My old friend and nemesis.
As we sit in the depths of these frosty Canadian months, I become more and more anxious to feel the sun on my bare skin again. To smell pollen and tree resins in the air… To watch the birds migrate back and watch the sun set at 9 pm… those were the days.
But instead of dreaming, I’m going to tune in for all the plant nerds out there and tell you guys to get started on some growing!
Our warm season is so short that often our edible plants barely hit their peak production before the frost creeps in, which is why starting plants indoors is a great way to maximize your harvest and also feel like a master botanist in your own home.
I initially started this post with the words “I don’t know what it is about San Francisco, but I friggen love it there.” I then realized that this wasn’t true… I absolutely know why I love San Fran so much: it’s full of adventure, it’s incredibly beautiful, and the people there are awesome. I love how walkable and lively the city is and, even though I’ve already visited a handful of times, there is always a new adventure waiting for me. The city is an adventure in itself, but the surrounding area offers even more. Below are some awesome outdoor adventures to check out when in SFO!
We’ve all been at the point where we have felt terrible, either physically or mentally. Sometimes, however, these sensations are so strong, motivation to get up and face the day is the last thing we feel capable of doing. Although it’s known that getting out of bed to simply move the body and eat something nutritious will make us better, it still feels impossible.
It is common knowledge that a person’s lifestyle can have a direct effect on their mental health; nobody would ever contest this claim… yet the conversation usually just stops there. We know that it is true, but if asked to explain how, we have little more to offer than something like, “Well, of course a healthy body would lead to a healthy mind.”
If we cannot truly understand a claim, however, can we truly believe it?
The epic hikes off of Highway 40 just West of Calgary are familiar to many outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer, this area of Kananaskis booms with eager hikers – but winter brings a special kind of magic to this place.
At the very end of the skinny, winding “Kananaskis Lakes Trail” lies an epicentre of snowy adventures.
Here’s how to spend a winter’s weekend at this oasis…