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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     Bikes rides amongst neighbourhood flowers = funky mood cure     How would you feel if every street you walked upon was lush, blooming, and full of life? Streets like these revitalize me, make me so appreciative of the healing power of #nature. #NatureInTheCity is a powerful thing, and even though #Vancouver has a lot of green, it could use more wild. We used to have back alley green ways and more open land. I hope for more of that - nature brought back so humans can live in our natural habitat again too. We simply weren't meant to be living in convrege boxes with fake lights. Doing that to any other species, we think it cruel. Why do we not give ourselves the same consideration? #GreenestCity @greenestcity #vancouverisawesome #dailyhivevan #GetOutside #GoExplore #sakura #igersvancouver #SpringInVancouver #GreenStreets #MindBodySoul
     Real Life  These flowering Red Currants are screaming spring! Hummingbirds love them!
     Happy Earth Day 2017! #EarthDay is a global celebration of #MotherEarth, who provides us with all the resources we need to survive and thrive. How can you thank her and give back? How can you pay it forward. Today is a great day to think about that, to start where you are, and make some conscious choices about the impact you have on our #earth. There are so many ways to get involved with and inspired by #nature. Peace, love and moss ✌  If Whistler Blackomb can provide #organic milk to thousands of visitors each day, could your favourite #coffee shop do the same? Ask Them! Challenge them to find a local, organic milk supplier to go with that amazing #fairtrade coffee they so lovingly select. It's time to think about #milk that way too - serve the best possible and talk about it! #GrassFed, #NonGMO, #Pastured, and un-homogenized from happy # - in glass bottles! Grassfed #dairy has higher levels of CLA - Conjugated Linolenic Acid, which actually helps with weight loss. And livestock that is rotationally grazed help sequester carbon, and add valuable nutrients back to the soil.
     'nuff said  Are you a rad #Vancouver #Photographer who is WILD for #nature? The Wild About Vancouver festival is looking for #volunteer togs to capture awesome, #NatureInTheCity moments at the various #Free events in the #LowerMainland. Email info@wildaboutvancouver.com if you are available to shoot at a few events from the 22-30 of April! Let's #GetOutside and #GoExplore, then share those magical captures. @wildaboutvan
     How about you find 5 minutes to S T R E T C H IT OUT today!? #stretch breaks are good for your #MindBodySoul - especially if you are sitting for the majority of your day! #GunnarThePooch knows a good stretch is ! # #dogsofinstagram #vancouver #yoga #treatyourbodyright #getflexy #stretchitout #moveyourbody #yogadog #holistichealth  Comunbian Nachos aka Pachos time at new #EastVan #Brewery #Andina @andinabrewingco. #Plantain instead of chips! Quite tasty!
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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 […]