Thursday, February 19, 2015

We have moved...... have you found us yet?

Hello wild ones!

We have moved.. have you found us yet?

Our new home is  packed with more of your rawllygoodness, oh so much more!

Check it out, there is a new section launched today: Vlog— The Power Of...

So come on by,

Natalie Howard

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Is there Stillness after the Storm?

Yes, Thursday it is.  It is also the day the rawllygood WILDFIRE newsletter comes out... have you subscribed yet???

Just in case you didn't, well here it is, today's WILDFIRE newsletter...

But seriously, come on awaits!

Here it is...

In light & love,
Naty Howard

Thursday, January 29, 2015

well, here it is!!! The next evolution: is now live! so come on by...

Yes, rumours are true and the oh so soon! moment has arrived and the next evolution of this blog is now live and exists beyond the boundaries of my body, my mind and my heart.... I invite you to come on by, explore, connect, take a few deep breaths, notice what is noticing, dive within and find your self with a gentle smile upon your face... is a space and an exploration of different tools for alignment with our soul, our greatest potential and our most vibrant authentic expression of ourselves.

Oh! Oh! I will be sending out a weekly newsletter to come your way on graceful Thursdays, so sign up! Subscribe and enjoy your weekly dose of rawllygoodness.  The first one went out today! had you sign up, did you get it? if not, you can visit the site and stay connected, next week is coming, and so will rawllygoodness...

This blog will still be here for you, but you can find a whole lot more of rawllygoodness over at, and from now on, that will be my and this Blog's new home.  If you still want to stay connected I encourage you to Subscribe to the newsletter!!!

So come on by, awaits…. Spark the {r}evolution within!

Here is just a peak...

In Kindship & Community,
Naty Howard
(explore, connect, take a few deep breaths, notice what is noticing, dive within)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Yes, something is brewing... Can you feel it?

Dearest friends and community:

Yes, something is brewing!... can you feel it?

Sure thing, here in Canada the sun in shinning, it is -30something outside!- yet something is brewing... the heart fire within me has sparked, calibrated and is ready to ignite...

First and foremost I want to thank you for being a witness to this wild ride of mine. Your have allowed me, stood by me, and supported me to discover and explore this Brave New World.

So I invite you now to come along for the ride, to stay curious, to discover, uncover, tap into, and dive within your own very hearts!

rawllygood is stepping into it's next evolution! a space dedicated to sharing tools for the self-transformation that is the process of alignment of body, mind and soul. is soon to come, oh so soon! to you.

In the meantime, you can sign up for rawllygoodness to come to you directly right here:

Please know that this blogspot will still live, but soon enough the posts and the rawllygoodness will be coming directly from!

So subscribe! and live what you love, cause it's all good, rawllygood!

May this year bring Grace, Peace & Hope into your lives and may you re calibrate your heart compass with Love.

All in rawllygood times,
Your hope activist,
Naty Howard

quote of the week

"Let your heart be your compass, your mind your map, your soul your guide... and you will never get lost."- Unknown.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Note to Self. 40 spins around the sun have taught me this.....

Suddenly it all makes sense.

On the Eve of my 40 cycles around the earth, i felt blessed. I felt tremendous gratitude for my soul to have knocked on my door, and for my inner voice to have answered. I was at the Shivananda Ashram in the Bahamas, at awe, in the realization that my first introduction to Yoga came through the Shivananda Centre in Toronto in 1996, so long ago, and though I have travelled many paths through Yoga, it is here that I was on the eve of my 40th birthday.

As I celebrated 40 spins around the sun, and suddenly it all made sense.  Suddenly, there is a different depth of trust in life's grace and I no longer need to know all the details, of why and how, but rather I feel more at peace with where I am and I feel a more mature level of commitment for my spiritual practice that carries me through, day in and day out.  

Suddenly the voice that struggled for so long to find its path, has quietly found it.  Suddenly the weight of my broken heart has lifted and the veiled of the illusion of separateness has come together to show me that neither time nor space are real boundaries for the heart, and that I am here to experience and learn about love, unconditional love.

