Pay it Forward: It Feels Good to Do Good

What I learned after a positive encounter with a stranger.

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Turmeric ice cream

Spotlight on Turmeric: How to add it into your diet

It’s the hot spice du jour! But it’s not actually hot – a major plus in my books.

It may be tough to spell (there are two ‘”r’s” in it, people!), but it’s super easy to incorporate into your diet.

Turmeric spice

If you don’t already know, turmeric is all the rage these days – and for good reason. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, antioxidant, and its main active ingredient, curcumin, is  linked to improved brain function, lower risk of brain disease, lowered chance of heart disease, depression, and more. Continue reading “Spotlight on Turmeric: How to add it into your diet”

Lessons in Mindfulness

“What you focus on grows.”

It’s hard to read anything on health and wellness nowadays without coming across the term “mindfulness.” And for good reason, too. The practice of being mindful is credited with reduced rumination, stress reduction, focus, relationship satisfaction, and much more, according to the American Psychological Association. Continue reading “Lessons in Mindfulness”

My Favourite Natural Beauty Products

As important as what goes into our body is what goes on our body. Here’s a round-up of some stellar products that I’ve tried and tested so you don’t have to!

I’m extremely sensitive to scents, fragrances, and chemicals, and so using natural products, as much as possible, is not only a nice-to-have but a necessity as far as my health is concerned. Continue reading “My Favourite Natural Beauty Products”

How to Quit Sugar: Guide

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to cut back on the white stuff? Here are my tips for how to say “so long” to sugar and ditch it for good. Because you’re sweet enough!

Over the holidays, many people continued to tell me “you have great willpower!” after I turned down sweets and baked goods time and time again. I would tell them exactly what I’ve learned to be true over the past two years since quitting refined sugar – an idea Gretchen Rubin has remarked about a variety of habits – “it actually takes no willpower. I don’t eat any sugar because I have no willpower at all. Having no sugar removes any energy spent on deciding whether or not to have a shortbread cookie because the choice is always ‘no.’” Continue reading “How to Quit Sugar: Guide”