2018 is about transformation (of thoughts, energy and behaviour) for me. 2018 is about self-love.
And so, in a twist of fate and a deviation from the original plan, I sit writing this blog post from a sunny cafe in Squamish as I'm back in Canada for the foreseeable future. You read that right. Yes, I'm back in Canada, back in Squamish. And as it turns out, I'm not alone...
Part of what made my experience at Maderas Village so great, was the people that flock to it. I met some really great folk, both that stayed there and lived there. I looked forward to sitting down to family-style dinners at the long table and engaging in hours of discussion. For whatever reason, I took on a healer role there. It made me wonder if that should be my path. Here I was dressing wounds, doling out painkillers, counselling, advising on physical therapy plans, and then playing shaman. Haha. Here comes that funny story I've been waiting to tell you about...
As you continue to expand and evolve,
you are gifted with new space to create in.
Do not jump in to fill it with mediocrity
or allow yourself to shrink back
into what's comfortable + easy.
Only hold space for what gives you goosebumps,
for what lights up the divine magic from within.
Scream a soulful YES to nothing less than
vibrant. effing. aliveness.
~ Danielle Doby #iamhertribe
May the only baggage you carry into 2016 be love (and maybe some sunscreen).
Use these final hours of 2015 or the early hours of 2016, to reflect and recharge, whatever that means for you. Be it quiet time alone, sitting in a car, on a plane, in a hammock, on a beach, on your yoga mat, around the dinner table or even sipping fancy cocktails in the corner of a swanky bar, set intentions vs resolutions. You seriously get back from the Universe what you give, so make sure you focus on the good stuff. Make love a priority in your New Year's intentions, especially with yourself, and I promise you will see it come back to you.
(warning: contains nudity) 😆
I want so badly to be a surfer, yet I am so fearful.
In November 2015, I sold my house in Canada, quit my corporate job, liquidated my belongings, said goodbye to my friends and family and set off on a solo journey to find a place to settle in Central America to open a little surf/yoga lodge. I've been on the road now for over a month. Since I've been gone, I've updated every other social media account with my status, with the exception of one, my LinkedIn account.
Dominical was our meeting point to depart on our all-inclusive girls adventure to the Osa Peninsula and Chirripo Mountain, Costa Rica. Chasing Waterfalls promised waves, waterfalls and nature, but I experienced SO much more and it's hard to put into words, so I've included loads of photos in this post! Megan set out an itinerary that allowed us to truly experience the magic and 'pura vida' that is Costa Rica.
I think you go through the same mental game anytime you are on a path to healing. You are changed when you come out the other side. It makes you want to give back.
I sit here in Costa Rica, a beginner again, but I know I am not alone. I have the love and support of those at home. And home is only a click away.