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Inversions

BY: TRISHA CURLING  Straight up?  I love them.  I was first attracted to inversions because I thought it would just be really cool to be able to say that I could do a headstand. They are, however, much more than just really cool poses to execute. Inversions have so many benefits for both body and […]

How Much Is Your Dignity Worth? Long-Term Care

BY: ANDREW STEWART  Getting Old! I don’t know about you, but the chirpy tales about ageing, you know, the ones that tell us that age is just a state of mind, that “30 is the new 20” and “60 is the new 40” and “80 the new 60” is getting out of hand. Sure, aging […]

Juvenile Diabetes

BY: ALLISON BROWN  Getting the news that your child has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes or type 1 diabetes, or insulin-dependent diabetes as it is also called is a very hard one.  As a parent, you want to know what you did wrong. There is the initial shock of the diagnosis and then the ensuing […]

Let’s Talk Fenty Beauty

BY: KIZZY COURTNEY Rihanna is the latest celebrity to enter the cosmetics business. After two years of development and months of teasing, Rihanna’s debut makeup line Fenty Beauty is finally here! Fenty Beauty launched September 8, 2017, in Sephora worldwide! The beauty line includes foundations and highlighters, which are meant to complement all skin tones and is […]

Tapas

BY: TRISHA CURLING  You’re in the right place.  I am still talking about yoga, I am not talking about Spanish appetizers.  Iyengar, in his book The Tree of Yoga, describes tapas as “… a burning desire to cleanse every cell of our body and every cell of our senses, so that the senses and the […]

Back-to-School Tips & Insurance

BY: ANDREW STEWART Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. This year I had mixed emotions about school starting again. Although it will be nice to no longer have to plan eight-hour stretches of entertainment (“Sure, we can play ‘can you find me under the blanket’ for the […]

Essential Tremor

BY: ALLISON BROWN Recently, a very special family friend asked me if I could write an article about Essential Tremor (ET).  I was quite happy to learn that I do have a following of readers who look forward to my article bi-weekly.  I am humbled by the opportunity to share health information as a way […]

Fibroids

BY: ALLISON BROWN We hear the term fibroids quite a lot, but what are fibroids anyway?  This article will provide information about fibroids. Fibroids are firm, compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus.  Roughly 20% to 50% of women of reproductive age have fibroids, […]

IMATS – The International Make-up Artist Trade Show

BY: KIZZY COURTNEY Every year there’s a little trade show called IMATS that makes its way to Toronto. And it is make-up Christmas for me! Not only do I get to shop some of my favourite brands (most not readily available here) but there are great deals plus a ton of seminars that get me […]

Relationship With Your Yoga Mat?

BY: TRISHA CURLING  Ok, I know it sounds weird, and I was a little hesitant to put it on paper, but I think it is an important discussion on a few levels. I have actually developed a relationship with my yoga mat! I didn’t really start thinking about it in such a specific way until […]

The “Skinny” on Eczema

BY: ALLISON BROWN According to WebMD, “The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about two square meters. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold. This article will provide information on one of the conditions that […]

Cool, Warm or Neutral: What’s Your Undertone?

BY: KIZZY COURTNEY Have you ever wondered why one foundation shade looks perfect on you, yet another one that appears to be the same shade doesn’t work quite as well?  More than likely, the first one is probably matched perfectly to your skin surface tone and undertone, while the other shade might have the wrong […]

The Facts About Menopause

BY: ALLISON BROWN  As people age, whether female or male, there are certain changes that the body goes through to mark the transition into older adulthood. This article will provide information about menopause. Menopause can begin at age thirty through to age sixty with the average age of onset being fifty-one.  Typically, around the time […]

Frame Your Face With Perfect Brows

BY: KIZZY COURTNEY  The eyebrows are a facial feature that protects your eyes from dirt particles and sweat, but why is this practical feature such an important key beauty feature? From the pencil, thin brows in the 70’s; the fuller, bolder, bushy brows in the 80’s; to the tweezed curvy arches in the 90’s, however, […]

Yoga – The Fountain of Youth

BY: TRISHA CURLING  Wait until you hit thirty, then you’ll know!  Wait until you hit forty, then you’ll know! Wait until you hit fifty, then you’ll know.  Wait until… You get my point.  It’s actually pretty frustrating to continue to hear things like this, especially when you are trying to take control of your health […]

Your Child’s Future Belongs to How You Prepare For It Today

BY: ANDREW STEWART Technology is transforming industries at an incredible rate – and this will only continue. Just look at what Tesla did to the taxi industry and oil companies. Our children’s future is getting more difficult to predict every year. Companies and industries that dominated the world when we were growing up have disappeared […]

It’s All in Your Head

BY: TRISHA CURLING  Where does our yoga practice really start?  Is it finding the right teacher? style? studio?  There are arguably many aspects we can choose from to discuss where and/or how our yoga practice truly starts.  I think that the first place to look at is truly inside of our heads. The decision starts […]

Group Benefits Save You Money

BY: ANDREW STEWART  This particular article is an incredibly special one for me, not necessarily because of the topic but because of the timing of it. I am enormously happy to share with you that on July 15th, 2017 I had the enjoyment of contributing to the birth of my second daughter.  The experience of […]

Interesting Facts About Lyme Disease

BY: ALLISON BROWN  What do Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne, Alec Baldwin, and former US president George W. Bush have in common?  They were all afflicted with Lyme Disease at some point in their life!  The disease is irrespective of person. This article will highlight facts about Lyme Disease. Do you enjoy the outdoors and being […]

Top Four Benefits and Uses of Shea Butter for Summer Skin Care

BY: KHADIJAH LATICIA Summer is finally here. Although most of us enjoy the longer, sunnier days and the delicious aroma of jerk chicken grilling on the BBQ, we are not fond of the oily skins, sunburns, and high UV lights. I have an ancient Cleopatra beauty secret to share with you to nip all those […]

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