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17/10/2012

  • My oldest friend is back from her island ( where she works as a chef for a Buddhist retreat/ colony and I got to see her for the first time in a year yesterday! So much love and happyness
  • she immediately prescribed me 3 different herbs to help with my current “lady troubles” aka I’d like my period to return now. :/
  • Did amazingly well on my first exam! yay!
  • but now I have an obnoxious amount of work to do for the rest of my exams
  • Going home for the night to drive my mom to her yoga teacher training, and to have dinner/ movie with my dad! And hopefully see Dan for a few hours
  • I’m LOVING ballet right now, and running is perfect outside
  • We had a pizza/movie night last night with my floor,and it was great to have everyone in the same room. They’re all so close-love it!

Can you speak any french?

Asked by Anonymous

Good morning anon!

I hope your morning is lovely and sunny!

 I do in fact speak some french. I was in full french immersion from grade 7-11, where we were taught every subject( except english) in french. It’s amazing how quickly it leaves, though.

Funnily enough, one of my close friends studies at  university in french, and when he is studying/ speaking out loud, I can understand everything he says, but my brain can’t quite make the words to speak back as fluently as I once could. It’s intereting to be able to understand, but not speak.

:)

Enjoy your weekend, my love!

xx 

Hey kind Vee, could you feel a noticeable difference in your mood when you started eating healthy and found your passion for exercise? I feel at a lost right now in my life. I spend more time on worrying about all the horrible stuff going on in the world than I do living my life and being happy. It is like an obsession. Another thing is that I am afraid that leading a healthy life will make my social life harder and that I will miss out on things. Lots of love and kindness.

Asked by Anonymous

Goodmorning, lovely anon!

This is such a great question.

Absolutely, 100% yes. When I began changing mt habits, it shifted a lot of negative emotional things inside of me, and I really began to open up to the love and positivity that had always been avalible to me, but I had never taken advantage of. I fell in LOVE with yoga and running, and that gave me an external goal, a passion and a commitment that sill drives my days, and shapes my mental state. It generally takes only a 10 minute yoga session to put me in a great mood if I’m feeling a lttle off.

I think it can be easy to fall into worrying about the world. I know I certainly had a preoccupation with just that, at one point. Instead of fixating on it, my mom suggested that I do one thing a month that was within my means to try and help the world in a small way. For example, i once donated 30 dollars worth of consignment chldrens books to a organization that gives reading material to kids in Niger. This month, I’ll be taking a group of students to volunteer at an animal rescue center for the day. It doesn’t have to be big, but choose a topic that you are particularly concerned with, and giving a little of your time, energy and good wishes to that area can really do wonders for YOU as well as giving to the world. 

In regards to your social life, it takes a bit of getting used to, but being healthy most of the time and committed to your lifestyle doesn’t usually harm your social life. You might have to explain for the first little bit, but re-negotiating how you interact with your friends and family can actually be a really positive thing. It can result in deeper connections with those people, as you learn new ways of being close that doesn’t revolve solely around they huge consumption of alcohol or pizza nights. My friends and I started “healthy movie nights” where we would cook a huge, beautiful, god for you meal and then watch a movie while we chowed down. That said, there s always room for a good old pizza/ wine night now and again- it really is about balance. But living life for YOU is what’s most important. Your friends will understand, and will likely wt to jump in the healthy band wagon right along with you.

:)

You’re doing just fine, my love. It takes some time to sort all of these complex things out in your life. Little steps, small goals and filling your days with things that genuinely make you happy and feel good- that’s the key, I think. 

Love to you!

xx

Have you ever tried analog coffee in Calgary?

Asked by Anonymous

Hi anon!

Oh yes, I love analog coffee. The venues are fantastic, they do an awesome job of getting that true coffee shop feel!

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14/10/14

  • Woke up to a 90% on my first midterm!
  • Went for an AWESOME run between review sessions, studying and classes, 10 km in just under 51 minutes- Felt so good to stretch my legs after sitting for so long
  • But then came more sitting with 4 hours of classes, and 2 hours of group meetings ick
  • I had a wonderful egg salad sandwich for lunch today, and grapes mmmm
  • I had to sew a button on one of my residents jackets and I felt like such a mom :)
  • Planning a pizza party for my floor on friday
  • I am so in love with one of the other RA s in my building, it’s crazy hahaha
  • I couldn’t take staring a a book for any longer, so I had a quick 20 minute pointe ballet session all to myself in the resource room. Helped SO much with my focus
  • I am SO busy this week! 
  • I can’t wait to sleep tonight. and possibly make it to a yoga class tomorrow which would make my day as bright and shiny as a new penny. 

Love, light and good sleeps to you all, my angels!

xoxox

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I always wonder what the thoughts are behind the eyes of the people I pass in the hallway. The noise would be deafening if all those words were said out loud. 

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  1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
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