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Lifestyles

Help For Holiday Overindulgence

Distracted in the middle of a loud, crowded holiday party, I looked down at my plate and saw an enormous pile of shrimp tails and assorted paper chocolate wrappers. “Stop putting things on my...

Spread Holiday Joy—Not Seasonal Germs

The holiday season is a chance for us to spend time with friends and family, but it can also be a time of busyness and stress. How do you make it through the holidays without getting sick? Here are...

So Long, Screen

Are screens dominating your family time? These creative ideas (from a mom who’s tried them!) will help you reclaim screen-free time. Our tips will also help you make the most out of screen time...

Back to Fitness School

Back-to-school season—it’s not just for kids. This fall, our classroom is the gym, and our homework is washing sweaty laundry. New types of fitness classes are opening in gyms across Canada. Here...

Go to the Market

Bring the kids food shopping at the farmers’ market for an opportunity to learn about where fresh food comes from, how it’s grown, and what it takes to cook a nutritious dinner (they actually...

Grow Kids’ Appreciation for Local Food – Additional Resources

Want to learn more?  There are so many opportunities to get involved with youth-focused farm and garden programs. Here are just a few examples across Canada that could use your support or provide...

Water-Wise Gardening – Additional Resources

Want to learn more? For more information, check out these additional resources: Earthwise Garden – earthwisesociety.bc.ca Ontario Horticultural Association – gardenontario.org Helping Nature...

A Beautiful Way to Cultivate Wellness

Gardens are more than just a patch of flowers and veggies. Research shows that spending time in a garden can nourish our souls and boost our physical health, particularly for those undergoing medical...

Tips for Mature Students

Returning to the halls of formal learning can be intimidating for mature students. But more and more older students are switching career paths, learning new skills, or pursuing their dreams....

How Books Change us For the Better

Why read a book when you could marathon The Mindy Project and conduct a “how savouring eight squares of dark chocolate reduces stress” case study? Research credits reading with a lot: everything...