From Christy, Victoria B.C.

I took several photos on my walks of power boxes painted with lovely art around the city of Victoria, BC. They made me smile with each snap, which is saying quite a bit given they are industrial items to start with 😉 I’m fascinated at where we’re seeing art now and so happy to be able to showcase these ones on Resa’s Graffiti Lux and Murals blog. Thanks for having me over today, Resa! Please check out her other posts while you’re over there and see some great street art she finds around Toronto 🙂

Graffiti Lux and Murals

Christy Birmingham has sent us some power boxes art, and I just adore these sunny flowers!

Photo © Christy Birmingham

What a great image!

Photo © Christy Birmingham

Nature seems to rule on Vancouver Island.

Photo © Christy Birmingham

Photo © Christy Birmingham

Photo © Christy Birmingham

Pics taken by Christy Birmingham – July, 2017

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


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Christy is a writer from Victoria, B. C. She hosts one of my all time fave blogs   When Women Inspire and the most inspiring Poetic Parfait  

Her upcoming book will be short stories. In the meantime, check out her poetry books!

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Tired of Feeling Tired? Here’s Why You Feel So Exhausted All The Time!

Tired of feeling tired? Being low in energy is the worst, everything feels like a huge chore, and it has you feeling like you want to climb into bed and just be left alone. It’s easy to put tiredness down to lack of sleep due to being so busy, but actually, there are lots of different things that could come into play. Here are just a few reasons you feel constantly drained.

Are you tired of feeling tired?

Are you constantly tired? You may feel drained for a number of reasons, including not enough exercise. Pixabay image, CC0 License.

You Don’t Exercise Enough

Exercise is tiring, and after a long day at work, chances are the last thing you feel like doing is hitting the gym. However, while a workout will tire you out, it will also boost your fitness, endurance and strength- and over time will actually make you feel more energized.

You will have far more ‘get up and go’ and will be able to tackle your daily tasks far more easily. Just small things like if you previously got tired when walking home from the shop with bags you will find that you can now do this with ease. Housework can be hard work, scrubbing floors and windows, dragging the vacuum cleaner upstairs and putting bedding on can all take it out of you when you’ve been going for a couple of hours. Continue reading

5 Things All Girls Need To Know Before Arriving At College

It doesn’t matter how many times you hear these words your pulse will rise, your heartbeat will pound out a tune and your smile will widen so much your cheeks will hurt, that’s because you’re heading off to college. Yup. You successfully applied and now you’re about to embrace freedom like you’ve never known it, leaping into the kaleidoscope of new experiences as you indulge your brain in its need to learn and carving out a better future yourself. Come on, it doesn’t get more exciting than that.

But for all the excitement that is swirling just below the surface, there is probably more than a few drops of terrified anticipation. Don’t worry, this is totally normal. You’re about to step as far outside of your comfort zone as you have ever been, so it would be pretty weird if you were as cool as a cucumber.

So, to help make this transition as smooth as possible and help you fend for yourself in the wild savannah of college, I have come up with a list of things you should know about before taking the trip to campus for the first time.

Making your own meals outside of class

Cooking healthy in college will benefit your body, mind and wallet. Pexels, CC0 License.

1. Three Healthy Meals

As good as pizza for breakfast, mac and cheese for lunch and KFC for dinner everyday sounds, it is not the kind of diet your body and brain is going to thank you for. That’s why we recommend you spend this summer learning how to cook at least three simple and healthy dishes. Then when you’re at college, try and learn another one every week. Once the basics are down you’re good to go. Continue reading