Show & Tell: Sept 26/14

I don’t have anything witty to write for you today but I want to get a Show & Tell up to give myself a bit of a break from life. It’s been super busy lately which is great, but it doesn’t give me enough time to really take a step back, relax and enjoy it all. I started a Yoga Challenge earlier this month and was doing really well the first two weeks, then craziness took over and I’ve only done it once since. The other night I was mega stressed and I took some time for myself to do the 20 minute Yoga With Adrienne video and it completely changed my mood.

Take time for yourself this weekend. Get outside, smell the last of the flower and tell the people around you how much they mean to you. Life is a gift and we are lucky to be alive.

Mawlynnong isn’t like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children take their mothers’ names, and men marry into their wives’ family homes. The setting is also unique: lush, and so well-cared for, tourists across India visit to marvel at the lack of trash.”

  • I recently found the Farmer’s Almanac online and have been reading up on the coming seasons. Here’s their Canadian Fall Forecast.
  • I have yet to get Jason to do yoga with me – but these 10 Awesome Yoga Poses for Men are where we can start!
  • The science is clear: we have to keep two-thirds of fossil fuels in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change, so why are we looking for more? We need to start keeping oil in the ground, and the Amazon is a great place to start.Please watch the video below and then head on over to sign the petition to Call for an end to Amazon oil drilling!



The best thing a woman can have…

Liz left this for me on my desk on her last day. I look at it and feel like I can take over the world.

I tried to post this yesterday, but for some reason I couldn’t. And after having lunch with Casie - it needs to be said that having good friends are a close second.



September Yoga Challenge

I love the idea of yoga, but I procrastinate on fitness, so have never really done it. I’ve done 1 real yoga class (which I loved) and a few times at home following different videos. I bought a Passport to Prana a year or so ago that I never activated and I really should!

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon  the video Yoga For Complete Beginners by Yoga With Adriene and really liked her style. I saved it in my playlist and this morning I finally decided it was time to do it.



I cleared my space, put out my mat and followed along with Adriene. It was a really good and easy to do 20 minute sequence and I really enjoyed it. I feel ready to start my day with a clear mind.  At the end of her video, she challenges you to do this practice every day for one week. And you know what? I’m going to take it.

So today marks day one, because if I wait to start until September 1st I probably won’t do it, and I’m going to do 7 days of the sequence above and then continue my yoga challenge from there. I’d like to do a mix of home practice and classes around Toronto so if you have a suggestion or want to join me, please reach out in the comments or send me a message.

There’s no time like the present to start a new goal and improve yourself. Wish me luck!


Show & Tell: Aug 29/14

I’ve been living a very relaxed, solo life for the past week and it’s been a refreshing change to have so much time to myself. I’ve spent a lot of time relaxing, eating, reading and catching up on my favourite TV shows. Finn and I have gone on some pretty fun walks as well and he and Harley have been getting along really well.

This weekend, the last weekend of summer, is bittersweet for me. I’m looking forward to the energy that always seems to come from back to school time, but summer coming to a close seems way too soon.

I know most of you have long weekend brain already, so here’s an easy Show & Tell to give you something to do while you wait for the clock to turn.

Happy Labour Day weekend! Be safe, take care of each other and don’t drink & drive.


Pebble Smartstick Emergency Charger

A few weeks ago I received a pink Pebble Smartstick Emergency Charger in the mail from Mobile Fun Canada. I was really happy to review this because I am always in need of a charge! It came with a little case and 4 different charging ends (iPhone (30-pin), Micro USB, Mini USB, Sony Ericsson and Nokia).

Since I became a daily TTC rider I spend most of the time on my phone, and recently fell in love with the WordPress app, so I’ve been using my travel time to blog, post and work. As you can imagine, this drains my battery significantly I usually don’t make it through a full day with one charge.

It takes about 30 minutes for the Smartstick to charge itself (and you can do this via the USB port on your computer OR plugging in to the wall charger). It then takes about 30 minutes to fully charge your iPhone (less if you turn on the Airplane Mode). My brother and I both used the Smartstick to charge our iPhones – his from 0% battery to full and mine from 14% battery to full. I was really impressed that it had enough of it’s own battery life to give us both a charge.

The price point is fairly reasonable at $25.99 and it comes in pink, black, purple & blue.

A pretty decent option for an emergency charger. Check it out!