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Forest Bathing Shinrin Yoku in Victoria BC at Francis King Regional Park – Vlog 111

April 16, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Forest Bathing This past Friday I had the honour of embarking on a Mystical Rain Forest Tour with John Fraser at Francis King Regional Park here on Vancouver Island. With reverence and an attitude of devotion we entered into the forest bathing mindful, meditative walk. Forest bathing is something that originated in Japan, however John […]

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Gozen: New Sushi Restaurant Victoria BC

April 9, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Gozen This past week Tim and I decided to try a new sushi restaurant in downtown Victoria BC. The restaurant is called Gozen which means big meal or good meal. It certainly was a good meal. Tim and I thought that it was some of the best modern sushi we have had in Victoria since […]

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Hiking Up Mount Doug | Honouring White Rock with the Stories of our Paths

April 2, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hiking Up Mount Doug This past week we decided to take a hike in Mount Douglas Park in Victoria BC. Mount Doug Park is one of the best parks with hiking trails in and around Victoria. I love all the trails and the climb up Mount Doug. Hiking up Mount Doub I began to reflect […]

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Hiking Matheson Lake: More than we Bargained for! Vlog 108

March 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Hiking Matheson Lake This past week Tim and I decided to take a day trip just out past Metchosin to Matheson Lake. We heard it was a nice walk around a pretty lake so we packed a lunch and headed out of Victoria. It is a 45 minute drive from Victoria just past Metchosin. The […]

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Best Ice Cream in Victoria B.C. Kid Sister Ice Cream

March 19, 2018 Vlog
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A Real Treat! Kid Sister Ice Cream, my favourite place for ice cream in all of Victoria, opened for 2018. So of course we had to go by and say hello 🙂 While we were there we decided to treat ourselves to a flight of icecream. This is four scoops of ice cream with whip […]

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Hiking Mystic Beach BC

March 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Mystic Beach Last Wednesday Tim and I took a day trip from Victoria BC, past Sooke, almost all the way to Port Renfrew to Mystic Beach. We chose Mystic Beach as part of the Juan de Fuca trail because it has a fabulous suspension bridge, covered forest trails and a beautiful beach with waterfalls at […]

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The Most Surprising thing About Lone Tree Hill Hike – Vlog 105

March 5, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Lone Tree Hill Hike This Sunday we decided to take a family hike to one of our favourite hiking destinations close to Victoria B.C. Just outside of Langford is Lone Tree Hill. It is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Victoria and just 10 minutes outside of Langford. So it is easy to get […]

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Bear Hill Victoria Hiking Trail Shortcuts – The Easy Way – Vlog 104

February 26, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Bear Hill This past week I was experiencing a decline in my mental health due to cabin fever. It was time to escape the four white walls of my apartment and get outdoors. We had no food in our house so we combined it with a trip to the farm and got lunch at The […]

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Behind the Scenes of our Live Classes and Membership Community – Vlog 103

February 19, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Live Classes BTS This week I thought I would remove the veil of the behind the scenes work I do. If you are not a member and even if you are a member, you only see a fraction of the work that I do for you. A good deal of my time and energy is […]

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Fishhook Restaurant Victoria BC and a visit from a friend

February 12, 2018 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Fishhook Restaurant This week I met up with a longtime friend, almost 20 years now, Cary, who was visiting from Toronto, at Fishhook Restaurant in Victoria BC. Fishhook is a fabulous, cozy restaurant serving local seafood in the heart of downtown Victoria BC on Fort Street. We enjoyed sablefish pakoras to start and then Cary […]

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