Archive for the ‘motivation’ Category

My Awesome Plan of Awesomeness has been over for two weeks now, and I’m taking December “off” from all the Awesome. In January, I’ll be starting up round two of the Awesome, hopefully with some support and company from my cousin! (Oooh L, did you see how I suckered you into that? ;)) December is […]

I spent the two days last week in motivational interviewing training at work. While the other staff members at the training deal directly with our clients, I work in the admin section, very removed from the one-on-one work. The training was much more applicable for them, but for me, it was a good view into […]



Now that I’m back from mini-vacation #1, a crazy busy week in Vancouver, and a trip home for Father’s Day, it’s time to buckle back down with The Great Unclutter. It’s been abandoned significantly, and without some serious decluttering, I won’t reach my original goal of 350 items by Canada Day. I’m not too concerned […]

Yesterday, I posted a shout-out to anyone who visited my blog from Stimey’s DC Metro Moms post. She had linked to me because I suggested that she donate her wedding dress to a charity like Brides Against Breast Cancer or The Brides’ Project. It would be easy to donate a dress to a thrift shop […]

In honour of the kickoff of their new Body Image section, BlogHer has put out a call for letters to our bodies. The letters posted so far have been heartwarming and heartbreaking. You can read other bloggers letters to their bodies from the list at BlogHer. This is my letter to my body, which may […]

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. I’ve finally decided what to give up and add in. I really appreciated the suggestions you all gave me; they really helped me narrow down what I want to achieve this year and what I want to reflect on. What I decided on is to give up […]

Making it Stick


My hope with adding something in for Lent this year is to use the 40(+6) days to form a new habit which has a positive influence on my life. In the past, while I’ve been successful giving things up, I tend to re-introduce them in the weeks after Lent. A celebratory latte the week after […]

As I wrote about last week, Sunday was shopping day. Now, I kept most of my promises from that post – got out for a trail-walk on Saturday, and did most of my shopping. But. I did wimp out on the bathing suit part of the expedition. I was just NOT in the right place, […]

I woke up this morning exhausted, hungry, and headachey. I went to a birthday party last night, and instead of stopping after a few rum-and-coke-zero’s, I decided that tequila shots would be a GREAT idea. Not so much. I rolled out of bed and thought “I’m going to stay in my pj’s allllll day. Screw […]

Best Life Diet


Before I start documenting my experiences with BLD, I want to note that I’m at a point where I’m pretty torn about dieting and weight loss. On the one hand, hot damn do I want to dump these extra pounds and get back my formerly fit self. On the other hand, I am a big […]