My Journey: Self-Esteem, Insecurities, and Body Image Pt. 2

Part 1  left off as I explained the breaking point of my life. I was 25, consumed in an eating disorder, broken, and basically feeling hopeless; which, lucky for me, happens to be the perfect place to begin building your life back up again. Only I had no idea what that meant, because as far … Continue reading My Journey: Self-Esteem, Insecurities, and Body Image Pt. 2

My Journey: Self-Esteem, Insecurities, and Body Image Pt. 1

Feeling comfortable in my own skin.  This is what I have been dealing with lately. Well, lately is a HUGE understatement because if I’m totally honest, I have been dealing with body image issues for as long as I can remember.  Only, I thought these days were behind me and the internal negative body talk … Continue reading My Journey: Self-Esteem, Insecurities, and Body Image Pt. 1

The Reality of Father’s Day

I stood in front of a wall full of buns for 15 minutes as my mind raced a mile a minute trying to decide which ones I was going to pick up.  They had to be perfect.  I didn't know how many I needed but I definitely had criteria.  They had to be fresh baked, the perfect … Continue reading The Reality of Father’s Day

Make Today Awesome!

Happy Friday and NATIONAL DONUT DAY to you all!! It is absolutely gorgeous out and it is next to impossible to not feel completely energized and excited for this day.  As I sit here writing this post, the sun is coming up, the birds are chirping, and I have a HUGE cup of coffee in … Continue reading Make Today Awesome!

Bea’s Top 5: Grab & Go Snacks

I used to be the type of person that would only eat 3 (carefully planned out) meals a day.  Allowing for snacks was not factored into my diet regime and by 2pm I would be left with low energy and on a desperate hunt for an afternoon pick me up.  Obviously this was a recipe … Continue reading Bea’s Top 5: Grab & Go Snacks

Market Musings: Buy Local

I am a huge fan of the market and always have been.  Specifically, the Saturday Welland Market, located in my hometown.  However, this post applies to everyone because there are markets popping up everywhere and with spring well on its way here in Canada, that can only mean one thing... Abundant variety of in-season LOCAL produce and basically … Continue reading Market Musings: Buy Local

The Big “O”

...Organic that is. HA!  Gotcha! Now that you are disappointed, please do not stop reading.  I promise I won't preach about organic food.  However, I would like to try to explain my approach to the matter and provide my personal experience on how simply paying attention to the quality of food I eat has transformed … Continue reading The Big “O”

A Mother’s Day To Remember…

I am fortunate enough to know a ton of really great moms.  Who, throughout the years have provided me with such an amazing example of what it takes to raise a family.  At this time in my life, I do not have any children, but its hard to say what the future has in store. Mother's Day used to be a really tough time … Continue reading A Mother’s Day To Remember…

Cloudy With A Chance of Adventure

It has rained non-stop for 4 days.  It has been dark, dreary, cold and well, May.  I think that I can speak for everyone when I say that the warm weather cannot come soon enough and despite having a mild winter, it seems like it is taking forever to get here.  On the bright side … Continue reading Cloudy With A Chance of Adventure