Nourish Your Mind, Feed Your Soul

A mini getaway for me in the mountains to recharge. Although icy conditions are making the skiing slightly less enjoyable, it’s  always nice to get out of the city to clear your head. This blog is about living the whole-Istic lifestyle and that means mental wellness as well and as part of my mental well […]

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Four Cookbooks I Love Right Now

For as long as I can remember I have loved to create with food. Each day I used to come home from school and watch Giada De Laurentiis and the Barefoot Contessa, in that order. If I missed Giada, it was always a huge let down. I was always fascinated by how simple they made […]

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My Favourite Target Finds

While Target’s stay in Canada was relatively short-lived, I was definitely one of the people on the side of sad to see them go. Generally I am not a huge fan of big-box stores but I always managed to get some great finds at Target that I wasn’t able to find elsewhere.

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My favourite skin care products

? This is something that I have written about before but I feel is so important! Women (and men) use many personal care products, but many of these products can contain chemicals that are absorbed into skin and then very quickly leeched into the bloodstream. My first introduction to how important natural skincare is was…

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5 tips for reducing toxins in your home

People often consider the air pollution outside but the air pollution that can occur inside your home is one that might be less thought of. Here are some things that can be done to remove toxins from your home and life. There are so many tips but here are a few simple ways to make […]

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4 tips for using paisley in your home

I absolutely love paisley. I think that is is timeless pattern that can be done really bold or subtly in clothing or as an accent in home décor. (Written in 2012) Paisley has been used as a pattern on clothing for centuries, mainly in shawls. Today the pattern is still popular in home décor and […]

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Brunch it up in YYC

It’s  a lovely Sunday morning in Calgary, a great time to venture out for mid-morning or even late day brunch. So, where to go? There are so many delicious options in Calgary. My friends and I are huge brunch fans. here are a few of our favourites:

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My favourite skin care products

This is something that I have written about before but I feel is so important! Women (and men) use many personal care products, but many of these products can contain chemicals that are absorbed into skin and then very quickly leached into the bloodstream.

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How to get rid of harsh household cleaners

Green Calgary offers tips and workshops Many of the commercial cleaners used in household cleaning contain harsh ingredients. Green Calgary urges Calgarians to think about what cleaning products they use and their effects on health and the environment.

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How seeds can boost everyday meals

(Written in 2013) Seeds are a simple way to add some extra nutrition to everyday meals. Heather Grant is a nutritionist with Fired-Up Fitness, a local boot-camp business. She says everyone should eat seeds as part of their daily diet, but they become especially important in vegetarian and vegan diets.

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