Health & Well-being

Tips, recipes and information to help us stay healthy and happy.

You know your boss has your back when…

You know your boss has your back when…

I had a interesting and endearing exchange at work yesterday. As many of you know, I’m lucky to be able to work barefoot most of the time and my boss and co-workers are very much used to it and very much aware of my lifestyle choice. Anyhow, two web developers were...

Super Easy Paleo Molasses Spice Cookies

Super Easy Paleo Molasses Spice Cookies

Since it is FREEZING outside right now, I wanted to post these yummy spice cookies sure to warm you up! I love eating these with coffee in the morning, but they are awesome directly from the oven too. They have a wonderful crispy outside with a chewy inside. I will...

My “Secret” to Working Barefoot

My “Secret” to Working Barefoot

Over the last 20 years, in 6 different companies, I’ve been lucky to say, “I’m barefoot at work most of the time”. Indeed, no shoes or socks - just me and my old pair of bare feet. Interestingly enough, most people who know I work barefoot, even accomplished...

5 Exercises for Stronger Feet

When talking to other barefooters, we tend to agree that one of the most rewarding results from shedding our shoes is the increase in foot strength. Nevertheless, I find that, in addition to the natural muscular and structural development our feet acquire by our...

Natural DYI Alternative to Shampoo & Conditioner

For over a year, and thanks to my dear friend and fellow barefooter Christopher Younkin, I have been enjoying the benefits of the “No-Poo Method" to clean my hair. This method is an alternative to the regular use of commercially available shampoos and conditioners;...

DYI Single-use Antibiotic Packets

  Just by chance the other day, I was perusing through Brian’s Backpacking Blog, I found the perfect addition to the Altoids Tin Emergency Kit: DYI Single-use Antibiotic Packets. While I originally recommended disinfecting wipes for the Emergency kit, these...

Bacon Butternut Squash Soup

It's getting easier and easier for my husband James to go barefoot. He recently went to the park with us and was completely barefoot the whole time. He even walked on the sidewalk and across the street barefoot for the first time. This is HUGE! I was impressed...

Toronto Barefoot Hiking in the Fall

This year, we’ve had a particularly mild autumn in Ontario; temperatures have been consistently higher than normal all of September and into October and they seem to be holing off before we will call it a season (knock on wood). Therefore, this fall is also being...

Paleo Turkey Club Wraps

I have been craving a BLT ever since I started making mayonnaise. Having mayo in the fridge is totally new to us. I didn't know it could made so easily and have it fall within the Paleo guidelines. Not only do we eat it now, we devour it the day I make it! Anytime I...