🤸♂️Move with Intent🧠.
💥Hinge drill💥. The hinge is crucial to your functional movement. Squat, deadlift, tying your shoes? Sitting down?
Yep there's a hinge.
Are you struggling to feel your hinge? This is a simple drill to focus on hinging with intent, keeping tension and control while moving safely. 👣 Centre pressure on the foot! Keep those toes grounded into the floor. ↩↪ Torque! Turning out those hips! 🌎 Your hips are the centre of the world! Hips travel backwards to start the movement. Not your chest. Your hips dictate a good movement. ⬆️ Verticl shins! Keep your shins/knees vertical. Shifting knees forward/backward will lose tension in hamstrings/load into your lower back. ⭐ Try adding load by holding a plate to your chest to increase resistance and challenge your skills!
Laugh, stroll and play under the twinkle of a million lights as you explore light gardens and illuminated structures. Let the playgrounds entertain the kids for hours, while you kick back at the licensed bar and enjoy some seasonal beverages, delicious food, and live music. Shop at vendor market, showcasing the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside delicious food and drink options. At Glow, there’s something for everyone! Christmas Glow first launched in 2017 near Vancouver, Canada, and guests were captivated by the event. Two years later, Glow’s become one of the world’s largest indoor Christmas festivals, brightening up 10 cities in 3 countries. Join the joyous 1.6 million guests ready to Glow and celebrate the warmth of the season! It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside our cozy and spacious venue.
CBC Fundraiser for the Ottawa Food Bank! My apple themed wreath workshop was part of the @cbcottawa “Make Change” workshop series, which is one of the innovative ways they fundraise for the @ottawafoodbank !! Everyone who came out to paint, was also supporting the Ottawa Food Bank, through their donation to attend the event. This means that OFB can support their creative solutions to managing hunger in Ottawa; like offering fresh healthy food to people in need, operating a local farm to be able to provide fresh food, and honestly so much more; its remarkable, and humbling. I am so honoured to have been part of something that goes to help the important work of the Ottawa Food Bank. And therefore need to say thank you to @cbcottawa staff for reaching out and extending me the invitation to lead a workshop. The organizers are warm-hearted innovators and I couldn’t feel more privileged to have worked with them.
All of you who came out, just know that you sincerely blew me away with your creations! Great work 👌🏼. A special thanks to the army of silent support; people who shared the event and spread the word. And to my friend @sab_rachel who I can always count on to come out and support me as my assistant ❤️.
I've always leaned on @HelloFreshCA to make everyday that much easier but their new Holiday Box really takes the stress out of cooking for the Holidays! I never knew holiday dinner prep could be so easy! I nailed this delicious 9-course feast with their amazing step-by-step instructions that really take the guesswork out of the equation, giving me more time with my family. Seriously guys, it's so easy! It feeds up to 6 (!!!) people and all the ingredients are pre-portioned and delivered fresh to your front door, how great is that? No last minute scrambling for groceries for me! Order deadline is December 16 and quantities are limited so make sure to order yours soon! #HelloFreshPartner#HelloFreshLife#HolidaysSolved
Friendly faces of Makerspace North: The Holiyay Edition! 💓
Checking out Holiyay this weekend at the Shaw Centre? Us too!
Keep an eye open for some familiar faces AKA our fabulous friends/tenants here at Makerspace North. Then give them a high five for crushing it during this busy holiday season! 👏🏼🎁
Finish this joke: A naked blonde walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm, and a two-foot salami under the other. The bartender says, I guess you won't be needing a drink. Naked lady says...
All smiles because its Friday! Love this one from the recent portrait session with @hannahwayeoflife! Check out the link in my bio if you want your own😍📸
Here is some reading material for your Friday morning: our newest seoplus+ Digest article full of November updates! For example, a new development in the world of paid ads is the expansion of shopping ads into YouTube. If a YouTube visitor is looking up a review for a product, that product can appear with a link to purchase. There were other important updates in November too, particularly in the SEO realm. Check out our recap article at the link in bio!
Beautiful photo 📸: @dwaynebrown
If you haven't noticed yet...I like my social media page to feature a smiling face. A real person, with no filter. Nothing makes a great hair colour and new cut look better than an authentic smile. My goal is not only to showcase my work, but to celebrate women's unique beauty. In a world where filter's and photo shop are are at our fingertips. Snapchat Dysmorphia and the likes are the new generation of Anorexia. Today more than ever, everywhere we look, images subconsciously send us the message,"you're not enough". I'd like to be at least one small voice reminding women that inner beauty is real. Being a girl and loving all things girly is so much fun. Embrace what femininity means to you and remember you're already beautiful. (Not taking yourself too seriously also helps 😋❤)
This morning, our partners at Vanier Community Service Centre hosted their annual ❄ Snowflake Breakfast ❄. We were happy to volunteer at this event and support our great community partners.
