It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks (but they always are…) and I wanted to share with you what’s been fueling my fire lately; I feel like life is too good to be true sometimes, but it’s because of the amazing people I meet, places I go, and ideas I’m spreading that I feel high on life…for that I am thankful daily.
It all began with what I consider more team building than tradeshow…at CHFA West (Canadian Health Food Association) in Vancouver with Team Vega. The energy and passion that oozes from my colleagues consistently inspires me to “bring it” myself. More of it, and more often. I loved seeing some of our new young leaders take initiative, and connected with industry contacts from all over Western Canada.
A week later, the man (who steals my heart daily), and I headed down to South Cali for Coachella…and I tell you…if it’s not on your bucket list…put it there. Coachella is a one of a kind music/love fest for those with a “heart-on” for life. We seriously lucked out with our pad for the weekend, living like rockstars ourselves in Palm Springs, dancing all night to the best music on the planet, and falling harder in love with a guy whose always got my back.
One night back in Vancouver, and I was headed to Toronto to join Vega’s Eastern Canada Team for meetings and (one heck of) an Industry Event to launch the newest “Sport Edition” content on Thrive Forward (which if you haven’t heard me rant about already, is your free, online e-learning guide to thriving through clean, plant based nutrition…for any level of athlete or for the generally “wellness curious” crowd). I spoke alongside my newest Educator, Jessica Morris, and Marni Wasserman, a real life plant based superhero. Marni is soon to be opening a seriously inspired culinary space…stay tuned Torontonians! I couldn’t be more grateful for the community we met today and the people that “ate up” the message we had to share. Eat clean, and thrive!
While in TO I caught up with a dear friend, with whom I felt like we haven’t skipped a beat since back in the day. She reminded me about balance, being yourself, and fueling happiness. Can’t wait to share more memories in a month when we reunite with a couple more BFF’s for a vacay in Florida.
This morning I also ran a 10km fun run with Vega’s Director of Sales, a fellow athlete and “limit pusher” who never ceases to impress me with her determination, spunk and ideas. SO glad to have people like her in my life to share goal setting success with.
Tomorrow I fly to New Jersey to meet with a new Educator who I have no doubt will make me smile and proud for bringing her into the Vega family, and to lead a wellness workshop at the headquarters of one of America’s biggest supplement chains The Vitamin Shoppe.
Opportunity and inspiration are everywhere you look. By embracing life, and breathing it in deeply, it can fill your soul with enthusiasm and wonder. Don’t hold back…you have one life to live. I’m going to leave no stone un-turned.