Jenn & Chris

Healthy Living

The Social life: Living in Social Media

Twitter pals
I was in conversation the other day with someone who defined my work from home lifestyle as relaxed and easy. I asked why they thought that and was met with a response of less pressure, how much stuff I can get done in a day, just sitting and being on Facebook & Twitter all the time. Hmmmm…. It took a lot not to tell them to go suck an egg. In some ways, 100% yes it is fabulous. You get the flexibility to define your schedule and your life but it also means you don’t have such a thing as a set
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Healthy Living

Is it You or Me?

Feeling the love
It's not you. It's me. October had to have been one of the weirdest months I have experienced in a long time. I think it was for so many people. Record numbers of people were experiencing bouts of anxiety (me too) and depression; crashes that hit hard when they  are generally happy people; snarky, mean, aggressive people; ones that simply couldn't cut a break. Call me crazy but I feel like Facebook is at it again... (or at least in some ways I am hoping so). I thought it was Mercury in retrograde. One of the hottest buzz words of 2014, Mercury in retrograde at
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Travel

Taking life by the Cahones

Elephant Safari Lake Manyara
During Power Hour at BlissDom Canada this year, it was important to me to speak about part of my story...the part that talks about the layers to everyone's story that you probably have no idea about.. given that Facebook is not Truthbook. I included this video narrated by Alan Watts. A video that by far has probably had THE largest impact on me in terms of the course of my life and convincing me to live a life less ordinary. Alan simply talks of following your passion, and the money will come and the preference to living a short life doing something you love versus a long life doing
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Travel

PiDGiN Has You Soaring

French 75
Do you ever have one of those moments where you are about to cross-friend (NEVER a guarantee when heading out for dinner), you introduce savvy, gregarious females to each, other and as the conversation starts flowing, you know the universe will never be the same again? It's Magic. We had the pleasure of experiencing that magic when we headed to one of the warmest and most welcoming restaurants in downtown Vancouver, PiDGiN . Our intent was to talk business and a relaxed atmosphere was where we wanted to meet up. We got to the resto and were immediately greeted by
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Healthy Living

Let’s Talk About RAPE…Shall we?

Forced to be quiet
TRIGGER WARNING: You might not like this post as it is an account of what I went through as a person who has experienced rape. If its going to bother you, then don't read it. If you are open-minded and willing to embrace another part of a story then please proceed.  I accepted another challenge this month. It is a writing challenge. One of truly to goodness straight up writing… It’s about writing from the heart. Contemplating what to write about, I have pretty awesome ideas on posts like “how to host a wicked fairy party,” “Venus VS. Mars and the
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Changing the World

#CentsAbility Savings for a Month Gave a Salary for a Year

a cup of coffee with a heart shape toned with a retro vintage in
What you need to know about Chris and I is that we are firm believers of equity among all people and have a tremendous discomfort in being "class-ified." As Canadians, being catered to or receiving privilege when others don't, just doesn't feel right in our world. So on our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, it was important for us to get to know our guides leading us on the trip. Thanks to Intrepid Travel we had an incredible group of professional guides on our team. Simon (our lead guide), Soster, Dismas and Joaquim were our saviours on the climb. They got us to the top and kept us going
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