Thursday, August 26, 2010


There are some incredible moments that have occured in my life that stand out above the rest. This moment right here is one of them!

On Saturday August 21st, 2010 I went bungee jumping! I have already jumped out of a plane but I never thought I would ever go bungee jumping! It was the one thing that I swore I would never do. That being said I obviously did it! As you can see here I did not necessarily do it very eloquently though...

John told me to not touch any of the metal, to hook pink to pink so I could get pulled back up and to look up at the bridge as I fell, note that this last point he emphasized quite a bit. Now what do you think was the one thing that I did not do? LOOK UP!

Here was the thought process that sorta went through my mind, to the best of my recollection mind you, "holy shit, this is cool, um I'm still falling, oh look there goes the rope right in front of my face, and I'm still falling, oh bottom, and back up again! WAHHHHAAAAAA" That last though is pretty much where this picture comes from.

After that once I dropped again the pull back was smaller and I managed to really relax into the bounce. I just glided from side to side and enjoyed the phenomenal view of the river below me. I got back onto the bridge and said, "I don't think I looked up" to which John and Nick responded, "You DIDN'T"

Here's my learn from this fabulous experience; it does not matter how good or cool I look while I'm doing something as long as I'm doing it at my 100%! For me the experience was perfect. For whatever reason I was meant to not look up and to really feel like I was falling the whole time.

Either way I had a BLAST doing it and I am so thankful to the boys at Whistler Bungee and to my beautiful friends that came with me to jump and support.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


How connected to mother nature do you feel? Have you hugged a tree today and said thank you for breathing so that I may also continue to breath? Have to looked at the sun and said thank you for shinning on me today?

There are moments in my life where I feel like there is just so much going on and there is no way that I could possibly handle all of it. Then I think back to a process I have gone through and I realize that if I could do that I could do anything. Then I think of how I am such a small part of the universe. I mean think about it how many living human beings are on this planet? Now think of all the four legged animals, and the eight legged ones, and the winged ones, and all other living beings including the plants and trees and such.

I am a very small aspect of the larger picture. I am not saying that I am not important because I am very clear about my mission on this plant, in this lifetime, I am just saying that coming back to that thought of the universe is so vast makes me feel better. And when I really need to feel connected I go and lie down on the earth. She holds me and tells me that all will be ok. Yesterday I had wanted to lie in a hammock and it ripped so I ended up just laying on the beautiful mossy ground. I slept beautifully for an hour or so and it was exactly what my mind, body and soul needed.

I would recommend it to everyone! Sleep outside on the ground at least once in your lifetime!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I cannot even begin to explain to you how excited I am to be flying back out to Vancouver- then driving up to Squamish tomorrow! I don't even understand the feeling myself so I suppose it's much harder to explain if I were to try then I thought. Point being that going back there makes me feel like I'm going home. I realize it's odd to say that since I have only spent three weeks of my life there over the course of last summer and this summer. It's just something about that place though. As soon as I'm out of the city and driving along the water through those mountains I feel a sense of calm, peace and excitement come over me. Then I pull into Glacier Valley Farms and it's like my whole being rejoices.

I understand that this must sound totally insane to you, anyone who has not been to this magically location on earth, however to those people who have experienced it it sounds slightly less insane. I fly out tomorrow morning to change 300 more lives in this magical place! Mind of Steel, Heart of Gold is the combination camp between the Warrior and Wizard energies. It is an inspiring camp and I get to work it and support the participants in their transformations! This is what I love to do and I am so excited to be doing it with the most phenomenal people that I know.

Can you feel the excitement and giddiness? Crazy!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


"If it's not fun why do it?" - Ben & Jerry's bumper sticker

I am a big kid. This much is obvious when you see me travel... I carry around an Eeyore stuffed animal, you know from Winnie-the-Pooh, as my travel pillow. Point being that I like to have fun and to be silly. I do some ridiculous things just cause I can and because I think they are funny.

Here's my biggest learn over the past year though- if I'm not having any fun then I take myself out of the game. This realization came to me by a facilitator and good friend Greg Moores. While I was attending one of his courses he said, "Veronica you are a leader. And you know when you stop leading? When you stop having fun." I understood what he was saying and I agreed. Since then I have had many opportunities to ingrain that learning even more so into my being.

Last week I attended Ultimate Leadership Camp and wow did this learn slap me in the face! One of the days I got into a group of people and all I could feel was their egos. The group was very competitive and focused on winning. This automatically did not sit well with me. However, it was not my turn to lead and so I did all I could to allow and support their position and learns. This proved to be insanely difficult for me. I found it hard to stay in the game. All I wanted to do was sit on the side and watch them destroy themselves- I wanted to have nothing to do with it. At lunch I broke down. I started crying because I was not having any fun and I was taking myself out of the game. My leader at the time took the opportunity to reground and set a new objective of having fun for the group and the whole energy shifted!!! And the remainder of the day was fun and exciting and entertaining!

In the end; "If it's not fun, why do it?" seems to have become my new motto! It's all about having fun!!! And that's why I do what I do!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Summer Time

So exciting! I have been having such a phenomenal summer! I got to spend two weeks straight at Glacier Valley Farms just outside of Squamish, BC, changing lives! First of all the location is something to behold. I cannot even explain to you how spectacular this place is.

I wake up in the morning, step out of my tent and stare at this beautiful mountain face with snow on the top and a bright blue sky with the sun just rising. The air is crisp and clean. The grass is cool and the sheep have finally stopped "bah-ing". I walk myself over to the bathrooms, which are basically empty because the participants are already in process and I take a nice long hot shower. Then I get to do some work in the office before krew come and ask a bunch of questions for the day. Then the day truly starts! My awesome team prepares whatever we need for the day, while another team preps for the night and another team deals with whatever is happening in the main room. At the end of the day we are up and working from 7am till about midnight- so nights it's much later... Then we rise and do it all over again!

People think I'm crazy and to be honest I would totally agree with them... The thing is that I absolutely LOVE what I do, which allows me to continue to do what I do everyday regardless of the lack of sleep that I get. And at the end of the camp the transformations and learns that people have gotten make EVERYTHING worth it.

When I work Enlightened Warrior Training Camp I cry everyday. My heart virtue is validated everyday and so profoundly that I cry everyday! You think I'm kidding? Go ask my brother Chris. He has made fun of me more times than I can count about it. The thing that makes me cry is seeing people really "get it" and stand in their power- meaning that they stand up for who they are, and they don't hide parts of themselves in order to be liked by others- they are just real.

I truly and deeply believe that each and every person on this planet would benefit from attending EWTC. Some people may be better served if they take it more than once... Once is the minimum though! This camp is about being accountable for who you are and your own actions. It's about you being accountable to other people who are counting on you for something and it's about being in integrity and doing what you say you are going to do. Here's one thing that drives me CRAZY- when people say they are going to do something and then they do not follow through with it. That really rubs me the wrong way!

Anyway I suppose the point of this entry was really just to say how much I love what I do and who I am when I do it and who I get to hang out with as well! I just LOVE my life!!!