Another perfect summer beach day in the Okanagan...packing up a partial man clan and headed to Kalavida Surf Shop to grab some boards and hit the lake. Who needs air conditioning and pools when Mother Nature made a gorgeous blue natural swim place. Happy Weekend friends! oxo
Nothing is sweeter than when you kids share a passion with you...whether it be a sport, a band, a simple pleasure or an art.
My eldest Noah is fifteen and has picked up my love for photography. I am a proud Mom but there is no denying he is doing amazingly well. He has worked hard and is rocking the instagram world and started his own blog too!
Here is our cat Chum...he took this image and got tons of attention on 500 px
Last night on the way back from our hike he took this one of me in wheel pose...
over 73 likes on Instagram over night! lol People pay big bucks for that kind of social media attention. The kid has over 2000 followers already!!!! I have been on way longer and have 383. WTH?
Follow me friends at kerrymacleod . Someone has to pay the bills!
One of my fave images of Noah's so far is this one of Chumly he took...
It's gorgeous and since we fostered Chum till he was adoptable from the SPCA and Noah paid for him with his own money he is a pretty special part of our family. Ry adores this cat and they are never far apart...I will definitely get this printed on a canvas for Ry's room.
He is also sharing my love of the forest and finding lots of amazing things to capture in the lush coolness it provides during this hot summer. This baby turtle is precious...
Visit his facebook fan page and give the kid a like...you have no idea what it means to him and what he has conquered this past year or so to find his creative path.
As for moi...I have been shooting too but less time for creative play and more work related but I am happy to share some images from a recent head shot session for my dear Life Coach and friend Jodi Seery.
We did a pile of images for the upcoming launch and rebranding of her page and I am so happy how after hours fighting the harsh mid day light we managed the shots I envisioned.
I have a photography category here on the blog if you want to see other work and I also have a
Birch Hill, photography by me board on Pinterest featuring some of my images. I don't have nearly as many images floating around the Internet world as my motivated off spring but someone has to hold down the fort while the man clan is filling memory cards.
Tomorrow I start a new adventure teaching SUP Yoga...I will be reaching for the sky and encouraging those who join me to do the same. Letting go of all that we can't control and working with our breath and bodies on the water to come back to our real purpose.
It's with Arise Yoga Vernon and run from Kalavida Surf Shop...register at the shop. Classes are $20 and include all gear and some surprise goodies. Or buy a pass for all summer for $125 and commit to a season of blissful Mondays. Paddling or Yoga experience not necessary, all you need to have is a willingness to try and a sense of comfort on the water.
Solution Focused Coaching for Individuals Ready to Live, Love & Be Loved is her tagline and she is amazing.
I recently worked with her to update her headshots and web images...love how this one turned out. The hand-painted tile magnet letters featured are from a local artist and dear friend Eachanoriginal and be ordered online.
Today in honor of independance and finding your way I am sharing her most recent newsletter on Getting Unstuck..
Getting Unstuck Today! Feeling powerless, blocked and bound by situations or circumstances in your life is not necessary. Apply this simple breakthrough strategy from my toolbox now to free your Self from the unconscious self sabotage keeping you stuck. This ONE simple but significant strategy will get you back into your power and back on your path to the life, relationship and prosperity you desire. Breakthrough Strategy:
Instead of saying to your Self:
“Why can’t I...make more money...find the love of my life...have a successful career... be loved and happy ...have what I want...?”
Say to your Self:
“Why is it so easy for me to...make more money...find the love of my life...have a successful career... be loved and happy ...have what I want...?”
Feel the quantum shift in your energy!
You are instantly vibrating at a whole other frequency with the second declaration.
Thoughts generate e-motion, e-motion generates your vibrational frequency and your vibrational frequency attracts like vibrational frequency. What you e-mote you attract. Use this breakthrough strategy to attract the life experiences you want and email or facebook me the results you experience. I want to share in your celebration of YOU!!
Helping you create a life by design not by default. xo Jodi
Make sure to visit jodiseery.com to sign up for her newsletter and check out her ebooks and offerrings. She does consults via Skype so you don't have to live near to benefit from her wisdom. I feel blessed to have her close and she will be sharing a shavasana message at the end of my Monday night SUP Yoga classes at Kalavida Surf shop through Arise Yoga. Her fresh new page is about to be launched as well so keep checking back, it's going to be brilliant.
I practice...I will always practice in life as in yoga and never feel like I can't keep getting better and growing. I am not an expert, my postures aren't perfect...I am a forever student in yoga as in life. The possibilities inspire me.
I have been spending lots of time on the lake, on my board working on my SUP Yoga routine I will teach starting next Monday. This is a very new thing to me and I am excited to share the bliss I find on the water with others. Today I go back to the studio, Arise Yoga Vernon is my haven. I will look to my mat and the absorb the wisdom of the teacher to help me. The SUP yoga I will share will be for all levels but having a basic knowledge of yoga poses and flows will be useful while on the water and without mirrors and a consistent view of me. I encourage anyone who wants to join me at Kalavida Surf Shop next Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 to slip in a studio class if you can. I will be at All Levels Play at Arise tonight and Saturday and Monday morning, you can find times online.
Having a special date with my biggest kiddo Noah. He came with me to Kelowna for the night and we went to see Chef. It is a great story about starting again, being true to you , creating and following your bliss. The father and son part of the journey was touching and overall the film was loaded with some really funny scenes, amazing music and tons of drool worthy food.
My fifteen year old son put it in his top ten so that says a lot and warms my heart as a Mom since there are so many messed up messages in popular cinema these days and a well done, feel good movie is something we all crave sometimes. After watching Chef you will also be yearning for live Cuban music, grilled sandwiches and meat in general...don't watch on an empty stomach