had a really great day, one I will always cherish and remember.
    Thanks again to Whistler Water for the dinner! It was wonderful.

    Happy FRIDAY! Have a fantastic weekend will ya?!
    xoxo

  • Hello!

    After a full morning of voice work, we had another great day with mom and Richard visiting. I just want to recap the wine tasting we went to last night! It was for the wonderful BC wines from the Similkameen area.

    Here’s a quote from www.similkameenwine.com:

    “Recently named by enRoute Magazine as one of the “world’s 5 best wine regions you’ve never heard of”, the Similkameen wineries are starting to get some of the attention they deserve. This little patch of vineyards and orchards in the hot, dry and sunny Similkameen Valley is turning out some stunning grape and fruit wines.”

    Alright! Let’s go check this out. Edible Canada is such a great addiction to Granville Island. Perfect place for a wine tasting.

    I brought mom and Richard along. They were loving it.

    similkameen wineries

    Starting with a delightful sample of Eau Vivre, located in the heart of Similkameen.

    similkameen wine

    Moved along to the tasty, lovely and artistic Rustic Roots….

    OOH! Wine connoisseur spotting! Mike from Mikenierychlo.com..

    similkameen wine

    There were actually a lot of connoisseur’s there. I met a couple wine experts who write for some very prominent magazines and food and wine columns.

    similkameen wine

    Bring on the bubbly! “Flirt” from Forbidden Fruit Winery. My middle name is “flirt”. (kidding! Mike, don’t get mad…)

    On the left we have the very sweet and cheerful Cerelia Wines and Robin Ridge wine from the The Cottrill family.

    similkameen wine

    And Seven Stones who say, “our passion for good wine and sharing with friends is our inspiration.” I dig it!

    similkameen wine

    A big hit at the tasting was wines by Orofino. Their Syrah and Riesling were amazing. I also really liked the name of the Cab Sav, “Passion Pit”. The name came about because the vineyard land used to be a gravel lookout point where lovers would unite and now that’s where the grapes flourish. Seeds of love I say! YOWZA! I’ll drink to that! haha

    similkameen wine

    It was a pleasure meeting Spencer from Clos du Soleil.  To sum up their wine, Spencer says, We are developing wines that have that old world elegance, but with a bit of a new world edge say managing directors Les and Spencer, after all, we are Canadian and our vineyard is in BC. I really enjoyed their vino!

    http://goodlifevancouver.com/I LOVE wine tastings! BC wine ROCKS! Please check out Similkameenwine.com and when you can, support and enjoy BC WINE!

    Here is a map of the fantastic vineyards in the Similkameen wine county.

    Clos du Soleil

    I keep tabs on all things cool in Van city at GoodLifeVancouver.com

    Other than wine drinking… today we went to Ikea, went for a big walk with the puppy and then sat around and listened to bloopers of Mike and I from of our voiceovers. Good life, good times.

    I’m a happy girl. We didn’t hike today as time was not on our side, but we will be hiking tomorrow afternoon after I get my work done of course!

    Hope your week is going well. Thanks soooooo much for stopping by. Cheers;)

    xoxo

  • Hey!

    So even though mom and Richard are visiting, I got up at 5:30am to go to yoga, then I came home and made a big fat green smoothie.

    I took mom to the new threading place I go to. It’s not fancy but they do an amazing job on the ol brows (it’s called Vision 2000 on Fraser and 50th) Mom LOVED it.

    I had a doctors appointment that was NOT fun (on a slow, rainy day I’ll get into more detail) so we had some time to kill first, and we hit up Pottery Barn.

    This pillow case probably costs more than my whole outfit. I think it’s fun to browse and imagine beautiful furniture scenarios in my own home.

    We then hit up Granville Island. Mom shopped for her grandson Jasper…

    And we went to Granville Island Brewery and started playing with Jasper’s new toys,haha.

    Even mom could play Jingle bells on Jaspers new xylophone!

    Then my sister in law started sending us pictures of baby Jasper and we were ALL about it.

    Here’s one of the pictures auntie and grandma were cooing over! <3

    Cute picture of mom and Richard down Artist’s Alley (is that what it’s called? That’s what I call it)

    Then we had a fabulous wine event to attend at Edible Canada which I will elaborate on tomorrow!

    We ate at Stepho’s greek place downtown after a long day away from our precious pup- this is what we came home too! And we thought we puppy proofed!!!!

    Painter TRULEY lives up to his name now, he got into my acrylic paints and was doing some painting on the carpet! GOOD DOG! (ummm…not)

    We capped the night off with a dip in the pool and hot tub. Mom did a mini aqua fit class (my mom is an aquafit teacher and you can’t get in the pool with her without at least a “mini” aerobics class. Thanks mom! lol
    Here’s an older shot of her teaching her class for real…;)

    Tomorrow we are hiking Grouse, going to Ikea and maybe going to MEC. I have a job to voice in the am before we get rockin, so we’ll do that and then hit the road.

    I hope you are having a great week. I am so heart driven right now, I need to get into more detail at a later time, but I am just channelling these powerful vibes on how we all must live our lives to the fullest. Everyday.

    xoxo

  • Hey!

    Everything is better when mom is around!

    buntzen lake

    Mom and her boyfriend Richard have travelled across Canada in their trailer and finally made it to the West Coast.

    They are staying right by our place, so we went and spent the day with them up at their camp spot. Painter was LOVING it. He is part fish!

    Sand eater too.

    Beautiful day… the rest of the week is calling for rain… booo!

    This morning there was a really weird fog on the Burrard Inlet.. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

    OOOh, Here is the video we made while in Lethbridge visiting my bro.

    Cool hey! My bro is fast!

    Ok. tomorrow is jammed packed! (As you can imagine the Sellers clan don’t have laying by the pool type vacations.) We are go go go….

    Talk tomorrow!

    xoxo