14 again

I can still see it now. Sitting on my friend Tammy's bed, with dog-eased copies of Sassy magazine (oh, how I loved Sassy), YM and Seventeen (what, don't tell me you didn't read those as a teenager) in her basement bedroom, giggling over whatever boy crush we had at the time and planning our next adventures. The radio on in the background, it always was, and this song comes on. The first notes … [Read more...]

High school dances and the power ballad are what memories are made of

Music is one of those things that can take me right back to a moment in time, upon hearing just a few notes or bars of the song. The opening words of a song can make me a teenager again, back in a school gym or music room or hallway, hearing them for the first time or for the hundredth time. The year was 1992. I was in grade 10 and was either 14 or 15 for most of that year. I had just moved … [Read more...]

Mary Lambert “Heart on My Sleeve” album review

I am one of those people who needs music in my life. I work best when I have music around me and am always on the hunt for new songs. Every once in a while, I find an album or an artist that really speaks to me, songs that make me feel, or laugh, or cry. Songs I want to listen to over and over again, ones that get stuck in my head. I recently had the opportunity to hear the new album "Heart on … [Read more...]

Workout Wednesday – lets get saucy!

Welcome back to Workout Wednesday. My apologies for missing the last couple of weeks, but I just wasn't able to get my act together with the winter plague wreaking havoc in my house. I hope that your workout shave been going well, and that perhaps you've found a new song or two or a new move to add into your routine. This week, instead of telling you how I'd do the song, I think I will give you a … [Read more...]

Breaking down the traditional family? Explain…

I was scrolling through Facebook this afternoon when I came upon the most disturbing post I have seen in a long time. No, I'm not talking about those sick kids or injured/dying animal posts that people for some reason like to share. No, it wasn't some cock-a-mamie "health" claim that you should be drinking poisonous substances (really, actual caustic, poisonous eat your insides substances)to cure … [Read more...]

Workout Wednesday – let’s sweat!

Welcome to the second edition of Workout Wednesday! I really hope you enjoyed the music and moves from last week, and that a few of them made their way into your playlist. It's all about a ing fun and working up a sweat, YOUR way. If you like my way, that's awesome, but what I really hope to do is inspire you to find a way that feels good for you. This will make your workouts seem less like work … [Read more...]

Welcome to Workout Wednesday!

Welcome to Workout Wednesday! What is Workout Wednesday, you ask? Well, allow me to explain... You may not know this about me, but one of the most fun jobs I've ever done was teaching dance fitness classes. I was first introduced to it a few years ago, when it was being run as a regular drop-in class at the studio I attended and after the first time, I was hooked. A few months later, an … [Read more...]

Seeing P!nk

Recently, I went to a concert with a group of girlfriends that we had literally been waiting months for. Back in the spring, when I heard that P!nk would be coming to Vancouver, I knew I had to go. I immediately sent a text to my friend and asked her if she wanted to join me. She said yes, and when I saw that another friend was asking if anyone wanted to get a group together to go, I jumped on … [Read more...]