Rachel Barnes | @365wonderfuldays

Day 51: Tuesdays are for books I love. "The Body" may be a novella but it isn't short on anything. There is joy, heartbreak, life, death, redemption and comedy all mixed together in this ode to friendship. Not to mention ...
Day 50: Mondays are for motivational people. Mona Parsons was a Canadian actress, nurse, and member of an informal resistance network in the Netherlands from 1940 to 1941 during the Nazi occupation. She became the only Canadian female civilian to be imprisoned ...
Day 49: Sundays are for beautiful places/things I have seen. Although it was a decade ago, going to Tofino is one of my favourite memories for the way it took my breath away. #tofino #bc #britishcolumbia #westcoast #familytrip #beach #mentalwellness ...
Day 48: Saturdays are for learning/doing new things. Get yourself to a Nordic spa as fast as possible. What could be better than a circuit of sauna, cold, hot tub and relaxing by the woodstove? #nordicspa #hottub #sauna #purifying #woodstove ...
Day 47: Fridays are for random facts/things that interest me. Did you know that Canada is the only country with a maple leaf on its flag? #canada #canadian #flag #mapleleaf #redandwhite #randomfacts #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings #letstalk #unfuckyourself
Day 46: Thursdays are for songs/songwriters that speak to us. Thanks to Matt Andersen, I discovered the talent that is Sean Rowe. His song Madman is one of my favourites. #seanrowe #thatvoicethough #mattandersen #singer #songwriter #folkmusic #songwriters #music #musicians #storytelling ...
Day 45: Wednesdays are for happiness. Happiness is: a weekend girls trip that included "Gus The Giving Tree". He doled out love, good advice, laughs, dancing and these awesome bracelets. #girlstrip #posse #squad #squadgoals #gus #love #laughs #danceparties #mentalwellness #mentalhealth ...
Day 44: Tuesdays are for books I love. "The Color Purple" should be on everyone's list. The power of female relationships is at the heart of this superbly told story. Obviously, deeply troubling throughout, but inspirational and life-affirming too. #thecolorpurple ...
Day 43: Mondays are for motivational people. Winnipeg’s Althea Guiboche has spent the last 5 years being known as the citys “Bannock Lady”. Through her charity (Got Bannock?), she has provided 100s of homeless people with a warm meal. And ...
Day 42: Sundays are for beautiful places/things I have seen. Graves Island provincial park has some serene and stunning views on its hiking trail. #gravesislandprovincialpark #gravesisland #chester #hiking #getoutside #movementismedicine  #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings #letstalk #unfuckyourself
Day 40: Fridays are for random facts/things that interest me. One of my favourite foods was invented in Sackville, NB! Aren't I lucky enough that one of my besties makes the best one in the world and lives in Sackville? ...
Day 39: Thursdays are for songs/songwriters that speak to us. Matt Andersen not only has the most incredible voice but writes lyrics that instantly transport you. I can't wait to see him (again) at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival this ...
Day 38: Wednesdays are for happiness. Happiness is: trip planning. Can anyone guess where I am going? #travel #travelling #oldcity #faraway #adventures #expandyourmind #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings #letstalk #unfuckyourself
Day 37: Tuesdays are for books I love. “I Am A Truck” should be your next read.  It’s short, told in a mixture of French and English, and is full of nostalgia, music, humour and love.  #iamatruck #acadian #french #english ...
Day 36: Mondays are for motivational people. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is so badass she even has a praying mantis named after her!  Among other accomplishments, she co-founded the first law journal in the US to focus exclusively on women’s rights ...
Day 35: Sundays are for beautiful places/things I have seen. The scale of things in Colorado is hard to describe.  It’s all beautiful, larger than life and not to be missed. #colorado #fortcollins #redrocks #girlstrip #mountains #rockymountainnationalpark #estespark #mentalwellness #mentalhealth ...
Day 33: Fridays are for random facts/things that interest me. Did you know that male Gentoo and Adelie penguins “propose” by giving the females a pebble?  #penguins #gentoo #adelie #animallove #proposals #randomfacts #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings #letstalk #unfuckyourself
Day 32: Thursdays are for songs/songwriters that speak to us. Stan Rogers’ 45 Years gets me every time I hear it. It’s sad and wonderful at the same time. #45years #lovesong #whatwouldstanrogersdo #stanrogers #stanrogersfolkfestival #stanfest #folkmusic #songwriters #music #musicians #soundsofmychildhood ...
Day 31: Wednesdays are for happiness. Happiness is: finishing this thing and still loving each other. #teamwork #puzzles #winternights #relaxing #problemsolving #madskillz #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings #letstalk #unfuckyourself
Day 30: Tuesdays are for books I love. Although The Handmaid’s Tale is as scary today as when it was published, the underlying message is one of hope.  Let’s not give that up.  #thehandmaidstale #resistanceisnotfutile #hope #books #reading #booklover #lovetoread ...
Day 29: Mondays are for motivational people. Nelson Mandela was the first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. He served 27 years in prison for his beliefs #italwaysseemsimpossibleuntilitisdone #nelsonmandela #downwithapartheid #southafrica # ...
Day 28: Sundays are for beautiful places/things I have seen. Last year I was lucky enough to be in Toronto when the cherry trees were blossoming. It largely is over within 7 days and is amazing to behold.  #cherrytrees #highpark ...
Day 27: Saturdays are for learning/doing new things. I decided to try my hand at bread making. #bread #breadmaking #kneadingfordays #rise #yeast #magic #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings #letstalk #unfuckyourself
Day 26: Fridays are for random facts/things that interest me. Winnipeg is home to family members and holds a special place in my heart.  Did you know that the coldest temperature ever recorded in Winnipeg was -47.8 C (-54 F) in December 1879. ...
Day 25: Thursdays are for songs/songwriters that speak to us. Janis Joplin made a place in rock music for women. She released three albums before her death at age 27. She should have a piece of all of our hearts. ...
Day 24:  Wednesdays are for happiness. Happiness is: when you get a sweet reminder of why you started this project. #selfcare #bekindtoyourself #hugsmakeeverythingbetter #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings #letstalk #unfuckyourself
Day 23: Tuesdays are for books I love. John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is hopeful, genuine and heartbreaking.  Each of the characters represent a piece of us all.  #hopesanddreams #books #reading #booklover #lovetoread #escapism #storytelling #mentalwellness #mentalhealth #anxietycansuckit #itsthelittlethings ...

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