After a busy week in Ottawa both professionally and personally, I got news that the summer is “cancelled” for many of the in person events in the coming months that most of us were looking forward to. While my initial reaction was like many – somewhere in between knowing it was coming, disappointment and frustration – I also realized that things could be worse. After the shock settled down I got to thinking about the ways that I can make myself happy and enjoy the summer I wasn’t expecting, but that I am still going to enjoy to the best of my abilities. Here’s hoping it helps to remind you that there are still reasons to smile and things to be excited for amid a year of disappointing moments and obstacles.Continue reading “So I’ve been told Summer is “Cancelled”, Now What?”
I mean… it could be winter and I would probably be saying the same if I’m being honest.
Over what feels like the past twelve years of pandemic life, I’ve really had the chance to learn more about VQA wines and how important supporting local wineries really is. Not only because a beautiful bottle of wine makes everything better, but because many of you may not realize that these small businesses need our support to stay afloat amid a very challenging year as well. Having met and worked with so many of them throughout my career as a blogger, and to kick off a partnership with Wine Country Ontario for #30DaysofVQA, I thought I’d share some of my personal favourites.Continue reading “Spring is Here, Which Means it’s Time for Wine”
The self-improvement and self-love narrative is nothing anything new to me, my blog and my social media accounts. If you’re already following me on Instagram (if not, why not? ? click here) you’ll have seen that I bought myself the loudest pair of adidas running shoes you can imagine and have been really trying to form healthy habits. Amid a big change, I’m trying to not be the biggest cliché of all, but I do want to make this chapter in my life the best I can.
So, I thought I would share with you all the three small changes I have made that seem to be making the biggest difference in the way I feel.Continue reading “The Three Small Changes I Made for Me”
On the first full week of living in Ottawa again and adjusting to my latest chapter in my personal and professional life, I found myself being on “Day One” of my physical fitness journey. Yes, again.
At this point in my life I’ve lost touched with the amount of times that this has been the case. But maybe that isn’t the right way to look at it anymore. Maybe, finally, I have come to terms with the fact that “Day One” is a blessing and a way to refocus vs the negative connotation around “reset”. A means of forgiving the past, embracing my humanity, and stop holding on to the idea of it as a failure of no longer being where I thought I should / would be.Continue reading “Stop Being so Hard on Yourself – It’s Okay to be on Day One Again”