Introducing Guest Blogger, Kate Drummond!

Deer Encountering the deer in the wild, our breath catches – we are transfixed by their graceful features and delicate movements. The tender beauty of these beasts has not gone unnoticed by our ancestors. The deer is linked to the arts, specifically poetry and music in ancient Celtic animal lore due to its graceful form. Both Celts and Native Americans observed the deer to be savvy when it came to finding the best herbs. These earth-bound peoples would follow the deer to prime herb patches – many of which proved to be highly beneficial in their medicinal purposes.

Just as the deer has an uncanny sense of where to find the green freshness earth provides, we can ask the deer within ourselves to seek out our inner treasures. In meditation or day dream, go on a spiritual hike with the deer. See yourself walking in the woods with the deer leading you into amazing depths within your soul. Each step you and the deer take will lead you deeper into your spiritual knowing, and to limitless treasure within.

The deer (particularly the doe, females) has the capacity for infinite generosity. Their heart rhythms pulse in soft waves of kindness. Match that graciousness by offering your trust to her. She will reward you by leading you to the most powerful spiritual medicine you can fathom.

In China the deer is a symbol of happiness and good fortune. Indeed, its name in Chinese is a homonym for the word abundance.

Why have I provided you with animal symbolism about a deer? Well, try and be open to it as you dive in to reading From Yoga To High Heels new guest blogger Kate Drummond’s story, Be The Leading Lady of Your Life. Trust me, it will all make sense as you head into this spiritual journey.

Happy Day!

Jessica Hinkson

Come Meet Guest Blogger, Andrew Ritchie

If someone asked me to describe Andrew, I’m not sure where I would begin. I met Andrew a few years a go when I worked at the wonderful retail store Anthropologie. We became friends instantly. We laughed so much so often that my belly would hurt the next day. Not only is Andrew so much fun to work with, he’s also a wonderfully talented artist; not to mention his crafting skills. He is always ready to help someone out, he’s a great listener, he’s a caring man. A good friend. We be-bopped to our favorite nineties tunes . We threw out a few jazz hands not to mention our hips! We dreamed together of textiles, fabrics, and our Hollywood husbands. We had a blast! Check out Andrew’s guest piece, Harvest, and be sure to stop by and check out his beautifully structured blogs.

XO Jess

Introducing Guest Blogger, Cosmetic Genius: Marc Brunet!

Where should I begin? Marc Brunet is someone who is very special to me. He is the beauty guru, the coesmtic genius, the brain, and the man who gave birth to Vancouver’s legendary BeautyMark. A boutique containing niche beauty products among other fabulous brands! He was also my boss for four years, and I have never been so spoiled, so taken care of before. We may be talking beauty here folks, but behind the beauty we all know is the heart. It is after all, where true beauty comes from. When I worked at BeautyMark we weren’t just a team, we were a family. We laughed all of the time, accept when it came to Sunday cleaning…we had project runway walk offs, we had glorious dinners, but above all we were friends. Please allow me to introduce to you, Marc Brunet, Five Face Cleansers You Need To Know About!

XO Jess

Meet Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Erin Guenter!

It’s a beautiful sunny day in Toronto and TIFF festivities begin tonight! Everyone is running around the city picking up last minute items for their fabulously planned outfits…but what about the makeup? How do those celebrities that we admire so much get red carpet ready? I know I’ve wondered, and I am sure you have too! That’s why you should check out Erin Guenter’s, How To Be Red Carpet Ready…On A Drugstore Dime! 

With ten easy steps to follow she tells you just how to make yourselves in to the Glamour Goddess that you all are! Plus she has shared all of her favorite products that are not only affordable, but easy to obtain. All around this article is full of great tips for any event where you want to look your best! From one beauty junkie to another, don’t worry about hiding your wallets this time around! Have fun and get ready to rock that red carpet in your bold beautiful way!

XO Jess

Fabulous Kate.

TIFF. TIFF. TIFF. That’s all I am thinking about this week! What is everyone going to wear on the red carpet? What styles and statements can we expect to see? The anticipation, the excitement, and it’s all happening in just a few days! Good thing Vancouver stylist Kate Horsman has given us some insight. Check out her blog post, What They Might Wear At TIFF! Put on a gown, pop a bottle of bubbly, put on some kick ass stilettos and embrace your inner diva self!

…she had a cocktail in her hand and confetti in her hair…

xxxooo Jess

New Guest Blogger! The Fabulous David-Benjamin Tomlinson

Hey All! My friend, and one of the funniest, most fabulous people I know, David-Benjamin Tomlinson has written a fantastic piece for From Yoga To High Heels! May I present…Of Kale And Key Lime Pies! 

xoxo Jess

An Introduction to Guest Blogger Louisa Pucci

I remember the first time Louisa attended one of my Restorative classes. Her and her best friend Lisa, were so cozy, bundled up in their blankets as I moved them through each asana, inhaling pure essential oils, while blissing out to one of my folk/blues mixes; they were so giddy after class they didn’t quite know what to do with themselves! Since then, Louisa and Lisa rarely miss a class! I am so proud to say that Louisa has completed her teacher training at Yoga Space and of course, I consider them both friends. As you will find out, Louisa has such an interesting background and I thought you would all thoroughly enjoy reading her story! Have an amazing weekend!

xoxo Jess

Introducing Guest Blogger…Meghan Telpner

Aloha!

As I sit here sipping my morning coffee in Kauai, I am so very excited to introduce Meghan Telpner. A Nutritionista Tells Her True Story is about Meghan’s journey to finding optimum health after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, this story is both moving and inspiring. Mahalo. Enjoy.