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Holistic Tips 2018

Full of good intention, resolutions are made to give us focus for the fresh year ahead. We’re always looking to better ourselves, and often make resolutions to improve our health, fitness, or relationships.  Mindfulness, and goal setting, help us to manifest what we want to attract in our life. Here are some ideas to help get Continue Reading

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Holistic Tips 2017

Another new year is upon us. A wonderful fresh start, a time to reflect on new manifestations and dreams. For many, there will be focus on health – here’s a few things to help inspire you.    Herbs, Herbs & More Herbs Herbs are much more than a garnish on your dinner plate. Fresh herbs not Continue Reading

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Lemon Zest + Cane Sugar Exfoliant

Slough off dry winter skin with an invigorating homemade body scrub. It’s easy, all-natural, and so darn cheap when you make it yourself.  Ingredients 2 cups organic cane sugar 1 cup almond, olive, coconut, or avocado oil  10 (or so) drops lemongrass essential oil  1 Tbsp organic lemon zest  Notes If you have a tendency towards Continue Reading

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Healthy Food For Less

Is it really possible to afford healthy foods on a budget? We all want to eat well but just don’t want it to break the bank. Try the rule of sticking to simple, whole foods. Often, it’s the pre-made and packaged foods that come at a high cost. Here are some tips to follow so Continue Reading

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What to Feed Man’s Best Friend?

I’ve been feeding all my animals raw food for over 14 years. They all eat the exact same thing. Raw meat, organs, a few organic veggies, and bones.   Turning way, way back in time, I owned a beautiful American bulldog. She was a very sick pup and contracted Parvo virus. Her chances of survival Continue Reading

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Mexico, We Love You

The absolutely beautiful bride (and she was as cooool as a cucumber). Wedding photos courtesy of the incredible anastasiaphotography.  Hotel Cielo Rojo & their Super Inspiring GMO Free Kitchen  Beautiful, exotic banana trees  Guacamole toast with extra avocado on top (umm, cause we’re in Mexico!) If the top twists easily off the pineapple, it should be juicy and Continue Reading

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Great Green Gift Ideas

I love the idea of gifting non-material things. There are so many great ideas out there – here’s just a few of them.   DONATE Choose a non-profit foundation and  have a donation put in their name.  For the Animal Lover:  SPCA For the “Green” Girl / Guy:  Greenpeace For the Mother-Theresa-Type:  Food Bank     Continue Reading

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Holistic Tips 2016

Let’s bring in this new year with positive change and practical resolutions! I believe realistic health goals are one of the best ways to achieve results. Here’s some food for thought.   1.  Catch More Zzz’s  Got sleep guilt? It’s understandable. We’re a culture that prides ourselves on being busy – aka “I’ll sleep when Continue Reading

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The Great Cast Iron Pan

Hail the cast iron pan. These heavy duty pans have been kicking around for a while and there seems to be good reason for it. My number one reason for loving them is because they provide a safe method of cooking and re-heating your food. A lot of the convenience cookware on the market these days Continue Reading

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My Favourite Things: The Bombilla

Introducing the bombilla. And, it’s not just for drinking Yerba Mate.  These handy little stainless steel straws is designed for drinking loose tea straight out of your cup. The bombilla acts as both a straw and a sieve. The submerged end is flared, with small holes or slots that allow the brewed liquid in, but block the Continue Reading

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A Look Inside My Tea Cupboard

Herbal teas are an exceptional way to consume a wide range of plant-based vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and so much more. The simple ritual of boiling water, selecting the herbs, and steeping, is such a nice way to start, (or end!) the day.  Note – Pregnant, and breast feeding women please consult with your doctor, and/or midwife  before using Continue Reading

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Morocco Stole My Heart

The month of February 2014 will be a hard one to beat. My heart was stolen by a country so rich in culture, history and of course, food. Meet Morocco. Truly, a West African gem. We ate and ate and ate some more. All of the food was incredibly fresh, when an animal was slaughtered Continue Reading

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Why My Dogs Eat Raw Food

There’s much debate around what’s best to feed your four-legged-friend. Let’s take a look at why some dog owners are feeding their dogs “raw, natural food.” It’s been said that dogs don’t have the digestive system to cope with grains. Ironically, grains are one of the biggest sources of allergies in dogs. Unfortunately, grains (and Continue Reading

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DIY Citrus Household Cleaner

 

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Green Gifts Ideas: 2015

I love using the holiday’s as an excuse to support local business and think outside the box from traditional christmas gifts. A few ideas…   Dirty Santa At our annual girls’ holiday party we all bring a gift to exchange. But there’s a catch. You can steal the gift you really want from the other participants. The Continue Reading

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