Category Archives Healthy Living

Road trip in Canada today!
When you live near destinations known for their cultural interest, natural beauty or fun attractions, it’s easy to take them for granted. But don’t! Whether you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Calgary, you’re only a car (or ferry) ride away from a host of great day trips and weekend getaways. Before summer’s over, take in [...]
Homemade bath products make luxury creative and affordable
There’s nothing like sinking into a fragrant tub or stepping into a shower scented with all your favorite things to make you feel pampered. But sometimes it’s tricky to find just that right fragrance for your mood or the moment, or maybe you have sensitive skin and can’t use a lot of commercially available bath [...]
Kid Stares out Window on Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring...but it doesn't have to be really boring! No parent wants to hear their child complaining because they can't go out and play on a rainy day or weekend. Get your community involved! Other parents in your neighborhood are in the same position and there is power in numbers. Use your community newsletter [...]
Want the wilderness without the work? Try glamping!
Ah, wilderness… Some folks thrive on spending time roughing it just so they can be out in nature. You know the type: They hike into the woods with everything on their back. They set up their own tent and cook over a campfire. Then, when the day is over, they crawl on hands and knees [...]
juice slushes are healthier than Icees
How many of us remember the summer days of youth, when we ran into the local convenience store, excitedly anticipating cold, fruit-flavored slushes? Its icy texture combined with sweet nectar made for the perfect refreshing beverage. On the other end of the spectrum, a juicing craze that’s taken hold of Americans’ diets. We’re familiar with [...]
Lock up your phone for a digital detox
Smart devices are here to stay. They’ve let us streamline basic tasks like banking, getting directions, buying movie tickets and so much more. While there’s no doubt technology has made our lives easier in many ways (anyone remember day planners?), research suggests that our addiction to it is real. Chances are you’re reading this on [...]
2018 gardening trends
More and more people are getting back to nature, bringing it indoors if they have to. Regardless of your space or where you live, there is a 2018 gardening trend that will work for you. Urban gardening, often in containers, is more popular than ever and goes way beyond the window box. Those who have [...]
Walk Your Way to Fitness
The health benefits of moderate exercise are well known, and walking is one of the easiest ways for people of all ages to achieve them. Research shows that walking briskly for a total of 150 minutes a week – in bouts of as little as 10 minutes – can help you to: Lose weight Get [...]

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