What Ellen’s Lovin
As the weather changes, I feel that I have more time on my hand as we continue to social distance, keep our social bubbles small and spend time at home. I am spending some of my time in taking online classes. I love to learn.
Many universities across Canada are offering free learning and there is even a term for this. It’s called MOOC, which stands for Massive Open Online Courses. The online platforms are accessible and easy to use.
I have taken advantage of two programs from the University of Alberta and would recommend both:
Indigenous Canada is a 12 lesson online course that explores Indigenous histories and issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada
Science Literacy course recognizes that it is hard to sift through the echo chamber of opinions fueled by emotions and personal biases, rather than scientific evidence. This course will help to process science, build science literacy and critical thinking #scienceiscool https://www.coursera.org/learn/science-literacy
Share with me if you are taking any online learning and what courses have you enjoyed.
What Lynn’s Lovin
There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup or stew as the weather gets colder. Canned soups can be very high in sodium which can contribute to Canadians’ high sodium intake! We generally consume too much sodium, so join me in making some homemade soups and stews that are lower in sodium this November. I love to make big batches and freeze if needed for quick, delicious, and warm meals!
What Jenn’s Lovin
Candles day and night
As the days get chilly and we move into full on sweater weather, you’ll find me lighting candles day and night! Tiber River Naturals, Coal and Canary Candle Company and Charleston & Harlow Candle Co are three of my Manitoba favourites (and all available online). I have a special spot where I always keep my candle out of the way of bumps and spills – please be fire safe! I also keep a childproof BBQ lighter in the drawer beside my candles for easy lighting and enjoyment. Does fall get you in a candle mood?
Eat Well…Ellen, Lynn & Jenn