Everyday Champion Series: Fishy Crackers and Wine; A Single Mom’s Survival Guide

I'm delighted to introduce our third Everyday Champion, Christa Tucker. I was first introduced to Christa on paper in 2016 when I reviewed her submission for a Young Women in Energy Award. As a recent member to the mom-club, this woman was a standout to me; she was working, completing her MBA (distance, no less) … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series: Fishy Crackers and Wine; A Single Mom’s Survival Guide

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Everyday Champion Series: Tackling incontinence, back pain and postpartum depression

I'm delighted to introduce our next everyday champion, Carla Nicol: friend, teacher, mother, wife, and empowered woman recovering from incontinence, back pain, and postpartum depression. ~ Everyday champion: a term I would not use to describe myself. Someday champion, sure. I'm almost 27 months postpartum and still trying to find my fitness groove and return … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series: Tackling incontinence, back pain and postpartum depression

Meet Dr. Sheri Madigan; Upcoming Speaker for Live It Active’s Speaker Series

Haven’t heard about Live It Active’s upcoming speaker series? Interested in learning more about our first speaker? Meet Dr. Sheri Madigan, renowned child development psychologist working and teaching at the University of Calgary. Read on to learn more about Dr. Madigan and what she’ll share at her talk, The First 2000 Days of Life on May … Continue reading Meet Dr. Sheri Madigan; Upcoming Speaker for Live It Active’s Speaker Series

Everyday Champion Series – Part 2: Miscarriage, moving from defeated to okay

For those tuning in for the first time, read Part 1: Miscarriage, a word that can't describe an experience here. ~ Immediately after having my miscarriage I felt a profound sense of relief - I felt I could get back to normal life. We could move forward. And the sadness I was feeling would just … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series – Part 2: Miscarriage, moving from defeated to okay

Everyday Champion Series – Part 1: Miscarriage, a word that can’t describe an experience

As part of the Everyday Champion series (with a special focus on mom / parenting challenges and their journey back to health, balance and well-being), I'm delighted to welcome a guest writer who has agreed to share their honest and heartfelt experience of miscarriage. This journey will be broken into two parts: the first will highlight the … Continue reading Everyday Champion Series – Part 1: Miscarriage, a word that can’t describe an experience

3 Minutes to Serenity

Okay, the title might be a bit misleading, but sometimes 3 minutes is all you need (OK, get your mind out of the gutter). I'm talking about mindful breathing (I assume that's what you were thinking as well, yes?). This 3-minute breathing exercise can be used anywhere, anytime: during a challenging work meeting, while sitting … Continue reading 3 Minutes to Serenity

Guest post: Feeding your family (and picky eaters) with Shée Lillejord, Registered Dietitian

I'm finally getting my New Year's ducks in a row; I have been wanting to implement a more themed and consistent approach to blogging since January, but alas, my son has thwarted my efforts (we will forgive him as he is only 3.5 months old). In this new and inspired approach, I am excited to … Continue reading Guest post: Feeding your family (and picky eaters) with Shée Lillejord, Registered Dietitian