New Year, New Habits: Don’t Let Your Inner Critic Ruin Your Resolutions

New Year’s Eve! I’m such a nerd for new beginning. I always loved back to school time; spring time and rebirth; any excuse to evaluate where I’m at and where I want to go. I’m definitely the type to have lots of resolutions that I start in January.  I’m also, admittedly, the type to let […]

Mental Wellness Gift Ideas: Last Minute Presents For Better Mindfulness In The New Year

2016 has been such a slog for so many people. I am really looking forward to 2017 and practicing more mindfulness. Here are some last minute mental wellness gift ideas for the person on your list that is looking to improve their mental health in the new year. If you have someone on your list […]

Vancouver Christmas Market

I have never been to Vancouver’s Christmas Market. We went on a weekday, hoping to avoid some of the crowds. The Christmas Market was exactly what I’ve been needing. Both boys have been sick with colds and coughs. Breccan even went to the ER with bad croup. One of my depression triggers is staying too long in […]

Holiday Stress: Tips for Handling Troubles and Triggers

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The holidays are officially here. I was never a gung-ho holiday lover until I had kids. Now I am totally Christmas Cuckoo (and I’m sure many of you are Hung Up on Hannukkah or Ramadan Rabid or Solstice Silly. I could go on, but I’ll spare you). That all said, the holidays are notorious stressors. […]

American Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! Our family, being Canadian and American, is lucky to have TWO days devoted to being thankful for all that we have. Gratitude is central to my mindfulness practice. I love that I get to stop everything to show my kids the importance of gratitude two times a year. Plus […]