From Fear To Love In One Minute: Inspiration For Your Soul- Day 352: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Today my wonderful and inspiring partner posted a fabulous one minute video on his social media feed.

I personally am a big fan of Jim Carrey as he is a fabulous advocate for the human potential and power to create our experience through our activation of either fear or love.

I really dig it when people in the public eye use their platform to spread messages of inspiration, hope, possibility and love.

In this one minute video Jim anchors in some really solid perspective. “You can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance doing what you love”. I completely agree. We have just as much opportunity to create a live filled with abundance, connection and love as we do creating one filled up with lack a limitation.

The way your life unfolds is up to you. The outcomes you produce in your life are directly linked to the quality of thoughts, feelings and actions you repetitively cultivate. At any given time you are either in the domain of fear or the domain of love.

RSL actionable to shift from fear to love in no time: Ask better, more empowered questions from life. Instead of saying “Why me?” take your power back and replace the lack mindset with a better question:

  • “What inside me is trying to emerge through this challenge?”
  • “What am I being called to learn, grow or strengthen within me”
  • “What can I do to be in alignment with my truth, with my desires and with my dreams”.

Interested in better results? Ask better questions. Let yourself be inspired on the regular. Make your top priority feeling good aka being in alignment. To help out on the feeling good and inspired quest, watch this lovely one minute vid!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

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A Very Romantic Gesture To Heal The Heart- Day 292: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Following up yesterday’s post of asking for what you need I was gifted again this morning with a second love letter from my partner.

Immediately upon reading it I was giddy with happiness and it completely activated my awareness of love’s presence within my being. I took this vibration throughout my entire day and allowed the blissful energy of love to permeate everything I did, created and experienced.

I was just leaving a coffee shop this afternoon after finishing up my notes for my Relationship Course tonight and I was gifted another surprise from my partner.

To me I absolutely love it when he speaks to me through music. I find it incredibly romantic and it blasts my heart open even more. Words of affirmation are one of my main love languages (receiving love that is) and when I receive music I really tune into the message that is being shared lyrically. It stirs something in me.

The romantic gesture and gift I received was this song posted below. Immediately upon listening it sounded exactly like our relationship and I could hear the truth inside of each lyric. My tears welled and spilled over and my heart began to swell with gratitude, appreciation and in all honesty a lil raw vulnerability. He was able to activate a very delicate place in me that is deeply tender and so open through the sharing of this song.

When I spoke with him a few minutes later he had mentioned he had heard this song and immediately thought of me and our relationship together. He let me know that every part of the song was real and honest for him and in those moments another layer within me healed. We levelled up to a new place of connectivity, joy and harmony.

So here is the song for all of you to enjoy and I hope it activates your hearts in a beautiful and loving way as well! So freaking magical! ❤

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

A Year Ago Today- Celebrating a New Year of Relationship Memories- Day 289: 365 Radical Self Love Project

A year ago today was a hugely monumental day.

It marks the official re-uniting day between my partner and I. After a short 6 week breakup we began seeing each other. Testing the waters. After 5 weeks of seeing each other and clearly moving in the direction of being together we had to have the “clearing” convo. This convo took place exactly a year ago today.

The convo where he told me everything.

This convo about everything changed everything. In the moment of hearing the entire truth I had the chance to react in the same ways I always had and ultimately walk away or I could choose something different. Do something I had never done before- with no guarantees of a successful outcome- but with the opportunity to create infinite positive possibilities. So,

I chose to stay.

I chose to forgive.

I chose to heal.

I chose to grow.

I chose to love.

It has been one hell of a ride so far. Not easy by any means. It’s be rough. We’ve hit some major breakdowns and some major breakthroughs. We’ve had to deal with the impact and the delicate nature of both of our healings. While it has been nutty at times I wouldn’t change it for anything because he is the one I choose. He is the greatest love of my life and to me this kind of connection, authenticity, and depth of love is worth every ounce of challenge we’ve endured to end up here.

