Onelushlife: Blog http://www.onelushlife.com/blog en-us All Rights Reserved. (C) Onelushlife | Kaishin Chu 2016 (Onelushlife) Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:07:00 GMT Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:07:00 GMT http://www.onelushlife.com/img/s/v-5/u401017307-o455480378-50.jpg Onelushlife: Blog http://www.onelushlife.com/blog 68 120 Porteau Cove – My special place http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/3/Porteau-Cove-My-special-place Photo Caption: Porteau Cove love. I’ve spent countless hours here photographing the dusk and night skies… it’s stolen a piece of my wild heart.
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Cascade Falls http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/3/Cascade-Falls Photo Caption: Sunday Adventures | Cascade Falls then Harrison Mills, then Agassiz.

#leavenotrace #cascadefalls #waterfall #naturelovers #naturephotography #604explore #nature #pnw #pacificnorthwest #igers #forest #getoutside #stayandwander #outdoorwomen #mission #beautifulbc

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Ooh. My wish last night came true!! So pretty every time. ❤ http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/2/Ooh-My-wish-last-night-came-true-So-pretty-every-time Ooh. My wish last night came true!! So pretty every time. ❤😍 ,,

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Mother Nature Ground Me http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/2/Mother-Nature-Ground-Me After a stretch of hard work and stress that depletes my energy, mother nature and engaging with her creatures never fail to renew my senses and feeling grounded again. I always have wildlife friendly bird seeds in the boot of my car, so that I can grab a handful when I decide on a last minute jaunt into the forest. The chickadees in Stanley Park were very hungry this morning, likely due to the recent stormy weather and temperature drop. I had about 20-30 birds that came onto my hand one after another, sometimes just avoiding mid-air collisions. They were bold, social, and cheeky their day. I had so much joy just being the seed holder. This little one checked me out for longer than normal... I talked to it and hen took the photo. Magical and humbling. Also wonderful were the exchanges I had with two groups of tourist who came upon me and the chickadees. I educated them about the birds, how to be responsible providers (no human food), how to interact and show respect, and shared seeds and how to feed them. It was very rewarding to watch their expressed sense of awe. The two guys from London were just blown away, and didn After a stretch of hard work and stress that depletes my energy, mother nature and engaging with her creatures never fail to renew my senses and feeling grounded again. I always have wildlife friendly bird seeds in the boot of my car, so that I can grab a handful when I decide on a last minute jaunt into the forest. The chickadees in Stanley Park were very hungry this morning, likely due to the recent stormy weather and temperature drop. I had about 20-30 birds that came onto my hand one after another, sometimes just avoiding mid-air collisions. They were bold, social, and cheeky their day. I had so much joy just being the seed holder. This little one checked me out for longer than normal… I talked to it and hen took the photo. Magical and humbling. Also wonderful were the exchanges I had with two groups of tourist who came upon me and the chickadees. I educated them about the birds, how to be responsible providers (no human food), how to interact and show respect, and shared seeds and how to feed them. It was very rewarding to watch their expressed sense of awe. The two guys from London were just blown away, and didn’t think this would even be possible as birds in London parks are so afraid of humans and that the humans seem to be cruel to wildlife. I would not have guessed that. More education is needed. Empathy too

Photo taken at: Stanley Park, Beaver Lake

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A stellar day it was today. Sunny days always make errands day much more fun and enjoyable http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/2/A-stellar-day-it-was-today-Sunny-days-always-make-errands-day-much-more-fun-and-enj A stellar day it was today. Sunny days always make errands day much more fun and enjoyable ,,

Photo taken at: Downtown Vancouver

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When there is enough snow on the ground… http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/2/When-there-is-enough-snow-on-the-ground When there is enough snow on the ground, birds we don

When there is enough snow on the ground, birds we don’t normally get to see up close get bolder in search for food.  It was a treat to see some Varied Thrush  out and about. Remember, be a responsible feeder, only provide appropriate friendly seeds. I always keep a couple jugs of seeds purchased from Wild Birds Unlimited in the trunk of my car, as well as zip-lock bags of them in my camera case.

