Tag: Joy and Grace

Naturist Laptop Lifestyle

Hey lovelies,

I drifted into dreamland much earlier than normal last night. I slept beautifully and my sleep was filled with mystical dreams. The images from my dreams stayed in my mind this morning when I awoke. My house was quiet except for the sound of my neighbour’s rooster crowing in the background.

I got up, turned my kettle on then went to my favourite spot in my home to check my emails. As I was sitting responding to messages and comments, I received an email that stood out. One of my blog readers mentioned that their favourite photo of me so far is the one where I am sitting at my kitchen table working in just a sweater.

I found this perception very interesting. My sister Grace and I were talking about this yesterday. I sometimes forget that my lifestyle is not mainstream. I work from home, often times sitting fully nude, other times partially dressed and many times outside in nature. The weather here is much colder than you may imagine, but I still challenge myself to push my own boundaries and get outside naked even when the temperature is near freezing.

Today, however, I was cozied up in my chair gazing out at my beautiful view working until I arrived at my sister’s home to work on some collaborative projects. When I came to Grace’s house for a bit of work then some tub time, we set the intention for our day by starting with a smudge.

Now it is time for our “hot tub meeting”. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day. Happy Friyay!

From my heart to yours,

Joy

Sisters: Grace and Joy

Hey lovelies,

A lot of people have been asking both Grace and I about our connection. Some people have even been bold enough to ask if we are “real sisters”. The answer I will give is this. If, by “real sisters” people are asking if my sister, Grace and I are biological sisters with a blood connection, the answer is yes, we are blood sisters; we have the same biological father.

The deeper answer I will give about my sister Grace and I is that, even if we did not have a blood connection, we would be sisters in our hearts. Our connection is comparable to that of non-romantic soul mates. We were born to different mothers, but oddly enough, both of our biological mother’s names are Barbara.

Grace and I both grew up in Ontario, but not in the same home or even in the same town. When Grace was born, her parents (our father Michael and her mother, Barbara) were very young. After facing some family pressure, they ended up giving Grace up for adoption. Just before I was born, my parents (my mother, Barbara and our father, Michael) separated.

My mother continued living at home until her family decided that having an unwed mother living with them was shaming their family. They gave my mother very little notice and told her to leave. She ended up staying with a man who would later adopt me and raise me. My mother and my adopted father chose not to tell me about my adoption. At the age of 11, I found some documents that made me realise that I had a whole different family that I had been kept from.

I will not tell the deeper aspects of my sister’s story, that is her story to share. Grace and I met for the first time when I was 11 years old. We then met again once when I was 16 years old. The depth of our connection truly began in 2000. Grace wrote me a letter and sent me some pictures of her life.

Grace continued to reach out to me and I responded in kind. In 2003, I was pregnant with my fourth child and I ended up renting a farm house near Grace’s home. She drove by my house everyday on her way home from work, so she began stopping in for supper.

I was honoured to have Grace at the birth of my youngest daughter. It was a deeply touching and connecting experience for both of us. In 2004, I moved to British Columbia, Canada. It was Grace’s idea. She thought my heart and soul would fit in better on the West Coast; she was right. She joined me on the West Coast of Canada and since then, we have continued to build our lives both separately and together.

In 2013, I moved with my husband and our children to the Midwest. I only saw Grace and her family once in the whole time I was gone. It was difficult on both of us to live so far apart but in November of 2017, I left my husband and moved back to the eclectic island of Salt Spring. I not only have Grace in my life again, I am now blessed to have her working with me on this blog and my business ventures.

It is an exciting time for us and we are truly blessed to be able to share our journey with you! The photo below is one of us with our father, Michael. It was taken on Christmas day in 2003. I was 6.5 months pregnant with my youngest daughter.

From our hearts to yours,

Joy and Grace

Contemplation and Passion

Hey lovelies,

This morning my sister Grace and I have been contemplating the direction of this blog and our business. We need to decide what the intention and purpose for our naked journey is and more specifically, what we want to share with the world. For me, this process is about liberating myself. It is about diving in to my sensuality and expressing myself in an uninhibited way.

As a I dive deeper into myself, I discover more about who I am as a woman. It is an amazing and inspirational journey. Having my sister sharing this journey with me is mind blowing for me. It is a path I have walked alone for years and now Grace and I are on this journey together. There is something magical about walking this path with my sister. I look forward to seeing where it leads us…

I hope you are enjoying your day!

From my heart to yours,

Joy

Sister Time

Hey lovelies,

I am excited to share that my sister Grace is joining my naked adventures! Over the past four years she has been exploring a naturist lifestyle. When I asked her what nudism has done for her, she expressed the following:

“As a woman and a mother, incorporating nudism into my daily life has elevated my self esteem, improved my positive body image, and increased my confidence. In addition, naturism has helped me tap into my inner feminine being.

Having my sister, Joy on this path with me has expanded the depths of my journey. Working together on this endeavour with my sister has brought fire and passion into my life. I captured this candid photo of Joy when I first arrived this morning. She later captured one of me gazing over her willow pond.

If this is “work”, I’m in. Lol.”

From our hearts to yours,

Grace and Joy

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Winter Rewilding With Joy

For those of you who read my blog, Tantrachick, I am truly excited to share my new adventures with you! Today, my brother-in-law, drove to Mount Maxwell to take photos of my beautiful sister, Grace, with the gorgeous backdrop of Mount Maxwell.

While they were on their adventure, I explored the wilderness of the Salt Spring Conservancy with a local photographer to have my own rewilding adventure! It has been an absolutely stunning day! I hope you have had an equally beautiful day!

From my heart to yours,

Joy

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