Tag Archives: health

Love & Inspiration From the Geriatric Wing

While at the ER tonight with my elderly godparents, I couldn’t help but admire their zest for life, love (of the unspoken kind, actions not words) and principals, despite my godfather experiencing heart failure, fluid in his lungs and swelling from torso to toes. His role was ever the traditional protector and provider and he […]

Regaining Creative Mojo

I found myself at a loss for words, imagery and playful thought early this spring. It was a frustrating experience. Stemming from a busy period of commitments, guilt was weighing heavily on my mind. I needed to spend more time with my family, find some proverbial balance. As it turns out, the gift that frustration […]

How I Became a Fan of Wearble Tech

When news of wearable technology was released, such as Google Glass or Samsung Smartwatch, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it. Partially skeptical, how practical would it be? Would it be another added distraction? However, I was also partially intrigued by the idea, would it mean empowerment of decision making with more information […]

Thank You: Part of a Balanced Lifestyle

Giving thanks to the harvest is what we typically do around this time year, October for Canadians, November for Americans. Why wait to the holidays to start appreciating what you have today and each day? Studies show that gratitude can increase happiness by  25% according to http://psychcentral.com, a great reason to make appreciation part of […]

The 4 Week Challenge: Health & Wellness

In January I talked about reaching long term targets by setting up attainable short term goals. Using micro-goals for the month, I’ll be well on my way to reaching my longer term target of, “living my best life,” as Oprah would put it. Coincidentally with the onset of spring, April is as good as anytime […]

Short Term Milestones That Will Have you Ditching Lofty Resolutions

As mentioned in my previous post, I may not make new year’s resolutions per se, but I do understand what it’s like when faced with a lifestyle change and the challenges that come with it. Here’s a tip that helps continue the momentum once the initial excitement of starting something new wears off. Set the […]

Organic Sushi – Healthy Alternative Favorite

Vancouver’s Shizenya, though not the first sushi house to use brown rice for the health conscious, definitely paves the way for the use of quality organic ingredients, minus the use of oil or MSG. The result is lighter tasting fare that brings out the real essence of each of its dishes. The use of brown […]

Celebrating 9 Years of Skin Fitness with Skoah

It seems like only yesterday that Skoah spatique opened its premiere store in Yaletown. Nine years and five locations later, including one in Boston,  Skoah celebrated its anniversary in style with a vibrant party in its flagship location, featuring the much anticipated limited edition Holiday Kollection. For some, the popular holiday edition items are a […]