Adventures with Lulu Dog & The Writing Life

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire”
— From How’s Your Heart / Charles Bukowski

Yoga teacher training with the tiniest adjuster & and an incredible cohort of 8 with @therapeuticflowyoga @yogaandbeyondyyc

#Yoga #ForrestYoga #SundayVibes #YTT #YogaAndBeyond #SquadGoals
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Leave no stone unturned — and #BeTheChange ...

“At no other time does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke 🍂 #Transitions #FallEquinox #2020 ...

“Life begins with nothing material and ends with nothing material. The joy of acquiring friends, sharing, learning, yields the greatest gifts of all. Those gifts follow us through eternity.” — Ning Gao @yogaandbeyondyyc ...

Forrest yoga training, fellow traveller ...

Over the course of decades I’ve had a reoccurring dream that I’m swimming up a river or deep creek—with a current—up a mountain. The water is clear & the river stones so colourful. I resist leaving these dreams. Just over a week ago I had the chance to swim over 7k of the Bow River—swimming fast with the current—smooth stones below. It was nothing short of magical. Well, maybe not the shallower parts where the rapids tested my game & no joke it was COLD. But for the most part that swim was like nothing I’ve truly experienced before. My draw to the water—or *back to the water*—has not felt this meaningful in years

#Swimming #RiverSwim #Water #WaterDreams #Currents

📸 = After swimming an open water race in Barcelona a few years ago I discovered this photographer’s incredible work, photo credit: Gerard Alemay @geralemany
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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus
————————————————————————Photo taken two days ago, late afternoon in 27-degree bliss, right before I dunked myself into the coldest, clearest, most glacial waters of the Elbow river—a shocking, invigorating, precious, mystical experience. Hard to believe there is snow on the ground this morning.

#AlbertCamus #Invincible #Summer #Kananaskis #Water #River #Healing #AdventuresWithLulu
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We 🖤 @shelflifebooks + @littleshelflife — picked up two new novels — Songs for the End of the World by @saleemanawazwebster & Seven by @farzanadoctor #ShelfLifeBooks #FallFiction #Read #LulusPicks #LiteraryLulu
📸 = @hellobluebrown
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"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." #AnaisNin

@islandlakelodge #IslandLakeLodge
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Always stopping to smell the flowers #NationalDogDay ...

I gained so much clarity from the ocean at one time in my life—to work with currents vs. against them, to swim unafraid of the dark unknowns below, and to rise above the discomforts (physical, emotional) and breathe. Applying these teachings to land? That is a practice #SwimmingLessons ...

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” #Rumi ...

Aug 19: Window nook at my mom’s place ...

Aug 17: Gabriola Island to see The Mom, The Bro, The Sister-in-Spirit, Lulu’s fur-cousin Scout — & baby Abby ♥️ Adventures to follow #VacationWeek #GabriolaIsland #BC #Summer2020 ...

Aug 14: Coffee, canoe, captain — this paddle inspired by @e_kartz 👏 ...

Aug 9: I’z smell 45 more days of summer — & a squirrel up there ...

A u g u s t & E v e r y t h i n g A f t e r ...