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1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/2/1am-snow-hike-with-a-nearly-full-Snow-Moon 1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of... Glittery night and sugar coated trees fullmoon ,,

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of… Glittery night and sugar coated trees fullmoon

Photo taken at: Grouse Mountain

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Glittery night and sugar coated trees http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/2/Glittery-night-and-sugar-coated-trees 1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of... Glittery night and sugar coated trees fullmoon ,,

Photo taken at: Grouse Mountain Resort

1am snow hike with a nearly full Snow Moon up on Grouse early this morning. What magical moments are made of… Glittery night and sugar coated trees.

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Magical http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/2/Magical Magical ,,

Photo taken at: Campbell Valley Regional Park

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Update to “Who Stands in Your Corner?” http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/1/Update-to-Who-Stands-in-Your-Corner Since I discovered my new found awareness around love and a person’s integrity level, which I accounted for in a post a couple of years ago, I have since found that special someone who loves as I do and has been there for me through both the sunny and dark days, as I have been for him. It’s a wonderful thing. Once you know what is important to you and how you need to be supported, you gain a shifted perspective on what to look for, then go out there and look for it. The better you understand yourself, both strength and weaknesses, the greater your chances are in finding what you seek.

Sending you love and light for your journey in this life.

Darren and Kai

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DOF: Chocolate Coconut Cookies http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/1/DOF-Chocolate-Coconut-Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Yield: Makes approx 14 cookies (depending on size you choose)

Ingredients

Instructions

Pre-Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In one bowl, combine and sift dry ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, mix well.
  3. In a measuring cup, measure out vanilla, and crack open 2 eggs.
Preparation:
  1. In a larger mixing bowl, use whisk or mixer to combine soft coconut oil and coconut palm sugar.
  2. To the oil/butter mixture, add the vanilla-egg, making sure to one egg at a time to the mixture, mix well in between.
  3. Add dry ingredients, mix well.
  4. Optional – Lastly use a spoon and stir in chocolate chips and candy cane bits.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop the cookies by spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet with at least 2 inches apart. *These cookies spread out very thin and almost double in size. I usually put 9 cookies on a tray in rows of 3.
  6. Bake for 12 -14 minutes. Baking them the extra couple of minutes produces more long lasting crispy cookies.
  7. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool. Store in air tight container, and the cookies may just last for a few weeks and stays crunchy. We stored in a canning jar, and it lasted 5 weeks!
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Coffee Poops & Mugs? http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/1/Coffee-Poops-Mugs It’s funny how basic human bodily functions can makes us laugh and even bring us together with feelings of camaraderie. This weekend Darren and I went Thrift Store shopping, part for fun and part for practicality, as I needed to find some dinnerware/serving utensils to repurpose. To our humour, we saw these giant 20oz mugs separately, I chucked and walked on. When Darren came upon them, of course he knew I’d get the funnies, brought it over to show me right away, and I of course suggested he should buy it to bring it to work or something, and of course preferably not keep it at home. Lol. And of course he did buy it, here’s a selfie D had with his new thrift store purchase, a 20oz. Coffee Makes Me Poop  mug:

New coffee mug. It’s all true. #coffeemakesmepoop #mugs #coffee #thriftstore

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Slàinté to the weekend. http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/1/Sl-int-to-the-weekend
Slàinté to the weekend. Remember to give yourself a break, to unwind, recover and center yourself especially when you get too busy, feeling frazzled. Self care is crucial to your success, to stay strong and grounded. Once in a while I treat myself to a dram of Scotch I enjoy. It’s a small ritual, to sit in my favorite armchair, one drink sipped over a long time while relaxing with music, a book, or a TV show. Today is that day, and it’s also Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve. Time to say adieu to the past and Hello to the new. Happy year of the Rooster! 🐓 Tomorrow, it’s time to get out to the wilderness and let nature do her magic

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Curl it up. Thanks gravity http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/1/Curl-it-up-Thanks-gravity ,,

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Good early morning! http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/1/Good-early-morning , ,

Good early morning! It has been amazing here with the snowfalls, as we rarely get opportunities like this. Both @cruseruser and I are headed up to Dog Mountain this morning so that I can introduce him to one of of my favorite hikes, made easier with snow and snowshoes! Stoked!Video of Campbell Valley Regional Park last weekend, by the marsh land and river. We even witnessed a tree top break from the weight of the snow, glad we were just far away from it enough to not get hit! It creaked so loud then BOOM! the trunk exploded, crashing down trunk, limbs, and snow bombs

