Author: Molly Catherine

Kelowna

Birthday Road Trip to The Okanagan Valley

Good morning! <3 It’s been a few weeks since my last post so I’m excited to share some new photos with you guys! Going forward, I’ll be posting something new every week, so stay tuned for more content (including lots of yoga posts)! Last week was my 28th birthday, and contrary to how most people feel, I do not feel old, and I am not anxious to be reaching the infamous, daunting 30. Instead, I feel vibrant, healthy, and grateful to be able to experience all of the amazing things this universe has to offer. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of birthdays… I’m not really sure why, I just have never have been. Usually on my birthday, Irek and I stay home with our cat and order takeout… But this year we thought it was time to switch things up a bit. ūüėČ Our first stop on the way to Kelowna (which is a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver) was Alexandra Provincial Park. Irek saw some photos on Instagram of this …

Magical Moments in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Good morning loves! I hope everyone is well and having a¬†fabulous¬†weekend so far. ūüôā I am heading to Toronto in a couple of days to visit my beautiful sister, who is almost 6 months pregnant! Very exciting times for us. So, seeing as it will be a busy week coming up, I wanted¬†take take some time and share¬†with you some of my favourite photos from Montezuma, Costa Rica. Montezuma is a beautiful place. It’s located near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula and attracts many foreign backpackers and tourists, looking for an organic, natural experience. The town is surrounded by gorgeous beaches, rivers, and waterfalls. The exploring in Montezuma is endless- we can’t wait to head back once we’re in Costa Rica again. In Montezuma, we stayed at a beautiful Airbnb (Casacocobolo), which is situated¬†right at the top of a hill overlooking the entire coastline. It was the perfect location, tucked away in nature, but close enough to jump on our ATVS and grab a nice lunch in town. There is a really cute …

Costa Rica Beach

Abundance; It’s All Perspective

Good morning! ūüôā I just wanted to share a little bit about my thoughts on abundance… I recently finished reading “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle and something he said about abundance really resonated with me. He said that anytime you’re feeling like you’re living from a place of scarcity, go outside and immerse yourself in nature. Observe abundance all around you… Observe the abundance of greenery, the vast blue sky overhead, the sand between your toes, the trees, the sun, insects, whatever it is. Nature is abundant- it is lacking nothing, and neither are you. This simple practice is something I’ve implemented everyday of my life since reading that chapter of “A New Earth”. And let me tell you, it works, it really does. Anytime I’m feeling down or a bit off, I simply take a walk, and I observe everything… Every bird flying overhead, every leaf swaying in the wind, every child laughing with innocence and grace.¬†It’s all perspective. Our whole world is shaped by what we choose to believe is true. So, …

Costa Rica Sunrise

It’s Time to Wake Up

So many things have been hidden from us over the years… We’ve been conditioned to work and live systematically, and not in alignment with our true selves. It’s time to wake up.¬† Irek and I are on an intense and beautiful spiritual journey, and we want you to have the opportunity to expand your consciousness, and wake up to the truth. Because, the truth is out there, it’s available to us. It wasn’t always, but it is now, we just have to be willing to open our eyes to a new way of thinking and living. Without getting too deep, I will say this… I believe in a universe that is much more amazing, and a million times more mysterious than we could have ever imagined. You may have heard me talk about¬†Gaia¬†before, but if not, this is essentially what it is… It’s an uncensored library inclusive of hundreds of documentaries, series, and clips about topics such as: human origins, energy, quantum physics, yoga and meditation, spirituality, extra-terrestrials and much more. Gaia has had a …

Four Seasons Costa Rica

Discovering Costa Rica With Four Seasons

Looking back on my time in Costa Rica, I have to say, it was¬†one of the most amazing travel experiences I’ve had. The country is more nature than anything else. It’s raw, organic, and beautiful beyond words. The week we visited was one of the last weeks of the dry season and we actually experienced one of the first heavy rains since December 16th! We were told one of the best times to visit the country (although it’s beautiful all year round) is in December, nearing the end of the wet season. Everything is lush, green and plentiful… We’ll definitely be heading back later this year or early 2018. ūüôā During our first week in Costa Rica, we stayed at the lovely Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, which is located on the¬†north Pacific coast, in the northwest province of Guanacaste. The hotel has 2 beautiful beaches on either side, one facing the sunrise, and one the sunset. In the mornings, from your room, you can hear the Howler monkeys making their morning calls to …

