Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bruno Mars – “Lazy Song”

Bruno Mars The Lazy SongWho can’t relate to the lyrics on Bruno Mars “Lazy Song”. We all have days like this. It’s another one of those songs that just make you happy. Nothing serious. Just fun. I have seen Bruno Mars twice in concert and probably one of my top 5 performers. He and his band put on an incredible show full of singing, humour, dancing and making sure that every person there is up on their feet dancing with them. My favourite moment was the 65+ year old in front of me last time double fist pumping to every song. That is a good concert!!! Released 2011.

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Day 6 – Why can I not prioritize exercising?

Seriously, what is my problem? I grew up in a household of people who exercised. My parents (who I’m not allowed to say how old they are but let’s just say they are in their golden years!) still exercise all the time. I live now in a household of people who exercise. I am surrounded by it, yet I don’t make it my priority. I can make up every excuse in the book. But I know I am not the only one.

I heard this great interview with Gretchen Rubin this week on #WakeUpHappy. “Exercise for sanity, not vanity“. And it is so true. I get motivated to exercise when I put on a few (or more than a few!) pounds. But that should not be my only reason. Sure it’s a great motivator in the moment, but when I hit my goal weight, then I start slipping with my goals of exercise.

Gretchin Rubin has a number of books on happiness, including The Happiness Project. She is currently writing a book on habits. I’m looking forward to its release. She states “What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.

She talks about scheduling, and I have taken this on full force with starting this blog. My calendar is now fully blocked out with time for each project, coffee break, lunch (yep, cause I forget that one all the time) and EXERCISE! Those posts I’m doing on Get Moving, I am actually doing every day. When I posted “Everyone get out, I’m dancing” I really did dance around my office for 15 minutes and I felt incredible afterwards.

So get it scheduled in and make it happen. Get moving for the inner benefits, not just the outer.

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Chicken Curry Soup

3The soup looks warm and delicious.  I’m a sucker for anything with curry and I like the fact that Mel’s Kitchen has adapted the soup to work for different tastes.

Try the recipe!

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Five morning rituals to keep you productive all day

Morning productivityI like this article because of its simplicity and practicality. I can definitely use little hints and suggestions to keep me productive all day. I find when I get overwhelmed I start to believe things will take longer than they do. So this article helps with breaking down those tasks.  Stay calm and breathe!

Globe and Mail article here

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“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon

OutlanderMy friend Karen tried to get me to read this book for years. I mean years and years. And I just couldn’t get into it. Tried a couple times. But then I was home sick for an extended period so decided to give it one more try. Well the timing was right. I couldn’t out it down. Swept me back to those romance novels I used to sneak off my mom’s bookshelf when I was a kid. But Outlander is way better cause you actually get some history too! So in honour of the tv series currently playing in Sunday nights, I had to mention Outlander (and the multitude of books in the series which I have yet to get through all of them but the show has me wanting to continue them now). Heard the author Diana Gabaldon at a book reading years ago. Can you imagine coming up with an idea and keeping that series going for almost 25 years now. Published in 1991.

Buy the book at you local bookstore.

Trailer for the show!

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Photos of Alice Bee

Alice BeeHer name alone is a reason to look up these photos. But the love a dad has for his daughter Alice Bee shown in these unique photos is the real reason to love the photos.

Check out all the fun photos!

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