While I know there may be some more bumps along the way today marks a hugely significant milestone for us and I am so thrilled to see what this next year ahead has in store. In honour of the incredible journey this past year has been I’m going to share a little picture montage documenting this amazing year together!

Enjoy!

1. The first event we went to following our official reunion

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2. A family camping trip to kick off the summer

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3. A trip to LA for a performance I rocked

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4. Some summer time mountain climbing 

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5. A visit with my mom and more summer time adventures

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6. Wedding #1

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7. Wedding #2
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8. September Romantic Getaway -Salt Spring

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9. November Romantic Getaway- Whistler

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10. December Romantic Getaway- Big White

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11. Christmas Funtime

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13. A New Years Trip Home 

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14. Sibling Visits to Van

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15. Our last date day before his work trip

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This has been one of the biggest and most profound years of growth and expansion I have ever experience and I am so grateful to spend my life with this incredible man by my side. Looking forward to levelling up this next year ahead! To the magic that awaits us…

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

 

 

Saying Goodbye, Getting Real and Taking Relationship Connection To A New Level Of Greatness- Day 281: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Tomorrow my man takes off for 2 weeks of work training.

With that being said today’s post will be shorter than most as we make the most of our last day together for a couple weeks.

This is a huge step forward for us and a massive opportunity to heal and really move into the next chapter of our conscious love story. So to make the most of it we declared the entire day to our relationship and having fun with each other.

radical self love kelsey grantWe got up early and went to a hot yoga class together.

Came home made breakfast I did a couple things around the house and gave myself a 20 min max for responding to important messages and being on social media.

Then we headed out to Granville market to grab stuff for dinner, do a little shopping and enjoy one of my favourite places to go for date day.

We followed the market up with a trip to one of our fav coffee shops and did some creation and brainstorming for his project.

Then our ego’s flared

Upon detached reflection I think this was our ego’s (or at least mine) attempt of avoiding addressing feeling sad and emotional for this time apart- and it lead a little mini breakdown in communication.

The breakdown in communication ultimately lead to the uncovering of my vulnerability and sadness of him leaving. While logically I know everything is going to be ok and I have worked through the anxiety of this massive step (for us) there was still a sadness around him leaving.

We got to explore the feelings and get out what needed to get out. I allowed myself to be true to myself and honour my feelings and show him that I truly was going to miss him. That realness and vulnerability is what truly brought us closer today. Sure all the fun stuff we did today was fabulous for the memory bank however the true heart merging occurred when I was ok enough with not being ok to show him exactly where I was at and what I was feeling underneath the strong exterior.

From this release, opening and connection we solidified our communication plan, made sure all of our modes of technology were working and set out to have a great night together, make some home made pizza and embrace this new chapter with as much positivity, realness and possibility we are capable of.

So off I go to have an incredible night with my man and say goodbye in the most honest, real and loving way I can 🙂

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Vancouver ManTalks- An Epic Success For My Partner And Our Relationship- Day 264: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Well last night it happened- the first ever round of  “ManTalks” took the stage here in Vancouver and it was a brilliant success.

The premise for this event is to support men in establishing communities of fellow high vibin, conscious and awake men.

Women have these networks all over the place- we are natural connectors. It’s now time to support our male friends, partners, brothers, fathers in creating more masculine networks that are based in the vibration of authenticity, vulnerability and real rawness.

Human beings are freaking masters of illusion. We are so good at putting on the “I’m fine- everything is perfect” mask. When we do so we run the risk of loosing the opportunity to truly connect with each other and experience the bliss of human heart connection.

For this connection to happen we gotta let down our guard, we have to allow ourselves to be seen and we have to open up and be vulnerable enough to let the stuff we would rather keep hidden be shared from a place of power, possibility and evolution.

photo 2This is what ManTalks is all about, creating the environment for men to dive into the fabulousness of community, of their vulnerability and ultimately of their humanity. I am so freaking thrilled of how the first event went. The speakers were all incredible and set the tone for a really incredible community to begin to unfold and the opening of such a significant cultural conversation to begin.

