So, I did it. After watching Hungry for Change, a documentary about the food industry, dieting and what we eat, I made a mental commitment to change the way I eat and more importantly, what I eat. The documentary had many helpful suggestions on how to initiate a change in eating better with one of them being kick starting your system by “eating” nothing but raw fruits and vegetables for 3 days by “juicing”. I have read both sides of the argument that juicing (or detoxing) works, and that it does not work. Read more
Not surprisingly for this time of year, there are a lot of viruses around at present, causing colds and flu. These highly infectious diseases particularly affect the upper respiratory system, such as the nose and sinuses, as well as the lower respiratory system, i.e. the lungs. Read more
Winter if finally here, and anybody who lives in a climate that produces winter-like settings, knows that the colder temperatures, increased illness, and shorter days can really take a toll on a person. All of this can sometimes lead to feeling tired, worn out, stressed, and sometimes, even depressed. Here are a few ideas to help fight off the winter blues. Read more
Tis the season, as the holiday saying goes.
This phrase means so many different things to so many different people; to some it is the season to be more grateful, to some it is the season to be more religious, to some it is the season to feast or buy lots of presents. Read more
Most people will probably have heard of the term Chakras. It refers to energy centres, like spinning discs, in the human body, seven in total, running in a straight line from the top of the head to the tail-bone. Everything in the universe is vibration, and everything flows through a harmonic pattern, including the energies in our bodies. Read more
With the days approaching their shortest, it’s increasingly likely that you’re getting up an hour or more before the sun rises. While early mornings can be difficult even during the warmer months, now, with falling temperatures and the absence of stimulating sunlight, waking up can be downright brutal. Read more
I am literally sitting in front of my computer with a therapeutic light box on my desk, shining at me as I write. It’s bright, but not annoyingly so… as long as I don’t look at it directly. Read more
So, you’ve thought about recycling for some time but you are afraid it will be too difficult, so you put it off. Now is the time to stop putting it off and begin your recycling program at home. How can you start? Easy, simply pay attention to what you buy and know what can and cannot be recycled. How can you do this? Read on. Read more
My little family lives in a noisy complex. Near a freeway. In the city.
Night after night, it’s not unusual to find bed-time accompanied by sirens, car horns, the sounds of drunk debauchery slowly making its way home and echoing televisions. Needless to say, getting to sleep and staying asleep is often a problem. Read more
I had a rough pregnancy, and a painful, two day labor that eventually led to me pushing for fifteen minutes and giving life to one of the most handsome faces this world has to offer. As my son was laid on my chest, I felt exhausted and shocked, not in love and happy like you’ll hear about when every other women on this planet gives their account of child birth. I loved and cared about my son, but I felt more numb and tired then anything. Read more