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Back to Reality + Back to Routine
Beach days and sunrays and being totally unfazed.  That has been summer for us.  It has been blissful and so needed! I hope you all had similar opportunities to unwind even just a little. It seems strange to think that we are already thinking of fall routines and back-to-school... Read more
Finding Health: A Personal Journey
By Dr. Maryam Zeineddin, MD What is healthy living? To me, this concept has always been very difficult to define, before we can even begin to follow it. Especially as a woman, with so many roles in life, it seemed impossible to “do it all” while also living a... Read more
How do you know WHICH vitamins and supplements to take?
We know a lot about vitamins.  We know they have proven positive effects on our health.  We know that different vitamins are beneficial to us in different ways.  We know we should be taking vitamins and supplements daily. BUT… We also know there are SO MANY vitamins and supplements... Read more
Healthy Family Expo 2017 (Coupon + GIVEAWAY)
The countdown is on until Spring! While we still have snow in the forecast in Vancouver (what the?), I’m starting to get excited about wearing less layers, waking up to less darkness and getting outdoors more. I’m pretty much fair-weather everything, so when it rains (or SNOWS!) for days... Read more
Childrens’ moles: what to expect and when to check
Childhood is when a lot of moles (nevi) first appear, and parents are understandably unsure of what is normal. There are many different types of moles. A set of rules to assess moles for melanoma risk in adults and older children is the “ABCDE” rule. Not every mole that... Read more
“Something” is better than “Nothing”
The other day, I dropped Portia off at karate and had 40 minutes to either A) sit and ‘watch her’ (a.k.a aimlessly peruse Instagram on my phone) or B) run upstairs to the gym and squeeze in a really quick workout.  From the time I got on the treadmill... Read more
SWEAT Vancity: Why TRX?  
Welcome to SWEAT Vancity studio. Who are we you ask? We are the North Shore’s Premier TRX and Small Group Training Studio. Since June we have been building an incredible Community and currently offer six styles of classes ranging from beginner fundamentals to advanced cardio and suspension training sets. What is the TRX?... Read more
It’s Eczema Season- How to Beat The Winter Itch
As the weather cools down and we move indoors and turn up the heat, the dry air can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. Here are a few tips to get your child through the winter more comfortably. Moisturize! Applying a moisturizer helps to restore the barrier function of skin.... Read more
Choose your sunscreen based on these 3 things…
Depending on where you are in Canada, you may be experiencing record highs or in the case of those of us in Vancouver, record lows and rainfall!  Either way sun protection is a “hot” topic this time of year and a great time to gather information and tips on... Read more
Spinach & Parmesan Scrambled Eggs #WakeUpToYellow (+ HUGE GIVEAWAY!)
I have gotten into a really bad habit of skipping breakfast many mornings. I used to wake up and eat something (usually eggs and toast) within the first 20 minutes of opening my eyes, but since Portia started Kindergarten in September, our mornings are a little busier and are... Read more