I’m so proud of my warrior man who by sharing his truth, his vulnerability and leadership has called this same gift out of some pretty incredible men in this Vancouver community. I also really dig that it’s an open space for women to come to watch and connect with men who are diving in and leading by conscious example.

I think its so easy for us as a collective female gender to formulate stereotypes about men or ideas about their ability to open, be real and be raw. I quite enjoyed the sharing, the stories and the inspiration that came out of each of them and as a woman I am thrilled to watch a community of like minded and like hearted men (and women) take shape.

This is a massive win for our collective human family. One step closer to harmony, unity and ultimate love connection!

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For all you curious cats here is some info on each of the speakers!

Scott Low

photo 8Co-Founder of FS Financial Strategies. FS is a social conscious financial strategy group that donates $50 to any charity of your choice after a consultation through their Mission of Care program.

Aran Seaman

photo 5Co-Founder of Eartheasy. Eartheasy is an online store for anything and everything sustainable. Their goal is simple:  to encourage, inspire and inform people about the benefits of a simpler, less material lifestyle, and the importance of protecting our natural environment as the source of our well-being.

Wes Baker

photo 4Co-Founder of Debrand. Debrand is an innovative pioneer specializing in secure and responsible recycling solutions for corporate waste. They find unique and environmentally friendly ways to recycle materials while respecting brand protection.

Phillip Mckernan

photo 6Founder of PhilipMckernan.com, a boutique experiential retreat based company dedicated to connecting people to what they love. Best selling author, runs retreats around the world, speaks around the world, work with companies and individuals to help them create a more meaningful life by connecting to the things they love. I work with high level athletes, entrepreneurs, actors, couples and anyone who gets in their own way to real fulfillment.

Connor Beaton

photo 7Founder of ManTalks a platform for men to authentically share their biggest challenges, passions and purpose to inspire the development and like minded and like hearted community. Connor is a leadership and development expert who thrives in the environments of effectively directing people how to lead, inspire and grow their teams in the most on purpose manor. He is a coach and mentor for men who have a desire to positively impact the world through the work they do and the lives they live and the best part he walks the walk and talks the talk. He is a true leader who leads by clear example. His willingness to openly share is vulnerabilities, rawness and masculinity is what makes him a source of authentic inspiration to his community and to this world.

All of the proceeds from last nights event (nearly $600) is being donated to charity. Our charity of choice this time around is Music Heals  we were blessed to have the executive director Chris Brandt join us in the evenings festivities!

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I am so proud of my partner for putting together this event and taking his vision and making it a reality. His story is one of complete transformation and I know will be a catalyzing force for more men to reclaim their true authentic power and shine in their incredible masculine essence.

There is a massive awakening happening and I am blessed to know my partner and all of these men and women are a massive catalyst for change.

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Conscious, Evolved Men, “ManTalks” And A Pretty Proud Girlfriend!! Day 261: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Yoooooo Vancouver!!!! My very inspiring and incredible partner Mr. Connor Beaton is hosting a pretty rad-tacular event this coming Tuesday.

Before spilling the beans about the event I just gotta say

I am so freaking proud of my man!!!

He has spent the past four months, planning, designing and getting this event ready to rock. It has been such a pleasure watching him step even further into his greatness and begin creating in the direction of his calling. I am honoured to be his partner and when he plays big like this it calls me to step it up too. I love that so much about our relationship and who he is.

I feel like the super gushy, happy, proud, ecstatic girlfriend who is just over the moon about my man. And I totally am that woman. I know this event is just the beginning for him. A start of a brand new chapter filled with all his dreams and ambitions coming true. He is an incredible, evolved, conscious and driven man and I feel so blessed to have him in my life.

Now onto the details:

Its by donation which makes it very accessible for anyone- pay what you can is the motto here.  The proceeds are ALL going to charity and the night is set up with the intention of bringing together a collective of conscious men to begin creating a new type of dialogue hence the event name:

ManTalks.