Since 1980, Vanier CSC has been providing health and social services to residents of Vanier and the surrounding area. They offer programming in four key areas; Family Services, Counselling and Community Development, Legal Services and Employment Services.
We're proud to be partnered with this tremendous #OttCity organization.
I just want her to grow up being a strong woman who believes in herself and is not scared of anything #futurenakmuay
Tiptoeing my way into every Christmas party this year because my presen(ts)ce is a gift 😎 🤫
place your order before Dec 10 to guaranty it arrives before the holidays! After that you’ll be able to find me in a few craft shows in Ottawa 😊⠀
• Cheerfully Made Saves Christmas at the Bell Sensplex Saturday Dec. 14 from 10-6pm (or get your tickets to pre-shop early Dec 13! details in stories)⠀
• Shopify Holiday Market at 150 Elgin Wednesday Dec. 18 from 3-9pm⠀
& that’s a wrap for 2019! ✨
Already making your 2020 frisbee plans? If you’re interested in trying out for one of the competitive touring teams in the new year, Luna has the opportunity for YOU! On December 10th, registration opens for the Women’s Competitive Development Program- 8 weeks of skills training and high-level scrimmages open to players of all levels. Check out the link in our bio for all the deets ☝️ #LunaUltimate
New merch available for @btpbrewing that we recently designed. Get it before it’s gone.
The way we speak matters. What we say matters. If you came over to my house and heard my husband say good girl to me every time I did something, I have no doubt in my mind the first thought in your head would be, “wtfuuuu?” And you would cringe. Yikes.
So why is it any different when we do it to our kids?
I first learned about not saying “good boy, good girl” as a way of creating intrinsic motivation in your children, so they don’t do things as a way to please you, but do them because it is self fulfilling. But what really makes this kind of talk so dangerous is it’s aspect of behaviourism and conditional love.
In essence, when you applaud your child every time he does something you like, and don’t praise him when he doesn’t, you are teaching him to 1) be confused as to why certain times you are happy with him and certain times you aren’t which at such a young age gives children the feeling that sometimes they are worthy and sometimes they are not, 2) to think of their behaviour as something that is done for outside recognition rather than part of living and enjoying life, and 3) that your love and happiness for them is given and taken away whenever you choose (it is conditional). We all grew up with this. Our parents thought the best way to encourage us to do well was to praise our achievements, and be our cheerleaders at every moment so we felt valued. Except this well intentioned action took the biggest wrong turn and we have found ourselves in a society that is so deprived of self love that it is now a multi-million dollar business, from self help books, to retreats and therapy and whatever else we can get our hands on to TEACH us to feel joy about being ourselves.
As parents, our responsibility is to not try to *MAKE* our kids feel like they are loved, we are responsible to love them. We don’t need to *TELL* them *WHEN* we love them or *WHY* we love them, because that brings in the idea of condition. We should love them like we would love watching the sun set. We don’t rush the sun, we don’t get mad at the sun for setting at a certain place, hour, or way. We enjoy the sun set in whatever way the sun sets, without words, without conditions.
Correctly hinging artworks into their mats is a very important yet not spoken about often enough. The hinge should be strong enough to hold the artwork in place yet still allow the artwork to expand and contract with changing temperature and humidity. Incorrectly applied hinges or can cause permanent damage to artworks on paper and cause buckling and cockling. We use several different mounting techniques but this photograph of a recent project demonstrates our preferred hinging method for original artworks using Japanese kozo hinges with wheat starch adhesive on 4 ply rag mat. The artwork was framed using a hand stained oak profile and AR glass. #pictureframing#customframing#ottawaart
It’s Friday! I really need to get out for some winter photos this weekend!
#HumansOfHeartAndCrown - ByWard Edition.
"My first serving shift was a disaster to say the least! I was 17, just moved from a town of 15,000 people and was beyond nervous. I wore high heels to look older and of course tripped and dropped a full tray of pints in front of the entire restaurant. I ended the shift by crying in the bathroom while I counted my tips! 10 years later, I am madly in love with this industry and all its taught me…and thankfully I no longer cry in the bathroom after work haha!" - Angel, GM of H&C ByWard.
Angel began working at ByWard as a bartender. Her strong work ethic led to becoming a floor manager, and then within less than a year, being asked to become GM - her first time in that role. She excels in being an organized & caring leader, and we couldn’t be happier with her at the helm! 🥂Cheers to Angel - thanks for everything you do. ♥️😇