Toronto stands together, but will not stand for this 🙅🏼♀️ What happened in Toronto yesterday should never happen anywhere, ever ❌
Let’s work together to create a world 🌎 where all this violence will only be in our history books 📚 taught as lessons to our futures generations 👨👩👧👧 and not something we see daily on the news 📰
That world is within our grasp 🤝 But first we must counter negativity ➖ with positivity ➕ and fight violence 👊🏻 with love ❤️ otherwise we will never have peace ✌🏻
We are all children of the Earth Mother Gaia 🌏👩👧👦 and we all deserve to live. Let’s stand together ❤️
We are all children of Gaia 👱🏻♀️🌎
Let’s figure out a way to be good to her 👣
Like she’s been good to us 🙏🏻
Few small starter things you can do:
1. Have your own water bottle 💦🍼
2. Use a thermos for your coffee ☕️
3. Don’t use straws if you can help it 🥤
Ya’ll know what day it is! 🌬🍃
Last #420 to be blazin’ brazen before it’s legal country wide 🙌🏻 Pumped to live in a country that is finally jumping on this weed wagon 🚛
This is a step forward for Canada 🇨🇦; making health a priority by regulating a drug and our streets 🛣 and people 🙋🏼♀️ safer as a result. This, however, is only the first step.
IT’S YOGA TIME GUYS! 🧘🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️.
SELF CARE ♥️ // LONG POST WARNING ⚠️ .
I am so pumped to start practicing yoga again this week. I have been working through my FIRST EVER shoulder injury 🙅🏼♀️ from indoor volleyball 🤾🏼♀️ AND IT SUCKS.
I mildly dislocated my left shoulder at the January @OneVolleyball Tournament ☝🏻🏐 So I sought therapy, did my exercises 🙆🏼♀️ (I admit, not as much as I should have) and rested it for two months 💆🏼♀️ Then I impinged my ulnar nerve a month ago at Doble in Michigan, as a result of not taking care of and strengthening it like I should have 🤦🏼♀️ LESSON LEARNED.
I have been going to therapy again, and have been doing my exercises daily. Now it is so much better and I can start getting back into other activities I enjoy, other than skiing, though winter seems to be dragging on forever! Like yoga and beach volleyball yayyy 🤗 just in time for summer ☀️ and for the #OneVolleyball Tryouts in May 🙋🏼♀️ EXCITED.
So if you’ve read this far, bless you 🙌🏻
Also, today is the final day of the @yogaconference happening at the Metro Convention Centre 🇨🇦 which is also helping motivate me back into practice 🏃🏼♀️ #torontoyogalove. I didn’t make it this year because of weather ❄️ and work 💸 but I’ve been following the posts and will definitely check out some of the exhibitors around Toronto📍 The schedule looked amazing 📅
Lastly, if you don’t follow @jessicaolie yet, DO IT. Her posts are amazing, she’s so inspirational and wise for her age. #LETSSTARTYOGA
Wishing you all a HAPPY SUNDAY ♥️👱🏻♀️ #selfcaresunday
A new post is up on the blog concluding the first guidepost, Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Think. (Link in bio). Here is an excerpt: “Researchers have proven that we respond with the same level of psychological harm when we are socially ostracized that we do if someone physically harms us. It hurts being left out. This is not new information to you; I’m sure you’re flashing back to a moment in elementary school, middle school, or even high school, where you were left out and you made it your mission to never feel that way again.
...when I got back to the table with my pizza and salad drenched in ranch and my milk chocolate perched on my tray I tried to sit down with my usual crew for lunch. Right when I started sitting down, they stood up and moved over away from me.
...But this is what I want to say to you and to myself: even if the whole lunch table moves away, I want you to know, you are still worthy and lovable.”
Workout everyday 🏃🏼♀️🤸🏼♀️
Your body is your temple ⛩
You must maintain it everyday ⛏
I’m about to get #alittleobsessed this week following @autumncalabrese #80dayobsession program with @alley_fitchick as my coach! Excited to join the other #bossgirls out there fighting everyday for their #summerbody2018! 👱🏻♀️
Starting the full OBSESSION Monday, follow my journey here! Most importantly, wish me luck! 😅
What are your resolutions?? 🤷🏼♀️
Actual picture of me waiting for summer like, “I know spring just got here.... but can you just come now?” 🤞🏻🌞
Also this was almost six years ago, and I still have that dress 👗 in my closet 🤷🏼♀️ Did someone say spring cleaning? 🙋🏼♀️ I know what I’m doing this weekend. 😅 Perfect way to declutter from winter ❄️ and prepare for summer ☀️! ❤️ #tbt
Dipping back to the homeland tomorrow for a while. Apparently this trip couldn't have come at a better time with all the Americans running for the hills (Rockies). The Canadian Citizenship and Immigration site has actually crashed. 🙏🏻🇨🇦🇨🇿🇸🇰
GET UP☝🏻STAND UP
STAND UP 👊🏻 FOR HER RIGHT
OCTOBER🍁 is 👩🏼💼Women History Month🗓 in Canada🇨🇦 and TODAY is 🌍UN International Day of the 👱🏼♀️Girl Child.
This day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls🚺face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their 🙌🏻 human rights.
This month works to remind us that until not too long ago (1929), women in Canada were not even considered persons. We are very blessed 🙏🏻 in this country that women in our past fought 👊🏻 for our rights to receive an education, vote and run for office. The ONLY way to honour their memory is to follow our dreams 💭 and help others 💕 to do the same.
REAL FACTS 📢📢📢📢📢📢📢
- Every five minutes a girl dies as a result of violence
- One in four girls gets married as a child
- 71% of human trafficking victims are female
- 63 million girls have undergone female genital mutilation
- 130 million girls are out of school
- Girls are twice as likely to be infected with HIV
GIRLS are STRONG, HOPEFUL and RESILIENT because they see the world for better than it is❗️They see it through rose coloured glasses 👓 This is how girls SURVIVE ⚠️ Let us make it so they do not have to suffer anymore.
If we all work together, we can achieve our global 🌐 goals by 2030 ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
~ End all forms of violence against girls i.e. human trafficking and sex slavery ~ Put all girls in school ~ End the AIDS epidemic
~ End child marriage
Girls around the world are fighting for their 🆓dom everyday. Let us join them.
As we near the end of #WomensHistoryMonth it is important to reflect on how far we have come.
Last Wednesday, October 18, was Persons Day in Canada 👩🏼👩👩🏻👩🏽👩🏾👩🏿 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦The historic decision to include women in the legal definition of "persons" was handed down by Canada's highest court appeal – the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of Great Britain – on October 18, 1929.
This gave women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life. A milestone victory and turning point for equality rights in Canada.