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Summer Reading

Ahhh, lounging with a book in the warmth of these beautiful summer days is just glorious, isn't it?! Here are some titles of fiction and non-fiction books that we are enjoying this summer: Stefanie: I have been re-reading the Dune series by Frank Herbert and am currently on God Emperor of Dune. I've also just started reading Entangled life: How fungi make our worlds, change our minds & shape our futures by Merlin Sheldrake and it's been a [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Strawberry Almond Milk with Rose Water

I made this recipe today for the first time and it was SO delicious.  Partly because the strawberries are the last of the harvest from our garden (I love eating the food we grow so much!) and also because I adore rose water.  Any time I can infuse something with the smell or taste of roses, it makes me happy. This recipe is simple to make and nutritious. It is low in natural sugar, alkaline [...]

By |August 7th, 2020|Food & Nutrition|

Mmmmmm muffins!

I just made these beauties for the first time this morning...YUM!  Love discovering new go-to recipes and this is definitely one of them.  Simple ingredients, quick and easy to make, and everyone in our family gave them a big thumbs up.  Next time I'll double the recipe! 1 cup oat flour 1 cup almond flour * you can make both flours from whole oats + almonds in a vitamix ¾ tsp baking soda MIX dry [...]

By |April 16th, 2020|Food & Nutrition|

Growing a veggie garden

I am so delighted.  Making the decision to grow some food has brought me so much joy and I feel tremendous appreciation for the simplicity of it all.  Especially during a time when I often find myself fluctuating in and out of states of worry, distress and unease. As someone who is relatively new to gardening, it has been so lovely to connect with neighbours and family members for guidance and advice, to map out [...]

By |March 29th, 2020|Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Best pizza dough recipe

For a while now I have been experimenting with different pizza dough recipes, trying to get the taste and consistency of thin crust pizza. As a family we don't eat any dairy, so the purpose of pizza for us is not just a vehicle for the delivery of cheese. Every aspect of the pizza has to shine and a good crust really makes the difference. I found this Best NY style Pizza dough recipe from [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Food & Nutrition|

We know how to do this

"When a widespread difficulty like the Coronavirus pandemic grows, it becomes important to draw on our inner strength. It is the time to pause, reflect and bring wisdom, courage and care to ourselves and those around us. We human beings have survived for a thousand generations, helping one another and inspiring each other. We know how to do this. Instead of getting caught in collective fear and anxiety, we can remember to take a breath, [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Mindfulness, Uncategorized|

Your help is needed. Period.

Periods might be tough to talk about sometimes, but they are just a fact of life. Monthly menstruation products are a basic necessity. Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products. But if you’re living in poverty, access to products can be challenging. For homeless youth or women living on the street – it’s even more challenging. For other people, there are challenges when you consider [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Women's Health|

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition affecting 10%–15% of women between the ages of 24 and 40. It is caused by the endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, growing outside the uterus. Endometriosis may contribute to the following symptoms: Pain during menses Pain with intercourse Infertility The common treatment approach is to stop pain, regulate bleeding. suppress the growth of lesions and, if needed, remove inflammatory tissue. This can include common pain suppressing & anti-inflammatory [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Pain, Women's Health|

When should I roll?

Our fledgling world has become an incredibly complex and high-technology driven little sphere in the vast and apparent swirling chaos of the greater universe. We are constantly seeing the fringe of what is possible crashing through the barriers of what was previously considered impossible. God particles. Nano-bots. String Theory. Cadbury's secret. Exciting and complex times we live in. But often the simplest and most elegant solutions to problems are the most impressive. Enter the foam [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Massage, Pain, Stretching and Strengthening|

Peanut Butter Balls

While not gluten-free myself, I do dabble in alternative flours and vegan arts as they create some very healthy and delicious options.  Angela from Oh She Glows is one of my go to sites when I want something that tastes like the real deal but moves slightly toward the healthier side. A favourite in my household are these peanut butter balls and will certainly be making them for my special someone this Valentine's Day!  They're [...]

By |February 9th, 2020|Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized|
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