Let’s End The Season Calmly

In general I keep all the things stressing me out, inside. This does the world a lot of good but it damages me. I vow to figure out how to stay calm inside going into the new year. But 2019 was FULL of extremely stressful moments for me and that pattern kept up to the very bitter end of the year. So in an effort to not lose myself, I went away for a couple of days to reconnect with the ocean and then spent the Christmas holiday in a cabin doing absolutely nothing but hibernating (sleeping, movie watching, eating, and endless walking in nature).

I have no idea what 2020 will bring me. I have figured out the things that I do and do not want to bring with me into the new year and I am hopeful. I am hopeful that my future will only get better. Maybe this new year will bring life-changing events, maybe it won’t. I just know that this time around, I am going to do it calmer then 2019.

In the meantime, I wanted Christmas music while I was gone that was calm and here are 5 songs that helped me achieve that.

I wish everyone a VERY Happy New Year and all the luck in the world that all of your hopes and dreams will materialize.


The Magic of Vancouver Island

If you have never been to Vancouver Island, you REALLY are missing out. It is a large island meant for exploring and connecting. The cities and towns that dot the island are unique. The locals are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The shopping is fun and kitschy. The food is a mixture of British fare/PNW flavors/Asian influence. But if that wasn’t enough–the scenery and wildlife is BREATHTAKING. I guess what I am saying is . . . GO ALREADY!!

I find my way on the island at least once a year and whenever I take someone new with me, I always have them hooked for life. So here are 5 things that I suggest doing while you are on the island.

  1. Esquimalt Lagoon
  2. Chinatown
  3. Coombs Old Country Market
  4. Cathedral Grove
  5. Seaplane Tours

Stress Relieving Helps

Right now I am at crunch time in the office. It seems to be an ever growing list of things that need to get done sooner rather then later. Last week I shared songs that I use to help relieve stress. This week are some other tips to help as well.

What do you do when you have too much stress in your life?

  1. How to Reduce Stress with Deep Breathing
  2. 10 Anxiety & Stress Relieving Plants Ever Home Must Have
  3. How to Reduce Stress with 20 Surprisingly Wonderful Self-Care Products