From Toothpaste to Floss: Mouth Care the Natural Way

With so much conflicting information out there, it can be tough to figure out how to eat, dress and live in ways that are healthy for you and the planet. I definitely don’t claim to be the queen of living a non-toxic, eco-friendly lifestyle, but I’m trying to learn bit by bit, and last weekend…

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My Favourite Ways to Get Inspired

Despite our best intentions, inspired projects often get pushed to the back burner, especially when we’re busy with other commitments. It’s not easy to stick to a creative practice, and it definitely takes a huge amount of commitment and discipline to stay on track. I’ve been blogging and writing creatively on and off for about…

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Talking Food, Body Image and Balance with Holistic Nutritionist Kayla Kervin

I’m so excited about today’s blog post because I’m trying something a little different and featuring my very first guest: Kayla Kervin. Kayla is a holistic nutritionist and blogger at Kale Ahhh, and she spreads such beautiful messages about health, balance and body confidence. I first met her through my friend Courtney (who, incidentally, is…

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My Thoughts on Alcohol and Developing Sustainable Habits

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember a little post I did a while back about swearing off alcohol for good. It was just after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and I was super sure I would never get drunk again. The post even had a super dramatic,…

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Why Cacao is My Latest Obsession

There’s been a lot of buzz about “superfoods” lately, and while the term may be overused, it definitely speaks to the curative powers of natural produce like blueberries, goji berries and everyone’s favourite, kale. It’s common knowledge that the foods we eat are our medicine, but did you know that they can also promote better…

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Travel Review: Arizona

With its stunning orange rock formations, bright blue skies and earthy vibe, Arizona has been on my bucket list for years now. So when I had the opportunity to travel there this November, I jumped at it! My boyfriend and his family were planning a sibling vaca to Scottsdale, the Grand Canyon and Sedona, and…

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Food Freedom: My Journey with Type One Diabetes, Weight Loss/Gain and Finding Balance

Disclaimer: I am still probably in what they call “the honeymoon phase” of type one diabetes, which is why I don’t need any insulin right now. My doctor says my case is abnormal and my sugars will probably go up overtime regardless of what I eat, so please don’t take my case as average. Low-carb…

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Travel Review: Weekend in Banff

I can’t believe it’s been over two months since we travelled to Banff for my sister’s bachelorette weekend! Time really flies when it’s not winter. Now that it’s August, I thought it was time to share a long overdue travel roundup of our trip. Looking back, I’m so glad we decided to forgo Vegas or…

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Why Canadian Cottage Weekends are Good for the Soul

This summer, my boyfriend and I have made it our intention to get in as many cottage weekends as possible. Our Summer of Cottaging began during the May long weekend at a rental cottage near Haliburton, and since then, we’ve visited three others, including his family cottage in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. There’s something…

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Three Online Guided Meditations I’m Currently Loving

It’s not always easy to find time to meditate, but I know that whenever I do, it’s always so worth it. Lately, I’ve been loving online guided meditations because they’re a quick and easy way to relax and change my state of mind. There are so many amazing guided meditations online for a variety of…

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Book Review: Voices in the Ocean

I’ve always been drawn towards dolphins. It’s been a dream of mine to swim with dolphins in Hawaii for as long as I can remember, and in grade ten my teacher called me “dolphin girl” because I wrote a report based on The Cove, a documentary showcasing the horrible dolphin killings happening in Japan. So…

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