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Before I stepped out of my comfort zone and left home to travel the great big world, I packed with me years of conditioning, judgment and opinions that weighed down on me as I climbed mountains, boarded planes, trains, buses, subways, ran with stray dogs along vast beaches, followed the sun across the horizon... chasing my dreams.
But all the while I carried this looming heaviness that was bringing me down. My body was rebelling against my life choices.
There were several "turning points" in my travel that served together to link this formative web, bringing me to where I am now but one of the biggest, most important moments of my entire life was landing in Bali, Indonesia. My personal heaven on Earth and my current home.
When I landed here, life forced my eyes to reopen, my mind to expand, my ears to listen, my senses to reexamine the natural world around me. It was like being reborn.
On the plane, hovering over the island below in the worst turbulence I have ever experienced in all of my life, I knew this was going to be tremendously important part of my journey and sure enough it was.
Bali has seeped her way into my veins, she flows through me and she's completely captured my love with her will to push me to new limits. She's shaped me and sculpted me just like a mother, an artist, a provider of love. Every day here is a challenge, an adventure, newness.
I've realized how much I used to judge my surroundings and the people acting in the world around me. I would wait, watch, listen to speculate, form an opinion and hold true to my values.
Being here has pushed me into uncomfort and forced me to change, grow, renew. So many opportunities have come into my life here and for all of them, I have nothing but gratitude.
The Power of a Festival:
Last year, I got the honor of being part of a festival here promoting Veganism- Bali Vegan Festival
Before I left Canada in 2013, I was a carnivore with meat and dairy being 95% of my diet. I didn't give a flying &$#@ about my body, my health or my future. I proudly lived in the moment and I was recklessly abusing my health with alcohol, late nights, stress and junk food. I would have scoffed at you for saying the word 'vegan' to me and would have bet my life on a platter before I ever thought I'd be who I am now.
After all, I could never see myself being one of those hippies...
While I had progressed slowly and surely over the 5 years galavanting around, exploring and learning and growing, seeing new cultures and learning from the globe, being in Bali was the most magical offering I could have ever hoped for. It offered me healing, understanding, learning and compassion to extents I never would have thought possible!
The Bali Vegan Festival is such a perfect example of what I get to live every day being in this blissful paradise. Positive impact gathered in one loving place.
I share this festival with you today as a chance to see beyond the lens you might carry with you. It's a gateway to open horizons, minds and hearts and I'll be there waiting, with open arms!
I've turned my life around to being 💯 dedicated to promoting, sharing and inspiring a healthy, compassionate lifestyle and this festival means the world to me because it's a loving way to share the way of life that has made all the difference in the world to me.
If you're not doing anything, we'd love to have you there in October! It could just change your life! 💓
Early Bird Tickets are still available here!
Ubud: October 5-7, 2018 (Jungle)
Canggu: October 12-14, 2018 (Beach)
Promo Video here:
(I'm 22 seconds in, in the blue and pink dress doing a sauce demo with my girl fullyrawkristina IG)
I'll be giving 2 workshops this year so it would be amazing to have you there!
Sending love, hope to see you in October! 🙏🌱🏵️😍
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