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  Having a healthy breakfast on the ready brings a certain satisfaction for me, much like preparing a slow cooker meal in the morning and knowing that dinner is taken care of...

We were sitting in a parking lot, of all places, blissfully unaware of the magic that was about to happen. It was the Blues Festival that was being held in Orillia and the first time we had the pleasure of listening to Shakura S'Aida. Wow. She...

  Several years ago, I purchased a dehydrator to explore raw food. Raw food enthusiasts claim that more nutrients and enzymes are maintained by avoiding heat. While I think it's great to keep as many nutrients as possible, I don't think an exclusively raw diet is...

I've always been a little bit of a mad scientist. I love creating various "potions"...

Kula really loved being an "only dog." It suited her well. She had our undivided attention and ruled the roost. Her world came tumbling down when Ziggy the wonder dog joined our family. To say she was unimpressed would be an understatement. She has always...

A few years in to my yoga journey, I was having a talk with my boys about my experience with yoga thus far. "I find that yoga has helped me get stronger and softer, too." Fully anticipating that my statement may have sounded contradictory, I...

We have been on a bit of a run with peanut sauce and rice noodles. Do you find yourself on frequent or "repeat loops" when it comes to food? Our love of peanut sauce is thanks to one of our favourite cookbook authors, Dana, from...

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Aging Successfully lecture series recently held by Lakehead University. It was wonderful to "see" the featured speakers that I have long admired for their important work. It was a welcome nudge and acknowledgement that the foundation of all that we...

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan is what happens when self-help meets memoir in the literary world. It's a treasure that is honest, often raw and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. It's a collection of stories revolving around the theme of "the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to...

One of the ways I demonstrate my love for my boys is through food. Nothing fills me with greater joy than to prepare something they love and watch them enjoy it. They're a little big to sit on my lap now and they get a...

A cookie is a cookie. You can make it "healthier", that's for sure; but let's be real: it's still a treat, and that's okay! I do my best to strike a balance between having a healthy diet and enjoying one of life's true pleasures - yummy food...

I have been enjoying the Aging Successfully lecture series that Lakehead University is hosting. Nick Buettner's lecture, Lessons from the Blue Zones, shared the lifestyle and habit commonalities of the world's most active and feisty centenarians. Something that piqued my interest was his revelation that Ikaria,...