Do You Need To Drop $200+ On A Massage Gun? 

If recovery is a big part of the recipe for better fitness and overall wellness, then deep tissue massage has been an age-old secret ingredient for helping muscle pain and sore muscles.  The emergence of foam rollers showed that there was more than one way to improve your soft tissue and bring pain relief.  But, […]

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Get The Tea On Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda and other traditional medicines for many years. It is promoted for its anti-inflammatory properties and used as a spice across many popular cuisines. Present day research shows that there could be an association between Turmeric and its healing properties, however, some studies have conflicting results. What does that mean […]

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The Magic Pill Is The Way

For years, I’ve been saying there is no magic pill. But, maybe I was wrong. The magic pill is recognizing the magic pills. And avoiding them. When you see or hear any “expert” claiming to have identified a single problem that will solve all of your issues, that’s when you know the approach is wrong. […]

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Spiraled Baked Potato with Garlic and Butter

Potatoes make a great snack or side dish to any main meal. They are a great source of carbs and that translates to energy for the body and brain. Sweet potatoes are often inaccurately touted as superior to white potatoes. The truth is, you can confidently use either white potatoes or sweet potatoes—both are highly […]

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Vegan Carrot Soup

Vegan Carrot Soup  A big bowl of soup is always my go-to meal. It’s such a good way to load up on your veggies and it warms you up just right! Today, I have a delicious Vegan Carrot Soup for you! It’s creamy, loaded with herbs, and it’s flavor packed. Sip your way into the […]

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

You might be skeptical that peanut butter and pumpkin could be a good combo. But it truly is! The ratio of peanut butter and pumpkin in these cups is perfect. These small bites of heaven are covered in a hard chocolate shell and filled with a creamy, mouthwatering filling that tastes like pumpkin pie and […]

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Mindfulness & Movement

We started practicing mindfulness with our kids last year when we moved into a 1200sqft condo and no longer had the outdoor space to let them run off steam. We realized after a couple mornings of deep breathing, slow movement and encouraging focus. How much calmer the mornings were. Now we are by no means […]

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Fall Fashion & Eye Care

As we make the full transition into warm sweaters and heavier jackets protect to our bodies from the cooler temperatures and change of season, it also is the perfect time to think about investing in quality sunglasses and eyewear. In the past, as the days got colder, I would instantly think it was time to […]

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Blonde Refresh – With Christine Leblanc

Photography by Meghan Bustard I call her “The Wizard”! Just over a year ago I met Christine Leblanc. After creeping her work on Instagram, I fell in love with the way she orchastrates the use of colour and sees every cut as an opportunity to work the magic of her scissors. I started seeing Christine […]

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A Visual Re-Cap

When I started working with IRIS 2 years ago, I honestly thought the relationship would go as far as finding glasses that fit my face well and supporting a local company. But when I decided to do this re-cap post I realized this relationship became so much more then just learning about how to buy […]

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