Switch On Your Brain: Day 1

Hey everybody, I’ve started reading “Switch on Your Brain” and I know I said that I would start my 21-Day Brain Dextox Plan yesterday but…I am starting today. So here we go…There are five steps to the detox: Step 1 – Gather; Step 2 – Focused Reflection; Step 3 – Write; Step 4 – Revisit; …

These are a Few of My New Favourite Things

Hey people, I want to share with you some of my new favourite beauty products…I think I’ll start with hair and the product that I want to share is mousse. It all started when I needed to find a salon closer to home. I had been driving into downtown Vancouver for years because I have very thick and coarse hair and I am very particular about my hair. I found this great little salon in White Rock, about a half hour from my house and I love it. My stylist is fantastic, parking is free and everyone is wonderful. After the second time I had my hair done, I asked the receptionist what my stylist put in my hair. I was a little concerned when she said mousse because I hadn’t had great experiences with mousse but the receptionist said that this mousse was fantastic, so I bought it. It is fantastic; it is light, doesn’t get sticky when my hair gets wet, and it leaves my hair so soft and manageable!!!! It is made by a company called R+Co and it is called Chiffon, it has this beautiful scent and gives my hair a beautiful shine. Pick some up if you can.

I have fallen in love with these two products for the face; I received them as a trial size set, there were five products in the set, I gave Katarina three and I kept the other two. These products are from First Aid Beauty or FAB and one of the many things I love about FAB is that it is affordable, relatively speaking of course. FAB can be purchased in store at Ulta beauty and Sephora or online at http://www.ulta.comhttp://www.sephora.comhttp://www.sephora.ca, and http://www.firstaidbeauty.com. The first product is a face cleanser and is described as “a fragrance-free, gentle cleanser that effectively removes makeup, dirt, and grime, leaving skin soft and supple. The whipped texture transforms into a sumptuous cream when blended with water.” It is good for these skin types: normal, oily, dry sensitive, and combination. I love this cleanser, it leaves my skin soft and feeling clean but not tight and irritated and it doesn’t make my face go all red. It is amazing and I can use it with moisturizers that aren’t FAB!!! 

And speaking of moisturizers…the other product that I took from the trial set is FAB’s Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer which is a mouthful but it is fabulous. It is described as “Makeup meets skincare with this two-in-one moisturizer and makeup-gripping primer. Formulated with superfood ingredients that are rich in vital proteins, electrolytes, and minerals and infused with a natural coconut scent, this priming moisturizer hydrates and smooths skin as light-reflecting micro-pearls impart a dewy luminosity. The result is beautiful, healthy-looking skin when worn alone and long-lasting makeup when used as a prep step.” I wore it one day alone and my skin was beautiful, dewy, smooth and natural glow. I will be buying the full size bottle and it may just be my favourite moisturizer of all time!!! I haven’t used it without adding primer before my foundation yet but I will do that tomorrow and take a picture to show you how it looks and works. 

Week Three: My Starting Point


Hey there people, here is my weekly update on my progress to living a healthy and fit life. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do anything because I have been sick for three weeks; it started out as the flu, then I had a massive asthma attack and finally concluded with a chest infection. I finished my antibiotics last night and I’m finally able to sleep through the night; I am feeling stronger and able to do some light cardio…YAY; I still cough during the day but only if I talk too long or laugh a lot; now all I need is for my voice to come back and heal which I hope it will and doesn’t have permanent damage.

I have been thinking about my attitudes about fitness especially and I remember criticizing, with my best friend, the skinny women working out like crazy at the gym and we were laughing at them; why do they have to work out so hard, they’re already thin; they would be drinking their smoothies and water and we would laugh about it. 

Here’s the thing though; during my battle to become fit and healthy I was reminded of those days and realized that the reason those men and women were at the gym working their tails off was because…big revelation…fitness and health is not a one shot battle: where once you’ve lost the weight; are eating healthy and are looking fit; you can then sit back and look at how great you look and say, “my work here is done.” NO, fitness and health is an everyday, lifelong commitment, it’s a lifestyle change, not a quick fix!!! I would like to apologize to those people, although they have no idea who I am, what I was saying and where my heart was; I was wrong, I am striving to become like them and this is a life-long battle that I will keep fighting until I can’t fight anymore. I want to be like them, I want to be a health and fitness nut. 

Committing to Switch On Your Brain

Hey everybody, so I have been reading this book; Switch On Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf since January and it has been a challenge. I have started and stopped reading this book many times because I wasn’t ready to change my life, which I know sounds strange because who wouldn’t want to change their …

You are Here: My Starting Point

I’m standing at the corner of COURAGE & SASS… I love going to the mall but no matter how many times I go there I sometimes can’t find the store I am looking for. So I search for the nearest map, find the store that I need and from the You Are Here sticker, figure …