Separation found its way to my heart on the summer of 1991, when we immigrated to Canada.  We, my mother, myself and brother, left Venezuela 23 years ago in the midst of very corrupt governments  lack of social conscience, violence, attacks on our personal safety and personal freedoms. We became immigrants in what I thought at the time was a strange country, with a language I did not speak, a culture I couldn't relate to, a winter that chilled my bones, and a one way trip that broke my soul.  Tears rolled down my cheek for 365 days in a row, and every now and then, they still find their way out of the deep layers of my teenage heart onto the face of my 40 year old body.  I guess my scar hasn't fully healed, I guess home is always our first love, and a place no other place can ever replace.  But through these 23 years as an immigrant I began to heal my heart, I began to make it my home, I began to understand and feel the greatness of being where I am, being free to speak my truth, having my rights as a human, as a woman, as a mother, as a daughter, respected and valued. I began to appreciate in my body, the peace that exists around me.  I began to appreciate and become conscious of my freedom.  I began to understand the reasons of why we left, I began to understand that growing up in a beautiful yet violent city, had left a deep imprint of fear, anxiety, and worry within me, but it has also given me one of my most precious gifts: a social conscience. 

This social conscience that feels and sees too much, has led me to interact with the world through the lens of my camera, documenting all sort of stories about the human condition, the journey of social justice and human rights is one close to my heart.  Photographing stories of the human heart, stories of spiritual transformation, stories in places far away and close to home, opened new doors of perspective and awareness onto my journey and allowed me to have exposure to the spiritual ways of different cultures and traditions that otherwise I may not have had the opportunity to bare witness. 

This social conscience is the seed of my dharma, and though the way in which I am engaging with the world is changing, the seed is still the same.

I am and will always be a hope activist at heart. 

Through my healing journey over the last 5 years, I discovered that the road is never straight.  That it's full of wonderful twists and turns, detours, and doorways into the greater brave new worlds.  That it's full of serendipitous meetings that always leave an imprint in our souls.  The more we are able to connect within ourselves with our own sacrednesss we are able to also see the Universe- The Macrocosm symbolically at work within us and through us.

This year in particular I have surrendered to my heart, to the consciousness and the fire that burns within, and the reclaiming of the sacredness that resides deeper beyond the fire in my heart, deeper in the place where silence resides, where I feel most complete, most open, most vulnerable, most peaceful.  That space where I am truly myself, where I feel supported, nurtured and nourished by Spirit. 

Along the process I have tapped into the Ashram within,  the sacred space that has always been with us.  I have choosen to answer, to surrender, to melt away into the wings of consciousness.  In me, it took a healing crisis to take the leap of faith.  In me, it took the realignment of where my body, my heart and my soul needed to go vs where my mind thought it needed to go.  In me, it took the acceptance, that I can choose, not just cope, not just have to, not just carry on, but actually CHOOSE how I deal with what happens and the shifts that ripple out of my choice to align myself ever more deeply with my true self, with my soul and with Spirit.  It's given me great strength, awareness, and a deepening of my purpose.  It has sparked the REVOLUTION WITHIN and defined that what I used to call my creative dragon is the hope activist whithin.  For that I am grateful and I know in my bones that I am exactly where I need to be and where I prayed so long ago that I would be- home within.  

So as I sit on this last day of 2014, I think of all that came to pass, the twists and turns of my healing journey, and I bow into my heart with a big smile on my face and resonating with a big YES!!! and a big THANK YOU!! on my chest for heavy metals are officially OUT! and a new phase begins and the extention of the Revolution Within continues.  I'd like to think of it as a new phase of deeper integration.  And rather than make or think of my 2015 goals as resolutions, I rather think of them as a process of deeper alignment.  What and how do I choose to walk my line? What do I envision to create this year? What are the feelings, the everyday state of being that I wish to live from?  Gratitude, Love and Deep Trust are the first ones to come to mind.  How can I be of service and really, really make a difference in my community, in the world, in my life and yours? 
How can we inspire each other to bring about the best in us, and live, in trust that you will be there for me and that I will be there for you.  How can we create safer communities for our children and how can we teach them to walk their line ethically, carrying honesty and a deep love and respect for the world and the people of the world?

