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Why Self-Care Can Be So Hard & What To Do About It

Written by Donna Yakibchuk & Ina Backbier Have you ever told yourself you’ll focus on prioritizing your needs “when you have time”? It just may end up that prioritizing your needs will only feel ‘acceptable’ when you’ve finally had a breakdown and it’s the only option left. We need to…

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Setting Your Holiday “Done-Date”

The holidays are well upon us, but the big question is – are you ready for them? Most of us will be spending mid-December just scrambling to get it all done, but there are ways you can organize your time and help save yourself some stress in the long run.…

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Try a 5-Gift Rule This Christmas

Written by Amy Ballinger The pandemic may continue to change what many families are putting under the Christmas tree this year; but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Many studies have shown the long-term negative impacts of children getting too many gifts for Christmas, and the older we…

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5 Ways to Be More Present

Have you ever been with others, but not really been with them?  We all do it; we are physically sitting in the room, but we are so focused on whatever else we’re doing that we barely even notice someone is talking to us. Here are five tips that will help you be more…

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6 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy This Winter

Home is truly where the heart is, and nothing is more comforting than walking into your home when it’s inviting and comfortable. As the temperature gets chillier and we start to find ourselves hunkered indoors more often, it’s the perfect time to make your home as cozy as possible. Here…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? 3 Red Flags to Be Aware Of

Women are notorious for putting everyone else’s needs before their own; however, it can become a problem if your own needs are never being met. Putting your heart and soul into everything you do is admirable, but you can’t give so much that it hurts. Here are some red flags to watch…

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Learning How to Relax On Weekends

We all need to take a break every now and then, and the weekends are often the perfect way to slow down and be more mindful about creating relaxing moments to enjoy days that are less structured and busy. Here are some ways you can make the most of the…

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Replace These 3 Foods to Combat Stress

Did you know that your diet directly correlates to your stress levels, and what you choose to eat might actually be making your stress worse? Certain types of foods can increase your stress, making your day-to-day harder than it needs to be. We’re not just talking about stress eating or…

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How to Stop Overextending Yourself

Do you often feel like you have bitten off more than you can chew? Do you find yourself rushing from task to task with barely enough time in between to eat or shower? If you are like many women, you may have a tendency to over-commit yourself. People overextend themselves…

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3 Ways to Naturally Detox

When we hear the word ‘detox’ we almost always think of the latest fad diet, cleansing juices, and having to starve our bodies in order to ‘get back to health’. The truth is, our bodies are well-equipped to detoxify naturally, but some of our daily habits hinder the process from…

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A-B-C-G’s to Boost Your Immunity

As we head into the colder months, it’s natural to begin worrying about staying healthy and keeping your immune system in top shape. One of the best ways to build your immunity and stave off colds and infections is to load your body with the right healthy foods along the…

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4 Fall Closet Reorganizing Tips

Before you jam-pack your closet and drawers with new cozy sweaters and fall/winter wardrobe essentials, it’s a great idea to clear out what you don’t need this season and have some fun reorganizing. Not only will it help you find all your fave fall staples more easily, but it will…

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What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a well-known benefit to keeping your skin healthy and glowing – but what exactly is it, where does it come from, and how can you use it? We’ve rounded up 4 key elements you need to know for this popular beauty trend: Collagen & It’s Role Collagen is…

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4 Quick Life Hacks to Try

There’s no getting around it; there are not enough hours in the day for most busy women, especially lately when we are pulled in so many directions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, a little cheat here and there can give you a few extra minutes so that you can take…

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Beanie Weather: Style Ideas For Fall

Written by Cathy Rella Whether you’re a hat person or not, you will likely be searching for a new accessory to keep your head or someone else’s head warm this season. Beanies, also called winter hats or toques, are not only practical for warmth and protection from the elements, they are…

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Body Scanning in 8 Steps

If you are looking to include more mindfulness to your days, one of the best practices to try is the body scan meditation.   The body scan is a traditional practice through which we become more aware of each part of our body. You can opt to try doing a…

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5 Stress-Busting Superfoods to Try

Superfoods are healthy natural foods with a higher than normal amount of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. When you have ample nutrients to fuel your body, they become a natural defence for stress, powering you with stamina and vitality. Here are some superfoods that are great for reducing stress.…

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Need Some Zen? Meditation Apps You’ll Love

Meditation has the potential to help both your mental and physical health and wellness. In stressful times such as the world we’re currently living in, finding a way to calm the noise and centre your thoughts can be incredibly powerful. Benefits of meditation for your mental health can include offering…

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4 Go-To Morning Smoothie Recipes

It’s so important to start your day with the fuel your body needs, and having quick and easy go-to smoothie recipes on hand is a great way to help get you there! No more half-eaten bagels, missed breakfasts, or coffee overload for you – immune boosting and healthy smoothies are…

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Tips to Boost Your Energy This Fall

Fall tends to be the unofficial beginning of a new year for a lot of us, with a hyper-focus on GSD’ing (“Getting S#!% Done). Now is a great time revisit goals you may have set earlier in the year, and set new intentions for how you want to close out…

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It’s Time to Find Your Inner Circle

Here’s to you for surviving the first round of back to school and back to work routines! It’s been a whirlwind of online learning, summer chaos, and all kinds of ups and downs this year so far… that is at least one thing we can all agree on. The COVID-19…

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Getting Ready for Fall With New Routines

The fall season is usually an exciting – albeit busy – time. Returning to school at any age means new routines and schedules for students and parents alike. Every industry sees a boost in productivity and sales, as society shifts from summer’s slower pace to a fresh new start and…

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4 Tips to Get Organized for Back to School

Let’s be honest, when the end of August closes in and preparations begin for back-to-school, it can be a pretty stressful time. Then that first week of BTS hits and full chaos ensues! Here are 4 ways you can feel more organized and less stressed for this busy time of…

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Discover & Seize New Opportunities

Are you stuck in a rut, feeling like you haven’t quite reached your potential? Perhaps you haven’t been in the right place at the right time; or it could be that you haven’t noticed opportunities when they’ve come your way. Success isn’t just about being lucky; here are some tips…

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Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Tips

Aromatherapy has seen mainstream attention in the last ten years or so, but has been around for centuries. While you can purchase oils pretty much anywhere, there is currently no regulation in the essential oil industry, making it hard to know which oils are 100% pure.  Choosing the highest quality…

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How To Water Your Garden Effectively

Watering your garden doesn’t have to be a chore that you rush through. In fact, it can end up being one of your favorite things to do in the garden, as it helps you to slow down. Here are some tips to enjoy the process: Watering the garden allows you…

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5 Ways to Conquer Insomnia

You’re finally done for the day and your head hits the pillow and… nothing. Sleep eludes you, but it doesn’t make sense – you’re so tired! An hour passes and you are still up, tossing and turning. It is the absolute worst! Here are some tips that will help you…

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