I have to say, I am proud of myself.
I was in a slump this summer.
I wasn't taking care of myself emotional, mentally, and physically.
Over the past few months I've transitioned to a plant-based diet to help with my endometriosis. Now, I bike commute to work, take 3-4 gym classes a week, and practice yoga at least 2 times a week. I am feeling better in my skin again.
Most important change? Getting outside, not putting pressure on myself to climb. Honestly, I haven't enjoyed climbing in a long time. So I'm going to stick to the things that make me happy. The hiking, skiing, and alpine stuff. .
An outside shot of the small hut used for drying coconut flesh, to eventually be turned into coconut oil. You can see the opening to the pit underneath, just on the left hand corner. #foodie#coconutoil#islandlife
This is where your coconut oil starts out folks. Okay first the coconut has to grow on a tree, but then the flesh gets dried out by either laying it in the sun, or if the weather is cloudy and wet, it is done like this. A special hut is built with Nipa and bamboo and a massive dig-out is created beneath. The dried husk of the coconut is packed into the pit and set alight to gently heat and dry the flesh. The floor of the hut where the coconut lays is bamboo strips with gaps in it, to let the heat through. The coconut tastes chewy and smoky, and the kids snacked on chunks of it as we trekked past. Once dried the coconut is sold to distributors in Puerto Galera, who then on-sell to manufacturers in Luzon, where the local oil is made.
So, next time you’re pouring out your oil to make something yummy, you will remember this mini lesson! #foodie#coconutoil#islandlife
Learning moments while traveling. We really had no idea what to expect from Ballard Locks, but it was probably the most memorable part of our quick trip to Seattle.
It's the little things like this that reminds us how important it is to focus on experiences over things
I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. 🇨🇦 #ColonialCo
Yesterday is meaningless in the business life. There is only today and future; these two count for now and you should focus on what's ahead of you, instead of studying the past. Make the best of today!
I was walking back to the car (under that famous slanty tree) when I started to see the sunset breaking through the clouds. Often when I think I’ve waited long enough, Mother Nature shows me wrong and brings out a nice surprise. Thanks for the lesson in patience, sure was a beautiful surprise.