My name is Anna.

I’m 26 years old.

I was born and raised in the Cayman Islands, and moved to Vancouver, Canada in January 2010 after studying at UBC in Vancouver for four years.

I also lived in England for a short time as a teenager (my  extended family all live there).

I love Vancouver but am often homesick so go back home at least once a year. We maintain a home there but it’s rented out full time so we tend to live like tourists on our island when we go home, and I have no complaints about that.

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When I say “we” I mean my family – I live with my mom Pat; my sister Katherine and her husband Jon live in Calgary and we visit often. My father passed away of cancer in December 2008. He was the best dad and man you would ever have the good fortune to know.

The picture below is from our only family photoshoot, in 2004. So I’m a mere 19 years old…so crazy how time flies.

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I love yoga. I take every opportunity to go into a yoga pose, sometimes obviously (I got lots of weird looks for the photo below) and sometimes discreetly (try doing mountain pose when waiting in line; you’ll feel so much better by the time you’re done waiting!).

You’ll always feel better after doing a forward fold and a quick sun salutation and if you’ve never chanted om – as crazy Zen as it sounds – you need to. It vibrates through your whole body and makes you feel so much better.

I love flow, hot, hatha and yin yoga. Heck, I also enjoy Pilates, Anusara-inspired yoga…there’s a type of yoga to match your mood any day of the week.

I love the environment at my local YYoga so that’s where I choose to practice (and if you’re ever in Cayman, Bliss Living Yoga is run by two fantastic ladies) but there are many studios and it’s all about finding the right one for you.

I’m a worrier by nature but have brought this way under control partly thanks to yoga, spirituality/religion, life experiences, friends, mentors, my business…I believe in eternally learning from your surroundings so I am constantly trying to live the paradox of being happy with who I am while constantly striving to be better. I think that’s healthy.

I do my very best to take time to stop and smell the roses, because life moves pretty quickly.

I have three ginger cats who are adorable and amazing each in their own unique way. I grew up with cats but discovered a couple of years ago (after acquiring all three of these ginger boys) that I have developed moderate to severe allergies to their dander. So I sleep with an air purifier in my room and suck it up :).

From left: Bart, Bill, Ben. Bill and Ben are brothers, adopted from Burnaby SPCA in Canada. My dad named them after the 1950s British cartoon Bill and Ben the Flowerpot MenBart we adopted from the Cayman Islands Humane Society. They’re all adorable lovemuffins!

Here are a few posts that might help you get to know me better, if you’re interested:

If you have questions send them in: theguiltlesslife@gmail.com! For information about my vegetarianism and the format of this blog, click here.


  • September 1, 2011

    So glad you stopped by my blog! You are so beautiful and I love the spirit you have, a wonderful love for life! Your cats are so cute!

    Im so sorry to hear about your dad passing , I know that must of been so hard, I can’t even imagine the day when mime does, I know though your dad is watching and proud of the wonderful girl that you are!

    Have a great night! Thanks again for stopping by!


    • September 1, 2011

      Thanks so much for your kind words Katie, I am truly touched :). I am new to this whole blogging gig but love yours and will be compiling a blogroll shortly of my fave blogs – fashion, food and everything in between, so will definitely be including yours! Good night 🙂 xx

  • November 17, 2011

    Hey Anna! I am so glad you stopped by my blo so I could find yours! First off all, you are gorgeous, and your pictures are stunning! Second, I really like the attitude you have towards life each and every day, very inspiring!
    Can’t wait to read more 🙂

  • November 25, 2011

    OMG your three ginger cats are so cute together! So striking.

    What a lovely bio– touching! I’m also a big yoga fan though have struggled to maintain at-home practice since moving away from my former studio.

    All the best! Looking forward to reading your blog!


  • January 3, 2012

    Hey Anna, so glad I found your blog, though it took me a little while! I’m new to the whole yoga thing — I just started doing heated yoga about three weeks ago — but already cannot get enough of it! I even woke myself up at 5:30 to make a 6 am class the morning I was leaving to head back to school and spend 13 hours driving to North Carolina! I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  • January 4, 2012

    I am so happy to have found your blog, I love it! 🙂
    Vancouver is one of my favourite cities, and I hope to live there one day. ( for now I’m in victoria)
    As a fellow yogi-lover i agree YYoga is a great studio.

  • January 11, 2012

    Just came across your blog from Jen’s WIAW. Love the blog!! You have such a great spirit! I think it is so important to imbrace the world around you, stop and take it all in. Too many people flow through too quickly and overlooking all the little things life presents you!
    Can’t wait to read more!

  • January 18, 2012

    I just found your blog, Anna, and I love it! Love your philosophy about life, yoga, and health. Can’t wait to read more!

  • January 27, 2012

    I’m so glad I found your blog 🙂 I love finding fellow canadian bloggers and I can’t wait to keep reading!

  • February 6, 2012

    As the typical introduction goes, I will say that I just found your blog and really love what I’ve read so far! I’ve been trying to find like-minded bloggers who believe in living a healthy and balanced life (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually) and I’m really excited to look through more of your posts. All the best.

  • February 21, 2012

    Your cats are so adorable! I love yoga as well! And I also love your blog 🙂

  • April 13, 2012

    Visiting your blog via Peas and Thank You. You have a beautiful blog! I’ve just started finding the beauty in yoga.

  • April 13, 2012

    I just start yoga and I’m falling in love with it. I think it’s awesome that you do random yoga poses for your photos. =D

  • April 14, 2012

    Awwww! I have two orange kittles too, and oh, how I love them so!!! <3

      • May 22, 2012

        stephen jensen

        hi little sis i love vegetarian/vegan recipies but i’m sorry you won’t catch me doin’ yoga

  • April 15, 2012


    I just found your blog and so happy I did 😉 🙂 I LOVE IT! You are in my google reader now, love

  • June 13, 2012

    Just found your blog love it! Your cats are so adorable!

  • July 8, 2012

    your cats are GORGEOUS! 🙂

  • November 12, 2012

    Just stumbled across your blog! Looking forward to more! Blessings!