What Homeschooling for 12 Years Taught Me

What Homeschooling for 12 Years Taught Me

Yes! I homeschooled from age 5 to age 16! Yes! I had friends! Yes! I had a smooth transition into a high school! Yes! I went to University and got a degree! Yes! I am employed and happy – and HAVE FRIENDS! Phew. The facts…

Creating Productive Thoughts and Recognizing Opportunities

Creating Productive Thoughts and Recognizing Opportunities

I was sweeping my floors after lunch, thinking about my past week and how out of character it was. I went to bed at 10pm (I have been known to crawl under the covers at 12:30am) and woke up at 6am, and ACTUALLY GOT OUT…

What Self Help Books Have Really Taught Me

What Self Help Books Have Really Taught Me

I love the idea of becoming a better person every day. And when I say better, I mean kinder, more compassionate, happier, wealthier, more productive, and I know that not everyone defines their “better” the same way. But most people, no matter what their better…

The 6 Podcast Episodes That Made My 2019

The 6 Podcast Episodes That Made My 2019

When I was a kid (I know, I know, not that long ago) my sisters and I listened to story tapes almost constantly. We listened to Robert Munsch while we drew pictures, and Jim Dale narrated Harry Potter while we fell asleep. Needless to say,…

22 Things I am Still Figuring Out

22 Things I am Still Figuring Out

As of today, I have spent 22 years on this planet, circling the sun at approximately 30km per second and loving (almost) every second of it. I have noticed a popular trend lately where people take their birthday as a moment to reflect on all…

4 Christmases: Remembering What Matters

4 Christmases: Remembering What Matters

Have you seen the movie, Four Christmases, starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn? The movie tells the story of a couple experiencing four different Christmas celebrations on one day, and through there experience, they discover what truly matters, at Christmas and in life. This blog…

The Routes We Take

The Routes We Take

I kept looking around, trying to see if the path continued much further. I stopped for a moment and backtracked a few steps to see if I had missed a turn. The branches and bushes hung in my face and my foot hit a big…

Zero Waste Holiday Gift Ideas

Zero Waste Holiday Gift Ideas

Although Josh says that it is still too early, the holidays are just beyond the horizon and I have to say I am very excited to celebrate some twinkly lights and time with friends and family. Each year, my family chooses a theme for the…

7 Ways to Express More Gratitude

7 Ways to Express More Gratitude

Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone and I hope you all enjoyed love from family & friends. Thanksgiving is definitely my favourite holiday. Mostly because I absolutely love a good meal and expressing gratitude. As much as spending time with family can be exhausting and…

The Essentials of Life

The Essentials of Life

My favourite quote at the moment is, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” by Annie Dillard. The quote points out that the things we do each day make up our whole life. Building on that, there are some…