Essential Oils for Dancers

The love of dance flows deep through my veins… I have danced my entire life and I understand the ups and downs and in betweens. From the powerful emotions expressed through movement to the aches and pains of exertion, I’ve been through it. If only I had these amazing tools to use when I was…

The unexpected benefits of building a dōTERRA business

When this whole thing started just over a year ago, all I wanted to do was share my love for these beautiful oils because they had helped me (and my family) with pain relief, immunity boosting, and emotional support. Before oils, I was open to anything natural that could help my family and honestly hated…

Giving the gift of health… for the whole family

I’m pretty sure everyone in my family knows that they’ll be getting spOILed this Christmas! You can easily make your own oily gifts (bath salts, lip balms, linen sprays and more!). If you’re strapped for time (who isn’t?!), dōTERRA has so many products that are perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones! Here come some…

Top 10 Tips for Camping with Babies, Toddlers and Beyond…

My husband’s favourite thing in the summer is camping, and secretly it’s becoming mine as well! I grew up in a family that preferred to stay in nice hotels with pools for our summer road trips, so until I left home I’d never technically been camping/tenting. Over the past five years, my husband has shown…

Let’s Talk Sunscreen…

When I was a teenager, I developed an “allergy” to sunscreen. When I applied almost any brand, I would break out in a huge rash. I thought it was the sun for a while, then PABA, then Vitamin E, but I really couldn’t figure out the root cause of my rashes. It was painful and…

My heart beats green

Ever since I was a small child, sustainability messages resonated with me. I remember trying to put a “turn it off” sticker on every single light switch in the house, and telling my parents not to run the water while they brushed their teeth. I watched a show called “Captain Planet” because the key messages…

My Diaper Bag Essentials

Being responsible for two little humans is a tough job! Bumps, scrapes, and owies are daily occurrences (especially with my 3 year old boy). While diapers, wipes, and a change of clothes are definitely must-haves in my diaper bag, I have also added some other essentials to get us through the day: Lavender Essential Oil…

The Power Smart Reduction Challenge

How perfectly fitting… the week after I write an intense energy management exam, I get an email from BC Hydro letting me know that my household consumption is nearing Step 2 rates. Gasp! As an energy management professional, I should know how to keep my family’s consumption below average rates, right?! It could be the…

Cleaner cleaning

Before I had kids, I greatly reduced the amount of toxic cleaning products that I used. After kids, it has become even more important to me to use natural cleaners. Those rugrats spend a lot of time rolling around on the floor, licking everything, and wearing numerous outfits daily! I definitely do not want my…

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

I have no idea what inspired me to look at the National Day Calendar today, but today’s theme was right up my alley… National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. This is a particularly good topic this year because North Vancouver is having a colder than normal winter. We’ve had snow on the ground for a…

May your Christmas be merry and green…

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Christmas is a loving time of giving, but it also produces a lot of waste. Did you know that a lot of wrapping paper can be recycled? If it isn’t metallic, glossy, or filled with sparkles, it can most likely go in your paper recycling bin. You can…

Cold relief for little people

I love winter! I love snow, cozy sweaters, skiing, snowshoeing, just to name a few… What I don’t love about winter is cold and flu season. I hate it when my poor babies get sick. We always try our best to keep our immune systems healthy by eating well, getting enough sleep and exercise, but…