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What We Remember

In late winter of 2012 when our boys were 6 and 4, we spent a couple of days at an indoor resort that happened to be hosting the Under-14 Provincial Tennis Championship for Ontario. What an eye-opening experience it was to see 13 and 14 year-olds playing at such a high level, displaying many of the skills and competitive spirit that one might see on the pro tour. Read more about What We Remember


Hasselback Potatoes Recipe



4 medium Yukon gold potatoes
5 tablespoons of melted butter or vegan margarine
1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh thyme or 1 flat teaspoon of dried thyme
1 flat teaspoon of sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
A pair of chopsticks Read more about Hasselback Potatoes Recipe


How to Make a Nourishing Bowl of Vanilla Almond Oats


Here's a look at a super simple way of making a delicious bowl of vanilla oats to nourish your cells with:

Ingredients: (enough to make 2 servings) Read more about How to Make a Nourishing Bowl of Vanilla Almond Oats


Using Gymnastics Rings to Develop Functional Strength

Gymnastics rings have become my favourite tool for developing upper body and core strength.

In this video, I have a light resistance band tied between the two rings to provide support as I work at the challenging transition phase between a pull-up and dip while moving with control. Read more about Using Gymnastics Rings to Develop Functional Strength


All That I Need

Originally shared at our Facebook page in early 2016.

Our younger son, now 8, has been denying me bear hugs and kisses since he was about 3 - I guess there is a part of him that feels like he is too grown up for public displays of affection, especially in front of his friends. Read more about All That I Need


Benefits of a Sauna and Hot Baths

In a previous post where I described a few benefits of reasonable exposure to cold, I explained why I begin my days with a cold shower. To answer the many readers who asked if there are benefits to taking hot baths, the answer is an emphatic yes. Read more about Benefits of a Sauna and Hot Baths


Scapular Mobility Exercises

If you have shoulder pain and stiffness while using your arms overhead, I encourage you to add scapular mobility exercises to your self care routine, as optimal movement of your shoulder blades along the posterior surface of your ribcage is vital to ensuring proper biomechanics of your shoulder joints when your arms are raised overhead.

If you're new to scapular mobility exercises, I would start with the Cow-Cat drill found here: Read more about Scapular Mobility Exercises


Sautéed King Oyster Mushrooms Recipe


The other day, I had a massive craving for oyster mushrooms.

Nothing wrong with having a small mountain of sautéed King oyster mushrooms for lunch, right?

Oyster mushrooms are abundant in healthy protein, B vitamins, potassium, and fiber. Read more about Sautéed King Oyster Mushrooms Recipe


Benefits of Cold Showers

I was introduced to the practice of taking cold showers for multiple health benefits by a good friend in graduate school more than 20 years ago. I still remember the shock of giving it a go for the first time in the middle of a harsh winter in a suburb of Chicago. My body immediately began hyperventilating as I summoned all of my resolve to take on that icy cold water from Lake Michigan. Beyond the initial moment of impact, what I remember most was a deep sense of satisfaction afterward for getting through the experience. Read more about Benefits of Cold Showers




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