NWT – Beach Vibes On The Shores Of The Great Slave Lake

Northwest Territories, sun, sand, beach, and fall weather – I love all of those things. The NWT continually has unique beauty on offer. Summer comes to an end so fast here. When she goes, she goes. It’s essential to enjoy as much of the sunshiny outdoors and beach weather as possible before the Arctic freeze takes over.

So a sunny warm day in September, means it has to be enjoyed!

My hometown of Hay River is situated on the Great Slave Lake, the tenth largest lake in the world.

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At first glance you may think the water looks a little murky, being brown and stuff… But it’s as fresh as they come, being a fresh water lake, and the fishing is fantastic. The water can be chilly, but us Northerner’s are used to it, and our blood has no problem adjusting. Really though, it’s not bad at all. Once you hop in it only takes a minute to adjust.

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Now even though there is also a very large amount of driftwood, don’t let that deter you either.

The more driftwood the bigger the beach bonfires.

I love when myself and friends get together and crack some cold ones on the beach while enjoying the crackling of a bonfire.

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I would call it pure soul food. It always varies with the drift wood situation, sometimes there is loads, other times not so much.

It was a stunning autumn day – warm, sunny, calm winds, absolute perfect day to enjoy some outdoor bliss. Not to mention I had scheduled a date with myself. You know, epic ‘me time’, where I bask in my own awesome company, and re-charge.

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One of my favorite past times. It also gives me the opportunity to reflect, and get my creative juices flowing. I decided what better place to go then to the beach on such a miraculous fall day.

The water was ridiculously calm, not too cold, and the sun was as bright and lovely as a ever. I brought my blanket, and had some chill time. It was truly blissful. I have a massive appreciation for this part of the world. Perhaps I am a bit biased because this is my home, but it speaks for itself really.

My awesome energy was once again on full form so I could venture back into the world and share it with as many people as possible. Taking time for yourself is a gift that everyone deserves. Not to mention, taking that time to appreciate the beauty you have surrounding you exactly where you are. So what are you waiting for?! Get out here and enjoy some of that epic ‘me time’. You should also plan a trip to the alluring Northwest Territories.

How To Maintain Naturally Fabulous Hair

Having fabulous hair is a must to feel your best and shine your brightest. When you have a beautiful head of locks, you just feel more vibrant. Once upon a time I used to take ages to do my hair, maintain my hair, and make sure my hair was ‘just so’. Nowadays though, I have so much going on, that I like to feel fabulous on a much faster time frame then before. Not only that, as I am all about natural living, I prefer to do things a bit more natural.

For a long time I had seen the more natural hair dye’s in the health shops, and had always wanted to give them a go, but I was hesitant, because I was worried it wouldn’t turn out. Then I decided it’s just hair, it grows, and it always able to be fixed. No biggie. This year I decided to finally give it a go. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars, and hours of a day at the salon – I figured, ‘Why the heck not’?!

I went to the health shop, and had a few brands to choose from, in the end though I went with Naturtint.


Not for any particular reason, I literally just ended up picking that one, seeing as how I was completely new to this whole natural hair dye thing.

It looks like your typical boxed hair dye, with all the typical components inside. It just says its ammonia free, and uses more naturally derived ingredients.


Obviously it’s not 100% natural, but it much more health friendly and environment friendly. I really didn’t have much of a smell. Usually when I am dying my hair the smell of ammonia is burning holes in my nostrils, so this was a pleasant surprise.


I went in with no expectations, just really on board for the whole experience, and we all know when you go into something with no expectations, it’s almost a guarantee that it will be great! It always turns out better when you expected, because you really didn’t expect anything. Win win!

I was super happy with the results, and have continued using it ever since the first time. I love that it’s better for my body, and I don’t have ammonia soaking into my brain. We can’t ever get away from chemicals completely, but I am happy with small steps to better more vibrant health, and keeping my hair fabulous. Not to mention, I love how easy it is to maintain.

Here is my video blog about my hair dying experience if you feel like sitting down with a bowl of popcorn and having a little watch.

Health starts from within. Love your body, and it’s going to love you back.