Mindful family

 

A blog about mindful living, health, parenting and money.

One of the greatest benefits of being retired: Speaking up (by Reggie)
2021-03-03 10:51 These past couple of weeks, I really got to enjoy one of the greatest benefits of being retired or financially independent. I got to speak out on a subject that many are terrified to. I didn’t say anything con...
We are all dying, but we should not have to die alone (by Danielle)
2021-02-25 11:27 In the last week, I have been thinking a lot about our region's second COVID death. But not for the reasons you may be thinking.    As with any death, the passing of a loved one is tragic. But what m...
Interview with Radio-Canada (in French)
2021-02-25 11:24 Reggie was interviewed on Radio-Canada's morning radio show this week to discuss the new book. Check out the link below.    https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/le-matin-du-nord/segmen...
Build Wealth Canada Interview
2021-02-20 08:41 Last week I was interview on Canada's top personal finance podcast, Build Wealth Canada. It provides a great summary of the new book.    Check it out on Spotify, iTunes or by following the lnk below....
So we bought a Motorhome...(by Reggie)
2021-02-10 10:23 The Mindful Family did something crazy last week. We purchased a motorhome! Yes. A giant camping shelter on wheels that costs almost $200 to fill up the gas tank. Today I’ll try and rationalize why it was a go...
February Minimalism Challenge (by Danielle)
2021-02-05 18:45 I’ve been in a purging mood lately. So I decided to spice February up a bit by doing a bit of early spring cleaning; you know, since the groundhog announced that spring will come early this year. I am doing a ...
Weekly Kid Interviews (by Danielle)
2021-01-28 10:17 Once a week we try to sit one-on-one with each of our kids and give them an interview. We grab two kids chairs and sit face to face. We look at each other in the eyes and are fully present with them, with no el...
Mindful Family's First Published Book is now available!!
2021-01-27 13:37 We are excited to announce that our first book is now out and available in paperback and e-book.    Check it out on Amazon:    https://www.amazon.ca/Years-Freedom-Canadian-Guide-Retirement/dp...
Caffeine Detox
2021-01-06 09:02 One of my New Year’s resolutions was to try and get rid of my caffeine addiction.* Yes, I have a caffeine addiction. Many people do. Addiction is normally reserved for serious drugs, cigarettes and alcohol but...
2021 Flexibility and Strength Challenge
2021-01-01 18:32 Today is January 1, and one of my goals this year is to increase my flexibility and strength.  I have this list of challenging yoga poses I’ve been wanting to master for a long time, and I keep getting ov...
Building a Snow Fort (by Reggie)
2020-12-16 12:41 Winter doesn’t even technically start for another five days but I just put the finishing touches on the coolest snow fort I ever built.    As a kid I loved building snow forts but haven’t had...
What are you waiting for to be happy? (by Danielle)
2020-12-03 18:50 I just read “No Mud, No lotus” by Thich Nhat Hanh and it was really an eye opener. Just like the lotus flower cannot grow if there is no mud, he says that happiness cannot exist without suffering. Like m...
How to earn 50X more in your savings account (by Reggie)
2020-11-26 10:44   We have always relied on savings accounts for our short term savings. We define short term savings as money that you may use for another purpose in the next couple of years. This type of savings should not b...
Our favorite smoothies (by Danielle)
2020-11-19 10:50     Honestly, I am not a salad lover so it’s sometimes hard for me to eat enough greens. I was always afraid to try green smoothies because how can spinach or kale taste good in a smoothie right?...
Oh F*ck! It’s my anniversary (by Reggie)
2020-11-12 09:02 I didn’t actually forget my wedding anniversary today. I knew it was today as soon as I woke up this morning. I knew about it yesterday and counted down the days last week. But still, I am sitting here this mo...
The U.S. (and the world) will be okay (by Reggie)
2020-11-10 12:40 I am very optimistic of the world today and I’d like to tell you why. Like many people, I have been really stressed out at times in 2020.  The pandemic and the economic crash that followed along with the ...
After Dinner Dance Parties (by Danielle)
2020-11-05 09:46   I don’t know about you, but our after dinner routine is pretty hectic. We often joke that the 5 to 6PM hour is the homestretch and the toughest sprint of the day. Our family sets the table at 5 ocloc...
The Most Important Hobby (by Reggie)
2020-10-29 10:42   Growing up, I never really enjoyed reading. I would read for school only because I had to.  I remember the dread of having to read a 200 page novel in high school and writing a book report. Today, I w...
Want to make working out a daily habit, try my toothbrush workout (by Danielle)
2020-10-22 10:12 Have you ever stopped and thought about the reason you workout? Like actually be mindful and truthful to yourself? Truthfully, do you workout to have a six-pack to show off, to look good, to feel good, to be healthy...
RESP Magic: You can fund your children’s education for FREE (by Reggie)
2020-10-15 08:59 We often hear how post-secondary education is becoming so expensive and kids have to assume so much debt just to get enough education for a decent job.  We both got through university assuming our financial cos...
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