“Love your body.  It can do amazing things.” – Isla Pearl

POSTS IN FITNESS

My Favourite Things This Week

I live a pretty balanced life for the most part.  As hard as I work, I take just as much time for myself (gasp!  I know right - so selfish!), for every timbit (or box) there is clean and healthy eating and for every day that I sit and work at my computer you can be...

I Know You Are, But What Am I?

"You are not who you think you are.  You are not who other people think you are. You are who you think other people think you are."  Sean Cooper I have this quality in me that constantly sees potential, possibility and belief in other people, more specifically women -...

My Favourite Things This Week

Like clockwork, every few months I hit a wall of exhaustion complete with a side order of "illness" usually in the form of aches, pains, fever, cold - you know, the works.  It always arrives the minute that I let my guard down after pushing through whatever it is that...

One of a Kind Show: My Favourite Finds

The Spring One of a Kind Show in Toronto has officially kicked off and runs until Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.  I know - as soon as you hear "the Ex" you instantly start thinking all things delicious like Tiny Toms and deep fried...

My Favourite Things This Week

Let me be entirely honest with you (get ready to hit the repeat button) - I never intended to become a Blogger.  My vision was to actually bring together women, do amazing things for great causes and basically surround myself with inspiring beings.  We sometimes have...

Spring Vibe: Creating More Space

"Just beneath the clutter - the stuff, is an Oprah "ah ha" moment waiting for you in the form of emotional space", Susan Elstob Spring is about rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and re-growth (not a huge fan of this word but you get the point).  It is the one season of...

My Favourite Things This Week

A few years ago (ah hm, my reference point for just about anything that was at least a decade ago) I went to a fundraising tea event in Toronto.  There was something about it that had be completely intrigued.  From the way the day was laid out, to the food that just...

Happy Birthday To Me

Even when I was little, surrounded by all of my friends at my birthday party I was start to cringe with the thought of all of the attention on me.  I know, it's shocking (and I'm sure my siblings are thinking "uh huh, whatever").  As much as I love the idea of all of...

My Favourite Things This Week

I'm a pretty organized (ah hm "A-type, control freak likes things in a certain place) kinda girl - until it comes to my computer.  It's a disaster.  I literally drag and drop files all over the place never really knowing where I put them which means doing it all over...

The Breaking Point

We all have it.  Maybe it's tears, or screaming, or angry, or in my case - headaches.  Chronic, go to bed at night and wake up in the morning with them - headaches.  Every time this vicious cycle of headaches start I try to figure out what is causing them - you know,...

My Favourite Things This Week

A week ago I was completely stressed out.  Like eating everything in sight and let's just say "less than ideal" to be around.  It's amazing how much can change in an hour, a day and a week.  These are the kind of weeks that you get to relish in the benefits of your...

The Things I Love

Happy Valentine's Day!  Yep, there are some of you out there today who are rolling their eyes with the mere thought of getting "sucked into" a revenue-generated holiday.  Here's the thing, I think the idea of Valentine's Day is a good one - and one that you should...

My Favourite Things This Week

You know those weeks.  The kind of weeks that you just want to be over so that you can be on the other side of it.  Tasting and soaking up all of the positive benefits that came from the week that came before it.  That feeling (is relief, yes) is growth.  If we don't...

My Favourite Things This Week

Well, this week has reminded me yet again that although I love the idea of Winter, I really only love it up until New Years.  I'm a believer that as of January 2 we should start to transition right into Spring kicking those snow pants, salt and dirty boots to the curb...

My Favourite Things This Week

Every Friday am I grab my phone and start to flip through pictures from the week, like a re-cap of sorts starting to highlight all of my favourite things, moments and experiences.  This has become such a routine that the kids get in on it and they start to talk about...

My Favourite Things This Week

Ok, so today is going to be a bit different.  As Friday was approaching I kept racking my brain about what my favourite things were this week.  I know, I know - there are a lot of you that love the "must have" jogging pants or latest running shoe (trust me - I love...

Bringing an End to the Mom Wars

It is a feeling we are faced with as moms every day. You know the one, its called judgement. The judgement that we put on ourselves and in turn, the judgement that we put on other moms, thus creating a perfectly set stage for the Mom Wars to ensue. The thing is, none...

My Favourite Things This Week

I've decided that I like winter up until January 1 - and then, much like the Christmas Tree it all needs to go away until next season.  Yes I agree that there is magic and beauty with the wintery season - but only when its attached to a holiday cocktail, presents...

Happy 1st Birthday Isla Pearl

One year ago today I hit the publish button on this little slice of my life called Isla Pearl.  I know I am pressing the repeat button on this part of the story but when I started I had no idea what I was doing.  I still don't in many ways.  But with determination,...

#ownit

I say it all of the time.  It's even one of my favourite hashtags.  I mean, all you have to do is watch the Kellogg's commercial to know exactly what I am talking about.  In their words "what if we told that little voice in our head to shut up" and change our...