Run, Tyson, run!

All week, I’ve been on pins and needles. I’ve been a high intensity mixture of anxiety and excitement and none of it is rightfully even mine. Our dear friend Tyson is doing the Pine to Palm 100 tomorrow. The 100 stands for miles. 100 miles. One hundred. Miles. Just think on that …

Growing a green thumb: tomatoes

I talk to so many people who feel like they are afraid to or can’t start a garden because they don’t have any experience taking care of one or think it might be too complicated to manage. Every time, I tell them that if I can do it, anyone can! …

Labour Day

I’m a pretty deliberate person and I like it when I know that things are done with a purpose. I also like celebrations and honouring events, past and present. For the first thirteen years in the company I work for, I was a member of the union. For four or …

Long distance yoga – update #1

I mentioned last week how my favourite partner in crime and I were closing the gap over the 295 miles between us and exploring yoga together. Well, sort of. We’d decided to sign up for Gaia and do the same 14-day yoga fundamentals course at the same time, comparing experiences and …

August in review

This month, I started with my first “things we’ll do this month” list of fun(ish – but mostly fun) goals for the month. Things I want to do, see and try throughout the month, some new things, some old things revisited. I was talking with a friend just days after …

Things we’ll do this month: September

Yay for September! The mercury in the thermometer is falling (or at least beginning to drop,) public places are becoming more scarce with summer vacationing families and tourists, pumpkin spice everything is making its way into the marketplace like a bull in a china shop. Fall is right around the …

#AwesomeAugust – the finale

I spent the month of August documenting a single thing that makes me happy every day. #AwesomeAugust was an enjoyable way to document some of the fun things we were doing as well as the other things we have to be grateful for. I can’t believe that the month is …

Walking Vancouver: Belcarra – Burns Point

This summer, we started a new habit of picking a destination from our 109 Walks book and enjoying a hike in a new Lower Mainland location each weekend. Here’s where we have visited so far: Deer Lake in Burnaby, Watershed Park to Mud Bay Park in Delta/Surrey and Steveston Greenways in Richmond. …

#AwesomeAugust week four

I just entered the fourth and final week of my daily challenge of posting something that makes me happy and August awesome. It’s been a great way to remember to practice gratitude which, I’m beginning to realize, is a way to slow down time by taking some time and thought and marking …

Long distance yoga

Last week, I came across the offer of an introductory month of streaming Gaia yoga classes (and, it turns out, many other resources) for just $.99 (see? Facebook ads DO work!) I’ve been mulling over a return to yoga for months, but I haven’t yet managed to drag myself to …