Create a Healthy Relationship with Emotional Pain

As humans, we seek pleasure and want to do things that feel good. Also, as humans, we avoid things that don’t bring us pleasure or make us feel bad, also called emotional pain. As a result, we often seek out pleasure, not for pleasure’s sake, but to avoid pain. Unfortunately, this often leads to negative…

My Journey Towards Living with Less

Minimalism is the process of living with the things you love or they have a purpose. A coupled of years ago I watched Minimalism on Netflix and was immediately hooked on the idea of living with less and spending my money more intentionally. I’ve made huge changes in my life and home since then. I’ve…

3 Steps to Assessing Your Stress

Did you know that humans could not function without stress? Stress gives us motivation, stimulation, and challenge. Stress can provide excitement. Stress also gives us survival modes. Feeling hungry is a stressor, but then we eat and do not feel hungry anymore. We do not normally think of that of stress, but it is a…

An Easy Way to Measure Portions

There’s an easy way to learn how to portion food on your plate using only your hand, which is rather convenient since you always have it with you! Use the flat of your hand to measure out fruit and vegetables, except starches like potatoes. Use the palm of your hand to measure protein like meat…

Eating for Each Season

You may have heard about the importance of eating locally, this fits in naturally with the idea of eating seasonally.   Eating foods that are in season helps to keep us attuned to the Earth and the cycles of nature. It helps reduce allergies when we consume our local foods. Another benefit to eating foods that…

The 3 A’s of Coping with Stress

Coping with stress is individual. A person’s response to stress is dependant on their personality, their history, influence by previous experience with similar situations, their perceived control over the stressor. It is based on this assessment that a person then responds to the stressor. This is why each individual may respond completely differently to the same…

Variety in Exercise

Pre-pandemic I was doing CrossFit. It was working really well for me. Then, everything changed. It took me a while to figure out a home workout routine. Sticking to a home schedule is not my strong suit. Sticking to a workout routine period is my constant struggle.  I have found a lot of variety and multiple…

10 Things that Gain Your Time Back

Our phones suck away a lot of our time. Have you ever figured out how much time you spend on your phone in a day? There’s apps for that, but I’ll save you some time and stress… On average, people spend about three hours per day on their phones. How many people complain that they don’t…

Mountains, Oceans & Skies

I love British Columbia, Canada. I don’t live there, but I love to visit. I’m in awe of the mighty snow-capped mountains. I love the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shore. I love the never-ending sky as it stretches out over the water. This is the place where I catch my breath. Mountains…