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Event deets: Tuesday March 11th, 7-10 @ ING Direct Cafe (466 Howe St Vancouver).
Reserve your ticket here and choose your donation amount when you register!

Women are welcome to attend as well but the main focus is supporting our masculine pals in having positive, conscious and high vibin men in their lives to learn grow and expand from.

The night will include 4 speakers each of whom have build a fully sustainable and conscious business. All four men highly value community, contribution and have so generously donated their time and expertise to help others who are interested in building a company and a life that truly makes a positive difference in this world.

So if you are one of those high vibin, open minded types I would HIGHLY encourage you to show up and connect with these guys!

As a woman it makes my heart so very happy to see events like this happening. I love knowing there are events and communities like this where guys can go to be real, build positive community networks and mastermind their ideas and learning from other men in such a way where they all continue to grow into their greatest versions. Men who show up this way for their lives leave this world a better place because of who they are being and the true contribution they are.

More conscious men + more conscious women = beauty, harmony and sustainable positive world change.

Be a part of the movement.

See you Tuesday!!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Feature Friday: Family Addition- Day 175: 365 Radical Self Love

Today’s Feature Friday is focused on my love of family.

While in the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle and all the goodness we have coming down the pipe for 2014, our next few Feature Fridays are going to take on a slightly different flavour. We’ll resume the Featuring of RSL members in January and for meow lets share about family fun time!

Last night my mom came into town for our holiday celebrations. CB and I will be kicking it in our home city for the Christmas season so this mini family trip is incredibly special to both of us. We get the opportunity to be with family, do all the Christmasy things like decorate the tree, have wine and cheese, shopping adventures and most importantly time together as a family.

I am so grateful for the beautiful day we got to spend together today. It is incredible to have mom here and for us to get to spend this precious time with her.

We kicked off this morning with a trip to Ethical Kitchen for a delicious breakfast. We had chagga mushroom tea and all three of us enjoyed delicious, massive breakfasts.

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Following breakfast we took a little mini work break- caught up on some adminy things and then headed off to the Vancouver Christmas Market.
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radical self love kelsey grantThe market was filled with lots of little trinkets, christmas tree decorations, chocolate, mulled wine and loads and heaps of fun and laughter and of course CB and I stole some smooches beside the massive Christmas tree.

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Following the market we picked up a few more decorations, had and early dinner and meow are at home gearing up for a night of hockey, wine and decorating our tree. Such a perfect day. It is moments like these with the people we love most I am really keen on drawing attention to and featuring.

Now that we live in different cities than our families it is incredibly important to us as a couple to invest time and energy into our family units when ever possible. These moments are so precious and although life can get “lifey” sometimes it is growing clearer and clearer to me as I go through my life just how important family time really is.

I am so thankful for my beautiful family and for all these experiences that will forever reside as gifts in my heart!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Chalets, Mountains, Snow and Love- Day 162: 365 Radical Self Love Project

I have to say I am one blessed human being.

My man has scooped me away for another snowy weekend getaway and I am so freaking happy!

This weekend we are in Big White, in a cozy beautiful chalet, on a gorgeous mountain, with awesome friends and totally soaking up all the amazing love vibes.

radical self love kelsey grantComing to these ski hills really reminds me of home. Being an Alberta girl, I am really used to snowy, cold winters. Since relocating to Vancouver nearly 5 years ago my winters are so different. I love the coziness of being by the fire, rocking the fuzzy slipper socks, reading a good book and taking it easy.

 

 

 

Today I am incredibly grateful for a partner who takes me on these beautiful adventures, who loves to play in the snow like I do and who is willing to take the time to invest into some solid quality time. Right now we are making beautiful memories and truly infusing positive energy into the growth of our relationship.kelsey grant radical self love

We’ve been on a wild ride together and I never thought a year ago this is where we would be. It is incredible what can happen in a very short amount of time, when all parties are committed to being their best versions. We did have to go our separate ways for a little bit, learn some incredibly valuable lessons, clear out our individual blocks and some how find our way back to each other. The path to relationship bliss, at least as I’ve learned, is a twisty, turny adventure that sometimes is a hell of a mess and ultimately leads you right to the place you are meant to be.

