Good early morning! It has been amazing here with the snowfalls, as we rarely get opportunities like this. Both @cruseruser and I are headed up to Dog Mountain this morning so that I can introduce him to one of of my favorite hikes, made easier with snow and snowshoes! Stoked!
Video of Campbell Valley Regional Park last weekend, by the marsh land and river. We even witnessed a tree top break from the weight of the snow, glad we were just far away from it enough to not get hit! It creaked so loud then BOOM! the trunk exploded, crashing down trunk, limbs, and snow bombs.
#snow #frost #winter #winterwonderland #pnw #pnwonderland #nature #getoutside #pnwcollective #igersvancouver #outdoorphotography #wildernessculture #beautifulbc #explorevancouver
We all can falter and have not so great days where our mind is laden with work or worries. We loose our focus on what is important in the process of that, and easily get caught up in the negatives, whether it’s co-workers griping about something and we join in because it might feel good temporarily, or we are tired and go down that slippery slope of ‘woe is me’ or victim mentality. Today I’d like to remind us of the word FOCUS, and WHAT we CHOOSE to focus on sheds either light or darkness into our mind and lives.
#ThoughtFriday to carry you through the weekend in some mindful contemplation:
Do you choose to focus on all that you have or all the have nots? Putting focus on your HAVEs ties into being able to have gratitude, which supports being happy. I too had to remind myself today, and a little harder than usual, to focus on the HAVEs in my wonderful life. Somethings may not what I wanted them to be, yet, and it certainly doesn’t mean I can’t achieve them still and will 🙂 Sending you all love and light for the weekend! xo
2017 #Gratitude Jar project!! Think about all of your HAVEs and which are you grateful for?
#begrateful #onelushlife #livingwell #livelovelaugh #igers #igersvancouver #vancouver #love #positivity #pnw
@benbolliger your gift made me laugh and smile. The ‘POW’ and KungFu Girl wine, and a beloved flower of mine… Amazing. You are one of the most thoughtful people I’ve had the privilege to know, you inspire me. Thank you so much!! So glad to have you as a collaborator with @servicedesignca @innov8collective and as a friend. xo
Cheers!! 2nd 14hrs day completed and survived 🙂 Solo facilitation of 5 teams of 4 jam participants. Phew!
I’m so happy to have my feet up resting and soaking in the positive and fun progress of the Global Service Jam participants and hoping to wind down for the evening. The day was filled laughter, enthusiasiam, frustrations, and playing. I got to educate, facilitate play and having fun, and coach teams through mental blocks. My only wish was that I would have liked to join in with a team to jam. Due to the flu bug going around Vancouver, I lost 3 of 3 drop in facilitators to help me out, as well as a co-organiser, I needed to do 100% of the facilitation on my own… @_@
I cannot wait to show you what the participants designed and prototyped, feeling very proud of them all 🙂
Gullfoss | Day 2 Golden Circle, Iceland
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#goldencircle #iceland #landscapephotos #landscape_perfection #discovericeland #insta_pic #instatravel #travelgram #ig_iceland #naturalbeauty #instatravelhub #exploreiceland #outdooradventures #wanderlust #landscape_captures #worlderlust #travelstoke #ic_adventures #outdooradventurephotos #travelstoke #ig_countryside #ic_landscapes #mafia_naturelovers #natureaddict
Þingvallavegur #36 | Day 2 of 11, Iceland.
If you’re a fan of road tripping on open roads and vast landscapes, Iceland is one amazing country to travel through. Space to think, to absorb nature in all its beauty and harshness. This #solotraveller trip was one of the most spectacular and soul shifting.
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#goldencircle #iceland #landscapephotos #landscape_perfection #discovericeland #insta_pic #instatravel #travelgram #ig_iceland #naturalbeauty #instatravelhub #exploreiceland #outdooradventures #wanderlust #landscape_captures #worlderlust #travelstoke #ic_adventures #outdooradventurephotos #travelstoke #ig_countryside #ic_landscapes #mafia_naturelovers #natureaddict #icelandsecret #ic_nature #windingroad
I had problems falling asleep tonight (a rarity) so I decided to watch a couple episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. In one of the episodes the analogy of someone letting go of your hand representing a sense of loss or not feeling needed anymore hit me square in the heart. Both my mother and father let go when I was 7-10, my mother whom I never saw again since the age of 10, my father came back into my life partially after the age of 15. Then a partner I had thought was committed for life let go suddenly after 9 years, and a few short years after, my father had let go fully, albeit against his own will with mental degeneration and death. The advice given in the story was that when the letting go happens, we get our own hands back, to do what we need or want. In the case of my ex and my father, I whole heartedly agree, you get past the loss to discover yourself again; however with case of my mother, it is a different scenario. I was a child, I still needed her. I was surprised to find again tonight, that the loss of her, the pain will always be a memory in my heart, it is and will likely always be a part of me. The memories, instantly brought back the ache in my heart and tears. Hopefully this grieving means another layer of healing…
I can never fully understand people that can’t commit to their responsibilities or duties, I know I am the way I am because of my experience with loss, and due to parents who didn’t understand or couldn’t uphold their sense of duty… I grew up to operate with a very strong sense of commitment and duty, for better or worse. #onelushlife