I'm happy you're here.  

I'm here because I want to help people, and I believe that my personal experience is the most powerful tool at hand in this endeavour; I can only hope that sharing it will provide you with knowledge, perspective, or peace in knowing that you are not alone. 

I built this website in 2014 when I was just beginning  post-secondary education and studying under Mavrixx founder Brent Seal in his LEAP Academy Speaker Program pilot. At the time, I found blogging to be an effective method for sharing instalments of my story but often fell into aversive states of self judgement for not meeting my own expectations. Eventually, I decided that this site required too much upkeep and let the domain expire. 

Since then, amidst all the turmoil and struggle and growth and learning, I have cultivated enough of a vision for what I'd like to share that I can now put fingers to keys. In an effort to avoid the self-perceived pressure that lead to my last discontinuation, the theme of this blog is Doing What I Can, When I Can. This means that I will not follow a posting schedule or maintain a standard for my posts. What I will do, is share my honest experiences and the lessons they have provided.

Beyond this, I can only offer my sincere affirmation of what you have always known, but neglected to accept: you matter. Everything you've ever needed and will ever need is already inside you and you know how to access it. Tune in. Seek guidance. Trust your Self.

Thanks for visiting,





Rylee McKinlay

Student (of Life)


Yoga instructor

T: 250 462 2045  E: ryleeamckinlay@gmail.com