So, last week, I gave you the starting craziness of Hugfest2017 in Gatwick. Week 1 finished pretty awesomely, with Canada’s 150th birthday being celebrated in Manchester! My first official Hugfest Hug was from Lucy on June 29th, 2017. I need this day to sit in my heart forever, because it was a pretty epic hug….

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There’s a part in the movie Dogma, where Ben and Matt are talking to one another about the fact that supposedly Ben’s character (Loki) loves going to the airport to watch people reunite, when in all actuality, he goes to see how awkward the reconnections are after dalliances and situations take place before the person…

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Oh my stars, it’s been a long week. I realise it’s Tuesday, but I’m talking from last Tuesday till now, it’s been… eventful. So I’m gonna break down the days as best possible, but I will say this actual week so far has finally been a bit slower paced and that’s good. Tuesday Jun 27…

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I’m finally going to do it. I’m hopping across the giant Atlantic Puddle, and I’m way too excited. 29 days will likely be quickly scooped up in history, but not nearly as fast as I’m hoping! I WANT TO GO TODAY!!! I’ll be hopefully doing at least one or two articles/week about the fun over…

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For some silly reason, this has #1 stamped on it, but I assure you, it’s not. This is #7 in our Healthy Challenge. Healthy living isn’t about just eating apples and doing sit-ups. It is about living a wholly well-rounded life that is completely with mind, body, and lifestyle.

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It is so easy to get caught up in the social media storms. Politics, “hot button” topics, and even dirty snarky cyberbullying can begin to change what you see online. Without getting too heavy into the technical side of things, there are ways all of the websites you use will be able to customise your…

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Fifteen Word Stories are great little ways to get the creative juices flowing, because you have to be extremely specific about words you choose. You can’t get caught up in flowery over-wording explanations, and you certainly do not get to have tons of filler words. I use these when I am brain-blocked (my term for…

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Avoid drama and negativity. Be kind. In the Geeky Creative Journey (or aka Geeks Get Creative), I have issued different mini challenges. One such particular one – in which they are all cumulative and must remain once they are in practice – is to start with a day, and then a week, and from then…

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We throw away way too much food. There are three simple reasons for this: One, when we’re at the store, we impulse purchase things that we know we have no actual desire to use, but for whatever reason, our brains tell us that we HAVE to have that particular item. Two, we are sure we…

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This might seem like a simple one at first, but there are a lot of correlations between consistent sleep and how that affects and effects you in your waking life. This is no mere statement, and there have been conclusively peer reviewed and globally accepted points about this. Here are a few facts (<< not…

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Maybe you know how to stack butter bricks. Perhaps you know how to package butter. Or make butter in the blender with super yummy herbs and seasonings. Or even the whole process from raising a cow, milking her, processing, separating, churning, etc. The fine art of story telling seems to be perceived to be an…

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Some days, our bodies have a mind of their own it seems, right? For those of us who live with crippling chronic illnesses (mine tend to be in the form of bad back issues, carpal tunnel in both arms/wrists, and migraines that knock me on my ass for WEEKS at a time), doing a lot…

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