Wednesday batch cooking – with asparagus

It’s Wednesday morning or almost noon as I type this out. The sun is shining and even though there’s a chilly breeze right now, it’s supposed to get up to almost 20C today. That’s like summertime weather. I’m sitting here in my plush pj pants, sipping my first cup of coffee and eating my per…

Living Well: Self care for anxiety, depression or stress

Reposting this. I think it’s a good reminder on how we can care for ourselves during this difficult time. At work today, I caught up with a co-worker I hadn’t seen in a few days. We chatted a bit about my new schedule and how it’s really making a difference in my life. We went…

I’m in isolation. Again.

We’ve had a lot of rain the last few weeks where I live. The wind has also been really strong the past few days. I went to enjoy a break on the balcony the other night when I noticed how gross the balcony had become. There was dust and dirt all over. Even the siding…

Fitness Tips: exercising without a gym membership

Are you tired of spending money on gym memberships that you never use? Or maybe you were pressured into signing up for a membership by overbearing “fitness experts” while visiting your local fitness centre? Or perhaps you invested thousands of dollars on a new treadmill, only to have it turn into the world’s most expensive…

Fitness Tips: Goals & Rewards

This is a repost but slightly edited. My progress has been slow. But I’ve remained determined to meet these goals. I just came back from a doctor’s appointment and was weighed for the first time in a long time. My weight has always been a big yo-yo. It’s up and down. Two weeks ago, I…

Chili with Beans and Kale

Once again, there are ingredients in my fridge that need to be used up soon. This is the problem with single living. Fresh food like vegetables and fruits are really hard to keep long. Last night, I took out a bunch of kale and “massaged it” in cold water. I let it sit most of…