Being Cognizant: Bye-bye, Hair!

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. **** It’s been awhile since I wrote something for this “series,” and I am tickled by my intro – “tickled” in both the fun…

Home and the Holidays

Almost two months after my return home for the holidays, I look back on that week as a dream of sorts – it felt oh-so-normal to be back, but now it’s as though I never was. It was as though I had never been gone as soon as the plane touched down, and thus began…

Visiting Ottawa

I had some free time between shifts at work just before my mini winter vacation in December and decided to use it to go visit R.L. in Ottawa!   Obviously, we got to baking right away. I had brought some vegan baked goods with me but one cannot do with only one cookie for oneself…

24 Days of Tea: 19 – 25

Last year, my mom and I shared DAVIDsTEA’s 24 Days of Tea journey together. This year, my mom is too far away to share the same tin each day with me, so I had to go it alone this time around! Join me for a cup of tea? **** Day 19: Organic The Spice Is Right Green…

24 Days of Tea: 13 – 18

Last year, my mom and I shared DAVIDsTEA’s 24 Days of Tea journey together. This year, my mom is too far away to share the same tin each day with me, so I had to go it alone this time around! Join me for a cup of tea? **** Day 13: Organic Cinnamon Rooibos Chai…

24 Days of Tea: 1 – 6

Last year, my mom and I shared DAVIDsTEA’s 24 Days of Tea journey together. This year, my mom is too far away to share the same tin each day with me, so I had to go it alone this time around! Join me for a cup of tea? **** Day 1: Let It Snow Green…

NYC in Photos

Initiated by the discovery of Spongebob Squarepants the Musical (on Broadway!), we planned a whirlwind trip to New York City! ****

Pumpkin Challenge 2017: Days 26 – 31 + Farewell!

Each year, I endeavor to consume one pumpkin thing per day for the month of October. This is my 7th annual Pumpkin Challenge – welcome! **** Day 26: Pumpkin Quesadilla, HappyHealthyLife This was one of my favourite new things that I tried for this year’s challenge. I think I’ll be returning to Happy Healthy Life for…

Pumpkin Challenge 2017: Days 21 – 25

Each year, I endeavor to consume one pumpkin thing per day for the month of October. This is my 7th annual Pumpkin Challenge – welcome! **** Day 21: Pumpkin Spice Chai, Starbucks You can still try this seasonal treat! While it may scream “autumn,” this can add some visual and physical warmth throughout the winter…

Pumpkin Challenge 2017: Days 16 – 20

Each year, I endeavor to consume one pumpkin thing per day for the month of October. This is my 7th annual Pumpkin Challenge – welcome! **** Day 16: Pumpkin Cheerios, Cheerios My eyes LIT up when I saw these at the grocery store! They are made with real pumpkin and tasted like it, too! They definitely…