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We now are BOTH clear how incredible this relationship is, how precious we both are and that we both contribute beauty, love and commitment to this partnership. I am blessed and so grateful. I’m grateful for the craziness we had to go through to get here, because the way I see it- ALL of it was worth it.

Big love from Big White 😉

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

It’s My Man’s 30th Birthday Time to Celebrate!!! Day 150: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Today my man turns 30.

1234064_10200597021314658_240328618_nWhat a beautiful life milestone. I absolutely loved turning 30 last year and I am so blissed out he has now joined me in the land of 30.

What I loved about entering this phase of my life was that for the first time I really felt grounded in who I was. My twenties were a phase where I was experimenting with life. Trying all sorts of things, exploring what I wanted and what I didn’t want. It was a time of great self discovery, travel, learning, accomplishment, stepping out into my own, taking giant leaps of faith and coming into a greater understanding of myself, my talents, my passions and why I am here.

Upon my 30th birthday I had really settled into my skin. I could confidently say I knew who I was and was completely solid in standing in my truth. My 30th birthday was my first drunk free celebration. I had a couple glasses of wine with my dinner and a celebratory mimosa with my breakfast and then kept to water and high vibes. It became very clear on this birthday that feeling good in the long term was more important than a short term “release”.

It felt good to make such an empowered choice to keep my body and mind clean and clear and for the first time the focus of the celebration was on being present with the incredible people in my life who were presents at my birthday. I was really able to see and feel into the deep gratitude for these beautiful souls who had been a huge guiding force in my spiritual, emotional and mental maturation.

This same awareness has stuck with me since turning 30. I now make choices based on my values and whether or not I truly want to do something. I make better choices about what goes into my body and the energy I surround myself with. I am highly selective with whom I spend time with and make sure to choose a social circle that enhances the positive aspects of my being and family mates who call me to be more.

I am so blessed to have been here with my partner as he enters this amazing phase of his life. Only he knows what this phase will bring because his path is his own, I just know I am here to lovingly support him the way he has supported me during this new cycle. I am over joyed to be celebrating with him today and I am so excited to see the magical manifestations he calls into his life in this year ahead!

cbbdayMega love and blessings to the beautiful love of my life ❤
CB you are incredibly special and so deeply loved!
xo

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

KG

Ask and You shall receive: A romantic date request = a romantic getaway- Day 149: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Ask and it is given

This is one of the main principals inside of the law of intention and law of attraction. Whatever we ask for either verbally or energetically we are always granted. Taking it to the next level when we expect the best we allow the space for the most incredible option to manifest.

When my partner asked me a few days ago what I wanted to do for our date day my answer was simple:

  1. Something romantic
  2. Just the two of us

radical self love kelsey grantWhat I received was absolutely incredible. He surprised me with an overnight romantic getaway to Whistler. We stayed in a beautiful hotel, upon arriving we found out our room had been upgraded and we had the most stunning room with a massive king size comfy bed.

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radical self love kelsey grantWe spent the early afternoon exploring Whistler village, drinking coffee, doing some shopping, taking pictures and most important of all laughing, connecting and loving all over each other. It was the most perfect afternoon. He gifted me with a beautiful Iolite crystal ring and it was the most perfect energy for what I needed at that time- again illustrating the perfection of the Universal order.

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Our evening consisted of all the things we love: great food, beautiful snowfall, hockey, snuggling, wine and of course amazing sex 😉

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I am so incredibly grateful for the gift of this trip- I really got how much my partner cares for me and appreciates our relationship together. It was the perfect way to reground, reconnected and re-energize after a pretty intense couple weeks. I am so thankful to be spending my life with this incredible man and I am so friggin happy to have had the most perfectly romantic weekend away!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels