Tag Archive | healthy living

Mini Garden Spaces

Moving to our new place was a big adjustment in many ways, including leaving our garden.  Who knew growing up that I would care so much about a plot of dirt and some plants when back then my mom had to force me to help with the weeding.  I absolutely hated weeding, and I mostly still do […]

June Fitness Challenge: Planks & A Border Collie

We realized about two weeks in that we may have gotten in over our heads with our rescue pup, Harlowe. The day we picked her up, she had just undergone her spay surgery and was on medication for the next 5 days, so she was understandably subdued during almost the entire first week.  A few […]

Gratitude Gems: So… Tired…

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I’m exhausted today.  Last Wednesday was our anniversary and so we had a full day of doing whatever the heck we wanted together because it was also a stat holiday and we both had the day off!  Getting […]

Gratitude Gems: A Microscopic Work Week

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! This week I’m only working two days!  Wahoo! This Wednesday is Canada Day (yay, Canada!), which is a stat holiday so we automatically get the day off.  It’s also our anniversary (yay, us!), and we normally go camping […]

Gratitude Gems: To Wed or Not To Wed

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Last week an unmarried coworker asked me why I got married.  In retrospect I should have expected this considering I had just retorted that a supposed 40% divorce rate makes you wonder why anyone gets married these days.  […]

May Fitness Challenge: 30×30

For the month of May, I completed the 30×30 Nature Challenge put on my the David Suzuki Foundation.  The challenge is simple: spend at least 30 minutes in nature every day in the month of May. Most days I didn’t even need to think about ways to get outside because I was walking and biking to […]

Furry, Long-Nosed Teachers

I’ve always been a dog person.  When I was little I used to crawl under the kitchen table and chairs just to be near our keeshond Dolly, who was way in the corner because she was trying to get away from me… she growled if I got too close so instead I would just lie […]

Gratitude Gems: A Beautiful Patio

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! On beautiful sunny spring/summer days like today, I’m so glad that we have even a teeny tiny bit of space to sit outside and soak it up. Our new digs didn’t come with a yard, but we do […]

Gratitude Gems: If You’re Happy and You Know It

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I was wondering all day why I felt happy and couldn’t pinpoint a reason.  There were, in fact, any number of reasons why I shouldn’t feel happy today – oh so many reasons.  Though I could have dwelled […]

For the Sake of Argument, Let’s Just Call it Exercise

Is cycling still exercise if my ride only takes 5 minutes these days?  That’s the question I’ve been asking myself this week, as I finally started biking to work.  One of the perks to our new home is its proximity to my job, but because I didn’t have access to the parkade yet, and still […]