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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     This is my winter song to you ⛄️🇦🇹 . . . . . #austria #tyrol #tirol #austriagram #travelgram #winter #cabin #mountains #mountainlife #snow #europe #passionpassport #wanderlust #staycozy #hygge #ingridmichaelson  What would it take for you to sit down, shut off, and stay for awhile? 🧐 Maybe you need is a super cute #totoro in your #latte to hold you in the moment, to partake in #purpusefulpleasure + #joybundling, to simply be - just a girl and her #coffee...  I visited Reissue in #Tokyo #🇯🇵 to get 3D Foam art! You can choose characters to get in 3D, or show them a photo which they will “paint” in 2D. It’ll set ya back about $12 CAD, but money grabs our attention better than most things. When it’s priced, you take it all in. You savour it. You gush about it. You are #mindful and give #gratitude. So, a totoro cappuccino it is... #☕️ . . . . . #latteart #japan #harajuku #passionpassport #wanderlust #discoverjapan #stayawhile #cappuccino #3D #mindfulness #meditation #selfcare #sitdown #payattention #savour #coffeeshop #butfirstcoffee #coffeeart #myneighbourtotoro
     Mmmm missing #Matcha everything in #Japan! #  Emission Free ride in #Tokyo. #SlowTravel means you can pay closer attention to what’s around you.  The faster we go, the less time we have. The faster we go, the more we are expected to accomplish, achieve, and produce.  When we walk, we have time. Time so notice, time to be. When we bike, we have a little less. When we drive, we have even less, when we fly, even less.  Less time = pressure = lack of connection. ✈️ Can you practice slow travel instead of driving a few times this week? #FamilyDay is perfect for an #emissionfree, #mindful walk in #nature! ‍♂️‍♀️✈️
     Grab a soft boiled egg cooked with hot volcanic mineral water! #Nature provides in every way. The volcanic activity in #Japan creates abundant streams of piping hot water that can be used in a variety in ways, instead of having to generate energy from other sources, such as #fossilfuels. This hot water can be used for cooking, bathing /relaxing (onsen), clearing roads of snow/ice, washing things, heating, generating #thermoelectric & #binarypower energy (to create #electricty), as #geothermal #energy (heating home/water), and more! This is a great example of using #renewableenergy that is clean, instead of dirty petroleum based fuels that contribute to #globalwarming and contamination of our #mindbodysouls. 🥚 🇯🇵  . . . . . #sustainabilityiswellness #sustainability #sustainableliving #gogreen #cleanenergy #climatechange #renewables #motherearth #naturelovers #eggs #onsen #hotsprings  ҈ body love ҈ do you treat your body with tender love? when did you last care for it solely for the purpose of connecting with yourself? ҈ set aside space for you and your body - play beautiful music, bathe mindfully, moisturize and massage your skin slowly with patience and reverence. pay attention to the spots you don’t see or touch regularly - elbows, in between toes, belly button. what’s different? what’s the same? what needs more love? ҈ find a sunny or cozy spot with a gentle view and commit time to be - do whatever feels right. meditate, read, drink tea, sing, dance, journal. ҈ give devotion to the beautiful body that carries and protects you each day. a morning love-in isn’t too much to ask, is it? . . . . . #mindfulness #gratitude #selflove #selfcare #selfcaresunday #bodylove #loveyourself #selfloverevolution #rebel #massage #bodyoil #coconutoil #sheabutter #momentofzen #zen #garden #windowview #japan #tokyo #mindbodysoul
     New Moon, who dis?  The new moon is a wonderful + wonderfilled time to Take Space + Take Stock - surrender to the dark night + go inward.  Ground + surround yourself with elements of nature — cleanse yourself + your space and refresh intentions + dreams, projects + goals.  Write It, Speak It, Share It — get it out there with a ritual that connects your mindbodysoul with abundant lunar energy.  Feel your essence bubble up from subconscious to conscious + respect where you are. Give gratitude for your growth; pursue the vision.  . . . . #newmoon #lunar #mooncycle #moonphase #mindbodysoul #goddess #manifest #intention #goals #feminism #selfcare #divinefeminine #moonlight #darkmoon #ritual #vitalbeing  I found a burst of #sakura in #Tokyo — I can now rest easy! # + # + #🇯🇵 = # These sweet little blossoms make my heart sing! . . . . . #japan #natureinthecity #nature #cherryblossom #getoutside #lookup #natgeo #motherearth #pachamama #momentofzen #zengarden #japanesegarden
     𖣥 He that will not reflect is a ruined man - Japanese Proverb 𖣥 Introspection is a key component to satisfaction and happiness in life. Bringing mindful attention to your way of being and connecting to it allows your awareness to grow, your inner compass to point more clearly, your heart to expand and spread love, and for your mindbodysoul to harmonize. 𖣥 Reflection, just like meditation, is a practice - there is no single “right” way to reflect. The importance is finding physical + emotional space that allows you to “see yourself as you believe you are”, to “see yourself as others see you”, and to “see yourself within others, and others within you”. 𖣥 To refine this idea further, it may help to think of this practice as - subconscious conflict resolution - 𖣥 Meditation + Reflection are two sides of the same coin. To meditate is to observe thoughts without judgement, to allow them to rise, and float by. Reflection is to consciously consider our thoughts, choices, behaviours, reactions, patterns, and impact upon ourself and others. 𖣥 Reflection + Meditation grant us the opportunity to change our way of being. Both assist us in shedding our ego and returning to oneness - leading us upon a more joyous life path. 𖣥 Any reflections on this reflection? What do reflection and meditation allow for you? . . . . . #mindfulness #meditation #reflection #introspection #selfcare #mindbodysoul #tokyo #japan #passionpassport #wanderlust #proverb #quoteoftheday #ego #consciousness #consciousliving #consciouscreature #transformation #enlightenment #woke #conflictresolution #bekind #belove #happiness #zen  Are we still on #earth? Volcanic and geothermal activity in #Japan create some unique #nature! Check out this hot spring geyser, spewing sulphuric, crazy hot water, yet surrounded by snow and ice, creating bubbly patterns. The geothermal activity nature provides is also used for many aspects of #japanese living, such as natural, healing baths (#onsen), heating, cooking and more #sustainabilityiswellness ❄️ . . . . #ecohealth #mothernature #natgeo #globalwarming #climatechange #sustainability #ice #hotsprings #geothermal #renewableenergy #cleanenergy #renewables
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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 […]