I haven't blogged in a long while, and while I'm at a dead end in another line of my tree, I decided do more research on the Cornells. The name is synonymous with the Ivy League American University - Cornell. My fifth cousin 6 times removed OR 7th great uncle's second cousin twice removed whichever… Continue reading On Genealogy: MY Relation to Ezra CORNELL – Founder of Cornell University
In this blog, we are exploring the abandoned Stoll Strawberry Farm in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. It is a more recent abandon, 2017. We came upon this find as a "trade" with another urbexer. The video version of this urbex can be viewed here. We only had time to explore the house, we were… Continue reading Urbex: Exploring an Abandoned Strawberry Farm
This past weekend we explored the well-known urbex site - the Pastor Lee House in Haldimand County, Ontario. It's been abandoned forever, has unfortunately been "trashed" and is still a time capsule of bizarre oddities. The video accompaniment to this blog can be viewed here. Trust me it's worth the watch! We spent a couple… Continue reading Urbex: The Truest Story About the Abandoned & Eccentric Pastor Lee House
Overview Added to Centre Wellington heritage list map January 2021. Located at the north corner of **th Line East and Sideroad **. Lot **, Concession ** of Pilkington Twp. There are two L4C2s, one on the east side of the Grand River and one on the west (E and W). CN Fergus Subdivision ran through… Continue reading Urbex: Abandoned 1867 Heritage Farmhouse Explore
The Lookout Inn is situated just south of North Bay, in Callander, Ontario. It used to be a hotel with a dining area and patio overlooking Lake Nipissing. The two buildings became a popular destination for vandals over the next decade. The well known and unique resort in Callander had officially re-opened its doors to the public in… Continue reading Urbex: Northern Ontario Abandoned Hotel Explore!
Who doesn't LOVE a good pair of UGGs (or UGG look alikes)? I'm on my third pair -- this pair is an UGG Classic Short II - super comfy I can't imagine my life without a pair of UGGs in them! And, let's be real, UGGs aren't on the cheap side either, with a price… Continue reading YES, I Washed my UGGS in the Washing Machine!
Another awesome #urbex today - I was able to find not 1, not 2 but 3 abandoned farm houses to explore. I actually located 6-7 in a little cluster in Milton/Oakville - but am only going to post about these 3 today. IF YOUR INTERESTED IN SEEING THE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS POST - CLICK… Continue reading Urbex: Exploring 3 Abandoned Farm Houses in 1 DAY!
This weekend I did another awesome urban explore at an old abandoned factory in town. I’m not gonna share the exact location. You may think it’s ridiculous to not share the location of a place you’ve explored. It is an abandoned building after all, what’s the big deal? The reason I don’t share location information… Continue reading Urbex: Exploring a Well Known Meat Processing Plant!
I've been slacking a bit in my blogging lately, I hadn't posted much since May really - I took a little hiatus to try and deal with our new norm and since we've been been in the red zone or lockdown for the majority of the last 4-5 months I've been feeling a bit uninspired… Continue reading WOW! THANK YOU! Nearly 37,000 Views. 23,000 Visitors. 202 Followers!
On the coldest day registered this year, my friend Thomas and I decided to stay local for our #urbex and decided to explore an abandoned factory in town. It has been abandoned for decades and I drive by it quite regularly, for some reason it never occurred to me to explore it .... so 2… Continue reading Urbex: Abandoned Leather Tannery Explore!!
Before getting into the meat of this post, it’s important to understand blood typing. Interestingly, 85% of the world’s population are Rh+ and only 15% are Rh-. Most of us don’t know our blood type (if you don’t, I strongly encourage you to find out, it’s so important, especially if you require a blood transfusion).… Continue reading Rh- Alien Blood,Royal Blue Bloods and My Linage to King John I
I always thought I was special, a Princess you might say, and now I have a little weight behind me to back it up, my 24th great grand-father was King Louis VIII of France. And this discovery, has just set my whole genealogical dig in a whole new wild direction; an astronomical connection all the way… Continue reading On Genealogy: MY ROYAL CONNECTION to King Louis VIII of France
While I was laying around a few weeks ago, I binged watched the TLC show Extreme Cheapskates. It's an American reality tv series that profiles the lives of those who take frugality to an extreme. Now, let's all be real here and accept that a lot of it appears to be staged and scripted. It may be… Continue reading Saving Money is Great. Saving Lots of Money is Even Better.
