Big City Hippies

Big City Living, Hippie Ideals

Nourish {nur-ish}: to sustain with food or nutriment; supply what is necessary for life, health & growth. Feeding your Mind, Body & Soul are not separate. We need nurturing & nourishing to survive & thrive. We know the value of eating well & caring for ourselves. Let us help you embrace your soul & sustain your body.

You are making choices every day that support & nourish or harm & neglect yourself. There are hundreds of small decisions daily.  Let us help you learn simple, improved ways of doing the same old.  We offer inspiration to make small, healthful changes to support yourself, your loved ones, and your community; from hum-drum to heavenly.

We believe there is a creator inside each one of us. Creativity comes in many forms, and expressing ourselves through different mediums sets our souls free. There is such talent & beauty to feast upon, with much to consider as we navigate this world. Open your eyes, open your heart, open your mind, and create.

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     Cacao-ll me for a Date  #cacao covered #dates are a super tasty & nutritious treat, and go reaaaaallllyyy well with hot spiced/mulled drinks like #gløg/#wine/#applecider & the holiday season   Simply roll fresh, #organic dates in cacao powder, and serve. They also make a wicked #foodie gift 🤤 I could go on, but someone’s cacaolling me... . . . . #eatclean #holidayseason #gift #holisticnutrition #holistichealth #gastropost #foodporn #recipe #treat #cookathome  Post by #bike in #Denmark - even in December. These postal workers get great body movement through the day: #biking, #walking, carrying and more! #ZeroEmmisions & #Healthful... #sustainabilityISwellness ##🇩🇰 . . . . . #gogreen #cycle #postbybike #copenhagen #sustainability #sustainableliving #greenestcity #wellness #ecohealth #climatechange #globalwarming #COP21 #carbonfree
      Graphic: Unknown  ##🦄 Rainbow Sea Foam . . . . #denmark #nature #neature #unicorn #rainbow #irridescent #motherearth #getoutside #goexplore #winter #copenhagen #tisvilde #tisvildehegn #beach #ocean #sea #saltwater #takemetothesea #waterislife #naturephotography #ig_captures #igdenmark #lookcloser
     “It’s takes courage to be vulnerable in a world like this” #streetart in #copenhagen making us stop and slow down  #artyardcph #positivcph  When you stumble across #avocado toast in #CzechRepublic, you smile hard! ##🥑#🇨🇿 @bistroboulezausima #ostrava #czech #brunch #avocadotoast
     Local, Organic, Zero Waste #groceries are totally an option in #Copenhagen! LØS Market @loesmarket in #Vesterbros makes it simple! Bring your own containers, weigh them, then fill ‘em up with #packagefree goods. They also sell reusable jars (beautiful glass #weck jars), #GOTS certified produce/grain bags, and have a selection for free in case you need one! Besides produce, grains, nuts, flours, eggs, spices, coffee, tea, and oil, they have all the soap you need, from dishes to the shower, among some other goodies! You can even slice your own bar of soap from a larger one! #Vancouver has yet to have a #zerowaste grocery store, but NADA is on the way - keep your eyes peeled for their opening @nadagrocery (WE. ARE. SO. PUMPED). In my basket from #løsmarket: - bananas - oranges - apples - mushrooms - cucumber - avocado (guaranteed) - yams - eggs - popcorn - pasta - coffee (in a @weckjars I purchased) Thank you for your hard work and persistence in getting this Zero Waste shop going, and thank you to all the Danes who are choosing to slow down while shopping, consume less, consume consciously, create less waste, and consider where their food is coming from #♻️#✌# . . . . . #sustainablelifestyle #sustainableliving #sustainabilityISwellness #sustainability #gogreen #københavn #denmark #ecohealth #sustainablefood #slowfood #slowdown #consciousconsumer #foodsystems #whogrewyourfood #organic #shoplocal #danish  Not the nicest day in #Copenhagen, and not feeling so hot (we all got a  recently, and are still trying to recover) - so I’m pretending to be back in #Krakow at Cheder, having a slice of Orange Almond cake # , and Turkish Coffee #☕️(with #cardomom) in a #cezve (traditional pot), surrounded by #books, and #GunnarThePooch of course #. This memory is brining me all the #hygge feels  . . . . . #passionpassport #poland #jewishquarter #turkishcoffee #coffee #butfirst #coffeeandcake #dogfriendly #cheder #eatlocal #buylocal #goexplore #wanderlust #travel #europe #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #krakowdogs #cafe
      If you get a #christmastree, choose one that is in a pot so you can use it for years and/or plant it in a forest so it can continue giving back to this earth. The second best option is a cut live tree - make sure you bring the tree to get chipped/composted afterwards so it can give back to the earth. A #Plastic tree should be avoided at all costs, since it will make the air inside your home polluted with #VOCs by off-gassing, as well as contain #xenoestrogens that play harmful games with your #hormones, along with countless other scary chemical compounds. #PlasticIsForever, so once you are done, even #recycling the tree “properly” still means the #toxicplastic exists in on earth in some form. ##🇩🇰 . . . . . #gogreen #livingtree #pottedtree #christmas #christmastree #sustainableliving #sustainability #sustainabilityISwellness #ecohealth #denmark #canada #nomoreplastic #hormonehealth #wellness #consciousconsumer #copenhagen #vancouver #nature #trees #knabstrup #traditions   #WindPower is ALL over #Germany #🇩🇪providing #CleanEnergy! . . . . #renewables #renewableenergy #greenenergy #sustainability #climatechange #globalwarming #gogreen #cop21 #europe
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10 Daily Guiding Principles 

10 Daily Guiding Principles 

Oct 13, 2017 | No Comments

MindBodySoul health means everything is connected. You cannot be in optimal homeostasis if you are only considering one aspect of “health” at a time. For example, if you focus on diet, but ignore mental wellness, or if you focus on exercise, but forget about emotional resiliency. Samantha Dobo & Jennifer Kennedy share 10 daily principles […]

Juicy Butterflies – GCUC 2017

Juicy Butterflies – GCUC 2017

Oct 12, 2017 | No Comments

The Global Coworking Unconference Conference hit Vancouver October 4-6, 2017, and Big City Hippie Maddy got to take it all in! Here is my recap on a whirlwind of 3 juicy days full of hope, inspiration, tears, hugs, learning, community, and all things coworking…   DAY ONE Day One started off with registration, coffee, and […]

Miso Squash Soup

Miso Squash Soup

Sep 15, 2017 | No Comments

August turned to September, and boom! Just like that, there was a big ol’ squash in our weekly box of CSA veggies from Inner City Farms. Normally when I buy a squash, it ends up sitting on my counter for months till I finally remember to use it. They are excellent, edible fall decor, so […]

Simple Kitchen Pantry Face Mask 

Simple Kitchen Pantry Face Mask 

Sep 12, 2017 | No Comments

Self Care face mask morning! This is a Turmeric Honey mask, made with ingredients found in your own kitchen! Mix up 2 tablespoons of the highest quality honey you can get (manuka honey is the gold of golden honeys), mix in some Turmeric powder, some cinnamon, and maybe a drop of lavender essential oil for […]

Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Aug 16, 2017 | No Comments

Power Up your smoothie with wild berries! Foraged Salmonberries were a great addition to this mango ginger smoothie! Ingredients mango (we used organic, frozen) salmonberries (foraged – not available in stores) banana (one medium-ish sized) kale (a few leaves) tahini (a tablespoon-ish) ginger (a small knob) yogurt (plain, grass-fed, a few tablespoons water (a splash […]