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20 November

This Week’s Love List

I’m not a baker, but this time of year seems to compel me to crank the PJ Harvey, bust out the cookie sheets and mixing bowls, and get reacquainted with my measuring cups. I just had the pleasure of creating a recipe for thumbprint cookies for friends at Advice From A Caterpillar. I don’t know […]

6 November

This Week’s Love List: There’s So Much to be Grateful For

Wow, what a week. With the scare of Sandy and its aftermath, it’s pretty clear that, even in the face of difficult times, there are still things to be grateful for. Luckily, Sandy left Toronto a few knocked over trash cans, trees, and a hell of a windy night. Here is my Love List for […]

29 October

Cozy Afternoons: This Week’s Love List

I have had so many things to be grateful for in this past week. The cozy nature of autumn (and storms!) allows us to slow down and contemplate things. Paul Pitchford, author of Healing With Whole Foods says that, “Fall is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all […]

9 October

I am thankful for…

Family visits from out of town. Especially when they bring their babies.  Delicious meal upon delicious meal with family. A reminder to be mindful when it comes to eating said delicious food. Sometimes it’s hard to put the fork down. Here’s the article.  Yoga. Because focusing on breathing and moving took my attention from feeling […]

30 September

This Week’s Love List: A Walk in the Woods

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Did you know that an extremely high percentage of Canadians (and by ‘extremely high’ I think I mean 90%) live within 100 miles of the Canada-USA border? One reason for this is that Canada can get pretty freaking cold. “Inhospitable” is one word that an American friend used. . Case in point: it’s not even […]

22 September

Healthy Gratitude: This Week’s Love List

Here’s my Love List from the last week. What’s on yours? Truffle oil and sea salt on tomatoes. Especially the delicious local heirloom tomatoes that are still available. Driving by the house I grew up in (in King City). Organic apple picking. The strength to run a little more when I was running next to […]

15 September

Healthy Gratitude: Smell My Basil Fingers!

For those of you who have been following my blog, you’ll know that each week, I briefly write about some of the things for which I’m grateful. Gratitude is a powerful thing – it helps us to appreciate the little things and hopefully live more happy, joyful lives. This happy joyfulness has a direct impact […]

7 September

Gratitude: Six Things + A Healthy Soup Recipe Inspired by a Cocktail

  If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that I am chronicling some of the moments that bring me joy each week. FYI, these are in no way the only things that have brought me joy this week. This is merely an edited list that will hopefully inspire you to do the same. […]

23 August

Five Things

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If you’ve been reading my regular posts, you’ll know that I’ve just started a weekly post, called Five Things, which is a list of five things I’m grateful for. Here are my Five Things for the week: Food appreciation. August farmers’ market bootay and the kitchen tinkering time that follows. This past week, I visited […]

16 August

Gratitude for your health: 5 things

On a yoga retreat with Eoin and Insiya Finn a few years ago, we were tasked with keeping gratitude journals. But not just any gratitude journals – ours had to encompass food appreciation, nature appreciation and yoga appreciation. This was quite a feat for me. I had spent the years prior to that doing the […]

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