• News & Notes

    My Favourite Vegan YouTube Channels

    As many of you know I was a vegetarian for 1 year then vegan for 15 years (1995-2010), but with my midlife crisis I fell off the wagon for a few years and then got back on this spring. When I returned to my vegan waysI felt like lots had changed between when I stopped being vegan, the few years I ate eggs and dairy (2010-2013) and then when I also ate land and marine animals (2013-2016). To refresh myself I decided to look to some of my old favourite sources of information (Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine, Vegetarian Resource Group and VegNews) AND the latest additions to the vegan info scene. This is where YouTube came…

  • News & Notes

    My Favourite Simple Living YouTubers

    I enjoy watching YouTube videos on simple and minimalist living. WHY? Because they inspire me to live a simple and minimalist life. Or rather they reinforce the choices I am making everyday to live a simpler, healthier and less consumer-driven lifestyle. I am on journey after all. ;-) Here are some of my favourites. I like them because of the content AND the production style of the videos. They appeal to me on many levels. I like to watch them while I cook and do the dishes. PS I’ve also included links to their other online spots in case you are more of a reader or photo person. Jenny Mustard YouTube – Website…

  • Favourites

    Marvellous Minimalist Blogs

    Zen Habits An early discovery on my road to living a simpler and more productive life was Leo Babuata’s website. I found his posts very helpful as they are not just about decluttering our homes or being organized. They go deep into the feelings related to why we accumulate stuff. In my experience articles solely with tips and tricks are not enough for real change. Reflecting on the why and the how we have messy overburdened lives is key. This blog has both. I really like that. Also, he is a father of 6 children so his blog explores what minimalism can look like for families with children. Be More With Less Internet famous for…

  • Body & Wellness

    How Breakfast Changed My Life

    Breakfast. It all started with breakfast. But first let me back up a bit. After 17 years of being together I left my then-husband and went to live on my own. It was scary in many ways. It was the first time in my life that I ever lived alone. I was 39 and I went through a multi-year learning curve on the simple and complex aspects of being independent. One of the major adjustments I had to make was to learn to cook for myself – and only myself. I was used to cooking for us. At the very beginning I was all about convenience foods that I could…