It's been 3 months since I last posted. It feels good to be back to be posting again, thank you for being patient with me, as I worked through the new world as we know it. If you're a follower you know that one of my favourite pastimes is exploring abandoned buildings/relics. While in British… Continue reading Urbex: Abandoned Farm House, North Wellington
I've haven't written a blog post since my last post on Houdini's death. I haven't had it in me to write - to be expressive. With the world being so heavy right now in the midst of his murder and the whole #BlackLivesMattter movement and seeing such abject ignorance by the privileged, I feel I… Continue reading I’ll Be Back to Posting Soon!
𝕄𝕪 𝕓𝕝𝕠𝕘 𝕙𝕒𝕤 𝕓𝕖𝕖𝕟 𝕓𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕦𝕡 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕒 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕠𝕟 𝕀 𝕒𝕞 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕪𝕖𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠 𝕒𝕔𝕔𝕖𝕡𝕥! In 2018 I posted a blog on an up and coming Toronto rapper - who since, has gained the love and respect of many a fan ... to the tune of nearly 20,000,000 downloads on Spotify ALONE! His first album… Continue reading RIP: Toronto Rapper Houdini Killed 🎩 1998-2020 (I Can’t Believe They Took Your Life 😭)
A couple of days ago, I posted a blog my exploration of the abandoned 102 year old smelter in Greenwood (Anaconda) BC - what a cool experience! If you haven't had a chance to read that blog - click here. This blog will document our journey from Big White, BC to Greenwood, BC - with… Continue reading On Travel: Awesome Day Trip! Big White, BC to Greenwood, BC
DID THE COOLEST THING YESTERDAY!!! I explored the BC Copper Company Smelter Ruins in Greenwood, British Columbia (BC). IT'S BEEN ABANDONED FOR 102 YEARS! The weather on Big White (Mountain) called for rain all day, that was the perfect opportunity for a day trip! Initially planned to head to Penticton, BC and the weather was… Continue reading Exploring The 102 Year Old Abandoned BC Copper Company Smelter Ruins
We always seek evidence on knowing something the way we want it to be rather than the way it is. We see things as we want them to be, which is a reflection of who we are Our version of the truth or a situation/scenario is typically based on our personal perspective, our view of life… Continue reading We Always Find The Evidence We’re Looking For
HEALTH IS THE FIRST WEALTH! In constant remind ... "I used to be 121.3 lbs" "How did I allow myself to gain 35 lbs?" "What happened to my willpower?" "I used to be so pretty" How many of you have some semblance of those thoughts running through your mind on the daily? When you… Continue reading Recreating My Relationship To My Body
COVID-19 social distancing walk and I'm out and about in the great city of Kelowna, British Columbia (BC). Whilst living up on Big White, a trip down to Kelowna would not be complete without taking the time to search for the legendary Ogopogo who reputedly resides in Okanagan Lake. Lake Okanagan is about 250 miles (400 kms)… Continue reading Monster Hunt: My Search for the Ogopogo Lake Monster
Thankful. Grateful. Happy. Proud. Awesome. Pumped. All words to describe how happy I am that my little bitty blog, much ado about my personal life, interests and passions has reached over 25,000 views! I write about things that matter to me. I have no "niche" per se. My niche is my life, my experiences, me… Continue reading 25k Views – THANK YOU!
