Because I Can

“I move because I can.” I remind myself of this when I’m out for an enjoyable walk, or sweating through a not-so-enjoyable workout. It’s my mantra when I go for a run, or have to carry heavy groceries, or do yard work, or vacuum. It’s a good reminder to be grateful for a body that... Continue Reading →

Feeling Powerless

We had an interesting experience last week. A massive storm nearby, which fortunately didn’t impact our community directly, knocked out power to a large area. That impact did include our community and surrounding area. When it first went out in the evening, we expected it back on quickly, as usually happens. Not this time. It... Continue Reading →

Find Your Passion

Most people I know have to work to survive. The difference is whether you live to work, or work to live. Do you love what you do? Do you head to work (or your home office, farm, greenhouse, factory….wherever) full of joy most days? Or do you dread going to work? Do you feel stress... Continue Reading →

A Day On The Lake

Those who love to fish, love it a lot. Some love it so much, they build a business around it. That's true of our neighbours, Tom and Dorothy, who have built the guiding business Sask Landing Fishing Adventures. They take customers on tours and fishing expeditions on Lake Diefenbaker, and we were fortunate to be... Continue Reading →

Keep the light on

For me, the best way to work through my thoughts and feelings is often by writing about them. And so, here I am, one week since I first heard a brief mention of the word “Broncos” on a Toronto Blue Jays telecast. I wasn’t sure exactly what was said, but in no time, I found... Continue Reading →

Starting the day off right

There are many resources expounding the benefits of a morning routine. These include working out first thing, practicing meditation or yoga, journaling. Don’t check emails, take time for yourself, make your coffee (that’s mine) …the list goes on. Do the same thing every morning and you will see benefits. The reality is, everybody is different... Continue Reading →

50 years…wiser?

It won't be long now until I  pass what is considered a major milestone – turning 50 years old. It’s kind of unreal to think that I am that old…that in fact I likely have fewer days in front of me than behind me. It doesn’t feel any different, actually, other than it hurts when... Continue Reading →

Bird nerd

I am a self-confessed bird nerd. I love to watch birds, marvel at their colours, their ingenuity, their beautiful songs, their ability to fly! One of my favourite aspects of spring is watching migrating birds return. The winter birds are soon joined by those who go south for the winter, as week after week, new... Continue Reading →

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