Big City Hippies

Big City Dreams, 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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     Snackocado #🥑 Half an #avocado with #antipasta, #turmeric, pepper, #nutritionalyeast, #hempseeds, and #himalayansalt. Tons of #healthyfats to keep your #brain and #body in action. Not all #fats are created equal. Foods high in #Saturated fat are GOOD, while "food" with #transfat is NOT! The badies come from hydrogenated vegetable and seed oils (#margarine, crisco, #canola), while the goodies come from foods like avocado, #coconut, raw nuts & seeds, #oliveoil, #chocolate, #grassfed animal products (#butter, #ghee, #meat, #eggs), #fish such as #salmon and #herring, cod, and #sardines. All #wholefoods contain a mix of fats in different proportions - they way #nature intended. We need them all in varying amounts, but the modern diet & nutritional science got duped long ago into abandoning saturated fat. Let's bring it back! Fat is not the enemy - processed, sugar-laden, #GMO are the ones to avoid! Everything else in moderation   #Vancouver Maze  We are lucky to still have so much green in an urban environment. Trees and #nature play a huge role in keeping cities & humans vibrant and healthy. They offer protection from floods, act as filters for air and water, sequester carbon, create oxygen, dampen noise and light pollution, emit negative ions, add moisture via transpiration, provide housing for other creatures, provide shade, music, art, tranquility, rest, play, and so much more. Green space is easily lost to development and increasing density. Housing should be built around nature and with it, instead of nature being an afterthought, hastily added back in. There is no perfect fix, humans will continue to destroy natural areas for the sake of development, but we can do much, much better that the current status quo. We hope that @cityofvancouver @greenestcity will adopt laws similar to #Paris, where every new building has to have either #solar power or a #greenroof. We should go further, and offer rebates to retrofit existing roofs as well. The initial investment may be more, but it will pay for itself many times over in healthier people & environments. Investment in clean building is huge, and Vancouver has already made great improvements in regulations, but we can still do better, and find more ways to design with nature and humans in mind.
     I love meditating with Insight Timer @insight. After each #meditation, you can see how many other a around the world were meditating at the same time as you! It's always a diverse mix! This app is #free and simple to use! Thanks for giving us a great app to help heal & nourish our #mindbodysoul!  Hear blessing dropping their blossoms around you - #Rumi
     Viable Values to strive for. Overall, #kindness is the connector. Kindness to yourself, and kindness to others ✨ Graphic: unknown  A yearly tradition: an epic backyard BBQ in #EastVan thrown by the Mac-Macs and their neighbours. Amazing food, lots of bevvies, live music, laughing, dancing, lights, love! It's a huge crew of Big City Hippies, coming together to celebrate , and we love it! The biggest thanks to the Mackenzie MacPherson team - Donald, Landon, Clooney, Jeffryn, Georgia, and all the helping hands! ✨ How about starting a neighbourly party in your hood?! Get to know your neighbours, bring people together, eat great food, and chill under the summer sky!
     A lil #coffee in the #garden at @platform7coffee. Their back alley oasis is super sweet and toasty! Find a shady spot to rendezvous with a pal or rest with yourself. #☕️  REFRESH YO' SELF  Cooling dips are required in the heat of #summer. The best kind are the #nature kind.
     Into the Woods    #foraging for beautiful #salmonberries in a glowing #forest. Re-Connect with #nature, the provider of all; Re-Charge your #mindbodysoul with #freshair, #negativeions, natural light, serene sounds, peaceful thoughts, and #mindful action. #GetOutside #GoExplore  Our hike up the chief was great, buuuuut the #icecream from @aliceandbrohm at the bottom may have inched its way into first 🥇
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Art of Living Retreats

Art of Living Retreats

Apr 10, 2017 | No Comments

In June 2016, my best friend Richelle and I joined Bianca & Jose at their Art of Living retreat on Bowen Island. We had been looking for an experience to share together that was beyond our usual repertoire, but that wasn’t a full blown trip/vacation. We literally googled on the phone together “Retreats in British […]

Golden Milk is Sunshine in a Cup

Golden Milk is Sunshine in a Cup

Apr 7, 2017 | No Comments

Making my own sunshine with a hot cup of Golden Milk! I love adding ginger, allspice, cinnamon and maple syrup or honey to my sunny turmeric powerhouse beverage.  I also love steaming my grass fed milk so it’s all frothy and fun!  Golden Milk is an Ayurvedic healing drink made with lots of turmeric, black […]

Quark on Toast 

Quark on Toast 

Apr 7, 2017 | No Comments

Grass-fed Quark, pesto, red cabbage sauerkraut, pepper & turmeric atop sourdough kamut rye toast = savoury anytime yum! I had it for breakfast.  A poached or fried egg would be a delicious addition!

Get OUTside with the Wild About Vancouver Festival

Get OUTside with the Wild About Vancouver Festival

Mar 29, 2017 | No Comments

Just like spring, the Wild About Vancouver Festival is close on our heels! From April 22 – 30, 2017, Vancouver & the Lower Mainland are invited to participate in FREE outdoor events hosted by local partners, such as schools, organizations, individuals, and businesses. This year, the goal is to have 80+ free events that promote […]

Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Oct 17, 2016 | No Comments

We are lucky ducks who got an espresso maker as a gift, and I use it ALL the time. Well, I’m pretty good about moderation, so really I use it about 2-3 x per week on myself. I love making different flavoured, healthy oatmeal, and I love lattes, so I thought “why not latte flavoured […]