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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     Super Colours at Superkilen #🇩🇰 #Superkilen #park in #Copenhagen is 3 sections, The Red Square, The Black Market and The Green Park, each with a different purpose of use, but all celebrating the diversity of the neighbourhood of #Nørrebro. You will spot plants and items from all over the world, such as a fountain from Morocco or swings from Iraq. #GetOutside and #GoExplore this awesome #publicspace designed by the arts group @superflexstudio  . . . . . . #denmark #københavn #rainbow #livefromcph #sundayfunday #citylife #design #designedforlife #multicultural #diversity #global #community #cphpicks #colourpop  Woke up Flawsome, how ‘bout you? Now sprinkle it like #saltbae ✨
     Grød On You! This #copenhagen based restaurant is turning the notion of #porridge being plain on its head by serving up delicious grains served in all kinds of ways. Using #organic, local and #seasonal ingredients are the base of their creations, and they have a dish to suit any mood; #Dahl, #Risotto, #Congee, #Granola and Breakfast #Chia #Oats are some menu options. Here is the “Barley-Otto”... Creamy + Comforting on a cold day, with Jerusalem Artichoke slices on top. 🥣  A tasty #økologisk // #organic sandy at the #Stengården #farm #cafe for lunch 🥪🇩🇰 @cafestengaarden
     These colourful #Nyhavn buildings are like spring shoots bursting up from the earth and sea. #Winter in #Denmark isn’t all gloom  . . . . . . . #copenhagen #goexplore #getoutside #bigcity #natureinthecity #appreciatebeauty #lookaroundyou #cphlive #cphpicks #springiscoming #flowerpower #kobenhavn #travelgram #wanderlust #passionpassport #livefromcph  Take yourself on a #nature walk this weekend, and call someone you love. Take along a travel mug full of something warm, and don’t forget your hat and gloves. Before you call, take at least 10 minutes to do #deepbreathing (4/7/8 breath is my fave) and check in with yourself. Spend another few minutes in #mindful #gratitude of the person you are about to call, to prepare your #mindbodysoul to express your #love and affection. After the call, spend at least 5 minutes checking in with yourself again, relishing in the #magic of phone calls, of connection, of #friendship & #family ✨ Share your favourite ways to bundle your #joy and #selflove by using #joybundling to be reposted @joybundling
     Spotted some seriously gorgeous #tropical #plants today. Fell in love with the #pink watercolour wash on these leaves # #plantlove #fromwhereistand  Have you joined your local Thingery yet?! Residents in #Vancouver of #HastingsSunrise, #Kitsilano, #GrandviewWoodland, become a #Thingery member, and access an #upcycled shipping container that is a lending library of things. It’s all about the #sharingeconomy and having less “personal” stuff weighing you down, sitting unused in a box, and helping others in your #community access #tools and equipment to pursue passions and just get stuff done and have fun. Why is it normal for each household to have all the same items, used only a handful of times a year? Why not share it, and borrow in return? Visit www. thethingery.com for more info and to get your membership, and check out their upcoming park clean up & hot cocoa events this weekend (January 13-14) ⚽️ . . . . . #lendinglibrary #neweconomy #newwestminster #circulareconomy #zerowaste #thesharingproject #reuse #yvr #dailyhivevan #vancouverisawesome #share #borrow #buildcommunity #cometogether #eastvan #shareeverything
     Yo! #Yogurt in #glass instead of toxic #plastic! Dear Yogurt brands. Get with the program. Yogurt is a liquid/moist, is acidic, and contains #fat, which increases the leaching of #chemical #carcinogens in plastics. Regardless of that, #fossilfuel #petroleum based plastics are simply bad for the planet and for humans. It’s even more hypocritical if you are an #organic brand. AKA BAD NEWS To anyone involved in the sale of #food / #health / #wellness products. Get toxic plastics out of your lineup. Deal? ✍ . . . . . #sustainabilityiswellness #sustainability #savethehumans #saveearth #ecohealth #ecoliving #idiocracy #xenoestrogens #bpa #holistichealth #climatechange #pollution #hormones #womenshealth #plasticisforever #plasticisover #gogreen #goorganic  // BEET YOURSELF UP // Use a small piece of freshly cut #beet and apply on your lips as a #lipstain, and on your cheeks as #blush. It can need some layering, depending on the intensity of each #beetjuice, but it’s a great way to use #food as all natural, #toxinfree #makeup  *no, it won’t last all day - anything that does has something negatively funky in it. *cosmetics contain a plethora of harmful, carcinogenic, nasty chemicals, many without testing, and many linked to health issues and disease. *your skin consumes these toxins, and fatty tissues store them. *clean yourself up by removing #toxicbeauty brands and get to know the real you under the makeup mask - try using/wearing less. You are beautiful.  . . . . . . #cleanbeauty #toxicfreebeauty #foodmakeup #cleanmakeup #cleancosmetics #gonatural #organic #goorganic #rawbeauty #beauty #cosmetics #plantbasedbeauty
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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 […]