Bless The Bullshit

Last night I attended an Energy Intensive Class by Patricia Monna. She expressed some simple, wise and truthful words of wisdom. One was “Bless The Bullshit”. Isn’t this the truth? When you stop and really think about it..yes, bless the bullshit in our lives!  This bullshit is an experience. Simple as that.  If it wasn’t for the bullshit, how would you learn and grow? In every experience is a lesson. If you don’t recognize that, you will be sitting there dwelling on lives problems, consumed in the past and living in the future. So be mindful and do this by being present in the moment.

Accept the bullshit, learn from the bullshit and LET IT GO!!!


Sunday Catch Up

Hi all,

I have pretty much caught up on posting some great new recipes! The recipes I share are healthy and delicious! Please check them out.

Happy Sunday


Bridging The Light

I have been on this incredible journey of fulfillment, enlightenment, healing and acceptance. My life has not been easy at all. I am sure you have read a post or two of mine. However, these situations I have been faced with has provided me with some of my greatest lessons in life. Change and healing is not an easy task and it just can’t be done overnight. You must put the work and effort into it. That is exactly what I did. I worked on myself. I endured in Reiki and I am a walking proof of what this amazing energy work can do.

Long story short, I have been given a special gift from above, from what I call the Divine, simply and powerfully God. I have the gift of healing. I have worked faithfully into working with energy to bring balance into the mind, body and spirit. I have also been able to bring this incredible gift to my family. Now, I have been guided by spirit to bring this gift to the people of this world. I am so happy to have started my own business Bridging The Light.  Please check it out

There is so much more to come.

Love & Light




Spring Ahead

Tomorrow will officially mark the first day of Spring. The days are getting a bit longer, you can feel the warmth of the sun, the trees have little buds and the lady bugs are marking their presence.

Mother nature is getting ready for the coming months. Are you? 2016 is a big year for change and transition. Now is the time to Spring clean. Not just literally, but physically and mentally. Now is the time to get out with the old and on with the new.

You may feel sensitive, irritated, lost, not sleeping well and stressed. Maybe you are asking for guidance and signs, why me? when am I going to get a break? First you must let go of what does not serve you, before you can receive.

My tip for you is to write down all the things that you want to let go of. It could be feelings, people, items, anything. Write them down and then burn that piece of paper. Let it go and visualize it leaving and never coming back. Now, write down all the things you want in your life. A new job, relationship, good health, love, happiness, etc. Now visualize already having everything on that list. Feel it, want it and know that it will happen. This is very important. Do this every month and you will see and feel change.

Another key component to this Spring cleaning is to be positive and surround yourself with positive people. Keeping your circle positive during this time is so important!!  Keeping your physical body is important too. Eat clean, get your daily exercise and take time out for yourself. Take a walk in the park, do a yoga class and quiet the mind to a meditation. Tip: you can find great ones on YouTube.

Remember living in the past does not do anything for you, and neither does living in the future. Live in the moment, for today. Life is just too short my friend.

Happy Spring!








What is Reiki? Reiki is composed of two Japanese words Rei means “Universal Life” and Ki means “Energy”. If you were to google it, this is what it would tell you….

a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.


Taking time for ourselves is very important. Everyone is pretty good at maintaining regular massage appointments, chiro, maybe even some acupuncture and cupping. What about Reiki? I feel reiki is just as important. Our bodies are made up of energy and sometimes we can have blockages due to stress, emotions, or physical pain. Reiki can help the bodies natural flow of energy by healing, restoring and bringing balance into your body and your life.

I always wanted to try reiki, but who do you go to? Does everyone have the natural healing gift?

My journey started about four years ago. Life just pointed me in a direction and through a mutual acquaintance at work I met my reiki therapist/master Jill (which I will tell you more about). I had no idea what to expect on my first session. I just went in with an open mind, relaxed and let go. My experience was incredible. I felt the currents of energy run through my body, I felt safe, I felt peace, I felt restored. As I continued to go for healing, my whole life began to transform. Not only in my physical body but my soul. My intuitiveness began to heighten, my heart and mind became more open and my stress levels were reduced. Reiki not only gave me physical restoration, it gave me strength and awareness, it created a path to purpose and opened my eyes in life. Everything began to change. This will have to be another blog as there is a lot to share on my spiritual journey that goes even beyond reiki.

I engaged in reiki level I, which eventually led into reiki level II. Now, I did this because I knew it was part of who I am.  Jill opened up this part of me and guided me down this path of healing. I am so happy I did and truly grateful for her. Now, I use my reiki to do daily distant healing’s as well as healing on my three children and my husband. Speaking of my husband. He has had some recent major medical complications. I have been able to do reiki on him and send him constant distant healing. He has said he has felt a sense of calming and release. By no means has reiki “healed” his condition or pain but it has given him some relief.

