SEEKing adventure & happiness

With her new guided tour business, Sue Hamel connects people to local culture, community, food — and their bliss

“Learning to trust myself”: Leanna Marshall finds ceremony in everyday life

In 2017, Leanna Marshall felt a powerful call. She’d known for a while about Water Walks, a series of spiritual journeys that highlight the importance of protecting our waterways. The movement is the brainchild of Indigenous grandmother, Elder, and water activist Josephine Mandamin who since 2003 has tallied more than 25,000 kilometres on foot around the Great … Read more“Learning to trust myself”: Leanna Marshall finds ceremony in everyday life

6 of our Favourite Mompreneurs

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash We’ve met a lot of inspiring women since kicking off the Whole Family Happiness Project. Entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, creators, activists — all moms — have shared their stories of, and inspirations for, leading a purposeful life. We revisited the WFH archives to bring you 6 of our favourite mompreneurs, who, each in their own … Read more6 of our Favourite Mompreneurs

Parents with Purpose: Postpartum Body Celebrator Nadine Woods

Nadine with model at the launch of her lingerie line in Toronto After she had her daughter, Nadine Woods had a hard time adjusting to her postpartum body. She’d gained 100 pounds when pregnant, then lost it, and was shocked nobody was making attractive underwear that addressed the needs of women in the fourth trimester — and beyond. … Read moreParents with Purpose: Postpartum Body Celebrator Nadine Woods

6 Ways to Bring More Purpose to Your Life

Despite the hectic speed of life in 2018 many of us feel like something is missing from our daily grind. We want to make a difference in the world but aren’t sure where to start, so we move through life feeling numb and craving the connection our longform to-do lists fail to provide. But it … Read more6 Ways to Bring More Purpose to Your Life

Parents with Purpose: Tradition Connector Lori McCarthy

Lori teaching a group about traditional Newfoundland foods. Photos by Carolyn Janes Absolutely Magical. These are the words Lori McCarthy uses to describe the majesty of her home province of Newfoundland. And she wants everyone to see, and experience, that magic. Through her business, Cod Sounds, this mom of two — five and seven — takes people foraging in the … Read moreParents with Purpose: Tradition Connector Lori McCarthy

Parents with Purpose: Christine Campbell, leading Farm and Ranch Habitat Enhancement

As the western hub manager for ALUS Canada, Christine Campbell provides financial and planning support to farmers and ranchers to establish and maintain environmental projects on their lands. “We work mainly on marginal lands so that we aren’t reducing food production, which is obviously super important. Our collaborative projects support clean air, cleaner water, pollinator … Read moreParents with Purpose: Christine Campbell, leading Farm and Ranch Habitat Enhancement

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