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Maple Taffy Love

Maple Taffy Love

I’ve always wanted to eat maple taffy from the snow. Always. I tried it as a kid once – grabbed the maple syrup from the door of the fridge, pulled on my snowsuit and drizzled the stuff all over the snow in the backyard. I searched for the taffy in the snow for what seemed…

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The Romance of Quebec City

The Romance of Quebec City

Regardless of the intense weather conditions this past weekend, Kevin and I packed up the car with healthy snacks and audiobooks and made our way up North for our first visit to Quebec City. It was a lovely (snowy) day filled with beautiful sights, fogged up camera lenses and great eats. Here are some of…

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Commensal, Laval

Commensal, Laval

I got into New York yesterday afternoon, found the M60 bus, and made my way to the hostel. The plan today: a little morning Moksha Yoga to get my energy all fired up, a trip to Liberty Island, lunch at Pure Food and Wine, sight seeing at Rockefeller center, and dinner at an allergen-friendly Ethiopian…

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Jukebox Burgers, Montreal

Jukebox Burgers, Montreal

Some may indulge in chocolates, candies or other sweet things but me? I’m a burger and fries gal. I don’t enjoy them often but when I do, I go all out. Kevin and I were on one of our weekend adventures recently when we heard an ad for Jukebox Burgers on the radio. I haven’t…

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What Are You Practicing For?

What Are You Practicing For?

The lovely Dawn Mauricio is back to share her yogi wisdom with us all! During her last visit, she inspired us with her journey to live a life she’s passionate about and today she’s  sharing how a deep practice of yoga has transformed her life. Take it away, Dawn! [source] When preparing for this blog…

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Yoga in Montreal: Moksha, Viveka and Jivamukti

Yoga in Montreal: Moksha, Viveka and Jivamukti

[source] I’ve had two weeks to use my Passport to Prana card to visit 3 different yoga studios in Montreal, meet amazing people, adventure out into the city, try new styles, and learn a bit more about myself in the process. Not too bad for a $30 pass! First, I visited Moksha Yoga NDG, a…

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Love What You Do

Love What You Do

I’m so happy that Dawn from Passport to Prana reached out to me and got me connected to the yoga community here in Montreal. Getting back to my practice feels so right during this time of transition. And, in it all, I’ve gotten a chance to meet quite the inspirational lady! Today, Dawn shares her…

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A Tour of Our New Home (before + afters)

A Tour of Our New Home (before + afters)

Our move is officially complete! It feels good not to be tripping over boxes, getting packing tape stuck to my socks, or fishing for my underwear out of a large suitcase. Remind me to never move again. It’s so much work! All of our friends and family have been begging us for pictures of the…

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Moving Progress + Publishing Time on the Blog

Moving Progress + Publishing Time on the Blog

We received a call late Thursday night letting us know that our boxes and furniture would be arriving Saturday. Woohoo! I rounded up the dogs early Saturday morning for our sunrise walk and was greeted to a bouquet of wild flowers on our door step. We have some of the sweetest neighbors! Not only did…

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Maintaining a Healthy Routine When You’re Moving

Maintaining a Healthy Routine When You’re Moving

When we were planning our move, we had a bunch of moving companies visit the house to take a look at everything in it and provide us with a quote. During the process, each representative suggested that we throw out the items in our pantry to save on weight and reassess how many dishes and…

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Bonjour Montréal: Our First Day

Bonjour Montréal: Our First Day

The last moments that we spent with my family were the hardest. I cried, and smiled, laughed, and cried again. It was quite the emotional roller coaster. Instead of keeping strong and pushing myself through this change, I’ve been letting myself feel everything. When I’m sad, I cry. When I’m happy, I smile. Better to…

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On the Move

On the Move

It’s all fun and games until a gigantic moving truck shows up at your house, spends all day loading up your belongings and heads out into the sunset. Huh, I guess we’re actually doing this. I woke up at 5am on Tuesday morning (the day of the big move) so that I could spend a…

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Our New Life

Our New Life

We’re about as ready as we’ll ever be for the next big change in our life – a move across the country to Montreal… today. If you feel that this has come on quite suddenly, you’d be right. Kevin and I made the decision about 1.5 months ago and it’s been a whirlwind of craziness…

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Aux Vivres, Montreal

Aux Vivres, Montreal

I’d never been to a full-on vegan restaurant until we visited Montreal earlier this month. There’s such a healthy, take-care-of-your-body, organic pulse to the city, it’s fabulous. Just as I had with Crudessence, I went to Aux Vivres twice. Partly because I was in the mood for another vegan meal, and also because I couldn’t…

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Crudessence, Montreal

Crudessence, Montreal

It’s a hard knock life for raw foodists here in cow town. Not only does the climate not support a raw diet; being that it’s Winter practically all the time here, the raw resources in this city are practically nonexistent. Saying it’s a challenge being a raw vegan in Calgary would be an understatement. Heck,…

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Jean-Talon Market, Montreal

Jean-Talon Market, Montreal

The Jean-Talon Market in Montreal is a thing of dreams. Really, I’m sure I’ve dreamed of a place like this at one point of another. The Market is easily accessible by public transit – a 15 minute ride on the metro from downtown followed by a 5 minute walk from the Jean-Talon station. They operate…

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Montreal Part II: Old Montreal and Atwater Market

Montreal Part II: Old Montreal and Atwater Market

Monday, our second day in Montreal, was bright and sunny with very little rain. There was the odd shower here and there, but nothing like Sunday. I’ve never seen rain so violent. We began the day with breakfast at Cora’s. Kevin ordered a crepe plate with loads of fresh fruit and a slice of French…

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Montreal Part I: Our Arrival

Montreal Part I: Our Arrival

One of the deciding factors in me leaving my 9-5 job was to enable me to build on a career that would make working from anywhere, experiencing the world, and spending more time doing the things I love, a possibility. So when Kevin was asked to come to Montreal this week for a couple of…

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