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...]

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...]

Redbubble Gifts Under $50

Instead of going to a mall or shopping online for the same old stuff that everyone else has, why not pick out something unique for your friends and family? As I've mentioned in the past, Redbubble has a variety of products with prints created by designers and artists. It's always hard for me to choose between so many great products with lovely designs on them! Luckily, Redbubble makes things easier with curated collections. Here are 3 of my favourites: Be a Happy Camper: 10 Products to Take to … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Better Sleep with the #DORMEOclaus Holiday Contest

I gifted a friend of mine with a DORMEO pillow recently. Today, he told me again how much it has helped him sleep more soundly. He said that his new pillow makes a huge different in the quality of sleep he gets. I know he usually finds it hard to sleep well, so this is great to hear! I have another friend who could use a better sleep, too. Do you also know someone who could use the gift of better sleep? Now's your chance to give them just that! My friends and DORMEO are gifting 3 lucky winners … [Read more...]

Customize your Self-Care with a Custom Blending Kit (With Giveaway)

Self-care is something I've talked about a few times on this blog. It's something I practice everyday, no matter how busy I am. I use diffusers to scent the air with my favourite essential oils or blends, I have baths at least twice a week (except during the summer months), and I give myself hand and foot massages whenever I remember to. Instead of using someone else's idea of what I should have in my bath water or use for massages, I prefer to DIY my blend using Escents' Custom Blending Kit. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Add Colouring Books to your Self-Care Toolkit

As a child, I used to sit on the floor and colour in my colouring books on the coffee table most weekend mornings, if not throughout the day. I loved being able to make things whatever colours I wanted to, and the way I could so easily take something as boring as a blank page with a few outlines on it to a colourful one. Now, I still love colouring, but I use the practice in a slightly different way. Check out the list of 5 Reasons to Add Colouring Books to your Self-Care Toolkit, below: … [Read more...]