Category Archives: Life

How To Be SMART About Your Healthy Lifestyle Goals

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By: April + Michelle of Get Real Gurls Nutrition

Are you trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle? But what does that even mean? We want to encourage you to be SMART about it. Think about any long term goals you’d like to achieve and this week, go about setting them.

On the one hand, it’s all fine and dandy to say, “I want to be healthier.” Your intentions may be legit but without defining your goal and how you’re going to go about reaching it – you’re bound to come up short when aiming for that healthy lifestyle.

So, how do you define you goal and a start on a path to achieve it? You must be SMART about it. Let’s break it down: (more…)

What I’ve Learned So Far After 9 Years of Marriage

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During my 6-year long career as a wedding DJ, I’ve heard some pretty terrible and superficial marriage advice. If you calculate it – 400 weddings x 3 speeches per wedding that’s like 1200+ speeches I’ve heard and a lot of marriage advice being dispensed.

Some of it was an attempt at humour, some of it was just really vague. Here’s a sampling:

“Never go to bed angry.” – wrong IMHO!

“Put your hand on top of her hand – because that’s the last time you’ll have the upper-hand!” – wah-wah. Terrible.

“Happy wife, happy life.” – ok sure, but then what?

Paul and I are coming up to our 10-year wedding anniversary this year (here’s the story of how we met) and I’ve learned a lot of things about marriage. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I would share what I’ve learned so far after 9 years of marriage: (more…)

Beach House Update: The Home Stretch!

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After months of construction, design decisions and strategy – Paul and I are finally in the home stretch of getting our beach house ready to list on airbnb! Here’s what’s been happening lately:

Delays, Delays, Delays

As all things construction-related go, there will be delays. We were originally supposed to close on our house the third week of December, but excessive rain, ice storms, and snowstorms did not make for ideal conditions. Portland had the rainiest October on record! Additionally, a lot of trades were snowed in and could not get out to the coast to work on the house.

Throw in Thanksgiving, the Christmas holidays and New Years and things are inevitably going to be delayed. On top of that, Paul and I booked an extremely last-minute trip to Florida right before New Years to see family which only further complicated our timeline. (more…)

Wellness Giveaway Day 7: Breville Juice Fountain Cold

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Welcome to the LAST DAY of our 7 Days of Wellness Giveaway!

If you missed DAY 2 to 6  – you still have time to enter any of our past contests. Each contest will close around a week after launching. For our last and final day, we’ve partnered up with Breville Canada to give one lucky reader a Breville Juice Fountain Cold with a retail value of $269.99 CAD! (more…)

Wellness Giveaway Day 6: Gaiam Yoga Prize Pack!

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Welcome to DAY SIX of our 7 Days of Wellness Giveaway!

If you missed DAY 1 to 5 – you still have time to enter any of our past contests. Each contest will close around a week after launching.

We are giving away a cool wellness-related prize for 7 days and today’s giveaway features a few fun things to help your yoga practice with Gaiam. These 2-colour yoga mats have a stable non-slip surface and 3mm of cushioning to keep you comfortable! (more…)

5 Simple Ways to Achieve Your Healthy Eating Goals

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I am truly trying to put myself first and focus on my health this year. It’s taken a backseat lately due to a big move, a busy work schedule and lots of travel. It’s always going to be something, so I’ve decided that I just need to be more flexible, less perfect and just get it done instead of overthinking it.

We’re almost at the end of January and this is usually when New Years resolutions fall by the wayside. So I’m sharing a few ideas and tips today on how I’m working to achieve my healthy eating and living goals: (more…)