Gentle Eating: Mid-Month Update

My Vegan month has been eventful thus far.  I must confess, I’ve slipped up a few times.  I went to A&W for a Beyond Meat burger and was very conscientious about stating boldly “NO CHEESE” at the drive-thru window. Then, about half way through eating the burger, I realized it was riddled with mayo. Oops.  … Continue reading Gentle Eating: Mid-Month Update

February: Gentle Eating Rules for the Month

Ecological Footprint: 1.9 earths (down from 2.3 in January), 19.3 hectares (down from 20.3 in January)  I eat animals.  I LOVE sushi, a good charcuterie board, and a breakfast platter adorned in animal products.  I have also proclaimed several times in my life that if I were to ever discover I was lactose intolerant, there … Continue reading February: Gentle Eating Rules for the Month

9 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

I used to think that my menial effort to recycle, and the fact I would never throw garbage out of my car window made me a real tree hugger. I have discovered over this month of January I have a lot of work to do to live more kindly towards the environment. I am by … Continue reading 9 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

Gentle Waste: Mid-Month Update

So far my month of Gentle Waste has been enlightening, but I definitely have work to do to get my household less wasteful!  My biggest challenge has been cutting down my showers. I timed myself at the beginning of the month and my average shower was about 10 minutes (shorter if it’s a quick “back … Continue reading Gentle Waste: Mid-Month Update

January: Rules for the Month

Eco Footprint: I am currently using 20.3 Hectares of land (Average Canadian: 9 Hectares), 2.3 Earths, and my "Overshoot day" is June 10th  All I Want for Christmas is EVERYTHING The Christmas season is always a great reminder for me of all the crap I think I need. I am all of a sudden acutely … Continue reading January: Rules for the Month

The Gentle Project

In the past, whenever I have made “big announcements,” they have been really BIG announcements. For example: “SURPRISE I’m moving to Uganda!” Or, “Surprise, I’m married!” So I shouldn’t have been surprised when I announced on Instagram I had a “big” announcement, and everybody over shot. No, I’m not moving or winning a Grammy. This announcement does … Continue reading The Gentle Project

Monday Moments of Joy: Money Saving Apps

My husband finds my love for points programs comical. He knows that almost everywhere we go I have a punch card, a phone number to give, or an app to make use of. Though my enthusiasm for contests and rewards programs may seem a little “intense” (Me? Intense? Never!), our household does end up saving … Continue reading Monday Moments of Joy: Money Saving Apps

Monday Moment of Joy: Netflix

Working at a high school is great for lots of reasons… lots of respectable, admirable reasons. One reason I love working at a school (probably not the most respectable, and admirable of them) is my true love for Summer Vacation. I get almost two full months that I can spend in any way I choose. … Continue reading Monday Moment of Joy: Netflix

Dear Amy Schumer,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I was not offended by your movie, “I Feel Pretty.”  In fact, I’ll take it one step further: I left your film and I felt pretty.  I read an article the other day written by a fellow female movie goer who seemed morally and ethically offended … Continue reading Dear Amy Schumer,

Monday Moment of Joy: Surviving the Outdoors

I am not a camper.  Yes, yes, I know. I live in BC! I should be adorned in head to toe North Face, traveling in a canoe towards a secluded island for camping adventures every weekend.  But I’m not.  Because I don’t like camping.  You’re not going to change me.  Stop trying to make me … Continue reading Monday Moment of Joy: Surviving the Outdoors