Even without the added stress of COVID-19, children today face a wide range of stressors that can be hard for them (and their caregivers) to deal with. I've always been curious about the use of essential oils for child anxiety, as a way to help them cope. Here's a look at the best essential oils to deal with stress, anxiety and sleepless nights, no matter your age.
I love being active outdoors, but if I'm being honest, I have zero upper body strength. Canoeing (and blow drying my hair!) exhausts me, but kayaking, well that's something I can get behind. We did a deep dive into the best kayaking spots in and around Calgary, Edmonton and the Kananaskis region, and have all the deets on how to score rentals, so you can be first out come summer.
Are you being like me and beating yourself up over projects not completed or even started? I had all these grand visions of everything I'd get done while being stuck at home during COVID-19. We're almost a month in and I have little to show for it, except a few additional pounds. Here's how I'm changing my mindset by lowering the bar and celebrating smaller, daily accomplishments.
Everyone is handling the uncertainness of COVID-19 differently, so I'm reaching out to others to get their perspective. Here's a look at how a college student is dealing with classes cancelled and being stuck at home with her parents.
How are you coping amid COVID-induced anxiety? I'm doing better thanks to talking to not one, not two, not three or four, but five licensed psychologists last week. It was for work, but a gal can glean personal insight from expert advice, can't she? In this post I'm sharing their advice in the hopes it helps you as much as it did me.
Playing hockey is a rite of passage in Canada, and one that girls are finally joining in on. Maya Smith has been playing girls hockey in Calgary ever since she was a kid. In this post, Maya shares all the ins and outs of navigating Canada's game as a young female.
If you're like me, you're ready to make a fresh start on a new decade. Trying new things is something that often scares me, but I try to do it anyway. Most of the time I'm happy I took the risk, and so it was when I tried the Barry's Bootcamp workout in their new Calgary studio. As far as workouts go, it's pretty similar to Orangetheory Fitness, but there are some distinct differences. I break all those down, in case you're interested in giving either workout a go - which I high recommend. Here's to a healthy 2020!
Exactly 15-years ago I was happily pregnant and the best part of my week was Thursday night. That's when I'd do my prenatal yoga class then rush home to watch Survivor and The Apprentice. My how times have changed! If someone you know is pregnant, prenatal yoga is a fantastic way to relieve pregnancy stressors and prepare yourself for birth. We've also researched the best spots in Calgary for prenatal and parenting classes. And if you've never taken a yoga class before, we've got you covered with a look at the beginner classes available. Namaste!
It seems too early to be thinking about Christmas, doesn't it? But if I don't start on holiday prep by mid-November, I'm grouchy and stressed all of December. If I want to be more present, more thankful and grateful for all that I have, I need to be purposeful. Here's a look at what I do each November to get a head start on the holiday season.