Our Collective Zoom Burn Out

We all feel it, now that we are three months into the Covid-19 epidemic. In the beginning, it was fun to have so many places to stay connected with friends. To work from home and have after-hours social get-togethers with our friends. Now it all feels overwhelming, and like there are so many commitments, we can't keep up.Being on video calls where ...
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One Hundred Daffodils - A Short Book Review - no spoilers

 I had the opportunity to last week to chat with an author about the book she had written. The conversation will be released on the podcast Monday, but before that, I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the book with you because I found it a compelling novel of life lessons. The book is broken up into smaller sections, so it...
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Multiple Sclerosis On The Rise In Canada

 Multiple Sclerosis (or MS as most people call it) is on the rise here in Canada, and scientists are not entirely sure why. MS has no cure and not one specific cause we can point to and say, "this is why you get it." Yet, there are approximately 77,000 Canadians currently living with the disease. Most Canadians get diagnosed with MS betwe...
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I Am Going To Get This WRONG.........

 I am going to say the wrong thing. I am going to do the wrong thing.I am going to speak when I should listen.I am going to listen when I should be speaking up.THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN.I own that. I know that I am learning and so I will make mistakes while I do so. I am okay with that. I will take ownership of those mistakes because they will t...
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60 Days - Really?

 It's been 60 days. 60 days of self-isolation in this new crazy world we live in. I don't even know how to process that. I'm not sure how I feel, how I'm supposed to feel about that?  Actually, as of today, it's been 66 days for me. 66 days worry, 63 days of learning, 66 days of stress and joy mixed into...
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The Struggle At This Time Of Year

I've been struggling lately with a lot of things. I've been sick for what feels like the whole month of January. A cold that became bronchitis that becomes something else entirely (I'm not even sure what) at times made me feel like I wasn't going to make it past cold and flu season. All while trying to work my full-time job, be an "Adult" and build...
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You Can't Be Happy If You're Alone

This is something I've heard over and over again. The older I get the more I hear it. Friends, family even people I hardly know will make comments about how I'm single. How at 38 years old I still don't have children and I will never be happy until I have someone to share my life with.But here is the thing.......I have people to share my life with!...
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A Ride Across America For Wellness

 Today I had the pleasure of being able to interview Richie Crowley about his plans for the summer and how he is hoping to open up a conversation about what health really is and how we can all make changes in our lives that will lead to better overall health without spending $30 a day on fresh juices and joining a gym. You can read h...
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The Struggle to Decide to Have Kids or Not.

As most of you who follow this blog know, I've had a desire to have kids for a long time. In fact, I thought I would have had them by now. However, a number of factors from spending most of my life poor, to not wanting to have kids the way my parents did (as teenagers with no real education or life set up) made me super aware of every action that c...
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The Floral Showcase

Find yourself a small place where you can go to sit and be at peace. This isn't possible every day but every once in a while I am able to pop over to the Floral Showcase in Niagara Falls (because I have a season pass) and just sit in nature and enjoy the day. I thought for today's blog post I would share some of it over the last few months with you...
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Infertility Awareness Week

If you follow this blog you know I've written in the past about my struggle to decide whether to have kids or not. What you might not know is when I was 19 I was told I would never have children naturally and the odds of me having one with medical interventions like IVF were very low. So at 19, I started to adjust myself and try to come to terms wi...
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Why Celebrating Your Birthday Is Important.

If you follow me on social media you know, I love my birthday. Some years I celebrate for weeks surrounding my birthday. I do this for a number of reasons (which I will talk about in a minute) and I think you should too.   Here's why…..Your birthday is meant to be a celebration of your life.A celebration of how much better the world is be...
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What Is Your Reason For Getting Out Of Bed In The Morning

We're now 11 days into 2019 and I've talked to a lot of people so far this year who are hoping that 2019 will be a better year than 2018 was. It's made me wonder how many people have no reason to get out of bed in the morning? For those of you who have been a part of this blog for a while, you know that in June of 2015 I felt the same way and I cou...
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Everything I'm Grateful For That Happened In 2018

2018 was such a crazy year for me that I really don't know how to put into words all the things that have happened. I started the year off living with friends of mine who had just found out there were going to have twins! For a couple who struggled with fertility treatments to have children, I was overwhelmed and excited for them.The year held a lo...
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It's almost Christmas

With being sick for the last few weeks I haven't done much of anything. I haven't gone out a whole lot as I've been too sick to bother getting out of bed. I did, however, go out a few nights ago. Not for long but just long enough for a quick drive to Niagara Falls to check out the Christmas Light displays as I'm hoping to do a Thursday night l...
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A World Wide Disney Christmas Tree

For those of you who follow our podcast, you will know that this week I interviewed Beth from The Collectionears Club on YouTube about this awesome idea she has to bring together a bunch of Disney Christmas trees from around the world.This is Beth. She started The Collectionears Club as a way to help showcase her love of Disney while also showcasin...
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Take a Minute to be in Awe

 Do you ever stop in the middle of doing something to take a minute to appreciate what is going on around you?Have you ever found yourself looking at a sunrise or sunset with a wonderful sense of completeness?Do you look at things like Niagara Falls or The Grand Canyon with awe and wonder?I do!I find myself more and more, as I get older, stopp...
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Sleep Cheap 2018

For those of you who have followed this blog for a while, you know that every year while I'm living in Niagara I love to take part in a charity event held in Niagara Falls. This "Sleep Cheap" event is a fundraiser held just for people who live locally (you have to prove your Niagara address to take part) and the funds all go to local charities...
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You Are What You Eat

It's something we heard all the time when we were kids. "You are what you eat". We also heard a lot of "eat more meat" and "eat more grains". There wasn't much of a mixed message when I was a kid. It was pretty simple. Follow the Canada food guide and you will be healthy.Of course, this wasn't true but I had no way of knowing that as a kid. Back th...
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It is okay to do nothing

 We live in this filtered, staged, photo-shopped to perfection world now and I sometimes have a hard time processing that. I've talked before in this blog about how I feel this has created an unrealistic expectation of what life should be. I made a promise to this community that I would not just whitewash life on this blog. I said we would tal...
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