Three simple strategies I use to get shit done

We're on Day 21 of physical distancing. Most experts agree this is the magic length of time it takes to make or break a habit. With some of us working from home, spouses and children under foot, gyms closed and social outings curtailed, there's a pretty good chance we've developed some new habits (for better… Continue reading Three simple strategies I use to get shit done

Covid-19 isolation log – week 2

Tuesday March 24, 2020 I am trying my hardest to stay positive today, to choose my mindset. Easier said than done. The province has shut down, except for a list of deemed “essential services” including grocery stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, take-out restaurants, hardware stores, manufacturing and agriculture sectors. Construction also made the list, but independent… Continue reading Covid-19 isolation log – week 2

Facing Ana: How gaining 30 lbs during pregnancy taught me to love my body

When people see some things as beautiful,other things become ugly.When people see some things as good,other things become bad.Lao Tzu It took me almost 10 years to admit out loud to another person that I had an eating disorder. When I did, I spoke about it like it was done with, gone, in the past-… Continue reading Facing Ana: How gaining 30 lbs during pregnancy taught me to love my body

Book review: Everything is Figureoutable

No matter what you're facing, you have what it takes to figure anything out and become the person you're meant to be.Marie Forleo ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marie Forleo is the 44-year-old, self-proclaimed ‘Jersey Girl’ behind the wildly successful interview-style show MarieTV, the Marie Forleo Podcast and ‘B-School’- an 8-week online course for creatives looking to… Continue reading Book review: Everything is Figureoutable

RECIPE: Two sushi appetizers you need in your life

Sushi doesn't have to be intimidating. Try these two easy recipes for Inarizushi and Makizushi and wow guests at your next party. Copycat recipes are a dime a dozen these days. Pinterest is full of creations promising to mimic your favourite restaurant dishes. Hands up if you’ve attempted the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits or… Continue reading RECIPE: Two sushi appetizers you need in your life

What it’s really like to live a plastic-conscious lifestyle; and easy ways to make the switch

What you’ll get in today’s post: - a few facts about the plastic crisis and some recycling myths- an interview with my sister-in-law Kiyomi, who works as a fisheries scientist in Nova Scotia- a guide to reducing your plastic use: easy, medium and hard- some recipes for making your own stuff- a directory of local… Continue reading What it’s really like to live a plastic-conscious lifestyle; and easy ways to make the switch

Thinking about trying a meal subscription? All your HelloFresh questions answered

For the last few months I’ve been trying to come up with ways to reduce our grocery bill and streamline our meals. Because I'm following a mostly-vegetarian diet, with the exception of fish occasionally, and Evan is still very much a carnivore, it can be tricky coming up with dinner ideas we both enjoy. I… Continue reading Thinking about trying a meal subscription? All your HelloFresh questions answered