Category Archives: Health

garden advice needed: soil to fill the box?

Well, now, that’s obviously not what’s supposed to go there! Soon I’ll be getting this big larch wood planter box out onto the lawn and I’ll be looking to fill it with soil. I’d love advice on the best way to … Continue reading

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a walk behind the gaelic college, in springtime

This first picture, above, was taken last week on the MacKillop Road right behind the Gaelic College. Below is the same spot, yesterday: So it’s really great to be able to walk here on my lunch breaks! As you know … Continue reading

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“conference hangover”

… is totally a thing. I got home at 3 from another busy and inspiring day yesterday at the Creative Economy conference and went straight to bed. I briefly considered going for a walk or doing some yoga but by … Continue reading

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what if // 1

(Feel free to think I’m bonkers. I do, half the time!) The background: On the weekend I went to a “Laughing yoga” class at the Green Lotus Studio in Sydney, because I’d heard that laughter is super good for you, … Continue reading

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four simple goals // “move more” update

My doctor once said to me, “The medication you take is great for your anxiety, but for the mild depression you sometimes experience, really, exercise is just as good as this medication.” That was one of those things a person says … Continue reading

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making me happy // the figure skaters

Last night at the Emera Center, the figure skaters were practicing. When I walk there and the hockey teams are practicing, it’s interesting, but the figure skaters! Especially the older pairs, watching them fluidly skate in tandem, holding hands and … Continue reading

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morning routine

  Now that I’m back in North Sydney full time, and back to school, which doesn’t start til 9:30, I have a new morning routine. I love it. I wake up when Adam does (6 am), then make us both … Continue reading

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why I disappear sometimes

There are busy times and there are not-so-busy times, for all of us. This past month, for me, has been a busy time. I started back at my summer job, which is full time. I was still in school for … Continue reading

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learning my lessons

The images are actually much larger, so if you want to see what my screen looks like when I’m  working in these programs (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign), click on the image and it will open in a separate tab. … Continue reading

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Q+A with Vince Forrestall

Vince Forrestall is Victoria County’s Naturally Active Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator. He lives in Baddeck. This weekend he is hosting the First Annual Victoria County Relay for Health, along with the Victoria County Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation. It will be part … Continue reading

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