I have spent the last 12+ months deeply immersed in personal development, for 2 reasons: So that I can be contributed to in a way that allows me to make significant changes in the quality of my life And, so that I can pass all of this development onto you - coaching my clients, my followers,… Continue reading Integrity vs Morality: Are You Clear?
COVID-19 Week 8 Update. Never one to stay down, always one to turn a breakdown into a breakthrough. This time is no different! If you're a regular to my blog, you'll know that my 12 month adventure of a lifetime all over South East Asia (SEAsia) has been "postponed" due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading COVID-19: Turning a Breakdown Into a Breakthrough
How are you fairing during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have you ever seen anything like this? We've gone through SARS (2002-2003), the Swine Flu (2009-2010), Ebola (2014-2016), MERS (2012 - present) AND nothing of this proportion, this magnatude. Have we ever witnessed anything quite like what we’re living through with this pandemic? I'm now at day… Continue reading COVID-19: Day 19
In the words of sexy hotness, Matthew McConaughey, "alright alright alright". It's been a hot minute since I've posted ... so I just want to bring you all up to date on the current lay of the land - my year long adventure to South East Asia, COVID-19 and social distancing. What a crazy time… Continue reading COVID-19: My 12 Month Trip of a Life Time Was Canceled, I Quit My Job, Sold My Car & Rented Out My Condo !
I love this quote, it’s simple and it’s truth. Don’t think about it, just BE IT. Most of us spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing. We spend more time being bystanders in our own lives and not enough time on the COURT making a difference in our lives or the lives… Continue reading Be Stronger Than Any Excuse You Sell Yourself!
What is “baggage”, even? You mean the stuff from our past that keeps polluting our future? The stuff that we “think” we’ve left “back there” and yet it shows up repeatedly as a way of being or a limiting belief .... repeating the same thing over and over and over again? Oooohhhh ...... you mean… Continue reading Your PAST is Affecting Your FUTURE!
There are people in the world who are not as fortunate as we are. They are plagued with instability, mental health issues and deserve to be treated with respect ✊. They’re human. I’m not sharing this story to highlight myself, just to show that one little thing can mean the world to someone. I was… Continue reading In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind!
I've been nursing a flu/cold since last Thursday. And, while I feel much better than I did at the onset, I leave on my 12 month adventure in 2.5 months and my health is one of the only things that matter to me at the moment. I need to be in top health before I… Continue reading My Journey Through The World of Functional Medicine Pt 3
So, picture this .... something happens in your life ... immediately, you assign it meaning, categorize it into some level of importance, you make/draw conclusions and form some kind of opinion about it. We all do it, it's how we're conditioned and ... it doesn't serve us. In doing this what we're doing is collapsing… Continue reading Start Transforming the Quality of Your Life: What Happened vs What You’re Making it Mean
Today we venture into part deux of my journey to restoring good health. Since I last updated you, I've received the results of two things: the blood work that my medical doctor requested to investigate my level of fatigue i.e. I have had significant anemia in the past and he queried my thyroid function. … Continue reading My Journey Through The World of Functional Medicine Pt 2
Happy Super Soul Sunday peeps! Briefly chatting today about the importance of vibes, ju ju, energy -- or whichever word you use to describe the energy you allow into and around your space as well as the energy you put out into the world/universe. A friend and I were chatting a few years ago about… Continue reading Bad Vibes Don’t Go With My Outfit!
Ugh, I've been dragging my butt so hard lately *again* and if I'm being honest, it's been a lot of months, like 6-7 or so! I just thought I was exhausted and burning the candles at both ends and that it would pass (I need to learn to listen to myself better). If you're reading… Continue reading My Journey Through The World of Functional Medicine Pt 1
I am so immensely grateful for each and every one of you who follow and read my personal lifestyle blog, I can't even describe how thankful I am. Never in a million years did I think that when I started my little passion blog in 2016 - much to do about nothing, not having a… Continue reading 20,000 Views! Thank You For Reading Me!
