"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." - Ed Abbey

Inspirational

Beach Play

Beach Play

  “We learn that good things don’t happen without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. I challenge you to move beyond these beliefs of limitation and suffering. I challenge you to accept that you’re here to have fun.” – Gabrielle Bernstein So life isn’t […]

Love Often

Love Often

Relationships. Being an introvert (I think?), sometimes I just want to crawl into a hole, and not talk to anyone. I crave “alone-time”…seclusion…space to think. Not only is my job in a fast-paced retail environment, but a huge part of my job is to make […]

Overflowing!!

Overflowing!!

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only dispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind” – Henry David Thoreau Living on the road forces you to assess all the things occupying your suddenly very limited space. […]

You’re the Voice

You’re the Voice

“The province manages all wildlife, including grizzly bears, on the principle of conservation first, followed by First Nations’ needs.” – Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Right. Ugh. Please bear with me – no pun intended – before you throw me […]

Play Everyday

Play Everyday

“Women have a soul-need to express themselves in their own soulful ways; they must develop and blossom in ways that are sensible to them and without molestation from others.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes Learning to express my soul in ways that only I can. To […]

Wanderlust Longings

Wanderlust Longings

“I need to get away from the city,” I said, to one of my favourite, fatherly customers. “Again.” “You don’t need to get away,” he corrected. “You just choose to go somewhere else.” I love him.   The cars, the lights, the whizzing, the honking, […]

Stay Wild

Stay Wild

“The transient ‘tastes of the wild’ come during the mystique of inspiration – ah, there it is.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes It is no secret that I am the lover of all things wild – not necessarily “wild” in the unruly, rebellious sense, but more […]

Movement is Medicine

Movement is Medicine

My body craves movement, and sometimes life does not allow the luxury to provide opportunities to move. There are obstacles – work demands, restless sleep or poor weather to name a few (and of course, there’s always laziness). Have you ever just gone for that […]

<3 Plants

<3 Plants

“Plants know how to make food and medicine from light and water, and then they give it away.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer

Foxes Play on Earth Day!!

Foxes Play on Earth Day!!

“We are thankful for our Mother Earth, for she gives us everything that we need for life. She supports our feet as we walk about upon her. It gives us joy that she still continues to care for us, just as she has from the […]

“No apologies” Selfie

“No apologies” Selfie

“It is not the van that frees us, but the time and space it provides to see and sort through the bull of an overstimulated, overworked and forgetful way of life.” – Emily from ‘Where’s My Office Now’   Don’t forget to slow down my […]

Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

Van-life has become a lot more comfortable for us lately – and nothing major has really changed. It just feels…wholesome. exploratory. quirky. abundant. Still, by far, the best part of this life (not to mention the money we are saving for future travels!) is the […]

Wild Gifts

Wild Gifts

“A gift from the earth comes to you through no action of your own, free, having moved toward you without your beckoning. It is not a reward; you cannot earn it, or call it to you, or even deserve it. And yet it appears. Your […]

Ode To Walbran

Ode To Walbran

The Walbran is a riotous swath of forest and mountains, of rocks, trees, and grave wind. The Walbran is a constant drizzle of moisture, seeping into the soil, the rocks, the river, the mosses, your bones, and ultimately, your soul – a lavish freshness, deep […]

Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day!! My husband and I found ourselves on an impromptu trip (would we have it any other way?!) to the Walbran Valley to visit our beloved trees and forest friends galore. There’s no where else I’d rather be, than handing our Valentine’s to […]

You are a Gift

You are a Gift

Today is a gift…give it a squeeze and hold on tight! There’s no need to go on a journey to find ourselves. We are the journey, and this my friends, is frolic inducing. Maybe your gift to the world is yourself – not what you […]

Do the right thing

Do the right thing

  Here’s a glimpse into my world of long, winding, car-sickened logging roads leading to the most glorious, alive, fresh and ancient places. Trees are living beings. Let’s care. Hugs from this tree-hugger…xxx  

Live With Passion

Live With Passion

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever […]

Yoga in a Westy

Yoga in a Westy

  Winter solstice is just around the corner…a magical time of year. Island winter are a blessed change from the cold, snowy winters we are accustomed to. While I miss the snow for recreational reason (can you say skiing?), I also appreciate the temperate ocean […]

A hiker’s life for me

A hiker’s life for me

“Will is that which changes thought into energy.” – Yogananda Movie night in! Or is that movie at the drive in…? Call it what you will, Dan and I stayed “in” recently and watched all of our PCT videos. As always, we had a lot […]