Read about my adventures
Posted 8 February 2016 by The Six Foot Canasian
I openly admit it ... I can't live without my Internet. Being a digital marketing strategist, published author and podcaster, you can only imagine how much time I spend researching, writing, editing, recording, posting and designing content that gets published online. So, when I moved back to Calgary in 2014 (after being in the US for eight years prior) one of the first orders of business was to get Internet and cable services installed in my apartment.
Posted 6 January 2016 by The Six Foot Canasian
In my four decades on this earth, there are only a handful of women I have come to hold in the highest regard ... women who have changed the lives of many through their words, actions and contributions to their community and beyond. They have each had a direct impact on my life, shown me how to be a better version of myself, and given me a glimpse of the kind of woman I want to become. This shortlist includes my mother, my University Coach, mentors in my field and ... Bonnie MacRae-Kilb. I recently got a chance to sit down with this amazing woman to learn more and share her story.
Posted 11 December 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
When I first wandered into the East Village Market Collective, conveniently located under a 12,000 sq ft tent beside the historic Simmons Building, I experienced it from the other side of the artist's table. After spending the last ten years exhibiting at hundreds of trade shows and events around the world, Market Collective was like nothing I had EVER experienced before! I got to wander up and down the aisles as local artists showcased their handmade goods, live bands performed on stage, DJs played their fresh beats, mixologists concocted fresh libations, and local food trucks served up fresh food made with love. I was already impressed with the level of comfort and community I witnessed that first weekend ... but I had no idea how much more was in store for me to uncover!
Posted 24 November 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
I have a confession to make. I have been an advocate of the fitness industry for over 20 years but didn't even begin to factor in the importance of good nutrition until ten years ago. I would train several hours a day and then put sub-standard food and low grade fuel into my body. I would generally feel tired, run down and sluggish most days. I thought of food as a chore and would purchase it based on convenience and price, rather than view each meal as an opportunity to do something good for my body.
Posted 15 November 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
I am an athlete. I've spent the majority of my life playing sports, training my body to "move faster, jump higher or be stronger", competing for the cherished title, and spending countless hours at the mercy of physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists or massage therapists in an effort to recover quickly ... so I could do it all over again. I AM AN ATHLETE.
Posted 4 November 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
When I moved back to Calgary in 2014, after living abroad for several years, I was ready for a fresh start. After living in various cities throughout the United States, I quickly realized the things that mattered most to me were back here in Canada ... my family and that feeling of being "at home". Born and raised in the Yukon, surrounded by rivers and mountains (but a town that was just too small for my BIG personality), Calgary naturally felt like my second "home". When I decided to move back I knew it was going to be the last one I would make.
Posted 27 October 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
When I look back at my twenties (which was more years ago than I would like to admit) my world was limited to my apartment, my class schedule and varsity sports. I lived from weekend to weekend until I graduated with a degree and was faced with the realization that I had to get a job. Beyond school I really didn't know what I wanted to do, or what I would be good at, let alone a career that I would have an all encompassing passion for. So ... when I met Katrina Wright, a 21-year-old entrepreneur following her dream of starting a company that let's her help others and share her creativity, I was blown away!
Posted 19 October 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
Halloween is just around the corner ... and the mad dash to devise a clever costume begins! Honestly, I don't have fond memories of Halloween. I either got the embarrassing homemade ensemble (that didn't look anything like what I was hoping for) or the "crackling" plastic costume and mask (with the elastic that ALWAYS broke) that woke up the entire neighbourhood when I walked down the street and knocked on doors begging for chocolate. Whenever they put treats in my pillowcase I swear they gave me extra because they felt sorry for me and my pathetic costume. Regardless, I got MORE candy!
Posted 12 October 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
I've lived all over the world but it wasn't until I lived in Denver, CO (and spent my weekends in Boulder, a town nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains just 45 minutes away) that I learned to appreciate "farmers markets". During the summer months I would go to the outdoor markets and stock my fridge for the week with farm fresh ingredients (i.e., fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy), deliciously prepared foods, and handmade goods sourced locally (i.e., soaps and lotions, handmade arts and crafts). It wasn't until recently that I ventured to the Calgary Farmers' Market, visiting two businesses featured on SixFootCanasian.com who have a space there, to better understand why it's a regular weekend destination for many Calgarians.
Posted 4 October 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
Against popular belief, blogging is NOT my profession. It's my fun weekend hobby that gets me out in the community and meeting lots of amazing new people. In reality, much of my career has been focused on motivating people to get off their butts, away from their desks and getting physically active. Yup ... I am a fitness nerd and full blown exercise advocate!