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Are you trying to eat healthier this year?
If so, I am on the same train as you then! First off, I am trying to accept that being healthy doesn’t mean I need to be PERFECT about my eating and exercise. I know there are days when I will fall off the healthy food wagon or skip a workout. I can’t let that derail my whole plan for a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle and send me down a downward spiral of cheese fries. Instead I’m choosing this eggplant dip! Continue reading →
When it comes to weight loss and keeping the pounds off, it seems to be anybody’s guess what works and what doesn’t.
It often comes down to the individual person and their lifestyle. The strategies you choose can be endless – counting calories, weighing in, exercising, measuring food, drinking more water, “dieting”, eating more fibre, meal replacement shakes, hypnosis…the list goes on.
But what REALLY works?
A recent study demonstrated three strategies that helped people keep the pounds off long-term. Here’s what worked: Continue reading →
Spring is just around the corner and it’s almost time to come out from hibernation. There are lots of great spring events happening in Toronto over the next couple months! Here are my top picks to mark on your calendar:
If winter is getting you down, pop into this inspiring garden show with your parents or grandparents and get some spring inspiration. The show will be held alongside the National Home Show at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
Look for feature gardens created by the expert designers, architects, builders and floral superstars. Check out workshops from gardening stars Frankie Flowers and Mark Cullen during the festival.
Are you trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle? But what does that even mean? We want to encourage you to be SMART about it. Think about any long term goals you’d like to achieve and this week, go about setting them.
On the one hand, it’s all fine and dandy to say, “I want to be healthier.” Your intentions may be legit but without defining your goal and how you’re going to go about reaching it – you’re bound to come up short when aiming for that healthy lifestyle.
So, how do you define you goal and a start on a path to achieve it? You must be SMART about it. Let’s break it down:Continue reading →
During my 6-year long career as a wedding DJ, I’ve heard some pretty terrible and superficial marriage advice. If you calculate it – 400 weddings x 3 speeches per wedding that’s like 1200+ speeches I’ve heard and a lot of marriage advice being dispensed.
Some of it was an attempt at humour, some of it was just really vague. Here’s a sampling:
“Never go to bed angry.” – wrong IMHO!
“Put your hand on top of her hand – because that’s the last time you’ll have the upper-hand!” – wah-wah. Terrible.
“Happy wife, happy life.” – ok sure, but then what?
Paul and I are coming up to our 10-year wedding anniversary this year (here’s the story of how we met) and I’ve learned a lot of things about marriage. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I would share what I’ve learned so far after 9 years of marriage: Continue reading →
We are currently in the year of the rooster and the recent Lunar New Year has got me thinking about one of the mini goals I want to achieve this month.
To be honest with you, January was such a blur with travel, deadlines, work, family visits that I am declaring February the new January. A new month, means a fresh new slate and Lunar New Year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your goals to see where you’ve been and where you’re going. Continue reading →