And then Monday comes around again…

Have you ever had one of those weekends where you were so insanely busy that by Sunday night you were in desperate need of the weekend? In addition to the actual “Back To School’ reality of drop offs, pick ups and endless forms, work was also in full force. The week had been insane. There were two podcast releases and …

From ancient medicine to mentoring teachers- lets Shine ;)

Goodbye summer- Hello New School Year! I’m going to keep this positive and light! I am not going to get depressed over the shortened days and cooler weather. I’m not going to panic that I haven’t done all my fall registration for sports and activities and I’m not going to stress over school lunches and snacks. Instead I am going …

From Dubai to Tremblant with love…

As I mentioned last week- Tony and I are making a conscious effort to practice what we preach with the girls to get them off their devices and outside. We want them to crave a little more adventure. With summer wrapping up we made a last minute decision Friday night to pack up on Saturday morning and head to Mont …

Lessons learned on the course… and could you be the winner?

It was a low key weekend for us with family time spent playing “Pickleball”, (the fastest growing sport in North American) and the board game CLUE. The games may become a bit more competitive than we anticipated 🙂 We also spent quite a bit of time on the soccer sidelines. Not every summer weekend can be the blockbuster kind, on …

Have you tried it? We did…

I was incredibly fortunate to be able to spend part of the long weekend with some amazing families and wonderful friends. We managed to fit in Tabata workouts, sun, meditation, lots of food ( someone was always in the kitchen), drink, parenting, a trip to a winery, plus the usual cottage shenanigans. Which brings me to the first ever Camp …

Awareness is a really cool thing – has this happened to you?

I am not sure if its the meditations, or the books I have been reading  but I seem to be taking in my environment and nature with an added sense of awareness and reflection these days. Do you ever catch yourself seeing something you have seen hundreds of times, but one day see it with a new set of eyes? …

Reunited and it feels so good…plus the harsh reality of ageing

It was visiting day at camp this weekend and a wonderful reunion with Andie and Jamie. The girls looked great despite the fact that I could play connect the dots with the mosquito bites on their legs, and their teeth looked a little less white than usual. They had their wish list of items for us to bring with us …

A year older and maybe finally wiser…

Yes- It’s my birthday…And yes- seeing the numbers on the cake threw me for a second. Am I really 44? How is that possible? And then I realize I have a daughter heading into High School who laughs when I mention the family telephone was attached to the kitchen wall and I traveled to a computer lab in University to …

Statistically-one day you may need them….

I live for summer. The sun, breeze, smell and colours are magnified for me, I will never complain about the heat, or feeling sticky, or having my ice cream melt. I wait ten months to enjoy this short lived season and I hope to make the most of it. Watching my social media feed I can tell many of you …

Hello summer…

Hi! I hope you all had a great Canada Day long weekend. Ours was filled with everything you could think of! Sunday morning the girls left for sleep away summer camp and our “staycation” began 🙂 I should begin my mentioning the girls have been on countdown to camp, since they arrived home from camp last summer. It is an …