From Stuck In A Rut To High On Life

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by Adriana Koc Spadaro Deadlines, desk job, body aches, and money stress – I needed a fucking namaste. I needed a reset. I felt fizzled, un-inspired and foggy about my life goals. So I signed up for the Desire Map Yoga Retreat, led by Alex Mazerolle, founder of Girlvana Yoga and co-owner of the Distrikt. I […]

Island Adventures: Naked Among The Pines

Garden Faire Campground

This weekend getaway on Saltspring Island was such a unique medley of activities! For one, we stripped down and showered among in the forest on Saltspring Island. We also attended a wedding on that trip. Remember, in my last post, I mentioned that I went to a wedding with a skin condition that makes a crocodile look like a Cover Girl? Ya, […]

Use Chronic Pain To Improve Your Life

Teal Thomsen - pain

Chronic pain can make you a happier person. The very fact that it is long-lasting, unpleasant, constantly recurring, difficult to eradicate, and just…the worst, is exactly why it has the ability to do that. Image via Teal Thomsen It hits each of us differently: migraines, eczema, back pain…etc.   We can throw f-bombs at our chronic condition OR we can […]

Recipe: Quinoa Yam Cakes

Quinoa yam cakes

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1 lg yam 1/2 bunch of parsley 1 tsp of cayenne powder 1 tsp of coriander 1 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of Italian spice mix 1 tsp of onion powder 1 tsp of garlic powder 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 tbsp of millet flour (any flour will work) Directions […]

Poetry Jam: Beautiful Liars (a nudge for natural beauty)

James Victore

Yesterday I discovered this photo on James Victore’s instagram account. The words rang so loud that I found myself writing poetry and spilling some thoughts on beauty…that I usually keep to myself. In the last year or so, I’ve made some major changes in my perspective of beauty. In a nutshell, no more make-up (although […]

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Herb Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes in Herb Sauce

by Jen Casano Ingredients 1 lb baby potatoes Sauce 1 cup of cilantro 1/2 cup of parsley 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/2 onion (small) 1 -2 cloves of garlic 1 – 2 tbsp of lime juice (just about any acid will do, lemon, vinegar) 1 tsp of cayenne pepper salt to taste Serves 2-4 […]

#TUCinlove: Ricky + Anne

TUCinlove Ricky & Anne

A note from Nat: This #TUCinlove story is a surprise from Ricky to Anne for their anniversary today, July 1st. I’m pretty sure he gets points for this one! At the bottom of the post, you’ll find out how we took the surprise even further by partnering with two unique & local companies. When did your story begin? […]

#TUCinlove: Sukhi + Kate

#TUCinlove Kate Sukhi

Where did you meet? On The moment you suspected he was in to you. When he called me two days after our first date and “just happened” to be downtown (near where I lived) and asked if I was free for dinner…even though we had already made a date for the following Friday. Love is     […]

How To Be Stoked About Your Job

How To Be Stoked About Your Job

Answer these for me: How much do you wanna smack those people who use hashtag #TGIM? How many ‘sick’ days did you take last year? Would you chill with your clients or co-workers outside of business hours? Do you find that the only time you’re not dreaming of a vacation is when you’re actually on one? Are these […]

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