Most days I say I'm just a woman but today I acknowledge that I'm so much more!
I am beauty encased in shame, blame, doubt, struggle, fight, war, battles, pain, anger, rage and depression. To name a few.
I am strength, clothed in honor, humility, courage and faith. I am bold some days, I am childishly daring, Sometimes I am even fearless.
I am a butterfly who's broken from it's cocoon who's been too afraid to fly away.
I am Magically unreal and oh too real.
I am more than who I allow myself to believe I AM, most days. So today I remind me of Who I AM!
Hey, I increased my distance today…I know you’re happy for me! I think it’s good to celebrate our small victories, especially on a Monday! When you have a digestive illness, or any illness really, it can be a struggle to get your fitness level back. And it isn’t always advisable to overexert yourself when your body is healing. I won’t be running half marathons again any time soon, but I was super happy to get back up to a 7km distance these past few weeks. Slow and steady. When you are not digesting properly it’s also difficult to know if you are absorbing all of your nutrients. There is no magic measuring stick. So fatigue can run the day. Not being able to run distance used to frustrate me to no end. I would get back from a run and just sob in the shower because I couldn’t even finish 10km. What kind of attitude was that? Now I’m grateful I am able to run any distance at any speed. I’m just enjoying my post-run smoothie with organic goodness: coconut milk, cacao, blueberries from my mother-in-law’s garden, a sliver of banana, pumpkin seed butter, and frozen zucchini/courgette. So good, with healings fats, antioxidants, and protein. I hope you are celebrating a small victory this week. It’s Monday, and I know that can bring on mixed feelings, but I know you can find something to celebrate today! What is it?? 🐇
This mornings mantra revealed to me the beauty and the need of connecting to the feet to stay grounded. With so much beautiful change upon my horizon it’s important to stay present with the beautiful feeling of now. #morningmantra#improv#grounded#staypresent#mondayblues
"I walked to sand dune near the seething surface to sit down. The sky was clear blue, but there was strong wind blowing and as always I absolutely loved the feeling of fresh air on my face. Listening to the sound of the buffeting wind, I took a deep breath and gazed accross the mysterious, exotic blue sea , I smiled for the sea has cast its spell on me, because nothing makes me more happy than being close to the sea. The roaring waves were high, pounding against each other and I found myself getting lost in its absolute grandeur.
In this moment, I let my mind go back as far as it could go and thought of all the incidents of my life I could remember; the happy times, the successes, the struggles. I sighed. The voice of the sea spoke to my soul, reminding me there's beauty and newness in chaos..." To be continued... an extract from my writing piece- Sea & I
Ce genre d’été là.
Découvrir mon nouveau hood à vélo ou à pied avec mon acolyte fidèle 🐾, nager à la piscine municipale, écrire, dormir, vendre du vin nature, découvrir le pouvoir désaltérant de la bière surette, me sauver dans Charlevoix quand je le peux.
Le genre d’été dont j’avais oublié l’existence. 🌿🌿🌿.
🍺: Je goute à une autre Sour Ale Gose, cette fois ci de la brasserie des Trois Mousquetaires à Brossard.
Ça goute vraiment le petnat, c’est vif et salé, sur des notes de coriandre et de lime.
That kind of summer. The kind of summer I forgot existed in our busy constant quest for more everything and better everything.
Discovering my new hood, swimming at the pool, selling natural wine, catching up on my sleep, writing, enjoying my new love for unfiltered local sour beers, leaving for Charlevoix when I can. This all Turned out to be exactly what I needed. .
🍺: Another local sour beer, Gose inspired, from Brasserie Les Trois Mousquetaires.
Tastes like petnat. Like, a lot. High acid, salty, cilantro & lime notes. Absolutely delicious. 👌🏼🍋🍏🌱.