It feels just not too long ago I had posted that I was moving to Vietnam and here it is ONLY 4.5 months away! I can hardly believe it! I have changed the departure date so many times - it was originally end of February and then I had postponed it to March, then… Continue reading Only 4.5 Months Til I Move to SEAsia!
Ok, let's get honest for a moment shall we? How bad do you really want change? Enough to get off your hinney and make it happen? Or are you going to sit there and complain about how you despise your job, how your BF/GF isn't the right one for you, how you've always wanted… Continue reading Do You Want the Change or Just to Complain?
Have you ever wondered what a Life Coach actually does? Have you ever wondered if we're all just shovelling clouds trying to impress you all to drum up clientele? Do you think that Life Coaches are immune to ordinary every day problems because of our training? (Buzzer sound) Most of the time I'd like to… Continue reading Yes, Life Coaches Have “Those Days” Too!
Can't is 100% for the average! You’re better than that 😉 When you aim to live a bigger, more powerful life and follow your dreams - there is no “can't”. Everything is a possibility, even your breakdowns. Aim high, because at least when you land you’ll land amongst the stars 🌟 Namaste T xo #lifecoach… Continue reading Can’t Is The Addiction of Average
I've seen a lot of buzz on the internet lately about some version of the post below - some positive and others negative - and neither are right or wrong - it's all a matter of perspective and opinions depending on how you view the world. I am of the belief that as individuals we… Continue reading Meet The Person Responsible For Your Life
I've grown so much as a person the last year and I've also had the immense pleasure of seeing my clients expand, take leaps, get out of their comfort zones and really take charge of mastering their own lives. This really takes something! Choosing to take on your life in a way that most people… Continue reading What Do You Want in Life?
Consider that: “You have the life you're willing to put up with. Think about it, what are the problems of those heinous dark shadows currently spoiling the warmth and happiness of your otherwise blissful life? 🎯 Do you hate your job? 🎯 Are you in a bad relationship? 🎯 Is there something wrong with your health? Fine! Get… Continue reading Consider That You Have the Life You’re Willing to Put Up With
So, you think you can’t do something? You’re too scared? 😱. You can, you are scared AND do it anyway! Anyone who knows me knows I’m deathly afraid of heights. Ask my kids how I am when we take off on a plane. Ask them which one’s hand used to hurt worse from the nail marks… Continue reading Holy Crow! I Conquered my BIGGEST Fear!
It's been a hot minute since my last blog. I've been working a lot the last few weeks (Summer is always super busy in my line of work), I'm also working on growing my Life Coaching business (My Better Life Coach), manning my Arbonne business (pure, safe and beneficial health and wellness products) and still managing… Continue reading Littering and Integrity – What’s The Connection?
Isn’t that the truth?!? How many times do you hear or say “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy”❓ The fact of the matter is, we ALL have the same 24 hours in a day, and we choose how to spend that time, and with whom. How do you spend your time? Are… Continue reading So, You Don’t Have Time?
Hi lovelies, Happy Labour Day Long Weekend! I have the best news to share with you ... I've finally launched my Life Coaching business. A life coach’s invaluable services have the potential to harmonize and balance people’s lives. As we grow as individuals, we may experience a range of negative emotions, such as guilt, resentment,… Continue reading Passionate About Helping You Live Life Powerfully!
I have tons of obsessions -- an obsession with lip chap, an obsession with recycling, an obsession with traveling, with being right (kidding) and an obsession with True Crime. What is it about serial killers that fascinate huge swaths of the population? What really happened to JonBenét Ramsay? Where is Madeline McCann? Did Michael Peterson… Continue reading True Crime: Are You As Obsessed as I Am?
How often are you offered the opportunity to make money, make a difference, and have fun all on your terms? A few years ago, I became an Independent Consultant with an organization that I fell in love with. I was hard yes to everything they stood for - their stance on the environment, the safety… Continue reading My Team is Growing, Come Join!
