Drink This, Not That: How to Make Better Bevvie Choices

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What you drink, counts, a lot. Yes, our food choices are super important, but so are our beverage choices. What we choose to imbibe on the daily has a massive impact on our health and wellbeing and a lot of us are unknowingly sabotaging a decent diet with poor beverage choices. This is so important that I’m not even going … Read More

Let’s Get Real: My Personal Health Journey

At times I like to pretend that I’m the superhuman glowing epitome of health and wellness. But like you, I’m on my own humbling health journey and it’s been a bumpy road.   Let me explain, because it’s a little confusing. I’m a very health-conscious person and do my best to uphold a healthy lifestyle and make healthful choices. I … Read More

6 Edible Flowers You NEED in Your Home Garden

Eat… flowers… what?! Yes! There are many edible flowers that make delicious, flavourful, nutritious and PRETTY additions to your meals. Plus, they’re wildly easy to grow, AND attract pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds…), which we NEED in order to grow vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, squash etc. There are so many to choose from, but I’ve come up with my personal top … Read More

Get Fit the Fun Way: A Beginner’s Guide to Obstacle Course Racing

GUEST WRITER BLOG POST BY MELISSA BOUFOUNOS, C.H.N.: The sport of obstacle course racing has exploded in the last few years, with several new races popping up every year. Spartan Race, Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash are likely the ones you’ve heard the most about if you’re just getting into the sport. In the Greater Toronto Area you can also … Read More

How to Tap Into the Power of a Personalized Yoga Practice

GUEST WRITER BLOG POST BY MEG O’REILLY: Just eight months ago I would have described myself as a devout yogi who, over the course of ten years, experienced countless mental, physical and spiritual benefits as a result of my regular practice. When I was 17 years old, hot yoga was a workout I would do with a group of friends. … Read More

How to Eat to Combat Stress and Fatigue with Dr. Salna Smith, ND

GUEST WRITER BLOG POST BY DR. SALNA SMITH, ND: You awake to the abrupt BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! of your alarm clock.  Sadly, snooze just isn’t an option. You put your feet on the floor, go to stand up and a wave of dizziness hits you like it does everyday. Your foggy mind says ‘it’s ok, it’ll just be like this until … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Veggies

So, you’re ready to grow your own organic veggies, but have never gardened in your life and have no idea where to begin. Perhaps you are like my friend Sarah and consider yourself to be an accidental plant murderer and have a black thumb (sorry Sarah). I bet there are a million questions flying through your head, like “what kind of … Read More

30 Facts About Me

Because I’m kind of elusive, and I’m ready to share a little more about myself… Here are 30 random facts about Laura Franklin (aka ME) that are sure to excite you. Well, they might not excite you but if your aim is to learn more about me, then read on: 30 Random Facts About Me: I was born and raised … Read More