Grinell Glacier Hike in East Glacier National Park, Montana


Rachelle and I are chipping away at the Many Glacier area hikes in East Glacier National Park. This week we hit one of Glacier’s top rated hikes, Grinell Glacier. Pronounced grin-elle. This was the first hike where the scenery on the way was better than the destination. I’ll get to it. This is one BUSY hike! You can either take…

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Friday Fitness- August BuffBoxx & Summer Laziness


I had to add lazy summer into the title because man I lose all motivation in August. I think it’s because the weather at it’s hottest but you …. You may have seen my BuffBoxx goodies on my Instagram Stories, but I thought I would share what came in for this month. This month I received: BuffBoxx mini frisbee BuffBoxx…

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Keep Your Pet Hydrated This Summer! (Canadian Giveaway)


My poor dogs are dying in this heat right now. They’re all black and we don’t have A/C at all (just little electric fans) and the boys are feeling it. Rocky is such a snow dog and he hates the heat. I find he eats less and he likes to lay in the bathroom up against the cool tub to…

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Back to School: Set Fall Fitness Goals


Crazy to think that every August from now on I will be preparing for the year ahead at school- because I’ll be a TEACHER! This semester is my final semester as a student teacher and then I’ll be a certified teacher. 🙂 September always feels like another new year doesn’t it? Summer is over, kids are back in school, you’re…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #25 – Spirituality


Typically, when talking about health and wellness we focus on the body and look at health from a medical stand point. But spirituality is a part of the overall wellness wheel and can contribute to improved health. Whether you consider yourself Christian, Buddhist or mindful spiritual yogi, research suggests you are more likely to report being “very happy” have a…

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Guest Post: 4 Ways to Stay in Shape


There are quite a few healthy choices women can make to feel and look better, from eating habits and regular physical activity to yoga and a little bit of pampering now and then. Just remember to accept who you are, with all your strengths and flaws, because how you think about yourself is reflected into all areas of your life. You are what you eat…

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Hot, Water-Filled, Lazy Weekend


Any readers from the Southern U.S.; Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico? HOW do you motivate yourself when it’s hot out? Southern Alberta gets hot in the summers but it’s been on the extreme (by Canadian standards) side for weeks now and my workouts have gone done the toilet. I wake up lethargic and have been sleeping past my morning workout…

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50 Ways to Stay Well # 24 – Golf


Playing golf regularly may prevent chronic illness, improve mental health and increase life expectancy. These benefits can largely be explained by the exercise associated with golf. Players typically burned a minimum of 500 calories over 18 holes. Additionally, golfers walking the full course could cover four to eight miles, while those using electric buggies typically chalked up four miles. Fresh…

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Friday Fitness- July BuffBoxx is in!


You may have noticed on my IG stories a couple weeks ago my monthly subscription box from BuffBoxx came in! 🙂 Subscription boxes are the best! It’s a present delivered to your door every month. This month I received; Reebok gym sack Pop Chips  a cool Sklz foam roller/water bottle Chike powdered peanut butter (Ryan already claimed it) Beast Aminolytes…

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4Ocean is Cleaning up Our Oceans!


This is not a sponsored post. I learned about 4Ocean on Facebook and purchased a bracelet with my own money to help the cause. Whenever discussing world issues, I always bring up my huge concern about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris (mainly non biodegradable plastics) in the North Pacific Ocean.…

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50 Ways to Stay Well # 23 – Crosswords & Sudoku


People who tackle a daily crossword or sudoku puzzle keep their mind alert as well as boost their brain power into old age. Mental exercise in the form of a regular “brain-teaser” puzzle is a great way to boost brainpower. Benefits of these games include:  Improves your memory  Stimulates your mind. Sudoku keeps you practicing your logical thinking process which improves your…

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Friday Fitness- I Live to Frolf!


Isn’t it funny how your energy comes and goes in waves? Last week I was up at 5:30-6 a.m. out there running or doing NTC HIIT workouts and this week….. I’ve been sleeping until the last possible moment. I don’t know why I’m so tired this week but here it is Friday morning with not much in the way of training to my…

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Wedding Weekend in Sparwood, B.C.


This past weekend, the Richards got dressed up and headed to the mountains for a family wedding. Ryan’ cousin Billie was getting married and we decided to spend the night in a hotel with the kids and make a weekend of it. All dressed up we hit the road and were in Sparwood in about 3 hours (we stopped for…

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Friday Fitness- Morning Workouts for the Win!


There is nothing better to get you out of bed for an a.m. workout than super hot weather! We’ve been experiencing one hell of a heatwave the last little bit and by the time it cooled off enough to head out I was in bed. Literally- I went to be at 7:30 pm one night, I love to sleep. So…

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Tenting at Beauvais Lake


Ryan and I had plans to head out to Montana for camping with the dogs for the weekend. But when he had an opportunity to stay home and work Saturday, we changed out this plans to do the one night an to go somewhere nearby. There are a ton of fire bans on right now and since M.D. of Pincher Creek…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #22 – Yoga


Yoga is an activity that is seeing a huge spike in participation. Maybe it’s because our hectic pace of life requires a calming activity or because we’re becoming more sedentary and need to restore flexibility. It could also be that yoga has a long list of mental and physical health benefits! Whatever your reason, participation in yoga has many physical…

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