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Rachelle Hynes

Bravery/ Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Perseverance

Ripple Effect: The Enduring Impact of a Single Moment

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The landscape leads me through a picturesque scene, amidst the towering mountains, lush rainforest and rushing river gently nudged against moss covered trees; I begin walking home from a morning of flyfishing.

I got into a couple of nice trout, but the thrill of the tug, the electrifying zing that usually sent a rush of excitement through me, wasn’t quite the same today. Instead, there was a noticeable sense of loneliness that hung in the air, a familiar feeling most potent not in solitude, but in the impenetrable space between you and other. Continue Reading…

Love & Relationships/ Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

A Winter Walk & The Warmth of a Friend

The mystery of equanimity slips away like a snowflake in my hand. The quest to capture the vanishing sense of time and all things once certain.

Walking through the pathways blanketed in white, the estuary channels once brimming with life are now still; an eager salmon appears frozen in time under the ice. Eagles silently huddle atop snow-bowed branches, a world enveloped in pleasing quietude, here I am encouraged to escape towards the invaluable inward focus which winter invites. A peaceful journey through my inner world… Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Breakfast/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Smoothies/ Vegan

Zesty Recovery Elixir

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Drink cherries or bomb

You may think a sport is a sport and groovin’ is groovin’, but if you’re clocking mile-after-mile and your heart was really pumpin’, you’ll soon experience muscle fatigue from inadequate recovery.

This Zesty Recovery Elixir recipe is an easy prepare & recovery drink you can keep in the fridge for a quick swig here and there before and after workouts. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients including blood-boosting beets, antioxidant-packed cherries and anti-inflammatory rich cranberries to name a few.

Bravery/ Love & Relationships/ Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

Riding the wave of time

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How well are you riding the wave

The space that does not yet exist is located in a place known only to your deeper senses. In life you’ll always receive that which is scheduled for you, but not yet present. Our lives are continually in motion with the wave of time. As the wave rises and falls, our effort responds to the waves of time.

When you learn to ride the wave, your life can evolve naturally and with minimal resistance. Riding the wave, however, is not a passive experience. It requires you to be focused, centered and intuitive.

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Bravery/ Love & Relationships/ Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

Freeing your soul through creativity

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Lose your fear of being not good enough

Remember when you were young and fearless with the crayons or fingerpaints? You were so bold. Some of you even drew all over your walls. As the years passed, you became shy and afraid of getting creative because of the belief you’re not good enough.

It’s a shame that not more of us utilize the therapeutic benefits of art. Art is a way to convey things that words cannot, and it’s a way to heal ourselves. When we’re being creative, our brains release the natural antidepressant, dopamine. Creativity can also can calm our “monkey mind”, bring on a meditative state and get us into flow. Continue Reading…

Career/ Videos/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Brands: Life of an Adventurepreneur

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Livin’ the Zesty Life

Livin’ the Zesty Life in Squamish, BC with passion, my dog and adventure at my doorstep, means I get to live and breath my mission every day. I aim to inspire companies and individuals to venture beyond ordinary…

At Zesty Brands, we have a heartfelt passion for uncovering your greatness and helping you blaze your trail through bold, authentic moves. Continue Reading…