Better Sleep

The Unanimous Cry for Better Sleep

We Need Better Sleep A while ago, I read a blog post titled “Yoga Doesn’t Take Time; It Makes Time.” At the conclusion of my read, I remember thinking that it sounded like it made sense, but in literal terms, to do an hour’s worth of yoga meant that an hour was taken away from…

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Herbs for cold and flu

10 Medicinal Herbs to Help You Through Cold and Flu Season

Hey, everyone! It’s October! (Whaaaat?!) I’m doing a talk today at Parallel Yoga in Abbotsford, on the topic of herbs and their associated health benefits. (Specifically, their benefits during cold and flu season.) During this talk, I promised to share my presentation via my website, so here it is, in all its Power Point glory….

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coconut oil

The Skinny on Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling 101 The idea of oil pulling never really interested me, which is weird, because I have tried a lot of things to whiten my teeth. (I’ve always been a big fan of brushing with baking soda.) I think I grabbed a sloppy tablespoon of coconut oil from my baking stash one time, swished it…

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Lime Popsicles

My Top 10 Vegan Popsicle Recipes of the Summer

If any of you have been following my Twitter feed in the last couple of months, you’ll notice a definite trend in content: popsicle recipes. I admittedly have been obsessed with popsicles lately, and now I feel the need to post my top ten fave popsicle recipes of the summer. Disclaimer: some are easier than…

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Homemade granola

Maintaining Good Digestive Health While Camping

Maintain Good Digestive Health While Camping For many of us, summertime means camping. In my family, we’re fortunate enough to own a cabin that’s shared between extended family members. Each summer, everyone is doled out their respective weeks, and we just got back from our initial 10 day getaway. The cabin in located in Green…

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chia pudding

Vegan Chia Pudding: The Ultimate Fast Food

When we think of fast food, we often think of popular restaurant chains that crank out relatively unhealthy (yet delicious—damn all that addictive crap in there!) meals that are convenient for on the go. But what if you could make your own fast foods that not only tasted great, but also fueled your body and…

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Woman jogging

Kudolife: The Next Generation Fitness App

Nowadays, there’s an app for everything. Just this morning while I was watching Global TV, they discussed a new app that detected the offensiveness of one’s body odor. Yep. BODY ODOR. Apps are available by the thousands, and some are definitely more useful than others; I personally use about 30 of them on a daily…

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Pistachio Stuffed Figs

Recipe: Sticky Pistachio Stuffed Figs

Hey, friends! Over Easter, I was asked to bring an appetizer to dinner, and so I brought this fabulously simple recipe that my sister-in-law (Kitchen, Uncorked) contributed to my second book, Vegetarian Comfort Foods. Honestly, everything this chick makes trumps anything I ever could. She’s amazing. But sister-from-another-mister love aside, I wanted to share this…

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Baby Nosh for Food Sensitivities

Moms: Do Your Kids Have Food Sensitivities?

Hey, friends! I have an exciting announcement: on March 1 2016, Baby Nosh quietly made its way into the world. (Note: I’m talking about a baby book, not an actual baby.) What Baby Nosh is a book I co-wrote with the talented and locally acclaimed shutterbug, Tanya R. Loewen. Geared towards helping parents make good…

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