50 Ways to Stay Well #31 – Paddle Sports


This is one that may be on hiatus until next year. Though, a warm fall day can be GORGEOUS to be on the water, just take proper precautions to avoid any accidents. Canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding involve paddling a small craft through water. They are low-impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. Canoeing typically takes…

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Waterton Is Scarred But Still Stunning


Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to head out to Waterton not once, but twice. And due to some snow, I saw it in two different states. I don’t know how many people have been out since the Kenow Fire. I know I watched all the videos and saw all the photos on Facebook, but nothing puts it in…

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Guest Post: The Key to Happiness


In life us human beings have an end goal – to live a life filled with love, purpose, success, freedom, more time and happiness. But, before having love, purpose, success, freedom and more time we must first conquer happiness. We first need to find the happiness with what already is, what we already have right now, and what our circumstances…

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50 Ways to Stay Well # 30 – Sleep


What’s one thing we tend to sacrifice when things get busy? Sometimes it’s exercise and other times it’s sleep (sometimes it’s both). Sleep is a vital process that everybody must go through daily in order for their bodies to rest and regenerate. So why are so many people cutting down their hours of sleep? Sometimes you have no choice such…

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September BuffBoxx


Monthly subscription boxes are so fun! Do I open every post about my monthly BuffBoxx that way? I can’t help it- I just love getting presents in the mail! September was one of my favourites because I am obsessed with the Reebok mesh front tank that came in! Here is everything that came this month: Rebook mesh front tank WOD…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #29- Limit Screen Time


Just say no to “Netflix and Chill.” It’s the last month of summer so why not set a goal to limit your leisure screen time? Not much we can do about phones and computers at work, but at home opt to bust out a book, board games, or deck of cards for evening entertainment. Health experts say screen time at…

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What will fall hiking look like this year?


Like many hikers in Southern Alberta, I’ve been watching the progress of the Kenow Fire in Waterton Lakes National Park and hoping the fire would stop before it spread. This fire has not only burnt through most of my beloved park, but it spread onto the prairie and burned down ranches, spread north to Castle where more people had to…

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Let’s talk about my foot


After a couple years of chronic foot pain, I finally went to the podiatrist to get things checked out. You can read the full account of how I hurt it HERE.  But to summarize, two years ago I kicked a chair wearing flip flops and broke and dislocated my pinky toe and needed 5 stitches. I was on crutches for…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #28- Kindness


Did you know kindness is contagious? The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! KINDNESS INCREASES: THE…

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Guest Post: Healthy lunches for people who hate salads


There is nothing better than a big green salad for lunch on a hot summer’s day. Even though I am a fan of salads, not many people are. Some people believe that the only way you can have a healthy meal for lunch is if you have a salad. This is not true! There are so many easy and healthy…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #27- Horseback Riding


If you’re looking for a non-traditional way to strengthen your core, horseback riding may be just the exercise you need. Horseback riding really works the core muscles that stabilize the trunk: the abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles. It’s not just about the strength of the core, but the coordination and stability of it as well. Benefits of horseback riding include;…

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Guest Post: Why sleep is more important than exercise or diet


Many people don’t get enough sleep because of their numerous obligations and they find it easier to postpone their sleeping in order to finish the job. However, less sleeping has a very bad effect on your mood and the ability to concentrate on your tasks. Step by step, it can damage your brain and your entire body. Sometimes being sleepless…

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Waterton Wanderings


This has been my “week off” to rest and recharge before my new semester starts this Monday. I use week off in quotations because I still had some planning stuff to finish, doc appointments, etc. so it wasn’t a week vacation. But I made the most of it by packing it full of mountain adventures with friends. Waterton with Kiddos…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #26 – Geocaching


Geocaching (pronounced JEE-oh-cash-ing) is a recreational activity where you utilize GPS technology to find hidden objects left by others. To play, you find a specific set of GPS coordinates to discover the buried treasure left at that location. It’s free, it’s easy and once you really get into it, it’s fun for the entire family. When you find a cache,…

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Vacation Slipups… and Solutions!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. It’s August and people are fitting in the last of their summer vacations before we settle into fall. I too am squeezing in as much fun as I can in this final week before I begin student teaching for…

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Inspired Recipe – Greens Based Pesto


I love stepping out of my comfort zone but one place I don’t often step out of my comfort zone is in the kitchen. But as I’m dealing with food intolerances, I’ve had to learn to make or alter recipes for my dietary needs. Okay- so let’s talk about this greens based pesto! Sometimes I see these delicious looking pesto…

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