How to Have a Really Good Reading Year

In January 2017 I challenged myself to read more books than the year before.   The goal was 52 books, a book for each week (it's what the happier, healthier, more successful people are doing, you know). Oh my, how I failed so miserably... I later changed my goal to 30 books and I didn't make that either. This is not a failure post though. I still count 2017 as...
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Reading Challenge 2018

I have had so much fun looking at all of the new reading challenges out there for 2018 but I really wanted to create my own reading challenge. 2017 has been there year that I have rekindled my love affair with reading. In the past I became stuck in the literary fiction genre which is made up of books that are deep and slow to read. It made my progress...
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Slow Festivity

Every year I swear I won't let the busyness and stress of the festive season get to me and yet every year I get to the end feeling like I have just run a cross country race. As an introvert, the crowds and busyness of the season can be really overwhelming. Also, the financial stress that the season brings seems to increase as the numbers of family members in our...
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How I Meal Plan [Mostly] Plant Based and Always on a Budget

I feed five people, mostly plant based, always on a budget, and this is how I meal plan for the month. In the past I have created beautiful spreadsheets linked to recipes and a shopping list but this worked out to be unrealistic and inconvenient. I mean how do you know a month in advance what you will feel like eating / what the weather will be like etc. So...
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New Moon – Setting Your Intentions

New Moon Intentions! New Moon is a great time to set your new intentions for the next lunar month. Intentions differ from goals in that they are the HOW to obtain the outcomes (goals) and it is a great exercise to define these on a monthly basis. This ensures that you are always on the right path towards your ultimate dreams. New Moon is a powerful time for manifesting your...
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Book Review: Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

I recently finished my first ever Margaret Atwood, and I must say I am hooked. Her writing is sharp and filled with layered meaning. I will be looking out for her books in the future, and I'm dying to read her much talked about 'Hand Maids Tale' that has been made into an, also much talked about, TV series. Surfacing is the story of a young artist venturing back to...
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Unearthing Hidden Pain [Journal Prompts for Healing]

I have been trying to become the best version of me for a while now. Since having my first child. I could definitely say that becoming a mother inspired me to work towards becoming the best version of myself. So the self-help books that I scoffed at in my teens (I literally did scoff at the book 'Who Moved My Cheese' when my mom bought it for me at 16)...
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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

This year I made the pledge to try and read more. I love reading. When people ask me what my hobbies are I list reading first. And it has always been this way, I have loved books since I was a child. After having children, however, and even before if I am to be honest, my reading habit slowed down to almost a dismal halt. In 2016 I read 8...
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