Think OUTSIDE The Box: Family Friendly Outdoor Activity Ideas

Written by Team Optimity (3 min read) "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt." — John Muir Summer is here and it’s time to GET OUTSIDE! After a long year of hibernating through interim lockdowns, it feels great to finally slip-on shoes, a light jacket and skip out … Continue reading Think OUTSIDE The Box: Family Friendly Outdoor Activity Ideas

3 Ways Everyone Can Celebrate Father’s Day

Written by Yuki Hayashi (3 min read) One of my family’s most memorable Father’s Days was The Day of the Leeches. That’s the Father’s Day we took our then-6-or-7-year old fishing. A standard-issue Canadian Father’s Day, right? Not really: my husband hates fishing and he only went to be a good sport. I took on … Continue reading 3 Ways Everyone Can Celebrate Father’s Day

Thanks for Everything, Mom!

Written by Yuki Hayashi (3 min read) Mother’s Day is huge. According to card kingpins Hallmark, it’s the 3rd most observed holiday by card sales, and the second biggest for gifts. While chocolates and flowers are great, showing mom, or a special someone, some love and gratitude shouldn’t be a once-a-year ritual. Especially as we … Continue reading Thanks for Everything, Mom!

Be Sun-Savvy: 5 Tips for Family Sun Protection

Written by Yuki Hayashi (2 min read) With the bloom of magnolia trees it’s hard to imagine we were wearing three layers just a few months ago. Now that we’re finally basking in warm springtime temps, it’s time to get sun savvy. As spring segues into summer, the great outdoors beckon. Here are 5 ways … Continue reading Be Sun-Savvy: 5 Tips for Family Sun Protection

6 Ways to Declutter Your Space (And Improve Your Mental Well-being)

Written by Yuki Hayashi/Brannavy Jeyasundaram 2 min read So, we’ve been spending more time at home than usual. The COVID-19 pandemic has made indoors a much safer option than social gathering outdoors. If you’re anything like me your daily routine looks a lot like bed-to-desk-to stroll outside-to desk-to TV-to bed. Or some variation of the … Continue reading 6 Ways to Declutter Your Space (And Improve Your Mental Well-being)