I was telling Tina Finelli, a fellow entrepreneur, how hiking with my kids has been a wonderful coping strategy lately.
Covid-19 has been a challenging time with work, building a business, and my 3 kids (10 and under) at home for 6 months. Even when not living through a pandemic, I find it difficult to make time to prioritize my health and wellness.
As a lawyer, I am part of a profession that is only starting to talk about mental health in 2020, never mind address it! I wrote this blog on World Mental Health Day 2020 to emphasize that we all need to prioritize our physical and mental wellness.
It is one of the few consistent fitness activities we do together, along with some cycling and downhill skiing.
We have hiked many of the conservation parks around Toronto. Some of the parks we have been to recently are:
We have been hiking with our children for years. They have finally started to love it. It’s been a real exercise in patience, as everyone has different interests.
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Amee Sandhu is a married mother of 3 (almost) tweens. After decades of seeing physical fitness as a “must” or a “chore”, she now focuses on the role of movement in fostering mental wellness. One day, she will get back to running and yoga, but for now, you will see her and her family enjoying long walks and exploring rocks and plants as they hike.
She has been a lawyer for over 20 years and recently started her own law practice, Lex Integra. She focuses exclusively on business law and corporate ethics. She currently blogs about legal topics for the Canadian small business-women community.
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