Health

Make It a Green Halloween

Several years ago when I began my freelance writing career, I wrote many articles for what was then Peterborough Kids (also published as Northumberland Kids, etc.), now called Local Parent (http://www.localparent.ca). One of my very first assignments was an article with tips for making Halloween a little bit more environmentally-friendly. Check it out! http://peterboroughkids.dgtlpub.com/2009/2009-11-30/pdf/holidays.pdf Read more…

News Junkies: Why You Should Take a Break

Today’s guest post on the importance of detoxing from the news is from Dr. Sanam Hafeez. Welcome, Dr. Hafeez! ************ Overloaded on bad news? You’re not alone. When we tune in to see what’s going on all we see is suffering from natural disasters, shootings, terror attacks, reports about economic uncertainty and a divided political […] Read more…

Summer habits to continue all year

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Doesn’t being healthy seem so easy in the summer? The warm weather keeps you eating right with lots of fresh fruits and veggies (and by “you”, I really mean you, and not me) and […] Read more…

Healthy Kids, Happy School Year

It’s back-to-school time, and parents and kids are abuzz with preparations: stocking up on school supplies, choosing new outfits, and even dreaming about Pinterest-perfect lunchboxes. More important than all of this, however, is making sure that our kids stay healthy this school year, which includes keeping them up-to-date on their vaccinations.     There are […] Read more…

7 Tips to Keep Kids’ Backs Healthy

We all worry about our kids’ health. Cold and flu, cuts and bruises are all normal parts of childhood that we stay on top of. But how often do you think about your child’s back health? Research shows that more than half of younger Canadians experience at least one episode of low back pain by […] Read more…

Self-Care Tips & Win a Bayer Prize Pack worth $250

(Read to the end for an awesome giveaway!) I once attended a presentation as part of a course I was taking where the speaker critiqued the self-help industry, making a point of how selfish it is of us to spend so much time focused inward. While there were nuggets I agreed with (some hours spent […] Read more…

Viva La Dolce: Celebrating Sweetness and Beauty

Today I’m sharing a special guest post from a beautiful blog, Viva la Dolce (you should definitely check it out on Instagram too – gorgeous!) Enjoy! ******* My name is Danila and I am the founder and editor of the blog, Viva la Dolce (www.vivaladolce.com). I started my blog with the intention of creating a […] Read more…

Summertime Style and Beauty Tips

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Summer is on the way (or so I’ve been told) and it’s time to start thinking about some summertime style and beauty tips! Get your feet ready. While I love the latest messages about bikini bodies (if […] Read more…

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