Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

How to Give Care While Taking Care of Yourself, Too

This post brought to you by Elizz. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Being Tazim. My mother has been a caregiver in one way or another for my entire life. While most of the years and time she was a caregiver for family members, she also gave care to elder members of the community and family friends.  It can be hard to see yourself as a caregiver, whereas it is easier to see yourself as a daughter, sister, spouse, or friend. As such, it's important to take care of yourself … [Read more...]

Car Maintenance is Important

When you want to get the most out of your vehicle, car maintenance is important. It is smart to have a professional check out your vehicle on a regular basis. There are many types of Pennsylvania Toyota maintenance services. A reliable company will be able to help your car perform well and last for a long time. The Details Matter A professional will help you to check many things during a maintenance inspection. They might start off by checking to make sure that your floor mat is installed … [Read more...]

Take the Pulse Pledge to Add more Pulses in to your Diet this Year #PulsePledge

My mom recently came to visit me and other family members, here in Vancouver. She stayed with me for 2 weeks, which meant that I got to eat her delicious food daily! Several times a week, we ate different pulses as part of our meals. I learnt a few tricks from her and was inspired to learn new recipes, so that I could include more pulses in my diet. The Pulse Pledge came at just the right time for me! Each week, Pulse Canada sends out recipes, how-to articles (on how to cook beans, for … [Read more...]

5 Key Ways to Get your Ideas off the Ground

You've got the ideas. Now make 'em happen. If you're like me, you have no shortage of ideas floating around in your head. How many of those ideas do you actually end up acting on/making happen? Maybe it's shiny object syndrome, or. . ."squirrel!" Whatever it is, it's time now to start moving forward on some of your ideas. Here are five key ways to get your ideas off the ground: 1. Write down all your ideas To clear up some mental space, write down all your ideas on one big list. If you have … [Read more...]

Top Ways to Prepare Your Home for Future Overnight Guests

It's expensive enough living in Vancouver to live in a one bedroom or bachelor apartment—a two bedroom place is practically unheard of. Strangely enough, most Vancouver apartments have fairly large bedrooms. I find this a bit annoying because I spend so much of my time in the main room—which is a combination space. The main room is my office, studio, dining room, living room and kitchen. If I have a couple staying over, or if my mom or dad ever came to stay, I would give them my bedroom and … [Read more...]

Happy New Year Card Trends

Foil pressed holiday cards are really hot this year! They shimmer and shine, look amazing from every angle, and add a touch of luxury to any card design. Minted has a great selection of foil pressed cards for all occasions. I recently customized one of their designs for my holiday cards. I chose a neutral design so that I could send them out to wish my friends and family a Happy New Year. … [Read more...]

Stay Connected with Friends and Family on the Go (with Belkin Giveaway)

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ― Brené Brown Although I value the time I spend by myself enjoying nature, going for a walk, or reading during my lunch break, little time passes before I feel the need to connect with my friends. I reach for my cellphone in my bag, I send a text message and maybe a picture of … [Read more...]

Add Comforting Essential Oil Scents to your Home

You know how certain scents trigger different memories or associations in your life? The smell of chocolate chip cookies may remind you of your grandmother's kitchen, for instance. Lately I've used different essential oil blends to get in to different states of mind throughout the day. I've been experimenting with essential oil blends and have come up with just the right ones to use for different activities throughout my day. The best way to get the scent of the essential oil blends dispersed … [Read more...]

Winter Self-Care

When I think about it, what I really want to do in late fall/winter is relax in a bath tub with a good book and my journal. But, what do I end up doing? I fill my schedule with outside obligations with friends and family, holiday-related activities, and may too much time spent at my computer trying to keep up with the extra blog posts that always land on my plate around this time of year (which I am really grateful for). Whatever ends up on your plate takes up a lot of time and energy, even if … [Read more...]

3 Sparkling Drinks to Share Amongst Friends #SparklingHolidays

Sparkling drinks make me think of celebrations shared with friends and family. It's a given that I'll spend some quality time with my family around the holidays. There are dinners, movie nights, walks in the park to look at the lights, and of course shopping. I cherish the time I'm able to spend with my family this time of year. I never want to forget how important my friends are to me, though. Before we all spread out throughout Canada to visit family, it gives me the warm fuzzies to hang out … [Read more...]