Browsing Tag:

Vulnerability

Bravery/ Love & Relationships/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

Relationships that Flow

love-relationships-flow-squamish-zesty-life

Navigating the ebbs and flows

Life doesn’t always give us what we want, and the more we resist, the harder things become. Like a stream, when the flow encounters obstacles, it shifts, repositions and keeps flowing forward. If we can learn to be like the stream, we will bring much more ease to life’s ups and downs.

Going with the flow isn’t about dismissing your needs or not caring, it’s about being flexible with the inevitable twists and turns that may arise along the way. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Career/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

The Art of Risk-Taking

risk-taking-assessment-good-bad-investment-zesty-life

Take the risk or lose the chance

Many of life’s greatest achievements require stepping outside our comfort zone. Whether it’s tackling a technical trail feature, overcoming a fear of starting a business, investing money in your future, or putting yourself out there for a relationship—many of life’s most rewarding experiences come as a result of taking risks.

The fear of doing something wrong is a huge factor that holds people back, and so we often choose the safer approach and just stick with what’s worked in the past. The question is what is good risk-taking and what is bad? Continue Reading…

Career/ Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Navigating the Skinny: The moment and the trajectory

mtb-mountain-biking-squamish-skill-set-life-planning-recipes-for-a-zesty-life

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t… you’re right.

Planning ahead whilst still living in the moment can be confusing. Much like riding a skinny, there must be an awareness of where you want to go, consideration of your immediate surroundings and self-awareness; a focus in the moment, and positioning for your trajectory. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Fear of Judgment: Are all eyes really on you?

judgement-reputation-what-others-think-zesty-life-squamish-mtb

Judgment day

Venturing into the crowd, we’re often worried that everyone’s judging us; our bad hair day, the turmeric stain on our shorts, or our novice mountain bike abilities. In reality, nobody notices any of that shit because they’re too busy hyper-focusing on their own issues.

Reputation is what you will get reduced to when you aren’t illuminated by loving-kindness. And like a gossamer thread, reputation can be severed through one bad instance of telephone or third hand gossip. But how much should we really consider what others think of us? The reality is that in most cases people are actually not thinking… Continue Reading…

Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

Friends Forever: How to have a Pooh Piglet relationship

lesson-friends-forever-winnie-pooh-lessons-friendship-mindfulness-zesty-life

Pooh’s Zesty Wisdom

Lately I’ve been revisiting the old classic Winnie-the-Pooh—a beloved and well-worn book that’s been gracing many children’s bedrooms for decades, and I’ve realized that no matter what age you are, the tales from Hundred-Acre Wood are truly evergreen.

Filled with nugget after nugget of zesty wisdom, Pooh inspires us with his philosophical musings and his mindful way of life. Pooh and Piglet teach us so much about what friendship is and how it’s expressed. Even through the most blustery of days, the answers are there on how to always walk beside each other… Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

All Roads Lead to Love

what-is-love-kindness-zesty-life-squamish

I don’t care where we go as long as you’re riding shotgun

The best part of the road trip isn’t the destination, it’s the wild shit that happens along the way.

The ribbon of asphalt curved between the mountains and Howe Sound, framed by vibrant light and shadow of the late afternoon sun. A satisfying growl came from my car, as I pressed my foot deeper into the gas and locked into my favourite corner. In this moment of total presence, I felt very happy. Continue Reading…

Happiness/ Love & Relationships/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

The Healing Power of Hugs

healing-hugs-zesty-life-power-of-touch-contact

Healing touch

Sometimes all I need is a hug. I can’t describe why, but I know it’s important…

Nothing warms the heart like a loving hug. The power of touch has long been used in healing, and I believe it’s because when we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we’re not separate beings. In the warmth of a hug, words are unnecessary and logic is irrelevant — you simply feel the affection, joy, forgiveness, peace, and happiness. You feel cared about and that there’s someone who’s there for you, without judgments.

Continue Reading…