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Five Simple Ways to Feel Zen Right Now

At this point, we are almost 15 months into the Covid-19 pandemic, and most of us are straight up burnt out! Working from home, educating our kids from home, trying to maintain some sense of work- life balance with seemingly no escape… it’s been a struggle to say the least. On the bright side, there are many things we can do to find our zen RIGHT NOW! Over the course of the past year, I…

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Fresh Air – A Recipe for Living our Best Life!

We all know the last ten or so months have changed our routines and way of living. We’ve said goodbye to old habits and formed new ones. And the habit that has helped my family and I the most during these challenging times has undoubtedly been spending time in the great outdoors. Getting fresh air daily has been a game changer for both our physical health and our state of mind. We’ve been biking, walking,…

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Car Sharing with Communauto

Never tried a car sharing service before? Unsure what to expect? You are not alone! I must admit that in the past, I hadn’t really considered trying a car sharing service like Communauto because it seemed like too much of a hassle. However, once I gave it a go, I could not believe how simple the process was from start to finish! Signing up on the app was easy, and took me less than five…

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Winter Running Guide

Ask and you shall receive! When we announced our partnership with Running Room back in September the response was ASTOUNDING! It was amazing to hear that so many of you had gotten into the sport over the past several months. Even more amazing was learning that the majority of people hope to continue their outdoor running into the Winter (which, sort of already arrived and left and now is bound to show up again soon!).…

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Family Mountain Adventure- #LiveYourBestABCLife

A few weeks ago, my family and I escaped the city and headed out of town for a little road trip to Jasper. While the dark cloud of the pandemic hanging over us the past several months has certainly impacted our ability to travel like we usually do, we didn’t want it to stop us entirely! Exploring destinations in our own province, like Jasper (where, we haven’t been in YEARS) is certainly a silver lining!…

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Get Running!

Raise your hand if you love to Run!! I realize Running may not be everyone’s favorite past time.. but it can be! Hear me out. There have been times in my life when I’ve run every single day. There have been times when I haven’t run in YEARS. Times when I’ve literally forced myself to lace up my shoes, times when I’ve pushed 35+ lbs (my kids) in the jogger after a long recovery from…

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Back to School : Pandemic Edition.

I’m pretty sure the number one spoken word in 2020 is “unprecedented”. And it’s true, aside from eating dinner with my immediate family…. none of my daily activities are “normal”. Trips to the grocery store, work, book club (what’s up Zoom!) even off leash dog park walks were weird for a while. Its hard to wrap your head around just how much has changed in the last 6 months. YES, we’ve been in this for…

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Hope for Mental Health

To say that the past few weeks have been a challenge for Albertans, and people worldwide would be a massive understatement. I’ve personally struggled with my mental health for several years now (I shared my story here if you missed it!) and amongst the MANY stresses and emotions I’ve currently been experiencing, my own mental health has been top of mind. You see, being sequestered at home is a huge trigger for me. It takes…

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At Home Fitness Ideas

For us, staying active is a HUGE stress relief and is crucial for our mental health. With many of us being stuck at home or having our fave fitness studios and rec centers shut down, finding ways to stay fit (and stay mentally healthy!) is a challenge. But thankfully, not impossible!! Here are a few great ways we have found to stay fit with little or no equipment at home. 1.If you are looking for…

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Edmonton Renovation Show

New Year, New Home? WE WISH!! As tempting as it is to start FRESH FRESH after the Holiday decor comes down, we all know that it’s not financially feasible to completely start over! BUT there are still so many effective and fun ways to make home renovations and improvements without breaking the bank. Need some inspo or ideas on how to make it happen? We’ve got you! Taking Place January 24-26 2020 at the Edmonton…

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