Father’s Day Skincare Gift Guide from LUSH

Skincare. It's the gift that the men in my life need but don't know it. When I share the benefits, awesome (yet natural) scents, and how easy it is to use—they want it. LUSH has a new line of limited edition Father's Day products for face and body. The products range from bath bombs and bubble bars to styling cream and facial scrub. I bet my best guy friends would like to try the whole range, but I didn't want to overwhelm them—so I just had them try out the Smuggler's Soul products. … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Summer

Though we've had awesome-ly good weather here in Vancouver for a couple months now, summer always seems way too short to fit in all the things that I want to do. The problem is, at a certain point, temperatures get too hot and I end up thinking about ways to beat the heat (which often takes me away from my goals for the summer months) over everything else. … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Mexican Meal for Friends and Family #CreateYourBowl

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateYourBowl #CollectiveBias Easy, deliciously flavourful meals that can be customized by my friends and family are my favourite kind.   My family has never been one for formal sit-down meals with one person serving up different courses. There were no cloth napkins, seasonal tablecloths, or even enough matching chairs to fit around the small dining table. Casual get-togethers … [Read more...]

Oral Care to Cure Wanderlust

I was invited to participate in a focus group the other day all about dental health. The other participants and I talked about what we thought about the way the oral care section in stores was set up, our favourite products, what improvements we'd like to see, etc. One thing that came up often was that there were only really a few brands to choose from. This is true with toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other necessary oral hygiene products. And when it comes to electric toothbrushes, the section … [Read more...]

How to Make Healthy Food Choices the Easy Way

My food choices are informed by the way I live life in general: I make them consciously and with deliberate action. You’ll find me at my local grocery store reading the backs of food packages, or selecting my favourite organic fruit and vegetables from the produce section. Knowing exactly what I’m putting in to my body is important to me. It’s been a while since I started making healthier food choices, choosing organic options—with no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners—whenever … [Read more...]

Go Green for a Better Life at Kitsilano Dry Cleaners

Living in such a beautiful city, green is all around me—green trees year-round, healthy green foods and smoothies, and yes - even green grass in wintertime! How lucky am I? I most enjoy being outside in nature, spending time with my friends and family, reading, being creative, and cooking (and eating) delicious food. What do I not enjoy? Cleaning is definitely up there—although, having a clean environment and clean things to surround myself with is really important to me. … [Read more...]

He Named Me Malala #WithMalala

Have you read the book Malala by Malala Yousafzai, yet? Maybe the name Malala is familiar to you because of her book, or maybe you've also heard the story about how she was shot by the Taliban on the way to school? There's so much more to Malala's story than that one event, which is shared in her book and you'll also learn about in the He Named Me Malala film.  … [Read more...]

Caregiving Services – Support for you, care for those who depend on you

This post brought to you by Elizz. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Being Tazim. She may not have known she'd end up a caregiver, but my mom always knew she wanted to be in the service of people who she cared about. When we lived in Texas, my mom owned and taught in a montessori school. She really cared about the children whom she was helping, really wanting to make sure they got a good education. Although she loved working with children, she had always dreamt of being a … [Read more...]

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...]