My Bliss Style (Who knew I had any?) and My Favourite Store (Ricki’s)

My Bliss Style -- who knew I had it? Check out the Blissdom Canada looks that had people calling me a chameleon!

Hi, my name is Erica. I’m a 41-year-old mom of four and I love comfy clothes. I also enjoy dressing up. And wearing make-up. And also not wearing make-up. And hats. I really, really love hats. Oh, and scarves. And boots. And sweaters. I wear what I like, what fits, what is comfortable… Continue reading

What do Blissdom Canada, a moose onesie and WODs have in common? Dai Manuel.

One of the highlights for me at Blissdom Canada this year was meeting my fellow Whole Life Fitness Manifesto tribemates!

I actually arrived on-site late Wednesday night and, as one is wont to do when released from all household and parenting duties, I hit up one of the village pubs for a draught with some friends. When I saw Dai there I’m pretty sure I did a little jig on my way over to give him a hug hello. Continue reading

Cards Against Humanity: Bringing Bloggers Together One Card at a Time

Everything I ever needed to know about social media I learned playing Cards Against Humanity at Blissdom Canada.

Cards Against Humanity You’ve heard of it, perhaps? Its tagline is, quite fittingly, “A party game for horrible people”. The irony is, of course, that we are not at all horrible people, we are merely people who want to leave the serious behind for a little while and have some laugh-your-ass-off,… Continue reading

Blissdom Canada Tip: Periscope and Facetime — Bringing Roommates Together

Blissdom Canada Tip: Periscope and Facetime — Bringing roommates together. (Great ice-breaker when heading into a conference, especially if it's your first one.

With all the platforms available to us there is no shortage of ways to connect. And though none are a substitute for meeting “IRL” (in real life), there are a couple of close seconds. Continue reading

Blissdom Canada Tip: Stepping Outside the Box or That Time I Got Chatty at the Nail Salon

Now, I’m the type of person that sort of keeps to herself on these trips to the salon. Hair. Nails. Aesthetics. I’m not a chit-chatty-tell-me-your-life-story kinda gal. I’m more of a just-douse-me-in-wax-and-rip-my-leg-hair-off-in-peace kinda gal. So imagine when I totally and completely randomly just jump into a conversation willy-nilly between one of the other customers and my aesthetician as I’m being seated for my manicure. IMAGINE! Continue reading

All About That Bliss: Blissdom Canada ’14

Because I'm all about the bliss at Blissdom Canada (lyrics to the tune of Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass)

Want to have some fun with me? Click here for the audio version of All About That Bass and sing along with my rendition of All About the Bliss. Continue reading

Warm and fuzzies and butterfly kisses: #ThisIsBliss

#ThisIsBliss Blissdom Canada asks: What's your bliss?

Have you ever stopped to think about what ‘bliss’ means to you? No? Well, Blissdom Canada challenged us to discover our bliss and I believe it is an ever-growing, always-evolving list of sorts. A list that kind of makes you stop and think of those moments…that moment…where you pause and think: Ahhh, bliss. Continue reading

Nine Things I Learned at BlissDom Canada ’12

The whirlwind weekend of October 20th that saw BlissDom Canada ’12 leave its imprint on Toronto for the third straight year, despite zombies trying to steal the show, left me feeling tired yet inspired. I’ve seen some fantastic blog posts over the past week from fellow attendees that captured so… Continue reading