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Zesty Relationships: Hot, sweet, salty, bitter, umami

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Love comes in many flavours

Whether you’re at the bitter end of a relationship that sunk like the Titanic, you’re in the throes of hot starry-eyed dreaminess, you’re an old salt who’s spent decades in the same relationship or you’re living the sweet single life, there’s only one thing for certain…the moment you’re in right now.

Wherever you’re at, this is it. Instead of wishing for something different or feeling regret—just experience this moment. You can’t rewind and freeze-frame time at some idyllic point or in your imagination. Savour life while the time is ripe. Continue Reading…

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Concussion Recovery: The Zesty Life TBI rehab strategy

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What to do when your melon gets whacked

This summer an unexpected waterskiing accident left me with severe whiplash, five stitches in the back of my skull, a compressed occipital nerve, a puncture in my neck that nearly hit an artery, a punctured eardrum and a pretty nasty concussion.

Concussions suck. They demand a lengthy recovery, prolonged down time and they affect many aspects of your life including mobility, career, relationships and finances. Mild traumatic brain injuries (also called TBI’s) an invisible injury that has no fixed timeline for recovery—Now, before you get too meloncholy, I’ve got some tips that helped me get through my concussion in about four weeks. Continue Reading…

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Zesty Flow: Timelessness through authenticity

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Tapping into your flow state

Being in flow during sport is an incredible feeling. There is an absence of fear, a weightlessness and an effortless rhythm—pure joy. In flow state, there’s no judgement or ego. You’re centred and totally connected with everything. Conversely, when you’re not in flow you’re out of balance and fear enters the body. You tighten up and it doesn’t have the same graceful and fulfilling rhythm, your timing is off and you feel resistance.

Flow isn’t just an experience for athletes. It’s ubiquitous. You can experience flow any situation. And more flow is proven to increase life satisfaction. If you want to feel happier, more alive and have deeper connections, you might want to tap into flow.

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Health Tips/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Multi-tool: Emotional maintenance 101

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Deal with your emotions or they’re bound to bubble up later

Just like your bike, your body needs regular maintenance and a lotta­ love. It’s important to take care of ourselves and not ignore problems—or they’ll get bigger and more expensive.

When life throws us obstacles, it’s helpful to have some tools in our back pocket. Here are a few tips for maintaining your mental, emotional and physical well-being. Continue Reading…

Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

Forest Found: How nature makes us happier

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Into the forest, to lose my mind and find my soul

By harnessing the life-improving power of the outdoors, Kula and I have made it through the rainy gloom of winter on the wet coast in relatively high spirits. Through silent, contemplative hikes or the occasional frosty bike ride, we took at least an hour a day to go hang out in the woods.

Into the forest we venture along the well trodden “Word of Mouth” bike trail. Kula bounds over fallen trees and through mud puddles, every so often appearing upon on a superb lookout point to check and see if I’m still coming—thanks girl.

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