plot twists

How We Learned to Appreciate the Plot Twists in Life

Life isn’t a fairy tale. It’s a harsh reality, but it’s true. Are there great moments? Of course. But are there downright awful ones? Absolutely. It would be unrealistic to say otherwise. Sometimes life can be cruel and unfair. But even in those moments, we can (and should) learn to appreciate each and every plot twist life grants us.

Why Plot Twist?

A plot twist is about perspective. By looking at the “bad” moments in … Read the rest

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Our Most Viewed Posts of 2017

In our first year of blogging, we have learned so much not only about blogging but about ourselves. We cannot believe how many people have viewed our posts. And we are so thankful to have been welcomed into the blogging community with open arms. When we started blogging, we always said that as long as our work had a positive impact on one person, we would consider ourselves successful.  Well, we’ve had a lot of … Read the rest

Why the Most Perfect Moments are the Imperfect Ones

Why the Most Perfect Moments are the Imperfect Ones

When was the last time you spent hours and hours thinking about and planning the perfect moment? I bet in your head it was perfectly rehearsed and, like every good romantic comedy, the perfect blend of humour and heartfelt emotion. Now, when was the last time the moment worked out as perfectly as you had hoped? Follow up question: was the actual moment with all its imperfections better than the “perfect” one you had planned?… Read the rest

experiential gifts

4 Reasons Why We Love Giving Experiential Gifts

With the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share our favourite type of gifts to both give and receive: experiential gifts!

What is an experiential gift?

An experiential gift is not a physical gift, but rather the gift of a shared experience. It could be a home-cooked, favourite meal, tickets to a favourite sports team, or a weekend getaway. We love giving them to significant others, parents, and friends. In fact, Lily and … Read the rest

MMB Holiday

Monday Mood Booster: The Holiday Season

Welcome to the eighth Monday Mood Booster post! Mondays are difficult for many reasons and sometimes we need a little pick-me-up. This series will run the first Monday of each month and highlight something that we love that helps us beat the Monday blues.

It’s the Holiday Season…if you immediately hear Andy Williams’ voice singing this Christmas song then I know you are also on team Holiday Season. Here are the reasons why the holidays … Read the rest

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What You Need to Know about Online Dating

If you haven’t tried online dating, then you probably know someone who has. In fact, approximately 1 in 3 relationships now begin online. While online dating is a great way to meet new people, it can also be time-consuming, exhausting, stressful, and negatively impact your self-esteem. Here are my tips to help you survive the world of online dating.

Be Selective with Your Dating Apps

Dating apps and their endless sea of matches make us … Read the rest

7 Tips for When You Are Experiencing Burnout

7 Tips for When You are Experiencing Burnout

We are all busy. And we all do more than we probably should. Technology has made it hard to completely disconnect. More than ever, people are at risk of burning out because we all feel like we should do more and be more. Having high expectations for oneself is not a bad thing. But working hard without rest can put you at risk of burnout.

What is burnout?

Burnout is a physiological, emotional, and mental … Read the rest

Invest in your own health

Why Investing in Your Own Health is the Best Investment You Can Make

Make an Investment

You spend money on good shoes. You spend money on a quality jacket. And you spend money on that perfect shade of foundation. Why? Because they are investments. You are investing in things that are of higher quality in hopes that they will last you longer than those of lesser quality. The idea is that these items provide more value to your life. You may not be able to get as high … Read the rest

why gratitude is necessary

Why Gratitude is Necessary

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is more than just giving thanks. Gratitude is a reciprocal act of kindness. If someone does something nice for you, then you do something nice for them.  An act of gratitude can be big or small. It can be a gift of appreciation, a thank you card, or a heartfelt statement of praise.

Why show Gratitude?

Gratitude is a powerful tool. It not only makes other people feel better about themselves. … Read the rest

MMB Meal Prep

Monday Mood Booster: Meal Prep

Welcome to the sixth Monday Mood Booster post! Mondays are difficult for many reasons and sometimes we need a little pick-me-up. This series will run the first Monday of each month and highlight something that we love that helps us beat the Monday blues.

I love food. I know you love food too. But you know what I don’t love? Sad lunches. I’m sure you know what I mean by sad lunches. A sad lunch … Read the rest