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The Mental Health Benefits of Art

Written by Carmen Darley Would it surprise you to learn that the pandemic has seriously elevated the number and scale of mental health challenges worldwide? Probably not. Even if you haven’t struggled with your own mental health over the past year, statistics from the Centre for Disease Control suggest it’s…

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Natural Cleaning Alternatives For Your Home

There are a number of chemicals that are found in most household cleaning products which pose health risks. These health risks are especially dangerous for women in particular. Here are three common chemicals you want to steer clear of, as well as natural alternatives you can use instead. LAUNDRY: Avoid…

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5 Ways to Be a Better Gardener

Written by Grace Moores Gardening can be very therapeutic; it certainly is for me, it is my escape. I discovered an interest in gardening about 10 years ago when we moved into our current house. It took me a long time to progress out of the beginner stage because I…

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The Pillars of Self-Care

Written by Jennifer Hunt When is the last time you practiced self-care?  With these trying times it is harder now more than ever for people to take the time to care for themselves. We have jobs, families and other responsibilities and stressors that we put before ourselves. Often we feel…

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Creating a Backyard Staycation

Who says you need to travel to far off places in order to have a good time and enjoy your summer? Your backyard can become the oasis you need, and can make for a perfect staycation opportunity. Here are a few ways to make the most of what you have…

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Easy Tips to Make Homemade Oat Milk

Ready to ditch store-bought and start making your own homemade plant-based milks? Plant-based milks are seeing a surge in popularity these last few years, touting a better carbon footprint for the planet, and a wide range of health benefits. There is now a wide selection of plant-based milks which you…

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summer mood boosters

Quick Tips to Improve Your Mood

Do you jump out of bed every morning, eager to take on whatever challenges today has in store for you? Or do you stagger around like a zombie until your third coffee? If you are chronically exhausted and lacking in motivation and energy, here are a few tips that may…

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summer salad

5 Easy & Delicious Summer Salad Boosters

Summer is almost here, which means out with the hot meals and in with the cold! Your taste buds will be craving fresh foods when the heat hits, and a hearty salad can be the perfect fit. Salads are labeled as one of the healthiest meals, and rightfully so –…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Try

Keeping our own well being at the forefront is crucial these days, and while we can all get busy, it’s important to find small ways to take a moment, pause, and reset with some deep breaths. Here are 2 easy ways to implement some deep breathing exercises into your daily…

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BBQ Baking + Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Written by Jo Notkin People tend to bake a lot in cooler weather, but the BBQ is really just an outdoor oven when it’s set up in the right way. I wanted to create something that would allow me to fuse two of my favourite things together – baking and being…

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Wealth Mindset: Ideas for Creating New Streams of Income

There is a stat floating around the internet stating that the average millionaire has 7 streams of income. If you’re not a millionaire yet, this likely begs the questions, what is considered a stream of income, and how many do you have? When researching income streams, you will discover that…

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things to know about avocados

7 Things to Know About Avocados

Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, it’s a healthy, beneficial fat that helps to keep you full and satiated. Fat is essential for every single cell in the body. Consuming healthy fats helps slow the breakdown of carbohydrates, which aids in maintaining blood sugar levels. Here…

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random acts of kindness

How to Show Random Acts of Kindness

We all like surprises, and kind gestures or random acts of kindness can make all the difference in whether you or someone you know has a ‘good’ day or a ‘bad’ day. It could be an unexpected gift, or even a treat in your bag at the drive-thru window;  a surprise…

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Getting Outdoors & In Tune With Your Inner Self

Written by Sarah Good As the warmer weather settles in, many of us feel a strong yearning to be outdoors as much as possible. At the same time, many of us are still practicing physical distancing and may have limited access to outdoor space where we can stay away from…

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Natural Sun Protection Tips

Let’s talk sunscreen: we often think that we are doing the right thing by coating ourselves and our children with sunscreen, when in fact, we may be causing more harm than good. One of the main chemicals found in sunscreen to block the Ultraviolet B-light is octyl methoxycinnamate or OMC.…

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Eliminating Stress with a Healthy Diet

Written by Suzanne Forster If you’re like most people, you likely struggle from high levels of stress. Just about everyone has some type of stress in their life, like money, work, relationships, and just daily life. This isn’t what is damaging to your health, but it is important to be award of…

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Spring Fashion tips

Spring Fashion Tips

Once the sun starts peeking its head out and we feel like we’ve seen the last of winter’s cold and snow, it’s time to break out the jean jackets and sunglasses for some fun and bright spring fashion. Here are a few ways you can instantly boost your look this…

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6 Items You Can Donate While Spring Cleaning

With spring comes a new beginning; a time to clear out some of the old or broken items in our lives and make way for a new and fresh start. Whether you’re a fan of cleaning or not, there is something to be said about shaking off the cobwebs from…

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Bringing Mindfulness to Pain Management

Written by Sarah Good Let’s face it, when we are in pain and we slow down to notice what’s present, we often notice more pain. Yet, there is good evidence out there that having a mindfulness practice can improve the quality of life for people living with pain. I’ve experienced…

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Learning How to Switch Off 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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Creating an Outdoor Living Space You’ll Love

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter, it’s a perfect excuse to head outdoors. Looking to shake things up while working from home? Hoping to make your outdoor living space more enjoyable in anticipation of a summer staycation? Bright green hues and new flowers blooming are a…

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Time to Pause & Slow Down

Written by Heidi Payne Time to pause… One of my favourite trees in my yard got an infection recently, and I feel it is a perfect representation of the last year: stunted growth, illness, death, invasive and harmful growth of negative influences; but also renewal, regrowth, persistence, resilience, hope, faith,…

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5 Meal Prep Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

We’ve all heard that meal prep is a busy person’s superpower, but let’s face it – it’s sometimes easier said than done, and no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen when they could be outside enjoying the nice weather and sunshine. Here are 5 simple and quick food…

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The Power of a Positive Mindset

Written by Donna Pinsonneault There are many books written on the act of focusing on a positive mindset. On some level it may seem hokey that so many people can write all these books about such a simple concept. And yet, it is so easy to fall into the negative…

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How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

You may not think it, but a lot of the ups and downs you may experience in any given day could be due to a lack of hydration. Do you know how much water you’re drinking on a daily basis? If you experience any of the following symptoms on a…

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5 Foods That Harm Your Hormones

Written by Patsy Commisso There is no doubt that the environment we live in is toying with our hormonal system. From cosmetics to household items, to the air we breathe, all are composed of chemicals that influence our hormonal pathways. The result is an increase in diabetes, stress, early menopause and…

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How Do You Know If You Have Anxiety?

It is absolutely normal for people to feel worry or fear, when you are about to face a challenging situation such as an examination, job interview, public speaking engagement or a recital. However, anxiety occurs when a reaction is blown right out of proportion with what might be a normally…

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