My New Perspective on Work/Life Balance

We often hear of this pursuit of the ultimate work/life balance. The concept of making sure we are not burning the candle at both ends, and putting the “right” amount of effort into each area of our lives so that we have this feeling of being balanced in our lives.   I pursued it. I […]

Balance

Balance – why I don’t think it means what we think it does

Balance.  We say we want it, but what does it actually mean? When I think of balance, the first thought that comes to mind is the lady justice holding the scale…now this could be that I spent 3 years of my undergrad degree studying law, but a balanced scale, or equal weight is often the first […]

Caught In Accomplishment

Accomplishing something that we’ve been working on for a while feels pretty great. If I’ve been working on a blog post for a while, finally getting to the end and clicking on Publish feels damn satisfying. And then it’s on to the next project with the intention of getting that same feeling once it’s completed.   […]

Winter Getting You Down? Why It’s Common and What to Do About It

If you live in the northern hemisphere, it’s winter right now. And while that may not mean cold and snow for everyone, it does mean less sunlight. December 21st was the day with the least amount of sunlight, and while it’s been slowly getting better, spring and summer sure do feel far away right now. […]

Thinking of those New Year Resolutions? Read This First

2017 officially begins tomorrow! I can’t help but feel a bit excited when a new year is about to begin. I used to get caught up in the pressure of making so many goals and resolutions that I’d wind up having this LONG list of vague and unrealistic goals for the year. Some examples of past […]

Reflections on 2016

2016 is almost over, as in it’s exactly a week away from being December 31st. So, in 8 days, 2016 will officially be a thing of the past. Every year I comment on how fast the year past has come and gone, and while that hasn’t really changed for this year, I’m instead choosing to […]

A Dog’s Guide to Relaxing

I have some extra time off from work, which means a bit of extra time to relax. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a hard time truly relaxing. If I’m watching a movie, I’m usually working on a puzzle or writing at the same time (which is exactly what I’m doing right […]

Easing Into the Winter

If I’m being 100% honest, I’ve been going through a bit of a low period lately. It’s been something I’ve been noticing these past few weeks…the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and my energy levels are slowing down, I can feel it. It’s a bit more difficult to wake up in […]

It’s Time To Get Off The Track For Good

I used to go through these different phases. I’d set myself up on a new workout regime, a new meal plan, and a new routine. I’d get myself super pumped up, and tell myself that THIS was it. This was the routine and meal plan that was going to work. This was the one I […]

Rain, Rain, Please Do Stay

As I’m writing this blog post, it is downright pouring outside. The remnants of a thunderstorm can be heard in the distance.   Sounds like the opening to some sort of horror novel…but I digress. Rain is something that is often complained about during the short summer that we have in Canada. We get about […]