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Hiking in Halifax: Bayers Lake Mystery Walls

After being cooped up for much of the winter, as soon as the weather starts to improve I get eager to do things like get out in my yard, sit on the back deck, and go hiking in Halifax and the surrounding area. Yes, I know there are plenty of things you can do in the winter and I’m not exactly a full-on hermit, but I do prefer to be outside when it’s NOT cold…

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Big fun at the Family Channel Big Ticket Summer Concert in Halifax!

I can think of a ton of examples of how my life changed for the better when I learned to manage my anxiety issues. I could go into stores that I used to avoid, I could volunteer at the school for my oldest daughter, and I could attend events that I might have otherwise skipped because I knew that a) I probably wouldn’t have to deal with any anxiety, and b) if I did, I…

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Zipping right out of my comfort zone.

At some point in time I saw this image and it really stuck with me. Yes, life really does start outside of your comfort zone and if you stay inside of that little bubble, comfortable is all you’ll ever be. Yes, comfortable is nice. I like a comfortable couch, bed, chair, etc. But don’t you want to feel more than just comfortable in life? Doesn’t exhilarated sound better? It does to me! I have a…

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The day Halifax exploded

Today is the 95th anniversary of the day of the Halifax explosion. At work today someone mentioned that there should be some kind of memorial ceremony on this day every year but there isn’t; maybe they’ll have something in five years when it’s the 100 year anniversary. Then I mentioned that it’s not something that I ever even really learned in school. Even in high school it didn’t seem to factor into our history lessons…

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Meditation plans foiled

Today I headed into work earlier than I absolutely need to and had originally intended to read while relaxing in the massage chair. However, a woman on the bus commented to her daughter that it was such a beautiful day and I thought, “you know, she’s right!” So instead, I headed down to the waterfront to spend 20 or 30 minutes meditating by the harbour like I’ve done before. It’s a great way to shake…

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Long weekends are awesome

I had such an amazing long weekend. In Canada, this weekend brings about Victoria Day which was Monday, so that made it a great three-day weekend. I’ve had good ones before but this one is certainly high up on the list. On Friday I went to the fitness expo and race orientation at the World Trade Convention Center, then George and the girls picked me up. After a quick drive around the race route we…

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Bluenose Marathon Day to-do list

Well, after about three months of training, the big day looms ahead of me all of a sudden. Tomorrow – Sunday, May 20th – is the Bluenose Marathon 2012 race day and right now I’m a strange buzzing mix of excitement and nerves. Sometimes lists help me keep everything straight so here we go. Race Day: 6:00 – Get up. No really, get the hell out of bed, there’s a 5K to run. 6:05 –…

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