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    Health and Wellness,  lifestyle

    BRINGIN’ SEXY BACK: PRACTISING SELF-LOVE IN YOUR 40s

    Learning self-love and age positivity in midlife. By bringing sexy back, I don’t necessarily mean my body but an age positive attitude, a self-confidence, swagger, grit and spirit that says, “I’m comfortable in the skin I’m in at this particular point in my life”, because trust me, nothing prepared me for the way I’m changing with age.

  • Gratitude,  Health and Wellness,  Selfcare

    Self-Care Tip: Get Uncomfortable

    Step out of your comfort zone It’s time to make a point of stepping outside your comfort zone and getting comfortable with discomfort! Dare yourself to do something different today. Go on, try that red lipstick you’ve been meaning to try but too afraid to. Have some fun. You might actually discover red is your colour!  

  • Health and Wellness

    Self-care​ Day: Solo Ste. Anne’s Spa Day

    I have created this beautiful garden where many people will come to be healed” – prophecy given to Ste. Anne’s by Jay Rawlings “You went to the spa by yourself?” This was the reaction I got from a couple people when they found out that I recently went to Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario for a much-needed self-care spa day. What’s up with that?! Why is it that people think it either impressive or unusual that one should do things alone? Anyhow, that is a subject for another post, I’m sure! But today is International Self Care Day so I wanted to share my recent solo girl’s spa day getaway to…

  • Health and Wellness,  lifestyle

    How migraine headaches impacted my life and what you should know

    Migraine and Headache Awareness June was National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, and I was happy to be able to share my migraine journey as a part of the #MoreThanAMigraine campaign to help raise awareness. My Story: The Migraine Struggle is Real! Migraines and me, well we’ve have had a long, tumultuous relationship. My earliest memory of migraines was when I was 11. At the time I had no idea the debilitating pain, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise, all common migraine symptoms, would be something I would be living with for most of my life. I simply believed for a long time I had headaches. The stuff that other…

  • Health and Wellness,  lifestyle

    My Morning Routine: How I Start the Day Mellowed Out

    Part of Recovering from Burnout  How I start my day has changed considerably when I was forced to cope with chronic pain that left me unable to sit or walk for months. Then I suffered from burnout which left me feeling mentally, physcially and emotionally exhausted. To say it was a rough year is an understatement. Burnout threw me off my game and I needed to take back some control, in small ways and switching up my morning routine was one way I was able to do this successfully. Now getting up and starting my day off in quiet before I get my hustle on is essential to me. It’s…

  • Gratitude,  Health and Wellness

    Gratitude Attitude: Getting Uncomfortable to Find Happiness

    VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE and intentionally getting uncomfortable is the secret to really kicking that spice up a notch! This approach to life is what’s kept me, in many ways, out of the clutches of prolonged periods of depression. It’s been a solid practice for maintaining my mental wellness. The odd thing is that I hadn’t connected it to my happiness before. If I’m not learning something new, then I’m usually pretty miserable. How I do it I’m a lifelong learner – if I could get paid to take classes for a living, I’d probably be happy (assuming it’s not math…). Every year, as part of my goal setting, which involves…