Tag Archives: Lifestyle

16Sep/14
Running to Fitness

Running to Fitness

Watch my health and fitness transformation and learn how I lost 40lbs. I hope to motivate and inspire you to continue or to begin your own fitness journey today! It’s not easy, it takes work, commitment and discipline but if I can do it, you can do it too!

We’d love to hear your story, please leave us a comment below.

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15Sep/14
How to Turn Your Neighbourhood into a Community

How to Turn Your Neighbourhood into a Community

Building a community is not easy, even making new friends can be tough but I think it’s well worth it. In this video, Cheryl and I discuss some ways you can start building a community by simply being intentional.

Do you have experience building neighbourhood communities? Share with us your successes, difficulties and how you made it all happen!

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04Sep/14
5 Ways to Find Yourself

5 Ways to Find Yourself

5 Ways to Find Yourself

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One question we often ask is “how are you?” Some of us even keep ourselves in check by regularly saying “how am I doing?” But there is one crucial question we rarely ask ourselves: Who am I? I had asked that question a long time ago but I discovered lately that it is very beneficial to make that inquiry on a regular basis.

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22Aug/14
My Simple Christmas

Simplifying Your Playroom: Why Taking Away My Children’s Toys Doesn’t Make Me The Grinch

Thanks to Vanessa and Daniel Hayes of Simple Life Together for featuring a guest post from us. Go check it out and check out their fantastic podcasts full of practical and helpful information for simplifying your life.

In the fight against clutter there is an army that is hard to conquer. They’re big, noisy, relentless and… plastic. Yes, plastic. Parents can hardly remember a time when they could walk carefree through their living room without feeling like maneuvering through a minefield, calculating every step to avoid the painful *crunch* of a toy underfoot. But what are all of these toys and where did they come from? A more practical question still is how can we reduce them without causing a meltdown? Continue reading.

15Aug/14
The Simplicity Guide to Your Stuff

The Simplicity Guide to Your Stuff

This is a simple guide that you can use each time you wonder if you should keep or get rid of an object. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive or the ultimate authority but to give you a practical workflow to simplify your spaces. [tweet this]

If you’re new to minimalism, you can print and hang this workflow somewhere strategic in your home or office as a reminder to help you develop minimalist habits. And if you are a veteran, I hope you can use this as an exploration and discussion tool.

The Simplicity Guide to Your Stuff

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11Aug/14

Worst Case Scenario

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Imagine this, you come home from a wonderful family vacation where you have been refreshed and energized, making memories with loved ones, and as you pull up to your driveway you see that your home has been the victim of a fire, causing all of your possessions to be destroyed.  After you have been able to process the trauma of the fire, what are you most upset about losing?  Are those 35 tupperware containers that barely fit in the cupboard among your most treasured things?  I hope that nobody ever experiences the pain of a house fire, and I don’t use the example lightly, but rather to shed light on the disproportionate amount of emphasis we place on “stuff”.

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08Aug/14
Welcome

Welcome to Revive!

Here’s our first video post telling you a little more about us and Revive.

Do you want more out of life? Through our unique experience we are learning how to get more out of life by simplifying. Our goal is to challenge and help you to eliminate the excess to leave room for excellence.

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29Jul/14
Running Stride

Finding Your Stride

Running Stride

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I was out for a run the other day and I just couldn’t seem to find my stride. I was visiting family so my route was on new terrain, I was wearing borrowed earbuds that refused to stay put and to top it all off, it was raining. I’ve been running long enough that running in the rain isn’t a huge deterrent, but it certainly doesn’t make for as pleasurable of a run. About halfway through the run I gave up on the earbuds and stuffed them into my pocket, deciding instead to let my heavy breathing and the splashing of the rain be my music (doesn’t quite have the oomph of my dance mix but it is more peaceful). I was trying to stay positive but was fighting thoughts like “I should have stayed in” and “this is going to be a poor run”. I was rounding the corner to turn back to my parents house when I saw another woman running towards me, just as soaked as I was at that point. She was on the opposite side of the road but as we approached each other I checked for cars and crossed towards her. I gave her a high five and said “way to go! Keep running!” and she smiled, high-fived back and said “you too!”. I finished my run with a smile on my face and it left a great impression on my soul as well.

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