Witch’s Beauty Brew

by Gillian on August 30, 2014

photoI’ve always felt like a bit of a witch in the kitchen.  I love coming up with healing elixirs that taste good and make me feel great.  I usually travel with a ziploc full of green powders, natural herbs and teas to keep my body humming along. [click to continue…]

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Lessons from a Nomad

by Gillian on August 26, 2014

A year ago I packed my bags and moved to Europe.

I had no plan to return, a big broken heart and a fresh start.

One morning I flew back to Toronto to chase a dream and then eventually came to Vancouver.  I had nothing but a carry on, some beat up credit cards and a few dollars to my name.

Since then I have been slowly coming home, to myself and this city.  The past year is still a lot to wrap my head around.  It was a journey of highs and lows that brought me closer to myself.

And now, as I settle into the beautiful city where I grew up, I have found love (or did it find me?) and am rebuilding my life.  I’m letting go of the past and choosing a future that makes me happy.

Meanwhile I am so grateful for the nomadic year behind means the lessons I learned along the way.  I am going to hold on tight to those.

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Dear Woman

by Gillian on August 21, 2014

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Choose Love

August 8, 2014

I thought that I was brave until he came along. I was shedding my past life in layers.  I was rebelling against every idea I had previously held about how I should live. But underneath my tough exterior, or what felt tough at times, I was still cycling through fears. I didn’t know how to communicate. I […]

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Dear Reader

July 27, 2014

Dear reader, There is so much I would like to say to you. I would like to tell you about last night’s picnic on the beach by my childhood home where I used to run into the ocean in nothing but jean shorts and my long scraggly blonde hair. How we ate Roquefort cheese and […]

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The Gypsy 15

July 1, 2014

In my past year of gypsy adventures I have put an extra 15 pounds on my body. This is scary to admit, to myself, and publicly.  With my history of an eating disorder and body image issues, it can feel terrifying. But I’ve come a hell of a long way.  I still think I look beautiful. […]

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How to Unbreak Your Heart

June 26, 2014

Someone I love is going through a heartbreak right now.  She is amazing.  He fucked up.  And now she is left to pick up the pieces. Heartbreak sucks.  You feel empty and alone and no matter how it ends your ego cries “Why wasn’t I good enough?  Why didn’t it work?  What is wrong with me?”

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Courage My Heart

June 23, 2014

This weekend I made love to the mountain air. I have spent the past few months daydreaming about mountains and forests, knowing I need nature to feed my soul.  So we drove up to the mountains and feasted. In the morning hours I walked through trails with a dog by my side as the sun crawled […]

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I’ll Take You Home

June 11, 2014
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Rave On

June 9, 2014

A few days away at the cottage helped ease my tired head. Toronto has been yet another whirlwind in this year of adventure, and I’m finding myself, after so much happiness and excitement, feeling exhausted.

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