Who is Jill? Jill is an amazing soul. She is pure, genuine and gifted. Not only is she my reiki master she is a close friend. If you were looking at a reiki session or taking your levels, I would highly recommend her. She has a fantastic website with great information: 

Love & Light




Fall Day

Well it’s been quite some time since I have last blogged on my daily. Life had just gotten so busy that I never made the time to sit down and write.

Over the course of the last year or so, life has given me so many trials and tribulations. Like all of us, we are all going through life, trying to live it. The key is to live honestly, look at the glass half full, be authentic, keep your circle positive and take care of yourself.

In my daily, I will share with you my learnings,  self-awareness and my personal growth. I hope that through what I have experienced and where I am today will set to inspire.

Have a wonderful day.


A Family’s story about DAINTREE TOLLER BREEDER

Over the last several days there has been so much happening on social media regarding this situation. The breeder has taken another unprofessional approach to the story and has been discredited this family, misleading people and not speaking the truth. I feel its very important to get their story out and therefore I would like to share their story with you.

Before you begin to read their story, I would like you to know that I do know this family. They are the most loving, understanding and honest people I know. There is no bad intentions here or any hateful retaliation on the families part. Just honesty. The moral of this story is not “the placement of the puppy” but the unprofessionalism of this breeder.  They have reached out to others with this story in hopes that this does not happen to any other family out there.

To those of you that were lucky enough to receive your puppies from the Daintree Canada Litter you must be proud new parents. Unfortunately for my family after 3 months of watching our puppy grow up online and awaiting his arrival today we received a text message today 1 hour before we were to meet our new addition Trisha at Daintree stating the exact words below.
“Matt I have to do what is right for this puppy and place him in a quiet home without children. I’m sorry for the inconvenience…”
Obviously my family was devastated by this text as we have been on pins an needles waiting for his arrival. I tried to call Trisha immediately and continued to try to call her for an hour and she is not answering her phone. I tried to log into facebook and look at the Canada Litter Page, which we have since been removed from?
To give you a short back ground our original puppy choices were Vaughn, Logan and Crosby and during our telephone interview Trisha informed us that those three were spoken for. Contrary to my original conversation with Trisha when I was informed that puppies are matched based on characteristics and not a first come first serve basis. During this conversation Trisha suggested that since we cannot have on of our first three choices she can pass on the name of her breeding mentor Pikkinoka. We stated that we have been dealing with her and watching this litter and would like to proceed with the dog that she feels best us. My wife and I trusted Trisha to match a dog and were comfortable with her decision after receiving notification from her last Saturday at 12:56 am I received a text message from Daintree and the thread is quoted word for word below:
(Daintree) “Birdiest/ most interested in toys and retrieving is Hudson!”
(Daintree) “He also sat quietly with one senior today at the nursing home for than an hour. Total Package”
(Me) “Wonderful, I’m sure he’ll be a perfect fit for our family”
(Daintree) “Oh good . Wanted your ok before making the rest of the placements. I thought he was good choice yesterday but am so glad I waited until today to be sure”
(Me) “Yes, not in our top 3 but I trust you made the right choice.”
(Me) “Can’t wait to meet him”
(Daintree) “He’s beautiful and would love to breed back to him someday! Looking like delivery. Waiting on Scott’s schedule for exact dates.”
This brings us to yesterday as we were happy and preparing to receive our new dog, I received a phone call from Trisha stating that she noticed that Hudson has been a little different the last couple of day’s and doesn’t think he should be placed in a house with kids. Trisha suggested that maybe we look for another dog at another breeder. My response was that I appreciate her concerns but we are expecting the dog and are fully prepared to deal with any personality that he may come with. The conversation ended with the decision that Trisha and Hudson would be here Sunday at noon.
That would bring us to today were we received the text 1 hour prior to their expected arrival stating that due to Hudson’s change in behaviour over that couple of day’s she could not put him in a home with kids. And then proceeded to delete us from the Daintree Canada Litter Members page, block our calls and not respond all too any voicemails. At the end of the day I guess if we had a call to discuss any of this it may have created an eased feel of emptiness but we didn’t we received a text an then complete avoidance. A conversation with her about future litters or seeing as Trisha was in Calgary met and great with us and our kids to see how the interacted or just any conversation at all. Instead she just took our money and strung along for three months.
If you have made it this far through my post thank you for reading and to clearly get the point of this is post across It’s intent is to create a warning and awareness for people about Daintree Duck Tolling Retriever Breeders business practice’s as they are un ethical and immoral. I know this breed is in high demand and short on supply so Daintree will continue to see business but please for your own sake think twice before doing so. Sorry if you see this post on all things we have access to that deal with Tollers but it is our point get let people know how Daintree operates.

Thank You,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this families experience. This post is in no form any act of retaliation on Daintree. This is to spread the honest truth about an experience in hopes this does not happen to any one else.