As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am now, living in the land of the happy people. The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love. Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Heartbreak in Happy Land... Wednesday, March 21

I lost the space for Empowered.

I won't go into my frustrations and the overdose of disappointment I feel because what happened was really not cool and I lost a little respect for some involved, to tell you the truth.  It made for a really, really, REALLY hard walk home from boxing at the realization that my fight wasn't backed up by all those who said they'd have my back.  I cried the entire way  home.  I showed up feeling completely beat up and who should I run into while waiting for the elevator at my condo but my business development partner.  She's been super supportive but, with my nose all red and eyes swollen, I then had to clear my throat, put on a smile, and address the situation.

First heartbreak in the Philippines for me and it was very much a real one, wow.

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