Be Silly

I recently travelled to Edmonton, Alberta to visit my best and longest friend Mandy. It had been awhile since we had seen each other, and months in advance I started counting down the days until we would be reunited.

Let That Shit Go

Disclaimer: I actually wrote this post 2 months ago. Reading it today... still relevant. This image came up on my Instagram feed the other day and I thought to myself THIS WAS MEANT FOR ME. I immediately made it the background on my phone and every time I see it, I smile to myself. I'm … Continue reading Let That Shit Go

New (School) Year, New You

Working on a university campus means I work on a bit of a different calendar. September, the beginning of the academic year, almost feels like January all over again. Students are back on campus, there's a bit of a chill in the air, the leaves are slowly beginning to change, and there's a sense of newness and excitement. I love this time of year.

A Story of Longevity

For my Life-cycles & Aging course, I was asked to write an essay about someone I know who I believe has aged well. I chose to write about my grandparents, Marcel and Linda Bourque. Enjoy ūüôā A Story of Longevity When asked to write about someone I know¬†that has aged well, the first people that¬†popped … Continue reading A Story of Longevity

Taking the Long Way Home

Last night, I had nothing in my schedule. I had the whole night to myself. Originally, I had planned on just biking home, jumping on the couch and not really moving for the rest of the night (it was my first night off in what felt like a long time, I was damn well going to spend it any way I wanted!). But instead, I changed my route.

Nutrition to Prevent Disease?!

I attended an event last night to listen to Dr. Michael Greger speak about his book and the endless research he's pored over proving that nutrition has a major impact on our health. It was a full house! Dr. Greger highlighted how our diets can either increase or decrease our risk from the leading causes … Continue reading Nutrition to Prevent Disease?!

Exercise and Mental Health

I don't know about you, but when I get stressed, overwhelmed, upset, or just a general feeling of being down, the last thing I want to do is exercise. When in reality, the first thing I need to do is get my body moving!

Meal Prep Sundays

How productive¬†my Sunday is can sometimes be an indicator of how¬†healthy or stressful my week is going to be.¬†Sunday is typically my day for doing laundry, tidying up the apartment, and doing groceries. It's important that I get myself organized on Sunday, because Mondays (and lately Tuesdays as well) are usually pretty hectic with work … Continue reading Meal Prep Sundays

Habits: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

The thing about habit is that sometimes we don't notice that something has become a habit until it's a deeply ingrained habit. And by that point, breaking that not-so-great habit becomes a bit tricky. When you've been running on autopilot, it can be difficult to stop. You need to re-train your brain and your body.