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Health & Wellness

A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

The new year is upon us, and with it comes planning out the garden!  I love gardening!  There is just something so therapeutic about it, and there are many health benefits one gains from growing their own food!  Even if you have a less than […]

The Wonders of Wool

The Wonders of Wool

Since most of the continent seems to be in a deep freeze at the moment, I can’t help but appreciate all the ways I have to keep warm. Not the least of which is utilizing ethical, sustainable, renewable resources from the animal kingdom.  Wool has long […]

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

I’m honoured to be a featured guest poster this week over at Confessions of Parenting!  It’s so easy for things to get away from us during this busy time of year.  Check out my top tips on having a healthy holiday season to prevent that […]

Eat Dates for a Better Birth

Eat Dates for a Better Birth

Dates, those odd-looking, deliciously chewy and sweet little brown nuggets, have been a dietary staple of many traditional cultures for centuries and often play a significant role in their medical practices as well. And for good reason!  Dates are nutritional powerhouses jam packed with no […]

A High Price for High Heels

A High Price for High Heels

I’ve been in a slight state of mourning lately.  I know it’s silly and superficial and totally a first-world problem, but none the less, it’s still a sad time for me.

Taste The Rainbow

Taste The Rainbow

I’m sure by now that we’re all familiar with this Skittles slogan.  But did you know that it’s a great idea to take the candy’s marketing advice?

My AIP Shopping List – Costco Edition

My AIP Shopping List – Costco Edition

Love it or hate it, Costco has become a mainstay in major cities across the country. I LOVE Costco. I mean, I really love Costco. There are a lot of foods in my cupboards that I wouldn’t be able to afford to put there if […]

Natural Remedies for the Flu

Natural Remedies for the Flu

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you still come down with that nasty little flu bug.  I just had a go-round with it myself this past week.  It was the first time in nine years!  At first I thought it was just a cold, but then […]

Lymphedema Awareness Day

Lymphedema Awareness Day

Today is Lymphedema Awareness Day across Canada and the United States! Before meeting Scott, I had never even heard of lymphedema let alone knew anything about it.  I’ve learned a lot since then, including about the need for greater awareness of this condition!

To Sanitize or Not to Sanitize?

To Sanitize or Not to Sanitize?

I’ve never been big into using hand sanitizers.  Even though they were supposed to protect me from any bad little bugs that came my way.  I never liked the awful, chemically, perfumy scent, and I didn’t like how my hands felt after using them – […]