Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring is Here

I can feel it in the air.

It's cool, but warm. Crisp and full of new beginnings.

The snow is melting and the ground is all muddy.
It still freezes up at night, but thaws up during the day.

The sun is out for longer because of the daylight savings, and it smells like spring as well.
I'm sure there will be a few more cold spells until it's all done, but I hope they are not very long.

Next weekend I'm moving to the new farm, the week after that I'll be done work and will be off on vacation, and then in April I'll be starting at the new place. I'm so excited to be part of a new farming community.

I need to read up on better communication... there will be 6 other people working and living there so an open mind and open heart will be necessary for a smooth integration. I can't wait!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mind Expanding

So, I discovered Brene Brown a while back. She is a researcher focusing on connection, shame, fear, joy, vulnerability and oh so many other things that make us human and allow us to cultivate better connections with people.

Today I found another great video from her. It's on Blame.

Here's another one on Empathy.

And to give you a better clue as to what Brene Brown is talking about, here is her amazing TED talk that went viral a few years back about Vulnerability.

If any of this speaks to you, check out her book Daring Greatly. It's a wealth of information.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Movie Time

So I saw "Fifty Shades of Grey" with my sis this weekend. WOW! Hot!

It was a bit strange watching a movie like that in the cinema. It was a bit naughty, but I soon got into the film and everything else around me faded away.

It was funny, sexy, romantic, true to the book, and now I'm really excited to see the next 2 movies.

There is one song from the great soundtrack: The Weeknd - Earned It.

I've been listening to this song obsessively on repeat. Here it is for your enjoyment. The video is a bit NSFW :).

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cuba #2

YES! Vacation can't come sooner.

I've had Shiatsu, massage therapy, and now acupuncture.

But best medicine is rest, with sunshine and ocean waters.

So, I did it!

I'm going to Cuba end of March. YAY!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


I need a vacation. Seriously!

I can't start a full FULL season without taking a break.

My body is breaking.

My will to work is breaking.

I'm tired... exhausted... tired...

I need to go somewhere warm, humid, sunny... where I can relax, read, maybe paint, and just lounge for a bit.

Might be possible. Maybe... Maybe...

Cool find of the day:
I found this great dance interpretation by Sergei Polunin done to the fantastic song: "Take me to church" by Hozier. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Farmer Life

Being a farmer is hard on the body.

Last year was my first year farming. I wasn't even farming the whole time. I had field trips and class days that were spent sitting around and relaxing. 

But I still managed to hurt myself. 

I pushed myself pretty hard every time I was doing something physical, and not really balancing it out with some stretches or Yoga or anything to help my muscles heal.

Now that I'm doing even harder and more repetitive work, I've hurt myself again.

I went to a massage therapist today for the first time. It was great!

She didn't fix me, but helped me a lot, and I'll have to go back a few more times for sure.

It's just my first year, so I know it'll get better.

And I'm strong, and determined!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Between Cultures

I didn't realize how much my time in Korea actually affected my approach to life.

I have so many different perspectives on how to live.

But what was a given in Korea does not apply here.

Reputation and qualifications where important in Korea, but marketing yourself is more important here.

There was so much colour and brightness.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cat Memories

I saw this on Facebook as well today. It brought back memories of a long time ago. 

Changing Negative to Positive

I found this image on a Facebook page I follow called "Word Porn". I don't seem to get a lot of their stuff in my news feed very often anymore, so I was surprised when I saw this and remembered the site... Well, this is what it said: 

I just had this very same realization today. I've made it my New Years Resolution actually. 

It's easy to understand beauty in people as authenticity, but it's something difficult to do. 

At least for me. But that doesn't mean people who are not able to do that are not beautiful.

I know it's within me, because I've felt it. Not with a lot of people, and that's something I want to understand and work on. 

The understanding that we are beautiful, and worthy of our dreams and aspirations grows our self-value and therefore our confidence. That's when we become even more authentic and this whole cycle continues.

This is changing the negative spiral to a positive spiral. 

New Years Resolution


Try to be myself more in life #oneDayAtATime. 

That takes confidence and vulnerability. I don't have the confidence, and I'm scared of being vulnerable. 

These are the lessons I want to learn this year, and until I get there...
 #fakeItTillYouMakeIt. #happyUnderstandings.