Author Archives: Ashleigh Grange

5 Creative, Original Ways to Reconnect with Nature for People of All Ages

5 Creative, Original Ways to Reconnect with Nature

Have you heard the term Nature Deficit Disorder before? Coined in 2005 by Richard Louv, Nature Deficit Disorder described the effects of a lack of access or contact with Nature on people, and particularly children. Research since then has identified connections between time in Nature and improved problem-solving skills, self-esteem, mental health, and motivation. All […]

No Time to Waste? Try this Quick, Creamy Vegetarian Green Tomato Curry

Green Tomato Lentil Curry

When it’s 5 p.m., and I’m only just then starting to think about what I’ll be eating for dinner in a mere hour or so, this is a typical meatless meal that I make. I love quick curries and stir-fries, which are often just a mishmash of whatever vegetables I happen to have in the […]

9 Simple Practices for Daily Self-Love

9 Simple Practices for Daily Self-Love

I wrote this article for my newsletter subscribers last week, and many people seemed to enjoy it… so I thought it would be fun to share it with you too! I’m thinking about l-o-v-e this week, but not the overly commercial kind. Instead, I’m thinking about all the ways to celebrate ourselves: how we care […]

How to Use and Cook with Fresh Ginger in Your Healthy Recipes

Fresh ginger in the shape of a heart

Chances are, the first time you saw fresh ginger at the grocery store, you wondered: “What the heck is that? Is it even edible?” You may even be wondering that right now. If so, this how-to article is for you! You’ll be forgiven if you’ve ever thought that fresh ginger looks like a really tough, […]

“A Look Ahead” Goal Planning Exercise (+ free template)

A Look Ahead Goal Planning and Future Journalling exercise

I enjoy future journaling and one of my favourite New Year traditions is doing a visioning reflection. It’s meant to be a casual, non-structured writing and dreaming activity like the one I’m sharing today. I first created this worksheet back in 2013 and in light of everything we’ve all endured this year, I thought it […]

4 Simple Swaps for a Healthier Cinco de Mayo (or any Mexican feast!)

4 Simple Swaps for a Healthier Cinco de Mayo (or any Mexican feast!)

If you live in the US, you may have celebrated the fabulously colourful holiday of Cinco de Mayo at some point. Cinco de Mayo is commonly thought to mark Mexico’s independence, but it actually marks the country’s victory over France during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Here in Canada, Cinco de Mayo […]

19 Fun and Festive Ways to Celebrate and Honour the Spring Equinox

19 Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox blog title

The Spring Equinox arrives tomorrow, quite a bit earlier than it normally does. In fact, according to various sources, this is the earliest it has arrived in 124 years! Although there is so much we can’t control these days, we can always choose how we react and respond to whatever comes our way. I’m choosing […]