Fall trail with leaves

Gratitude and Choice

It’s Municipal Election Day today in Ontario. As I was pondering what to write about, two words came to mind: Gratitude and Choice. And although there is a lot to be grateful for everyday, today, the gratitude lens is particularly focused on our good fortune in this community, province and country to be able to…

Women handing a customer his bag

“No Problem”

“No problem.”   Two simple words that say so little and so much at the same time. They seem to say so little because of the ubiquitousness of the expression. I hear it a lot now in stores, restaurants, service organizations…everywhere!   And I think that’s unfortunate because they do say so little in that context, but they also can say…

“Dog in the forest” – Harbinger of Joy?

Most people are familiar with the expression “canary in the coal mine”, where the canary was literally the harbinger of death for miners. Gloomy, I know.  I’m wondering, though, is there a metaphor that means the opposite? So an indicator of something full of life, joy and wonderment? Something that, like the poor canaries, has a certain…

Kind Living with Sue Sinclair Yoga Studio and Boutique

Adaptation vs Maladaptation

Each week, Sue writes a short essay in the weekly Kind Living newsletters. This week she shared her research and insights on adaptation and maladaptation: Practicing yoga the other day, I was struck with how the body has the capacity to change. “Isn’t adaptation remarkable?” I said to Robb. As many of you know, I…

When to Replace Your Shoes

Do you need to replace your shoes? Here’s how you’ll know Robb shares 3 key things he considers when replacing shoes. How many miles are you putting on your shoes? What surfaces are you running on? Are your treads worn down? Robb dives into these questions and more in the short video below to help…

8 motivation hacks for self-improvement

8 Motivation Hacks for Self Improvement Month

September is Self-improvement Month. Oh, oh. It’s going to be a busy month. Partner, Dad, brother, brother-in-law, employers, community member, global citizen…I’m guessing September is not Get-more-sleep Month. And then there’s running. Staying motivated to improve in any one of these areas – let alone all of them – can be daunting and overwhelming. How…