Spring Sippin’ – Sweet by Nature Herbal Water Enhancers


I know I’ve said this before on this blog but I am obsessed with iced tea in the spring and summer. I’m not a big pop or juice fan, but it’s so refreshing to drink a cold flavoured drink on a nice day. The only problem is that unless you get unsweetened, the tea you buy at the store is…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #15- Photography


It has been proven that creativity and art therapy are valuable tools for emotional wellness. Photography is one such tool that you can utilize without going to art school or being professionally trained. Modern technology provides easy-to-use options including a variety of automatic modes on point-and-shoot cameras, digital SLRs (single-lens reflex cameras), and camera phones. Now anyone can take photos…

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SLC Day 3- Hiking to a Frozen Donut Falls


My third and final day in SLC with the family over Easter weekend was amazing. It started off with me waking up to an Easter basket all my own that Bruce & Lauren bought for me (best hosts ever). It was really funny because Bruce hid Ben’s basket in the oven and then forgot it was there. He started to…

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time!


I’m a little behind schedule. Normally I dedicate Easter weekend to spring cleaning but this year I was having fun in Utah with my family instead.  I LOVE spring cleaning! It feels so good to air out my house, deep clean areas I’ve ignored all winter, and just start off the warm season feeling fresh. I’m getting more into it…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #14- Strength Training


Strength training is a key component of overall health and fitness for everyone. Did you know that lean muscle mass naturally diminishes as you age? Strength training is an important part of preserving your muscle mass. Strength training may also help you: Develop strong bones. By stressing your bones, strength training can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.…

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SLC Day 2- Utah State Capitol & Ensign Peak


For our second day of the long weekend, we decided to have a chill day and stick around Salt Lake City. After Liam’s nap we headed downtown to Bruce’s favourite Thai restaurant Sawadee. It’s become a family tradition to get Thai food here when we visit. I LOVE Thai and can’t get any decent stuff here in Lethbridge so I always…

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SLC Day 1- Homestead Crater & Midway Memorial Hill


I fall more in love with the Salt Lake City area with every visit. What other city is 20 minutes away from the mountains but has all the amenities of a city? It’s amazing! My little brother Ben and I headed down to SLC for a long Easter weekend. I was relaxing after a busy semester and Ben needed a…

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Ladies- Be Confident!


Confidence is a key component of my teaching philosophy. Don’t ask me why, but I have always been a very confident person. People could say mean things to me and I didn’t care; I rarely feel self conscious. I am very comfortable with who I am and people can take it or leave it. But I am a rarity among…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #13 – Dancing


When is the last time you busted a move? Most of us loved dancing as children, but as we got older (and more self-conscious) many of us lost the joy of dancing. But dancing has so much to offer to your personal wellness! Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It…

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Canadian Fitness Bloggers to Keep an Eye Out For


I was so excited when I got an email saying my blog was being included on Culture Trip’s list of Canadian Fitness Bloggers to Keep an Eye Out For. I was even happier when I recognized more than half of the bloggers and follow them myself! Shout out to Carmy @ Carmy, Christina @ The Athletarian, Angela @ Eat Spin…

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Train


Finding motivation to work out shouldn’t be so difficult, seeing that it is our wellbeing that’s at stake. However, humans are predominantly prone to laziness and excuses, which is why doing what’s good for them comes as a duty they don’t rush to attend to. The truth is that exercising regularly is extremely beneficial for us, but isn’t easy to…

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Aerial Yoga is Nauseatingly Fun


I meant to post about my first experience trying aerial yoga last week but that one blissful hour of fun and laughter was the only one I had that wasn’t spent hunched over a computer lesson planning. Cat and I went in to Core Elements nervous and not knowing what to expect. Would everyone else be old pros and showing us…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #12 – Massage


Massage isn’t just for a day at the spa, it offers many physical and mental benefits. Physically, massage has been shown to help with; anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint pain. Research has shown that massage can provide mental health benefits such as alleviating depression…

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Filter your water & give clean water with Brita


Lately, I’ve been really concerned with my plastic consumption. After a conversation with my grandma, reducing my plastic consumption is best for our planet. Naturally, I make sure that I bring a water bottle with me wherever I go so I never need to buy a disposable one. This spring, Brita released the hard sided water ‘Me to We’ water…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #11 – Reading


Reading is more than something we do for work, or a hobby for pleasure. Reading offers a multitude of health benefits including (but not limited to): Gives muscle to your memory. Keeps your brain young. Reduces stress Boosts your vocabulary. improves empathy And don’t think you have to go out and buy Shakespeare’s volumes to get these benefits. “It really…

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PowerBar ProteinPlus Giveaway!


When I first began weight lifting and running in 1999, the old school PowerBar’s were my go to protein bar. I used to pack them with me to track meets to snack on before a race. But since then, so many different protein bars have flooded the market, but the quality among them really varies don’t you think? This past…

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