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WE ARE MICHAEL AND LAURA LAROCQUE

a couple of small town Canadians enjoying life again

Our Story


There was a time in our lives when we realized we weren’t very happy. We were unhappy with our jobs, living situation and marriage. Why? Because we lost our sense of purpose in life. Michael was working construction and before the age of 30 he reached a position most guys strive for in their fifties. There was a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day, but no overall excitement for life. Laura retired from her own Massage Therapy business, giving up everything she had worked towards for 7 years due to the strain on her wrists and body.

We both looked for fulfillment outside of ourselves.  We drank and partied a bit too much. We fought over ridiculous things and had insecurities that were tearing us apart. Neither of us took responsibility for our own unhappiness.

On the surface our life looked great, we were following the path that society seemed to promise would bring happiness. But deep down we both felt as if we knew there was something better, but neither of us knew what it was, or how to get there. Laura sought out counselling and began looking inward.  Here she found many truths, some not so easy to face. But slowly started making changes everyday to become a healthier, happier individual. Slowly but surely, those effects trickled down to Michael.

 

Healthy changes


We believe the healthy changes we were making in our thoughts and actions contributed to our plan to pack up everything we owned. We put it in storage and moved to the UK with nothing but 3 suitcases, 2 one way tickets and just 1 week accommodation booked.

If someone had told us a few years earlier that this would be our life, we would have never had the capability in our mind to believe them.

We have done so much work on ourselves, really dug deep into those limiting beliefs and brought up stuff we knew needed to be dealt with. We have completely changed as individuals and have the strongest relationship that we’ve had in 12 years together.

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Our aim in life is to be happy, healthy, have fun, be free and inspire and support you to do the same.

Finding purpose again


It’s crazy to look back and see how we’ve gone from unhappy with our life and marriage, to working together as husband/wife, encouraging each other's growth and newfound interests, and together, building a vision for our future.

We now feel purpose in our life. We live a healthy lifestyle. We are active; we exercise our bodies and minds daily. We volunteer and we give back to the world.

What we don’t believe in is accidents. And we both know now that we suffered through circumstances so we could be led on the journey we are on now. We truly believe we go through lessons in life to make us stronger, to grow and then return the favour. We are definitely not perfect, and are always growing, learning and failing forward. And that is what makes life beautiful!

Living in London and traveling throughout Europe over the past couple years has completely changed the way we look at a “normal” life.

We have goals to travel the world and become parents when the time is right.  To make a living from anywhere in the world we choose to call home. To live balanced and healthy lives and raise healthy, adventurous children. To live outside our comfort zone and to truly feel alive. We feel a compelling urge to contribute our time and money giving back to this world in big ways.

Thank you for being on this journey with us! We stayed "stuck" for too long and our hope is to inspire you, and support you to make changes, big or small, in your life to begin creating your limitless life!


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