What are you thinking for this next year to come?  Allthough every day is a new opportunity to create shift and change within us and spark our own Revolution Within as we awaken the hope activist that resides in our hearts,  this time of the year gifts us the opportunity to synch into ourselves a little deeper and begin to write a new chapter in our lives.  Time, well, she goes.  We keep spining around the sun.  What have your spins taught you?  What are the dreams you dream as we spin?  When will you start living your dreams, living what you love and in the process spark your own Revolution Within and tap into your own hope activist?

I don't have your answers.  They are only yours to be found, to be lived, to be surrendered to, to be choosen by you and only you.  You know yourself best, and most importantly it's your life.  It's your journey back to you.

On these 40 spins around the sun, and on this last day of 2014, I feel blessed, grateful, hopeful and inspired to dive deeper into the realms of alignment of body, heart, mind and soul.  I feel my compass has been set.  It is driven by my heart and the hope activist within, and it knows only one way forward. So what do you say, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and dive deeper within?

Quote of the day:

Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."  Say not, "I have found the path of the soul."  Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."  For the soul walks upon all paths.  The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.  The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.  ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's a date. Saturday Night, you & me and some rawllygood times!

Yes it's True.  Vitality Yoga Lifestyle & Boutique is opening it's doors for a wonderful roll of rawllygood times.  So keep your head high, your eyes open, and your heart full anticipation for the goodness that will soon come to you.  Check it out, pass it on, and come out!

Quote of the Day

"Your have the ability to choose which way you want to go.  You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life.  Do everything you can- prepare, pray and achieve- to make it happen".-
Benjamin Carson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ready, Set, Come out and Learn! Yes, it's true, rawllygood is coming to you....

Greetings from the North....

Have you heard the news yet? the good news, that is. 

rawllygood is opening it's doors to teach all things true & raw.  It's a dream come true, it's the beginning of a new journey within this brave new world, and it is a time of transition, and further integration. 

So I invite you to come out, be inspired, open up to new perspectives, build your health up wherever you are, find new resolutions, and join me as we gather to support, sustain and regenerate ourselves.  Get your calendars up, and book yourself some time for regeneration!

I will be teaching two classes coming up:

Empower your Health through Raw Foods Workshop 
Date: Saturday November 29th, 5pm-7pm.

In this 2 hour workshop and demonstration you will learn about the power of Living Raw Foods to empower your health, you will learn  why Raw Foods have become so popular, I will demystify raw foods and share with you the principles for a successful raw Raw Food adventure, while tasting delicious health sustaining foods.  You don't have to be 100% raw to enjoy the benefits that adding raw foods to your current diet can provide.  Come out and learn the tips, tricks, tools, the science and the art of Raw Foods.  Food Tasting Included.  Empower yourself ALIVE! Recommended purchase with this workshop:  Empower your health through Raw Foods E-book. (Please email me if you are interested in this E-book).

 Sweet love of mine, Raw desserts that LOVE you back Workshop- new ideas for sweet Holiday Times. 
Date: Saturday December 6th, 5pm-7pm.

In this 2 hour workshop and demonstration you will learn how to integrate nutrient dense foods into the sweetness that we all crave, learn to make gluten free, dairy free, raw desserts that boost your energy and support your body. You will get a chance to taste delicious Raw Food Desserts that everyone will love, and more important that oh so LOVE you back!. Its the perfect inspiration for the Holiday Times! Food Tasting included. Recommended purchase with this workshop: Sweet Love of Mine, Raw desserts that Love you back. E-book. (Please email me if you are interested in this E-book).
To register please visit

There is more rawllygoodness coming soon, so stay tuned. Yes, I am going to keep you at the edge of your seat for now... in a lovingly kind of way....


cause it's all good,

Quote of the Day
"You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself."- Galileo Galilei