What I’m Grateful for after 50 Rotations Around the Sun

Having reached the half-century mark there’s a lot I’ve learned over the years. And there is a lot to be grateful for. Let’s face it – there are days when it seems like the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. Everything seems so rushed, so immediate, so quick to judge – in this dopamine filled world, how often do we sit back and take a moment to reflect, to smell the flowers, to see the beauty that continually surrounds us in the midst of chaos. I thought it was time to reflect on what I am truly grateful for.

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In Servitude to Cats (and why we love it)

Oh kitties…those sweet little monsters that deign to give us attention at their pleasure, not ours. Why do we try so hard to please our little four-legged companions? We get them a comfy bed they don’t use, toys they don’t play with and healthy food they won’t eat. We spend all this time and effort trying to please them when they seem perfectly happy with a box from Costco, a string from an old pair of sweatpants and kitty junk food. Continue reading

5 Awesome Trails to Hike in B.C.

It’s March in Alberta and you know what that means – we are still knee deep in snow. I do enjoy the winter season, however, now that spring is right around the corner, so is summer! And that means heading out to British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake region for some excellent hiking.

There are so many trails to choose from whether it be a short stroll along the shoreline in Salmon Arm or a challenging climb to the top of McArthur Heights. There is a hike for everyone, with varying distances and difficulty levels. With any hike, you will find yourself immersed in nature, with bird calls for music and serenity for your soul. Continue reading