Jungle Vibes and Waterfalls in Beautiful Costa Rica

Hola! I hope everyone is having beautiful week. We are finally seeing some sun in Vancouver, and temperatures are slightly on the rise. So I’m happy¬†knowing that beach days are just around the corner. ūüôā I’ve been really excited to share some photos from one of my favourite days in Costa Rica. Irek, Amy, Carlo¬†and I ventured out from the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel¬†(full review coming soon) to a small rural area called¬†Guanacaste. It was a 2.5 hour drive through fields and fields of lush greenery, rolling hills, and towering trees.¬†The abundance of nature is truly spectacular. We spent close to 8 hours at Sensoria (“The Land of Senses”)¬†and saw so many animals… including a sloth! Sloths are actually super hard to spot too, because they only come down from their trees about once a week. Their metabolism is very slow, enabling them to sleep all day, and keep away from any danger. ūüôā We swam in two different natural pools, which felt so nice after hiking through the warm, humid jungle. This was probably …

Costa Rica Yoga

Costa Rica Yoga Snaps

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a lovely day so far. I’m back home in Vancouver for the next few weeks and am feeling super refreshed after spending the last couple of weeks in beautiful Costa Rica. ūüôā I didn’t get too many yoga sessions in while we were abroad, but that’s just because we spent so much time exploring and discovering the country. Costa Rica is an incredible place, magical really, and so full of love and positive energy. I plan on sharing lots with you over the next couple of weeks… But for now, I hope you enjoy some of my fave yoga snaps from Costa Rica! Sending lots of love! Have a beautiful week. ūüôā Molly xx Wearing:¬†Tonic Active¬†– use code “Molly20” for 20% off their site. __________ Feeling the oneness of yourself with all things is true love. – Eckhart Tolle¬†

One Year Blog Anniversary: Instagram Giveaway!

Good afternoon loves! ūüôā Finally it’s spring in British Columbia! We had sooo much precipitation this year and actually, March was titled the “gloomiest on record”… so we are definitely due for some sun!! I hope you’re getting adequate Vitamin D wherever it is that you live! It’s so important for our overall health and mindset! It’s been just over a year since I launched my blog!¬†One whole year… and what a journey it has been. I’ve truly loved sharing my adventures with you and can’t thank you enough for all of the ongoing support. Going forward, you can expect lots more content surrounding yoga and meditation, spirituality, travel, health and wellness etc! ūüôā So, that being said, to thank you for all of your love and support over the last year, I’m running a pretty awesome giveaway on my¬†Instagram! You have the chance to win some amazing products from a few of my very favourite companies.   We can't get enough of the Stand Strong Legging. Expertly placed Pianosa and Power Mesh elevate your …

Exploring Whistler with Nita Lake Lodge

A couple weeks ago we spent some time at Nita Lake Lodge¬†in Whistler. To be honest, I fell in love the second we¬†stepped foot on the property.¬†Okay… so that could have had something to do with¬†the three overwhelmingly¬†gorgeous¬†golden retrievers¬†sprawled out in the¬†middle of the lobby! I can’t think of a more perfect welcome. ūüôā ¬†Since the¬†hotel is pet friendly, they have many neighbourhood pups who¬†hang out and greet people as they’re checking in, while their parents are enjoying¬†a few cocktails at the lounge… So adorable!! <3 Nita Lake Lodge has a very relaxed, tranquil atmosphere. I felt like any tension I was carrying dissipated immediately, even just within the first few minutes of being there… I’m already dreaming of how lovely it will¬†be to spend some time there in the summer. It’s actually¬†the only hotel on a lake in Whistler, so it’s¬†the place to be in the warmer months if you’re into kayaking and supping etc! Irek and I will for sure head¬†back in July or August for a few nights. ūüôā We had some …

Why I love Vancouver

There are so many reasons why¬†I love Vancouver. The people, the energy, the fresh mountain air, the fact that we have the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the proximity to the Pacific Ocean… need I say more?¬†That’s why it’s always such a pleasure when our¬†friends visit¬†and we have the opportunity to show them around, while at the same time renewing our love for this beautiful, lush province. Irek and I spent last week with fellow¬†Travel Bloggers¬†and Hawaii natives, Reid and Maryrose of¬†Wanderlustyle Travel and Lifestyle Blog. They visited Canada for the first time with their globe trotting 10 year old son Landon (who happens to be the coolest, most relaxed kid I’ve met). We were also reunited with two very special people, Kim and Phil (Love Over Blood,¬†The Vegan Artists Collective) who we first met in Bali last year… I loved them from the¬†very first second. On their first full day in Vancouver, we headed to¬†a few must-sees in the area:¬†Capilano Suspension Bridge,¬†Lighthouse Park, and¬†The Cleveland Dam. The weather was exactly what you’d …