Hi everyone, happy long weekend (in most provinces/territories in Canada). I'm so excited and the reason I'm so excited is that I have NO plans. Yes, I'm excited that I have no plans - I get to have a weekend solo to do nothing or everything and I love it. Most of my days and… Continue reading My Travel Bucket List – How Many Have You Been To?
Hey everyone, how are you all doing today? Thanks for reading, I really hope you've all been awesome and living your best lives! I just got in not too long ago from dinner with one of my good friend's who is home for a visit from Japan - she and her family moved there 2… Continue reading Choosing To Be Powerfully Single
One of the best things about creating something from nothing is exactly THAT! Creating something that is POSSIBLE in a space where there is NOTHING (in the way but to create). Last night, my awesome friend, and group member Timothy Holmes and I got to chatting about one of the homework assignments in a course… Continue reading Umm, What’s a Permaculture Community?
Hello all, happy Sunday! Time for some more environment mini posts - brought to you by us @ECOtionally .... Are you up to date with the following? Starbucks Sucks (at plastic free) Did some ECOtionally work today on our next project (stay tuned for more deets!) and decided to work from Starbucks today ☕️. Safe… Continue reading ECOtionally: Environmental Mini Posts (ed: 2)
#HappySuperSoulSunday everyone ☀️ Today I’m doing some more high level planning for my departure in 8 months, if you've been following along with my blog, you'll know I'm moving to South East Asia in 8 months time!!!! I’m so excited, it seems so far away still and I know it’s just gonna fly by at… Continue reading If you could do anything, nothing was in your way and anything was possible ..
These egg muffins are loaded with all your breakfast favourites! Perfect for busy mornings and quick on the go snacks ... I've been eating a lot of eggs lately and was looking for a way to change up the ways I'm cooking them, and decided to go back to an old fan favourite. Recipe makes… Continue reading Recipe: All Day Egg Muffins
I never used to think this way. I used to be of the belief that I wanted the great house, the awesome vehicle, a closet full of name brand clothes - have a Louis Vuitton on my shoulder and Louboutin’s on my feet ... I have all that and more. And, guess what? .... it… Continue reading I’d Rather Have a Passport Full of Stamps
High Tea With Her Royal Highness? Ditch the tea bag .... Did you know that several tea ☕️ bag brands use polypropylene, a sealing plastic, to keep the tea bags from falling apart❓ If you’re eco-conscious ♻️ or even health conscious 💪🏻 and trying to cut down on single-use, man-made materials, you may not be… Continue reading ECOtionally: Environmental Mini Posts (ed: 1)
Here at ECOtionally we have an upcoming 1️⃣ week recycling challenge ♻️ (the week of July 7 to July 14 2019). For the time being it's limited to our local community, However, depending on its success, we will be looking at expanding it in the future (of course there's loot for the lucky participant whose… Continue reading ECOtionally: How We Reuse Items!
Welcome to ECOtionally! My name is Tina Cassidy and I’m the Founder and Leader of ECOtionally, where we are committed to preserving and protecting our environment – one hand – one person at a time. Born of the notion that no matter how small or insignificant your actions may seem, they matter. We believe that… Continue reading I Just Launched My Non Profit – Welcome to ECOtionally!
It's Monday night - I just competed my coaching call, did some promo work, just finished some research on a new project I'm working on .... and about 5 days ago I finished a 3 day JUICE CLEANSE ... I've done juice cleanses in the past, but, honestly it's been a hot minute since I… Continue reading Product Review: Freshii Juice Cleanse
Thank you all for reading my blog ‼️ A few days ago I hit 15,000 views ‼️ I really wanted to redefine my readership this year. I’ve been blogging since 2016 but only sporadically. This year I wanted to increase my followers and my viewership. And thanks to my increased presence and ALL OF YOU,… Continue reading 15 000 Views! 15 000 Thank Yous!
