What am I Looking Forward to Most in Japan?

Caitlin has already talked about what she’s most looking forward to in Japan. What about me? The whole experience is going to be amazing, but even so there are some parts I’m especially looking forwards to.

You can be sure that after we’re back and have recovered and digested, we’ll report back on if things stayed true to our expectations, or if we had unexpected stand-outs. For now, though, what’s at the top of my list?

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What am I Looking Forward to Most in Japan?

We’re doing a LOT I’m excited about. Crazy experiences, beautiful places, it’s going to be an amazing adventure. My photographer’s joy is coming out as I can’t wait to go shutter-wild there and see what images I can bring back!

As we keep planning, I find myself currently drawn to a couple things – maybe because a bit more planning was required for them, maybe because we had to do recent research – I’m not sure. But here right now are the top three things on my mind when I think about the upcoming trip to Japan:

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Why ‘Self-Care’ Is Important for Everyone

When some people think of the term ‘self-care’, their minds only go to spas, manicures, scented baths and retail therapy. To a lot of folks who haven’t taken a minute to think about it, he whole concept seems to have connotations of (a) frivolousness or stereotypical feminine activities and, relatedlyΒ (b) being something for women.

Now, that’s not just narrow-minded and sexist… it’s also just wrong. It can take all kinds of forms, and it’s crucial for everyone to take some time for themselves. And, ironically, just taking a minute to think about things is what it all comes down to…

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Pictured: self-care experts.

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Bonding Over Games

Yesterday was mush day (when I was supposed to post this, but I had had a rough day and just wanted to spend the night cuddling) and coming up here in Canada we have family day – I figured it was a good time to talk about bonding over games.

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