Finding My True Self – My Top 10 Moments of 2016

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It’s hard to believe that once again, another year has come and gone. It feels like just yesterday, we were turning the page into 2016 eager to see what the new year would bring. Each January, we’re given a fresh slate. A chance to change our circumstances, and leave the things we may not be proud […]

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Fall Bucket List – 15 ideas for making the most of the fall season

Fall Bucket List - 15 ideas for making the most of the fall season

It’s here! The first day of fall is officially upon us! Leaves in shades of golden-yellow and red are falling from the trees, corn mazes and apple orchards are opening their gates and pumpkin flavours adorn every coffee shop and bakery window along the street.  As we start to pack all our summer gear away for […]

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Why we should embrace change – letting go of fighting the old and focusing on building the new

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The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new – Socrates For many of us, change if scary. Often it means taking a step into the unknown, unaware of what trials and tribulations are waiting on the other side. We fight change with every […]

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Nature Therapy – clearing your mind in the great outdoors

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Picture this. You’ve just strapped on your hiking boots and packed your day pack for a day full of exploring the great outdoors. You’ve got everything you’ll need in your pack to keep you going for the day. As you set out on an adventure, exploring somewhere that’s completely unknown to you, you feel invigorated. A […]

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Best Friends Bucket List

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When you share a close friendship with someone who lives half way across the country, it can be hard to accomplish everything you’d like to in a limited amount of time. Visits are taken up by catching up on the last days, weeks and months since you’ve seen each other and reminiscing about your favourite […]

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Managing expectations in Bohol

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If you’re wondering why you’re reading this post after I’ve already returned from our travels, I’ll tell you. Let this be a valuable lesson, life proof cases are not always life proof. Or as Devan says, don’t buy a second tier brand of life proof case in hopes that it will work just as well, […]

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A piece of my heart in Pai

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As we fly around the corners of the narrow steep highway in our 10 person mini van, Chantelle looks at me with a look of sheer terror as she restrains herself from getting sick, plastic bag in hand. We are half way through our journey back to Chiang Mai, consisting of 762 turns in a […]

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Chiang Mai – elephants and delicious Thai cuisine

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For the past few days we’ve been situated in Chiang Mai, a slightly more relaxed city in the North of Thailand. To get here, you can take an overnight train ride or do like we did and hop on a 1 hour flight for less than 40 dollars. We got into Chiang Mai fairly late […]

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Bangkok recap. Bright lights and late nights

Khao San road, you got me good. Sangsom buckets, bright lights, loud music and the best pad thai from a street cart that you could ever imagine. All of these things which have left me nursing myself back to health on pepto bismal tablets to soothe my indigestion. Was it worth it? Worth every ache […]

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My Hawaiian cliff jumping experience gone wrong

Every time I meet someone new, one of the first questions I usually get is “how did you get the scar on your forehead?” It’s kind of funny – you don’t hear people going around asking “have you always had that huge birthmark on your face?” or “Has your nose always been that crooked?” But I […]

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