Mindful family

 

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

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 overwhelmed b...
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 too many chances to d...
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 most people I...
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 be inv...
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? I was pleasantl...
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 morning ...
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 unemploymen...
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 oclock and norma...
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 would proba...
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 costs an...
Biking Pays: Examining the Cost and Savings of Biking vs. Driving (by Danielle)
2020-10-12 08:35 Inspired by Mr. Money Mustache over the years, our family has incorporated biking as a big part of our lives.  We try to bike as much as we can.   The benefits are huge.  Not only do we get free exercise and enjoy t...
My Journey to Becoming a (99%) Vegan (by Danielle)
2020-09-01 08:29   I never really liked meat, eggs or milk. I always forced myself to eat it because that was the norm and that was what the Canadian Food Guide said I needed to eat. In December 2011, I had started hearing about ve...
The Ultimate Digital Cleanse (by Reggie)
2020-08-30 13:44   “There are only two industries that refer to their customers as 'users': illegal drugs and software. " — Edward Tufte     Last year I read the book « Digital Minimals » by Cal Newport. This book received a rar...
Romantic Getaway or Wilderness Adventure? (by Reggie)
2020-08-30 12:16   This past week, Danielle and I spent two nights in the backcountry of Algonquin Park.  We hiked over 32km (17km in a single day) with all our camping gear on our back. We had sore knees, sore backs, bruised shoul...
PEI National Park
2020-04-14 12:36 Date Visited: July 2018   In PEI National Park, New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, we stayed at the Cavendish campground, lot #B20. When we camp with a tent and kids, it’s always important to be near the washroom ...
Forillion National Park
2020-04-01 12:17 Date Visited: July 2018   At Forillon National park in Gaspé, Québec, we stayed on lot #107 in the Petit Gaspé campground. It was a huge lot with lots of trees, so we couldn’t see any neighbouring campsites. There...
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