Every day of self-isolation, I go for a 30-minute walk around my local lake at noon and 5pm. Everyday, rain or shine. The first few days I was reluctant, nervous, a little uncomfortable with the thoughts of this new norm of physically distancing myself from others. I started slow, I made a plan. I carry […]

sunrise with tree in the forebround

What is meaningful to you? What do you miss from life before COVID-19 or what is “filling you up” in this time?  For a lot of us, we are missing time with family, friends, and co-workers. Each of us has a hobby, a passion, or some activity that “refills our cup.” For some it is […]

group of people in colourful costumes dancing. Costumes are bright pinks, oranges, and creams.

One of our first requests in the ‘What do you want to do’ box came from a reader who expressed having a hard time motivating themselves to get out of bed, have a shower, start their day, and get on with the rest of it.  We’re going to address this question in three blog posts. […]

woman with her head in her hands in fetal position on bed

One of our first requests in the ‘What do you want to do’ box came from a reader who expressed having a hard time motivating themselves to get out of bed, have a shower, start their day, and get on with the rest of it.  We’re going to address this question in three blog posts. […]

image of 4 cartoon people expressing emotions between happy and sad. Text underneath reads: "It's okay not to be okay"

Well that was fast…. with all the changes afoot due to COVID-19, our healthy routines have gone a bit sideways. We’re a busy family who normally prioritizes well-being and sticks to healthy habits to stay on track. This includes packing balanced lunches the night before, waking early to go to the gym, sitting together for most dinners, […]

image of large note paper, with routines for household members written on it. Paper is on a rustic wooden table with plants and a pencil case beside it.

My garden has been a great way to connect with others. Sharing my planning and photos of my progress on social media, or giving a friend a garden tour as we video chat on our devices both inspires me to do and share more, and I hope inspires others to do the same. This year, I happen to have a garden bed, but other years, I did similar growing but in the planters on my deck.

arch of seeds (wildflowers, basil, carrots, beets, onions, melons, cucumbers, and sweet peas) in front of a monthly calendar, with march in dark green, April in light blue, May in pink, June in light green, July in red, and August in orange.