High Peace: Book Review

If you haven’t read High: A Party Girl’s Guide to Peace, by Tara Bliss, then I most definitely recommend you do. One of my fav bloggers and holistic nutritionist Www.megtherhn.com kept on preaching it so I finally gave in and ordered it from the local book shop downtown. A few weeks later I was reading it by the beach 🙂

To be quite honest I don’t think I’ve read a book that I can relate more too! Her early twenties were similar to mine, working working working and still trying to keep up with a social life. Even if that meant everyday… Whether I worked at 8 am or not, I found myself slapping on mascara at 9 pm and calling a cab to whyte avenue to see my friends and drink an unnessescary amount of alcohol. This lifestyle consumed me for years. Tara Bliss also mentions FOMO (fear of missing out) which to me literally felt like a disorder during my party days than a modern day popular term. I could never say no to a social event! And my line of credit more than assured me I was able to go to any pub or dance bar. Her book doesn’t preach being sober, no, but rather recognizing the purpose of why you are slamming back drinks. How your ego constantly pulls you by a leash, telling you that if you don’t become your alter ego “party girl” you will never be happy, never satisfied. And that’s what we are all chasing right? Happiness? But what is happiness? Is it really sitting bobble headed at a bar at 2 am ordering doubles before last call, in your 200 dollar outfit that now has stains all over it, and  will probably collect a few more after you head to the donair shop to scarf down greasy, unquestionable meat. I am about 3/4 through her book and I already can’t wait to read it again. Hearing her stories and where she came from, to falling in love and finding joy in the little things. Yes, it’s okay to have a glass of wine with  your girlfriend or celebrate with your hunny over a glass of champagne, but evaluate your intentions. I can’t tell you how many times I had a “bad” day at work, only to go home, and pour a glass of wine because I’m deserving of it. First of all, it’s easy to have a “bad” day, all you have to do is have a bad attitude! More blogs on this later… And second of all, I was drinking wine believing that it was the answer to my problems. Stress=anxiety=1/2 bottle of red? I think not. Since moving to Kelowna, spending way too much time alone (my friend count is slowly rising okay), I am learning a lot about myself and really valuing this experience. One of my favourite things to do when I get home from work is boil a pot of green tea and pick up a book while my boyfriend watches the food network, it’s very comforting and I literally wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I choose to nurture my body, and soul vs self destruct, and if there’s one thing I could tell 20 year old me, is that I was looking for happiness in the wrong place. Be present, love yourself, and nourish your body✌️

Anyways, those were some of my thoughts after a night shift! Home to sleep. Here’s a pretty salad I ate earlier today! Kale, spinach, strawberries, cucumber, walnuts, and goat cheese. I then put some ground turkey I cooked up over top and it melted the goat cheese! It was delicious:) ❤️🍓





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