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...]

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...]