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Boosting Calcium to Help My Knees


I often praise my mom because that lady is a bad ass! Every year at Christmas I hit the gym with her and she kicks my ass at high impact work outs. She does tuck jump burpees! Mad respect! When I was with her at Christmas I noticed that after about 40 minutes I had to dial down my effort…

Tips to Look & Feel Great in 2017


I don’t know about you all, but school is back into full swing and I’m creating a whole new routine of classes, work and workouts. And while I didn’t set any resolutions, I’m looking for easy tips and tricks to improve my health and happiness. January is the perfect time to commit to new habits to help you look and…

Stress Less in 2017


Social media is abuzz with posts, tweets, instas, and snaps filled with positivity and plans for 2017. It’s really nice actually to spend the morning with so much positivity. This year, I’m not setting any resolutions or goals. Instead I set an intention, a mantra, for me to repeat to myself throughout 2017. STRESS LESS This is going to be…

2016 Christmas Recap


Getting the five of us Tynan sibling together is a rarity. We’ve all scattered; Laura in Norway, Bruce in Salt Lake City, Ben in North Dakota, and me in Alberta. Only mom and Leilani remain in Washington state. But every other year, we all gather at moms for Christmas fun and craziness! This year was extra special because we have…

2016 Year in Review


2016 was a tough year in life, but it was a rocking year for adventures! This was the year I found several awesome outdoor ladies and I stopped hiking alone and started hiking with my gal pals. LIFE In 2016 the pixie dust of returning to school wore off and I was in the grind of things. Spring semester was…

Birthday Musings- I’m so Much Stronger Than I Thought


2016- My 31st year of living has been a tough one. Longtime readers know I love to look at the positive side of all things, and this year showed me just how mentally tough I am and how much stress I can handle. I have written and rewritten this post over and over. I don’t like to be a complainer, I…

All I Want For Christmas Is Peace of Mind


It’s that time of year! Christmas music, cold weather (and I mean COLD -25C), twinkling lights, and gift guides. But due to the extremely tight financial situation we’re in this December (student teaching =  working more than full time hours for no pay), I find myself a little blue that I’m unable to buy gifts for my loved ones and that…

My Thoughts on the Gilmore Girls Revival


Okay GG fans- this contains spoilers of the recently released revival so please don’t read if you haven’t finished it yet and want it to be a surprise. Every since the Gilmore Girls revival was announced my old Waterton roommate Keirstyn and I made plans to watch it all in a row together. She and I first bonded as friends…

Life Lately


I’ve been neglecting my blog big time this semester, I even haven’t had time for my weekly Friday Fitness Recaps! Below is some of the stuff that is going on with me! SCHOOL The classroom portion of this semester is over and next week I begin student teaching in a Grade 5 class! This semester was a doozy but I survived,…

Homework and Hiking- Bears Hump & Linnet Lake


I think I’ve figure out a way to balance life a bit! At least for the next three weeks until I start student teaching and then I’ll have to adjust to a whole new schedule again. In class last week we spent some time discussing how we were feeling in the top four areas of wellness; physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.…

Boosting my Immune System with Etrexa Immunum


Happy Thanksgiving from Alberta, Canada! Did I mention it’s snowing? Like a lot? Yeah…..   Actually, I’m okay with it because I love snow! I like to bundle up and enjoy the flakes. However, most of my fellow students do not bundle up and walk around campus shivering coatless, toqueless, in wet street shoes. You see, when you’re young and…

Blogger Authenticity- I don’t care!


Recently, my absolute favourite blogger Jo at Living Mint Green asked her readers what they thought about  social media authenticity  after a “friend” said that Jo’s photos of her kissing her boyfriend were annoying and not authentic. This very rude comment made me mad and then I read the blog comments and was even angrier! People actually said that they too…

Apollo’s Infected Foot Saga


There’s something I haven’t been talking about the past couple of weeks, my little border collie Apollo is once again nursing a foot injury. It started off with a simple little tear on his left pad. Earlier this summer he sliced off his right pad on our fence which was another saga of infection and antibiotics, but this time the tear was smaller than…

Freaking Out Won’t Change the Situation


As a Type A overachiever dealing with anxiety is a part of life. When life feels out of control I have to clean and organize my house, car, and yard from top to bottom merely for the sake of feeling in control of something. But in life you can’t control everything and earlier this summer my brother Bruce and sister-in-law Lauren…

Canadian Olympians I’ll be Watching at Rio


I am a self proclaimed Olympic nerd! As a child I dreamed of the Olympics first in gymnastics, then in figure skating. Through high school and university I hoped to sprint but alas, I’m not that talented of an athlete though I tried really hard. As an adult now, I live through others and will be pretty glued to the…

Another Fur Baby Down- How to Treat a Torn Pad


Dog owners take note that your dogs pads are extremely sensitive and very susceptible to tearing and abrasions. We had issues with Rocky tearing his pads on hot asphalt a few years ago and over the long weekend little Apollo torn an entire toe pad right off on our chain link fence! A cut like this was much different than…