Relax, It’s the Holidays!

You hear that a lot, right?  Relax, it’s the holidays!  It’s supposed to be a time for family and friends, for gathering together and sharing joy.  But often, this time of year is the antithesis of relaxation.  It can be stressful, emotionally challenging, and generally a pain in the ass. More … Keep reading

What I’m Reading Today: Stories of Strength

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December is flying by!  There’s always so much going on at this time of year, it’s important to remember to take time for yourself, to focus on the things that are important to you, and to prioritize your commitments so that you don’t find yourself with zero gas in the tank come … Keep reading

Holiday Traditions: Remastered!

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Every year, for as long as I can remember, my mom and I have made holiday truffles. They are ridiculously decadent, rich, and delicious. They are also full of refined sugar.  These are their ingredients: This year, I tried to put a new spin on a holiday classic – this … Keep reading

What Really Matters at the End of the Season

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Last night was TCRD’s year-end party.  Every season, I look forward to the our wrap-up, and the chance to share how proud I am of my team.  This year was no different.  My home team had a great, if brief, season.  The skaters all progressed, we played well together, and … Keep reading

Searching for Dr. Right

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I’m two months into my ACL injury now, and I’ve been pretty lucky – I’ve had some successes, and I’ve learned a lot.  In my last injury post, I talked about Doing Nothing and the importance of not re-injuring while rehabbing (or while waiting for a diagnosis).  I talked about … Keep reading

Happy Championships, er, Hallowe’en!

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It’s almost Halloween!  Time for cute costumes, mountains of candy, or, if you’re me – hiding from children and watching Championships! If you haven’t yet, you can still get a ticket to watch from WFTDA TV, it’s going to be well worth the $20!  I can’t wait to see how things … Keep reading

PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING!

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It’s autumn, the leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air, we all know what that means… PUMPKIN TIME! Autumn is bar none, absolutely, positively, my favourite season. I love wearing my leather jacket, I love crunching leaves, and I love eating all of the delicious harvest foods.  Especially … Keep reading