Disconnect to Reconnect

Freedom, health, mindfulness, passion, Self-Love

This summer I took David to one of my favourite spots in the world -Manitoulin Island. What started off as a dreary, bleak day with promise of nothing but rain turned into a day of great views, sunshine, adventure, conversation… the list goes on.

How much I love the outdoors

I was reminded on this particular day the importance of stepping outside and breathing in the fresh air.

It’s not that I haven’t done this lately, it’s just that I don’t think I’ve taken the opportunity to appreciate all that it does for me.

Being outside, in the wide open spaces makes me feel FREE

It’s often where my thoughts are the most grandiose, creative, and focused on problem-solving

I feel consumed by the beauty, strength and intricacies of the world rather than fearful of all the bad we’re told by the news.

and most importantly for me,

It’s often where I find calm of mind – which for someone who is often plagued with racing thoughts and too many What Ifs to count, having a still mind is magic.

 

So if you haven’t gone out in a while, or if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed be it by work, or life, or decisions that are up and coming, take the time to go out. Surround yourself by greenery, listen to the birds, TOUCH the soil with your toes.

Disconnect so you can reconnect with your self.

You’ll be surprised by the answers you already have to your problems, you just need to be able to listen.

 

 

 

Quadding through Life

life lessons, Self-Love

One of the benefits from being back in Canada is getting to indulge in all of the outdoors beauty and activities! Most recently, I’ve enjoyed quadding!

My family owned a quad when I was in my late teens, but unfortunately, I never got to experience quad-life outside of our backyard….. until now that is.

When David was visiting from the UK, my dad thought it would be a great idea to put us on a quad, and lead us through some muddy, twisting, winding roads…paths… trails (??) I was super excited, but admittedly REALLY nervous!

“Just hold tight to the handles, find a speed your comfortable at, and on a steep incline, lean forward!” were the words of advice before I put it into first gear and took off.

Thankfully, the entire trip was a SO much fun! We drove through mud trails, painting ourselves in a sleek layer of mud, and even (just barely) avoided hitting a tree (sorry David!)

And you know what, after a few minutes, I started to relax and actually ENJOY and CRAVE the speed and the adrenaline of going up steep inclines! Crazy to think I almost chickened out!

It’s just yet another reminder that sometimes, we have to embrace being uncomfortable to experience some real, out of boundaries fun!

Here’s to the next time!