The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice

Sunday morning, off to church.  If for nothing else, belt out a tune.  It's good for you.  But I knew that already after engaging in a Radical Self Love Program. One of the areas we touched on was the vagus nerve; what it is, why it's important and how we can EASILY get it working! … Continue reading The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice

Building Cities for People, Not Cars

Walkability, livability and reducing vehicle miles travelled are a few shifts that improve health and wellness of residents, communities and cities. Research has shown that the way neighborhoods and communities are created can have positive OR negative effects on the physical and mental health of residents. Excellent read from Blue Zones "Built Environment Impact On Public … Continue reading Building Cities for People, Not Cars

“Y” the “I”

As a teenager, I wasn't a rebel, much-as my children laugh. In understanding children and youth, I was however probably looking for some way to create originality. My family were immigrants, right off the boat. I can vividly remember my Dad chasing youngsters after incessant name calling; wap, dago, go back to your country. Sound … Continue reading “Y” the “I”

Plastic Free July – 9 Ways To Minimize Plastic In Your Home

We know it. What are you doing about it? What small step can you take today? Our plastic society is putting the world's ecosystem at risk. Unnecessary plastic is making its way into our homes, and often through the kitchen. Our friends at Food Matters offer a number of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle … Continue reading Plastic Free July – 9 Ways To Minimize Plastic In Your Home

Stealth Superpowers And Maternal Fear

Once unlocked by fear, deep within each and everyone of us are powers to the like that you may have never seen before.  After all, when was the last time you were actually chased by a tiger. Typically the stress and fear we deal with (although can appear insurmountable) is of a low-ish grade nature.  … Continue reading Stealth Superpowers And Maternal Fear

The Inside Generation

I grew up in the "outside generation"; outside early enough the summers dew was still on the grass, building tents in the backyard with sheets, clothes pegs and lawn chairs, inside only long to eat lunch then back outside and of course the year round sign that it was time to come in was the … Continue reading The Inside Generation

Post Love Locke Day

In opening an "independent voice" local paper, while I waited for a pizza to be made at an independent local pizza shop, the first thing catch my eye, a half page ad thanking the city for their support. Love Locke Day had streams of people visiting our neighbourhood in a show of solidarity and support … Continue reading Post Love Locke Day

Thoughts On Love Locke Day

Couple of thoughts on #lovelockeday: Long before the street was filled with restaurants and coffee shops there were antique shops - lots of them. There was a bookstore that resembled a blend of a hoarder and a perhaps retired librarian. In a good way, since there is really no bad book. I never spent too … Continue reading Thoughts On Love Locke Day

27 in 9 Wrapped Up

  In cleaning out my pictures on my phone, I realized that I completed 27 in 9, The Let It Go Challenge and "forgot" to share the wrapping up last 5 days. Well, I didn't completely forget but got busy in letting go. Some big things in my life started to appear that took a … Continue reading 27 in 9 Wrapped Up

How Much Is A Little Girl worth……..Priceless

You stand on the podium with them and now although it seems like it's over, it's really the beginning-wounds opened-healing begins. Our sport for 20 years, what started as an outlet for a bouncy jumpy two year old. I've often wondered "what if".......we had no gym. "How much is a little girl worth?” Spoken by … Continue reading How Much Is A Little Girl worth……..Priceless