• Nutrition,  Recipes


    REFRESHING SUMMER WATERMELON DRINK This Watermelon Drink is the perfect refreshing drink to sip on this summer! Easy, light and made with 3 ingredients. You’re gonna love this summer drink. INGREDIENTS: 8 cups chilled watermelon 11.5 oz. coconut water 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice mint for garnish INSTRUCTIONS: To a blender add watermelon, coconut water and fresh lime juice. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a large pitcher. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint. credit:joyfulhealthyeats.com

  • Blog,  Goals

    What’s on your Summer Bucket List?

    Last year my family planned 2 bigger vacations so this summer we are spending it a little closer to home. That doesn’t mean I don’t intend on enjoying every last minute. I am actually pretty excited about having a “low key” summer but have learned the lessons many time over of how “time flies when you are having fun”. It does fly and with Canadian summers seeming so short, we should enjoy the sun and the relaxation.   That’s why…

  • Blog,  Features,  Updates

    Eco-Friendly Summer Activities for the Whole Family

    Summer is here, school’s out and vacation season has officially begun. Whether you already have vacation plans or are still searching for the perfect trip or activity for your family to engage in this summer, considering the environmental impacts of your plans can be a great way to ensure a fun, safe and sustainable experience for all. Here are just a few ideas for eco-friendly summer activities: 1. Plan a Stay-cation Though the occasional jaunt across international waters can be…

  • Aromatherapy,  Blog,  Updates

    DIY Natural Bug Repellent

    Along with summer’s beautiful weather comes a less desirable side effect: mosquitoes, black flies and other pesky summer insects. With concerns over Lime Disease, the West Nile Virus and Zika Virus people are turning to bug sprays more often to keep their families and themselves safe. Though a strong bug repellent may be necessary in certain situations (eg. when camping or hiking in the woods), conventional bug sprays often contain harmful, potentially harmful and/or untested ingredients that can do more harm than good if…

  • Blog,  Updates

    Sun Safety for Summer

    With the awesome sun shining down on us (finally!), summer certainly feels like it’s here. Spending plenty of time outdoors is a great way to get some vitamin D naturally and enjoy the benefits of nature. It’s also important to remember to find a good sunscreen – one that protects but that doesn’t contain potentially harmful chemical ingredients. The Environmental Working Group recently released it’s 10th annual Guide to Sunscreens. After rigorous testing, they’ve rated sunscreens according to category: best sunscreen…