And thus beings the annual Halloween horror movie marathon

Halloween was one of my mum’s favorite times of the year. She would decorate the house with pumpkins, and scary pictures of witches, ghosts and goblins. We had gravestones in the front yard with skeletons. Some years we even had a haunted house in the basement and played scary sounds on the stereo to scare…

Living Well: The importance of a good night’s sleep

Regulating sleep schedules without the use of medicine or supplements Sleep plays a vital role in our overall health. Not only is sleep crucial for daily life, but it is also an important part of weight loss and fitness. In continuation of my fitness challenge theme; and this week’s goal to improve my sleep habits,…

I’m back on the intermittent fasting schedule and I feel great.

It’s Monday morning again. I’ve got coffee on. The curtains are open. It’s a dark and dreary day outside. I’ve got Spotify on and am listening to winter themed songs for a new playlist. I’m dressed. And I already worked out. I can’t tell you how good it feels to start my day off with…

Creamy Asparagus Soup

I made this the other night and still have leftovers even despite having a large bowl for lunch today. It reminded me of when my mum used to make asparagus soup for family dinners as a kid. Some of my fondest memories were watching her in the kitchen standing over the stove whipping up some…

Living Well: Hypermobility and Chronic Joint Pain

A discussion came up in my fitness group the other night and while the discussion went south, the main question is worth going into a bit more. Question: How to exercise with joint pain from hypermobility? And what kinds of foods are good for reducing inflammation and joint pain? First of all, let’s get into…

An ode to coffee

It’s Wednesday, very late in the morning and I have coffee brewing for the first time in a couple of weeks. I recently made the switch to instant coffee in an effort to reduce waste. As a single person, I normally drink one or two cups of coffee during the day. So, making an entire…