The beauty of Less Stuff

A new year usually brings some resolutions for most of us.  Aside from the obvious of wanting be more healthy or more active, we also look for ways for our lives to be easier. We feel the need to organize and declutter our belongings.  We go through items and decide whether we have used them… Continue reading The beauty of Less Stuff


Lady Bird Review~Spoilers!

There are if you haven't seen Lady Bird, don't say I didn't warn you. For a date night this weekend, we saw the movie, Lady Bird , and although I hate to sound like every other review, it really was as good as they say. AND...if you are of a certain vintage or you have seen… Continue reading Lady Bird Review~Spoilers!


Wordless Wednesday

Hey guys! If you follow us on Insta, you may have seen some wordy stuff the last few days that we hope you have enjoyed.  Today, I bring you Wordless Wednesday. This is a collaboration of visual and audio art.  The visual artist is Rachel Berriman Rachel is a Concordia graduate from Montreal, Canada.  The… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday


Daily Prompt: Relocate

It has been a while since I participated in the Daily Prompt but this one I felt was one that stood out to me and I felt compelled to write!  Which, I guess is the whole idea of the Daily Prompt! Relocating can bring about so many contrasting feelings. Excitement about the unknown and new… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Relocate


Giving Tuesday

You all know Black Friday....Cyber Monday.....but here is a day that we can all benefit from and get behind... Giving Tuesday! I just wanted to highlight a couple that are close to our hearts here at Crave...   Ladybird Animal Sanctuary Ladybird Animal Sanctuary's Mission: Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is a unified voice for abandoned, abused… Continue reading Giving Tuesday


A Gen X’rs look at Minimalism

  Minimalism isn’t just for Millennials anymore. Nor is it for their (most) parents, the Baby Boomers (they get everything). The funny thing is that even though these two generations probably don’t see eye to eye on a number of issues - and Yes, I am generalizing, I know - they have both embraced Minimalism… Continue reading A Gen X’rs look at Minimalism


The Tragically Hip-A Thank You

As many of you know, or at least those of you from Canada, the day we knew was coming finally made its unwanted appearance this past Wednesday.
Gord Downie; singer, activist, poet, Canadian in every sense of his being, passed away from terminal brain cancer.

I hesitated re-blogging this post from 2016 and I was going to write a new post just to say good bye, but as I read through it again, I realized that as we watched those final concerts back in the summer of 2016, we all said our collective good byes. We knew we would never meet the same way again. We just hoped that some day we wouldn’t have to know it was so final.

I take this time then to say thank you to Gord and his brilliant, yet ironically, fragile brain. Thank you to his band mates for sharing him with us. Thank you to his family and close friends for giving us this time to say good bye.


As a Canadian, we have things here we hold dear. Tim Horton’s. Hockey. Healthcare. Tragically Hip.  If you’ve grown up here, or have moved here, even if you don’t listen to their music, The Tragically Hip have created what would be categorized as Canadian Rock for 30 years.  When I say Canadian Rock, in no way do they compare to Nickelback, so don’t go there.  For those from the US and other countries, you probably know some of our other well known bands like The Guess Who and Rush.  Although lyrically they have Canadian-ness about them, there is just no comparison to the poetry of Gord Downie, The Hip’s front man using that metric.

I write this with the assumption that those who will read this may not be from Canada and may not be familiar with The Tragically Hip.  For those who don’t know, we, as a country…

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Empowerment through Empathy~Me Too

The 'Me Too' campaign is nothing new.  It was started over 10 years ago by Tarana Burke, founder of Just Be Inc. which is a grass roots movement out of Philadelphia that focuses on the health and well being for women of colour.  The 'Me Too' campaign began as a way to help survivors of… Continue reading Empowerment through Empathy~Me Too

Fitness · Readables

A Geek’s Guide to Running

The world of a runner is strange to some. We have weird and wonderful quirks that we seem to grow proportionally to how many years we run. I have been a runner for 28 years. So that tells you just how long the list of quirks are for me. Recently, I was asked to run… Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Running

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Monday Product Review!

Bent Outta Shape!  by Lala Soap Company So I though we could review a few products for you guys. We are always on the hunt for some new and natural products and when we find some, it is always nice to share with our readers! The Lala Soap Company is a local (Southern Ontario) company… Continue reading Monday Product Review!