⚠️ I am a ridiculously PASSIONATE person, I don't think that anyone who knows me would disagree. That works to my advantage the majority of the time and at times to my disadvantage ... sometimes I need to be dialled down or be more mindful in the way that I communicate 💬 my passion, and, it's… Continue reading Who Are You? What do You Stand For?
Hi All - Happy Saturday‼️ It's late as I write this. I have my second wind - I have been suffering from the wickedest of headaches the last two days (due to the weather) and spent most of yesterday and today sleeping and laying in bed with an ice pack on my noggin' 🤕. So, today… Continue reading Love Train: Single Ladies Dating Workshop
Dating in 2019, wow, what a scary place! Especially on the heels of watching Dirty John! Didn't that podcast and Netflix series freak you the f@ck out? Seriously, parts of Eric Bana's character in Dirty John reminded me of my ex, parts had me scared sh*tless of dating ever again without doing a full background… Continue reading So …. dating in 2019, this is fun!
IT'S DAY 10/10 and I could keep going with my list of gratitudes ... but I'll wrap the posts at 10, as promised. Randy Travis wrote a song years ago called My Heart Cracked ... some of the lyrics go: Shattered dreams, lay everywhere Broken promises, are all we share I finally took, all I… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 10
DAY 9 - the 2nd last day of things that I am grateful for .... it’s able, it’s healthy, i's responsive and its mine ... ... today I am grateful for my body. It takes a lot for me to actually say that. I've been all kinds of down the last 2 years about… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 9
Today's blog is going to be quick and very to the point ... I woke up, felt the warm sun on my face after a long winter, I see the trees trying to bloom their first leaves ... and it hit me, I'm grateful for THAT! I simple act of nature, but I'm grateful for… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 8
Hello day 7! How are we doing today awesome people? .... we all make them, non intentional - oversights. Today I focus on being grateful for my mistakes Made perhaps via clouded judgment, your perspective of the world, opening your mouth when you should have thought beforehand or that… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 7
DAY 6!!! This morning I woke up, made my tea with my shiny red kettle, poured it into my large Starbucks mug, sat in my lovely sea-foam green chair in my lovely new condominium, with my MacBook Air to write this blog. After which, I will put on my CG jacket and RL boots and… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 6
I'm 1/2 way through my 10 days of #gratitude with this post! It hasn't been hard at all finding things to be grateful for ... Post #5 is about the people in my life who have had an impact - in ways some people have no idea that they even have. Some people are just… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 5
Ok, we are onto day 4 TODAY, I have so many things to be grateful for - we all do - we just have to take stock of everything little thing - things don't always have to move mountains to be significant enough to be grateful for - in fact for me it's quite the… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 4
How are we feeling today for Day 3 of our 10 days of GRATITUDE? Who's all following along with me? Comment below - just say hi, I wanna know you're there 🙂 Today's #3 can certainly be difficult to think of in gratitude especially when we're down in the dumps, we've had our heart broken,… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 3
Welcome to day 2 of practicing gratitude ... Thanks for joining me along my gratitude journey. It always feels more productive for me to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys in this case). There's obviously a reason counsellors will suggest journalling, it just feels good to get it out there! I've been practicing… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 2
I've been trying to figure out what to write about next. I wasn't into researching any more on my family tree. But, I have been spending some time determining what I wanted to do the first month of my move to SEAsia (next year - woo hoo!). Enter INDIA --- I have been wanting to… Continue reading 10 days of gratitude: day 1
It's dreary and rainy out today, and I don't wanna get out of bed. Since I am taking a bit of a break from traveling, I thought I'd focus more so on the Genealogy part of my blog ... I still have so many lines that I need to "EXPLORE". I select which one to… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Connection to Explorer, Louis Joliet!
As you know, I'm a genealogy nut, or more like nerd. I love working on my family tree, although in the past 6-8 months I've barely looked at it more or less worked on it. I can't even remember the last genealogy blog I posted (hang on let me check --- other than a quick… Continue reading On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate
Today I unveiled that I made a significant life decision - I plan on moving to Vietnam next year! A couple of years ago I became an empty nester. Parents want to encourage their children to grow into independent adults - there was a time that I would count down the years until I turned 42!… Continue reading It’s Official Folks, I’m Moving To Vietnam!
