Financial Stress: Impact and Management

Stress is one of our most common ailments, and it has a great impact on our bodies. It affects our moods, sleep, relationships, lifestyle, blood pressure, and much more. One large, common cause of stress is money. It is easy to stress over finances, and hard to manage. It impacts of mental and physical well-being,…

Finding Focus

Through all of the craziness of the current state of the world, we are all having to readjust and find balance in our new circumstances. For those going to work and staying at home, for those working from home, for those who have to home school their children while working, for everyone, there is a…

Probiotics

As I continue on my journey to wellness, I now turn my attention to understand probiotics. Probiotics. A word tossed around frequently, associated with health and wellness. We know they are healthy, but why? What are Probiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria or, less commonly, yeasts. They are microorganisms that outnumber our cells 10 to 1….

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” Alice Walker, The Colour Purple

Learning to Live More with Less – Stage One

This is the beginning of what I am sure is going to be a long and ever-changing and challenging process. I have been extremely privileged in my life, and have been able to collect things that make me happy.  This ranges from t-shirts, a million and two books, obscure coffee mugs and those random things…

My partner tells me of his father

My partner tells me of his father. His father was a complex man. He was a product of rape, a gang member, a man who struggled with drug addictions, whose main lesson for his son was ‘no downers’, who seemed both surprised and disappointed that his son did not use drugs often during his lifetime….

A day of Salisbury and Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. It is a British cultural icon, and a protected historic monument that is visited by thousands of people each year. It is located in the county of Wiltshire, just outside of the city of Salisbury. When I was looking into this trip, I was…

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

As I have gone through my journey towards mindfulness and well-being, I have come to appreciate just how important mindful eating and an intentional good health focused diet is. Our bodies do much better when we ensure to include different food substances in our day-to-day meals, helping us to feel our best in each moment….

It all started with a wrinkle – becoming mindful

A series of events happened to me that have led to changing my outlook on myself and my lifestyle so deeply that I cannot imagine going back to my previous mentality. It all started with a wrinkle. This is my very first wrinkle.  I am not a vain person and this is not about how…

Bon Echo

The way to tell you’ve had a good summer is to realize the memories you have made that have filled you with joy and satisfied your need for adventure.  Bon Echo is a place that makes the soul happy.  It is a provincial park in Ontario that invites both the in and outdoor types of folk….