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January 23, 2020

My relationship with food has been a life-long roller coaster. But in the past year I've made massive progress thanks to Ottawa holistic nutritionist Brittany Gordon. She's refreshingly real, and I'm sharing my journey with her for anyone...

September 13, 2018

Weight's such a funny thing, eh? I've decided the only weight I care about is how much I can load on the bar, so I started personal training at Iron North Studio. Here's my experience so far plus a flash sale on their training packages!

March 2, 2018

It's been a minute since I updated you folks on my teeth, so here goes. As you all know, my teeth have been a source of shame and embarrassment my whole life. But I'm proud to say that's changing.

November 13, 2017

Kickstart your Christmas shopping with the new Maker House Wish Book! One of you lucky peeps is gonna win a $150 Maker House shopping spree for a truly made in Canada Christmas. Contest is open across Canada!

June 9, 2017

Father's Day is just around the corner and I'm gonna help you spoil dad. I've rounded up my fave local finds and you can nominate a deserving dad to win my $500 grand prize!

May 16, 2017

Recently I introduced you to Maker House Co., a local Ottawa shop carrying only Canadian-made goods. Now you can win a $150 Maker House shopping spree to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!

May 3, 2017

Without a doubt, one of my best-loved shops in Ottawa is Maker House in Hintonburg. They just launched MakerHouse.com with shipping across Canada, and I'm giving you 10% off your first order!

January 24, 2017

The new year is 24 days old. How's it treating you so far? Are you still working towards your goals for 2017? Have you had some wins? Challenges? This year, rather than making a new year's resolution I set an intention. Sort of a broad theme for my y...

September 21, 2016

Despite this week's balmy weather, fall is on the way. The mornings are cooler, nights are cooler, and the days are shorter -- what's with the total darkness by 8pm?! 

I don't give fall a fair shake because of that other season that fol...

August 22, 2016

My favourite local gym, Iron North Studio in Hintonburg, just turned one year old. One year! I'm not a gym person AT ALL but co-owners Sam and Jenna (that's them down there) have built a place where even I feel comfortable and welcome. And I couldn't...

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