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DIY Home Spa Day

By Kim Robson: From time to time, we all need to indulge in a bit of self-care. The daily stresses of juggling home, family and career can take a cumulative toll on our health and wellness. Sometimes we need to stop putting everyone else first and take care of our …

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Fight to Keep Mercury and Toxic Air Standards

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a new year and new fights for a healthy planet, beginning with a major one, are on the horizon. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has announced that the EPA will start to relax the rules for mercury and air toxins standards. …

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Benefits of Cold Weather Exercise

By Larraine Roulston: The month of January generally sees a rise in gym memberships. The idea of improving one’s fitness, however, should not be restricted to indoor workouts only. Looking for ways to exercise outside can be, in many ways, even more beneficial.  In northern Ontario, where I live, the …

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Cellphone-Free Restaurants

By Kim Robson: With every passing year, smartphones are becoming more and more of a necessity. Want to call an Uber or Lyft? Order takeout from that hip new taco joint? Send a text in seconds instead of (what felt like) hours, laboriously tapping out each character, having to press …

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DIY Bath Bombs for Christmas

By Larraine Roulston: During the holiday season, some individuals strive to surprise family and friends with memorable homemade gifts. If sourcingherbs and other ingredients to create personal care products are your focus, this bath bomb recipe with scented evergreen needles is a popular choice. Bath bombs, also known as bath fizzies, …

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From Friends to Successful Moms and Entrepreneurs

By Fredrica Syren: Kacey and Nathalie have been friends since high school. Together, they spent a summer driving across Europe, went on a Shamanic pilgrimage in Peru, and explored Thailand. They also shared a love for crafting and making big messes in the kitchen. But later the two friends ended …

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Nurture with Nature: Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu

By Jackie Edwards:  Recent birth rates show that most babies are born in September, making the month of December the highest for conception. Both September and December coincide closely with cold and flu season. Whether you’re new to pregnancy or you’ve just had your bundle of joy, having a sore throat …

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Health Benefits of CBD Oil

By Fredrica Syren: This summer I started taking CBD oil to help with the auto-immune disease I have and have noticed a huge difference: my thyroid is less swollen and I sleep much better. CBD, short for “cannabidiol,” is a natural remedy that is a compound found in cannabis. In …

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The Dirty Chemicals Lurking in Toothpaste

By Fredrica Syren: Once deciding to avoid chemicals, we usually think about household cleaners, body products and children’s toys; but few ever pay attention to the chemicals we put into our mouths when we brush our teeth. I already talked about why you should trade your plastic tooth brush for …

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Recycling Hotel Soap

By Kim Robson: Recently, we discussed the pros and cons of bar soap vs. liquid soap. But what happens to all those little bars of soap in the hotels where we stay? Most are used only once or twice, and while we love to take home those little bottles of …

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