Design, Finance, Sustainability

The True Cost of Commuting

I recently had a brief and glorious hiatus from the world of commuting – no frustrating rush hour traffic, no scraping off my frost-covered car at 7am – but alas, with my new office job I’m right back in it, and therefore right back into thinking how to make the best of my daily voyage to-and-from…

Finance

4 Ways to Be A Little More Frugal

During my first go-‘round in University as an undergrad, frugal spending habits kept me afloat until I graduated and got a job. But after a few years of a steady paycheck, those habits seem to have mysteriously vanished. Strange how that happens, right? Well it’s been a great slap in the face having recently returned to…

Gardening, Health

The No-Fail Daily Smoothie Recipe

This is a follow up to my proclamation to the world my love for the Vitamix blender. For the lazy man and woman, the smoothie provides the absolute highest ‘nutrition-received’ to ‘work and time required’ ratio. Within 10 minutes, I can throw everything in, blend it, pour, drink it, and clean it, and it makes enough…

Happiness

Happiness, Regardless

I’ve spent the last few years learning about happiness, not because I’m an unhappy person by any means, I just want to be as happy as I can possibly be: I’m healthy and young and living in Canada…there’s no reason I shouldn’t be the happiest guy in the world, right? So I’d just like to…

Small Housing

Why I Need to Build a Tiny House

For several reasons that I will discuss in a later post, I really want to build a tiny house. I’ve done most of the research, I’ve started my Sketchup 3D design course (thanks Tiny Nest), and I’m even in the middle of a mad sell-off of possessions on Craigslist so I’ll manage to squeeze into my…

Health, Self Improvement

How the Vitamix is Saving My Life

Okay fine, so that title is a major overstatement, but I thought I’d use it for dramatic effect.  An electric kitchen appliance is in fact not saving me from my demise, but I can guarantee that it is adding to my long term quality of life. What appliance you ask? The Vitamix Blender. There are a…

Health

Good Health is a Superpower

If you happen to be an incredibly lucky individual, you may have been blessed with the most amazing possession someone on this planet can have: a healthy body. Having relatively good health is what I would call a gift, a miracle, or even a superpower. Okay, so I realize it’s not a superpower that’ll get get you…