Top 10 of 2016: A year in review

Iceland // via www.thebotanical.ca

With the holiday season coming to a close, many of us are simply counting the hours until this year comes to an end. As 2016 chugged on bringing forth one terrible news story after another, I remain hopeful knowing that there are many people in the world fighting the good fight — finding light in the dark. As the world seems to be falling apart, their stories often go untold.

For me personally, this has been a year of incredible growth, change and self-discovery. This year I embarked on a yoga teacher training, got married, conceived a child, became a homeowner, and went on a trip of a lifetime. I spent time reconnecting with family and old friends. 

This year, I also remembered my creative side. I had fascinating conversations, took photographs, collaborated with some wonderful people, and built something that I'm proud of. You followed along, and this space grew. Thank you.

For 2017, I’m hoping to keep doing more of the same — tell plant stories, craft authentic experiences, and create community for those seeking the light amidst the dark.

Here are a few of my favourite moments from the past year. 


 

01. Sweet Spirit Apothecary

Sweet Spirit Apothecary

My New Year's Day conversation with Demetra Penner of Sweet Spirit Apothecary kicked the year off in the best way. 

 

02. Verde Plant Design

Verde Plant Design

My interview and kokedama workshop with Verde Plant Design were a couple of my favourite moments.

 

03. Eye Candy: Flower Toast

Flower Toast

This eye-catching recipe that used fresh blooms tasted as beautiful as it looked. 

 

04. Giant Zucchini Soup

Giant zucchini soup

Your clear favourite this year was this recipe for giant zucchini soup. 

 

05. Treehouse Meditation

Treehouse Meditation

I introduced Treehouse Meditation and offered two sessions this year at FortWhyte Alive. I can't wait to get back up in the trees this summer...

 

06. Disconnect to Reconnect Retreat

Disconnect to Reconnect

I spent a few days on an island with some really great people. 

 

07. Our Wedding

Our wedding

I also married my best friend. (Check out our wedding recap in Parts I, II and III.)

 

08. Iceland

Iceland

A honeymoon, and a trip I'll never forget. 

 

09. Exhale

Exhale

Guiding movement and breath in a tropical paradise was simply a dream come true

 

10. The Best News

Baby

After a year of change and excitement, I'm spending the last few days of 2016 cozy at home, resting up for my biggest project yet... 

 

Wishing you all a healthy transition into 2017! Thank you, thank you, thank you for following along.