Tuesday, August 18, 2015


In the spirit of paying it forward, we're giving away a free spot for our weekend retreat! The lucky winner will be chosen at random & announced on Friday, August 21st.

1. Repost this picture on Instagram.

2. Tag @nurtureretreats/#nurtureretreatcontest

3. Tell us how you self care & tag 3 friends you'd love to go on retreat with!

For full contest & retreat details visit: www.nurtureretreats.com/giveaway

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Dreamy Trip West

Falling in love with BC...

I'd say it's impossible not to. 

I'm living in a dream. From the moment I received the email asking if I wanted to join, to actually saying yes on the Aries new moon, to flying over Canada in tears.

Here in this beautiful place, learning my heart's work with people who are sensitive and passionate. 

Art therapy opens the door to a whole new chapter of my life. 

The pull was always there, but the fear slowed my pace. 

Make space for the pull. 

Imagine the impossible. 

Ask for help.


One week left to soak it all up. 

The rain is falling outside my window. I'm two tea cups deep. My beach plans might be thwarted. 

I'm ridiculously grateful.  

These trees are considered small.

Overlooking English Bay
Walking to Sally Ann and enjoying the scenery.

Community garden over the rail tracks.

Vanier Park overlooking English Bay
Trees and trees and more trees.

At the top of the Rose Garden UBC.

The Rose Garden at UBC.
Jericho Beach during the folk festival.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Nurture: A Retreat

What is Nurture: A Retreat?

A gathering place.

For creatives.

By creatives.

The one thing all creatives need: self care.


We believe in:

The power of restorative fellowship. Intimate connection with oneself and one's dreams. Inspiring workshops focused on good, honest self love. Fueling our bodies with a hearty menu of seasonal organic meals while we fuel our souls with heart-filled conversation. Dock sitting. Labyrinth- walking. Art  making. Yoga. Flower arranging. Deep sharing. 

We believe in our power to self heal. 


Is your soul stirring? 


Asking for you to take some time just for you?   


Come jump off the dock with us!


Meet the team. 

Join us?  


Saturday, May 02, 2015

Art Therapy School

The experiences meant for us come back around. They pull to us like magnets and the Universe makes it relatively easy for us to say yes. To begin. To go with the flow.

There are so many experiences I've tried to force. I decided the time was right and assumed I was in charge. The more I pushed, the more I felt at odds with everything. Instead of feeling in the flow of things, I felt I was putting a lot of energy trying to move an unmovable object.

I'm learning every day to trust more. To let go more. To accept what is.

VATI 2015. Art Therapy school is happening. 

It's real and it's happening.

On the Aries new moon I said yes.

My silk cocoon is unraveling.

Can you feel it?

Yours might be, too.




Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Winds of Change

I should know by now that life seems to present me with two possible speeds. Stagnant-snail-paced-searching-and-wondering OR slap-me-in-the-face-everything-is-happening-right-now.

Over the past while (a year or three) my life has felt stagnant. Being a double Aries, this sensation is quite uncomfortable, frustrating and ... painful. The reality is that the changes have been so small and slow paced that I couldn't see them until they slapped me in the face on July 29th. 

Never forget that the undercurrent of change is present in your life.

Don't get me wrong, I've done a lot of praying. After learning Reiki one, I was unexpectedly introduced to one of my spirit guides. This led me to do some searching through meditation to learn about the others. It's a whole lot easier to talk to spirits that have a face and familiarity. 

I now ask them for guidance and protection daily. 

Now that I am in the middle of fast-forward, I'm feeling a bit out of sorts. I mostly find myself upset and crying over things that normally wouldn't phase me. It's all about the release of the old, making room for the new and purging all those pent up feelings and energy that I built up over time. 

I feel like my strongest self and yet I wonder how I will survive. 

I feel like we are on the top of the world and yet I wonder if the world is going to crumble under our feet.

I feel secure, yet I feel incredibly vulnerable. 

I'm stretching out of this cocoon of stagnancy. 

I'm being reminded of my strength and resiliency. 

There's a freshness to life. 

I'm proof of ideas and wishes manifesting.


If you see me and I look a little different, don't be surprised.


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