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Three Mountains in One Day! Vlog #16

May 23, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Three Mountains in One Day! Thank you so much for your support for our epic video campaign. Tim and I are filled with gratitude and appreciation for your support in purchasing a new drone and gimble. We are so excited about the new content that we are going to be able to create for you. […]

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Forest Tea Party and Crystal Singing Bowls

May 16, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Strawberry Beaches Forever: Vlog #15 My week started with a Forest Tea party and foraging for herbs from the forest to make tea for a tea party. Our forest tea had blackberry leaves, grand fir needles and licorice fern root and tasted like Frances King Forest. 🙂 I met and visited Boreal Folk at a […]

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Why moving your neck is important for balance

May 11, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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moving your neck Today I have a special guest to share with you. I get tons of questions about balance and posture. Today, Tim Anderson from Original Strength  is going to share with you a controversial movement called the neck nod. This movement is incredibly important to stimulate your vestibular system. What is your vestibular […]

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Slugs and Jeff on Vlog 14

May 9, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Slugs, Whales and Jeff We start out our week with some collaborative filming with Jeff Chand from Coastal Acupuncture and Wellness in Victoria B.C. We filmed a few videos together drawing on Jeff´s expertise of traditional Chinese medicine and had a lot of laughs. On Wednesday we took a trip to Saturna Island. It is […]

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How to Dry Skin Brush in the Spring

May 4, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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How to Dry Skin Brush Spring is an ideal time to up your personal self-care practices for cleansing, rejuvenation and your overall health and well-being. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, spring relates to your liver organ. Your liver allows for the smooth flow of energy (physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually) throughout your body. Today […]

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Beaches and Art – Vlog #13

May 2, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Vlog #13 We start off our week with a beautiful walk along Island View beach. Walking along the beaches is a great way to choose uneven surfaces to improve balance. 🙂 Lots of beautiful driftwood. This week was filled with lots of meetups and interviews. I did a couple of interviews for our membership community. […]

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Why Crow Pose?

April 27, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Why do Crow Pose? I recently asked my yoga students on Facebook and in our membership community, what yoga pose do you avoid the most. Crow pose came up a lot. Crow pose is definitely one that I avoid too. Although I would have to say, it if for good reason. The flexion required in […]

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Nature Inspires Me – Vlog12

April 25, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Nature’s Inspiration This week started with some incredible weather so we decided to head out for some kite flying at Clover Point. It was so nice we took a little tour around Victoria and drove up to some lookout points to enjoy the views. Monday continued the gorgeous 20C weather and so we headed out […]

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Your Brain and Movement – An Interview with Tim Anderson

April 20, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Guest Interview with Tim Anderson Today My guest is Tim Anderson, the co-founder of Original Strength. Original Strength is a Training System. The philosophy is that through Original Strength, you can remember and regain the strength, mobility, and stability you once had as a child. Their goal is to educate and equip everyone with the […]

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Deserted Islands & Snow in Victoria on Vlog#11

April 18, 2016 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Snow, Donuts and Deserted Islands We start the week in my outdoor office, on a deserted island in oak bay, surrounded by seals, while I listened to a podcast preparing for this week’s episode of Namaste Yoga on patience.  I reflect on the patience that I bring to physical pain, as well as the patience […]

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