I've been back from Vietnam for about 2 weeks now. I have to admit it's been tough being back - to the cold, the snow, back to working 9-5, not traveling ... Today I want to share a little about my overall experience in Vietnam. What I loved, things I wished I had done and… Continue reading On Travel: Vietnam – What I Loved and Didn’t Love
As I write this, I'm home, in bed - it's 3:00 AM and I cannot sleep - my body still thinks it's 3:00 PM - jet lag sucks! So I thought, what better time than to start my layover in China 🇨🇳 blog. The process was a lot easier than I imagined, so I thought… Continue reading On Travel: 24-hour Transit Into Guangzhou, China Without Visa
tạm biệt Việt Nam Today, I left Vietnam. The country I have come to love over the last 3.5 weeks It’s a mix of emotions having to go back to Canada. I’ll miss it there, I'll miss exploring, the food, the culture, the adventuring and of course, my eldest daughter. On the other hand, I’m… Continue reading On Travel: Mekong Delta, Vietnam 🇻🇳
lời chào hỏi! I'm into my third week traveling through Vietnam. It has been such an experience - one that I am so glad I decided to undertake - I've learned so much about myself during this trip. I've learned to push myself outside of my comfort zone by: 1) traveling solo for the… Continue reading On Travel: Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Xin chào! I hope all is WELL with all of you ---- I'm continuing my travels through Vietnam this week - in Đà Nẵng and the ancient city of Hội An. I am more than pleased with my trip to Vietnam to date. It's truly a beautiful country, steeped in a long difficult history… Continue reading On Travel: Da Nang and Hoi An, Vietnam
I'd been planning this trip for 4 months - months of research, YouTube vlogs, booking hotels, finding places to sightsee- which cities did I want to visit? What did I wanna see while I was there? Did I want to start in the North and travel South or vice versa? I decided to fly into… Continue reading On Travel: chúc mừng năm mới from Vietnam!
#dryjanuary, have you heard of it? Dry January is a public health campaign urging people to abstain from alcohol for the month of January. I just heard about it in December and thought "why not!" So, Why Ditch The Alcohol? Millions of people pledge to ditch the booze every January! Participants testify to how great… Continue reading I Just Completed #dryjanuary!
I remember watching Three Men and a Baby when it came out in 1987. I was 13 years old. It was right up there for me that year along with Dirty Dancing, Labamba, Throw Mama from the Train and Teen Wolf Too! Awww, those were the good ol' days, weren't they? For people of a… Continue reading Remember That Baby From Three Men and a Baby?
I published Part 1/2 of this series a few days ago. Thank you for taking in an interest in the story of my personal journey on loving an addict. Writing this series is a form of healing for me and is also very cathartic. I hope that in sharing my pain I can help someone… Continue reading Part 2: When Loving an Addict Makes You CRAZY!
I'm not an addict. But, I've loved one! I've been sitting on this post since I wrote it 14 months ago. I hummed and I hawed on whether or not to post it. It reveals a vulnerable side of my life, one of which I tried to hide for many many years, On the other… Continue reading Part 1: When Loving an Addict Makes You CRAZY!
Here I am ... another year has gone by. 2018 has come and gone in the blink of an eye. It really IS hard to believe. I feels like forever ago we had the winter Olympics and it was only this past February! Thank you for joining me on my life journey, genealogy… Continue reading HaPpY nEw YeArS EvE eVe 2019!
Original post (Head to the bottom to see the concerts I attended in 2018) I love MUSIC and to me there's nothing better than going to a concert. Last year I wrote a blog counting all of my concerts and I wanted to continue that list - so I have updated it here in this… Continue reading concert count: update
Happy Super Soul Sunday! Did you wake up this morning and choose to be happy? Life can be complicated sometimes, can’t it? Things don’t always go the way we hope. Work is stressful. Relationships have their ups and downs. Our expectations are not met. And, each day we have a choice on how we go… Continue reading Be Happy on Purpose!
