A gentle, adventurous, free spirit with a passion and drive for many things, I have led a life full of adventure in search of balance and wellness. I have traveled far and often, climbed mountains, surfed waves far beyond my ability, snowboarded glaciers, taken weeks of meditation, lived in Indonesia, Malaysia and throughout British Columbia, dabbled in Ayurveda and tried anything and everything that pulled at my heart strings. I’ve pursued a career as an artist that has since developed into a jewelry design company (Owl+Wolf) and I became a Holistic Nutritionist in 2014 through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
An underlining drive for these amazing adventures and life lessons - exceptional highs and shattering lows - has always been my complicated relationship with depression (that....b*#%^). I was always on the hunt for the next thing to fill the void. It was during one of my deepest lows - filled with dead-end jobs, toxic relationships, a little self harm + lots-o'-booze - that I jumped ship, got on a plane with a one way ticket and chose to stay lost until I felt found.
Ya gotta do, whatch'a gotta do.
Still, I was always searching for something more (that ol' chestnut). In this lifetime of searching, more than a decade of it has been spent returning to yoga and holistic wellness.
For most of that time, I couldn't really even put my finger on why. This new journey was no different. After more than half a year of searching, I found yoga again. I dove in, trained in the jungle of Indonesia and became a Hatha Yoga Teacher.
It was for more than the physical, more than touching my toes, more than its deeply nourishing lessons for the mind and soul. It took me years to see how much yoga gave and changed me. It has helped me live more balanced, more in control of how I live in this life. It has made me more settled, more accepting of myself, of others, of the light and the dark. Through movement, we dig in, we find deeper parts of ourselves, we find the peace we are all seeking in our wild, busy day to day lives.
(hint: it’s already within you!)
Yoga is cool that way.
I guess I can thank depression for all of that (finding that gratitude!).
(..this is the true backbone of all my obsessions..)
Being better to the planet
Learning new things
Crystals...see Owl+Wolf for more on where that's taken me!
Healing depression+mood disorders via an arsenal of holistic means (tried+true baebae)
Talking big, magical ideas