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We all can falter… http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2017/1/We-all-can-falter ,,

We all can falter and have not so great days where our mind is laden with work or worries. We loose our focus on what is important in the process of that, and easily get caught up in the negatives, whether it’s co-workers griping about something and we join in because it might feel good temporarily, or we are tired and go down that slippery slope of ‘woe is me’ or victim mentality. Today I’d like to remind us of the word FOCUS, and WHAT we CHOOSE to focus on sheds either light or darkness into our mind and lives to carry you through the weekend in some mindful contemplation:Do you choose to focus on all that you have or all the have nots? Putting focus on your HAVEs ties into being able to have gratitude, which supports being happy. I too had to remind myself today, and a little harder than usual, to focus on the HAVEs in my wonderful life. Somethings may not what I wanted them to be, yet, and it certainly doesn’t mean I can’t achieve them still and will 🙂 Sending you all love and light for the weekend! xo2017 Jar project!! Think about all of your HAVEs and which are you grateful for?https://www.facebook.com/events/603991019811350/

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Who Stands in Your Corner? http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2015/3/Who-Stands-in-Your-Corner Update, Jan 31, 2017:

Since I discovered the awareness of what I accounted a couple of years ago, I have since then found that special person who loves as I do and has been there for me when there are dark days, as I have been for him. It’s a wonderful thing. Once you know what is important to you and how you need to be support it, go out there and look for it. The better you understand yourself, the greater your chances in finding what you seek.

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March 3, 2015:

Sometimes gaining new perspective on life hurts like hell.

Having new clarity around the reality that no one, including my mother, didn’t stand up for me when my sister and I were little really sucks. Realising that not even my father, until I called him out on it at age 15, stood up for us. It made me who I am today, for better or worse. I championed for my little sister when I realised our mother didn’t always have my sister’s best interest on hand, or couldn’t, and grew up championing for others because of my needing someone to be in my corner. We all tend to do the things we wish for most with others, humans are wired funny that way.

And in this moment, I really see my for my needing to feel that I have someone in my life who will be in my corner, to be ‘my person.’ That’s where the last major relationship failed, he wasn’t in my corner, especially when I needed it the most, the one thing I needed the most. It made me choose to be even more self reliant, not trusting anyone to champion for me anymore, unless they say they will, and do what they actually say. It represents integrity to me. People that consistently keep their word, and do what they say they will. The struggle to find people that fit the bill has been apparent in Vancouver, where the culture isn’t as I need it to be, esp. when it comes to finding potential other halves; however, I have found the few gems through the masses as friends, and grateful to have them in my life. This is one of the key reasons why it appears to others clearly that I won’t settle for less. I know what I need, and until I’ve found it, I’ll keep looking, hoping that I won’t miss him with my skill for not picking up on cues of interest when it comes to men. 😛

I’m grateful to have gained deeper awareness on this, truly. #personalgrowth

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The ‘POW’ and KungFu Girl http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2015/3/The-POW-and-KungFu-Girl @benbolliger your gift made me laugh  and smile. The ‘POW’ and KungFu Girl wine, and a beloved flower of mine… Amazing.  You are one of the most thoughtful people I’ve had the privilege to know, you inspire me.  Thank you so much!! So glad to have you as a collaborator with @servicedesignca @innov8collective and as a friend. xo

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Cheers!! http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2015/2/Cheers ,,

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2nd 14hrs day completed and survived 🙂 " class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> Solo facilitation of 5 teams of 4 jam participants. Phew!I’m so happy to have my feet up resting and soaking in the positive and fun progress of the Global Service Jam participants and hoping to wind down for the evening.  The day was filled laughter, enthusiasiam, frustrations, and playing. I got to educate, facilitate play and having fun, and coach teams through mental blocks. My only wish was that I would have liked to join in with a team to jam. Due to the flu bug going around Vancouver, I lost 3 of 3 drop in facilitators  to help me out, as well as a co-organiser, I needed to do 100% of the facilitation on my own… @_@I cannot wait to show you what the participants designed and prototyped, feeling very proud of them all 🙂 " class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />

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Gullfoss | Day 2 Golden Circle http://www.onelushlife.com/blog/2015/2/Gullfoss-Day-2-Golden-Circle ,,

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