If you’ve been following along, you know that Tj (Team Canada Olympic setter) was not able to participate in this past World Championships due to an injury. In this article he dives further in to what that really looked like and the shock and disappointment that he would have no choice but to deal with head on. However, his story does not stop there.
Many individuals feel defeated and disappointed when they don’t reach their goals and blame it on a lack of motivation. But I believe that it comes down to poor planning. In order to achieve your goals and biggest dreams you need to have a lot more than just a statement wish…
Enjoy the stunning architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, pristine beaches, and plush and extravagant beauty of none other than the Emirates Palace. If you aren’t adding Abu Dhabi to your bucket list after these photos, I will be very surprised!
So many of us want a new year, a fresh slate, so we can change something we’re not happy about. We want to start all over again and become someone new. Or at least, our perception of a better version of ourselves. When time is in front of us, the world seems possible. When we feel we are given the ability and the chance to reset, hope is in the planning and the dreaming. That’s when time becomes a gift. But when is it also a burden?
Malta holds a special place in my heart. It’s where my husband and I spent Christmas two years ago and is actually the location where we got engaged. A magical island with everything you could ask for in one trip; rich culture, relaxing beaches, alluring streets, inviting restaurants. Here is your three-day itinerary to the beautiful island of Malta!
Often the preceding seasons are preparing us for what is to become of the future. They can be hard, joyful, challenging, or a little bit boring. We are going through this season so we are perfectly prepared for what’s to come. Holding on to our past not too tightly makes room for our future. But to get there we don’t need to force any feelings. We don’t need to force anything at all.
Starting out my seventh professional season abroad in Lima, Peru with the club USMP. I am here playing with a current Team Canada member, Alicia Perrin. Here is a highlight video of two games played before Christmas break. Hoping to take the title again this season!
Are you stumped for what to get your loved ones for the Holidays? Have you run out of from-the-heart ideas? Check out my Gift Guide for Her, Him, and the Fitness Lover featuring a ton of my favourite locally-made products! Let the last minute Holiday shopping begin!
Why is self love so hard for us to encompass? I think we’ve started seeing and reading the terms “self love” and “self care” in our society these words have become normalized. But we aren’t truly experiencing them. We need to redefine self love and find ways that we can bring authenticity and honesty into our daily lives.
Tofino is a little piece of heaven. It’s a small community on the west coast of Vancouver Island featuring lush rainforests, rocky coastlines, and endless stretches of beaches; an amazing escape if you’re looking to be rejuvenated in mind, body, and soul. Stunning natural beauty paired with a laid-back, authentic surf culture, it’s hard not to fall head over heels with this place.
Life feels great until it doesn’t. Boy oh boy doesn’t that hold true. Walking down the street of my sweet little Peruvian neighbourhood, hand in hand with my husband, on route to meet our friends, the sun is shining, the rest of the day is free — that’s a pretty picture to paint. But suddenly I have this uneasy feeling and turn to my husband and ask, “is it possible to be content and happy in a not-so-great situation?”
Welcome to the wonderful world of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio is a huge seaside city home to some of the best beaches in the world, the 38m Christ Redeemer statue and the Sugarloaf mountain with it’s cable cars to it’s summit. Here are seven of the must do things in this vibrant, lively, expansive city.
A powerful, important initiative begins at bridging the gap between the youth teams across country and propelling the Women’s National Team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. If you want to be a part of this journey, keep reading…
One of the most magical and alluring cities I’ve been to recently also has an unbelievable food scene. Nestled into the crooks and crannies around every turn are delicious bakeries, cafes, and restaurants that not to be missed. However, when wandering make sure to not judge by the outside; often the best restaurants I’ve come across are the one’s where the magic is solely happening on the inside.
Budapest was always on my ‘Must Visit’ list and it did not disappoint. Even though we only had two and a half days to explore the entire city but we walked an incredible amount of miles in order to see it all. Check out my list of Must-Sees in this beautiful city on both the Buda and Pest sides!
This 2018 summer with the National Team was a tough one for me personally; a lot of injuries and a lot of daily battles. Before traveling to Japan for World Championships I came back to the Sunshine Coast during our one day off to attend a “GRL POWER” event focusing on inspiring young females from all the elementary schools to be positive ambassadors in sport. My goal was to inspire them but it turns out they inspired me just the same.
Team Canada jetted off on our first European tour this past August to play in some exhibition matches against the Turkish, Bulgarian, and German National Teams. We were gone for a total of three weeks; one week in Istanbul, Turkey and two weeks in Rimini, Italy. A tough trip overall with a heavy training and match schedule, but we took major steps forward as a team and now have total confidence heading into World Championships in Japan.