O.M.G. I've surpassed 10k views - 10,055 to be exact! THANK YOU! This is something I never thought would have been possible! Ever! I love that the views are growing. I mean, who wanted to hear the rants and the stories of a woman from Kitchener Ontario Canada? Apparently you did! This blog has been… Continue reading 10,000 Views! Thank You!
UPDATED: Originally posted on June 22 2017 HELLO ALL! HAPPY THURSDAY! IT’S A SOGGY, DREARY AND WET ONE OUT THERE AS I WRITE TODAY … EVER SO FITTING AS TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY #6 FOCUSSES ON MY ENGLISH ROOTS AND FOLLOWS MY PATERNAL GRAND MOTHER’S, FATHER’S SIDE. I HAVEN’T WRITTEN EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT THEM YET, BUT, I… Continue reading UPDATED: On Genealogy – The LEE Side of ME …
I am heading to Vietnam in February 2019, in time for TET - I've booked my ticket and I'm going for a month - woo hoo 🙌🏻 I have a general lay out of what I want to do, but, am looking for some thoughts and feedback from a traveler's perspective of things to do,… Continue reading Ok, World Travellers, I Need Your Help Planning My Trip to Vietnam!
I remember a time long before Netflix, Amazon Red, Zulu, YouTube Channels and Android Boxes when Summer was the worst time of the year for TV - months of repeats until the Fall schedule started ... Then again, I also remember a time that your cable box was connected to your TV by a cable… Continue reading 10 Shows I’m Binge Watching Right Now
Dad,Every November 18th since 2014 is a painful reminder of your absence in my life. I wish I could turn back time and live out every single day of my life as if it were a grand celebration of you. Had we only known you’d be taken from us so soon and so unexpectedly 😭.I… Continue reading Dad, It’s Been 4 Years and I Still Miss You Soooo Much💔
One hundred years ago – on November 11 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – millions of men laid down their guns. This was Armistice Day, the end of the first world war. Germany, the last belligerent standing among the Central Powers, had collapsed militarily, economically and politically.… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2018 – My Family/Friend Veterans and ALL Vets THANK YOU!
I was taking a walk with the dog today around my neighbourhood - I moved back to KW just over a year ago. I was born and raised here. Did a 5 year stint in Toronto (Toronto proper, not the GTA - at Dufferin and St. Clair) and then spent 2 years in Manitoba -… Continue reading #DTKLove 💛
I wanted to share authentically with you today for #supersoulsunday I’m often told by people “you’re so strong” , “you’ve been through so much, and have come through the other side better”, “I wish I had your strength”, “you look great for your age" (and thank you, I think I do too - for any… Continue reading Super Soul Sunday Thoughts🧡
Originally posted on December 31, 2017 UPDATE: Sooooo, I'm finally finished Season 11 and I was able to watch the episode that was shot down the street from me in September of 2017. I'll explain a bit the scene I was there for. By the point that I arrived Yannick's scene had already been shot… Continue reading On Set: Update – Murdoch Mysteries Was Shooting in my Hometown …
Good afternoon, good morning or good evening folks - wherever you're reading this from. I'm writing this today from beautiful British Columbia (BC) - it's so true that they immortalize it on their license plates. I'm out here visiting my youngest daughter who moved here a few months ago to enjoy a less chaotic… Continue reading On Travel: Vancouver, BC and Area
A bit ago I posted a blog called On Health: My 30 Day Trial of the Whole Food Plant Based Diet, I've long since completed my 30 day trial of a whole food, plant based (WFPB) diet. I promised you all an update .... So, here are a few of my take aways from that… Continue reading On Health: Update – Whole Food Plant Based Diet