Love Yourself First

For centuries, our garments have played a significant role in society’s culture, identity, heritage, politics and hierarchy. It has become a portable art that allows for freedom of expression in the most unusual ways. It unites as it segregates, it entertains and inspires. Most of all, this form of art has the power to provide…

Master Bedroom Essentials

Relaxing in a private space for some well deserved downtime can be an important factor for an individual. As much as the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom can feel like a spa and the family room is usually a cozy environment, an inviting master bedroom should feel like a peaceful and…

Sicilian Orange Fennel Salad

The earthiness and richness of the olive oil blends perfectly with the sweetness of the oranges.This unique salad is famous on the isle of Sicily where oranges and fennel grow in abundance and go naturally well together. It is rich in Vitamin C (since a little of the pith has been left on), fibre, folate…

The Married Gals Guide to a Singles Valentine’s Day

I know what you are thinking right now…a big F-you you married lady!!! What the hell do you know about being single on Valentine’s Day???!!! Well listen here people, I was once single on days such as Valentine’s Day, and I actually kind of miss it. Oh I just heard the f-bomb again. Be kind…

A Beginners Guide To The Nifty Fifty

Full Disclosure:  I am not a photographer, simply a gal with a creative eye and a passion for pictures. This article is meant for the DSLR beginner looking to explore their options.  🙂 If you are new to DSLR photography (like me), and looking to improve, you are likely contemplating your options. Your kit lens…

You Cheated.  You Lied. But I Still Love You. Dieselgate Drama

Dearest VW, I’m not sure how to tell you this, and to be quite honest, after all that has happened, I wasn’t sure that I would be able to love again. Now that you’ve finally opened up and accepted responsibility for your indiscretions, I am looking forward to putting this behind us so that we…

So You Wanna Be A Blogger – Lighting 101

Let’s face it, in today’s increasingly visual world, it is imperative that your posts outshine the rest of the social media noise. And let’s be honest, even if your content is spectacular…you need to ensure that your visual quality is superb. With a first impression, it takes less than 10 seconds for someone to form…

But Really…WHY Tumeric?

It is a big part of my history, has been so soothing to my soul and has been with me in my natural health field since day one. It is powerful, potent and considered one of the top 7 spices in the world. Turmeric, quite frankly, is ME…. Turmeric has been used for centuries in…

Total Nutrition Diva – Darpan Ahluwalia

For over 18 years Darpan Ahluwalia has been a Certified Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), a Certified Live Blood Analyst (CBA), Products Knowledge Expert/Educator and formulator of the My Gluten Free products line. Also known as the Total Nutrition Diva, Darpan owns and operates the Manotick Natural Market and Manotick Wellness Hub. She has been sharing…

Naturally Beautiful

Over the past few years I have made a conscious effort to pay very close attention to what I am applying to my body as a part of my daily skin care routine. However, since the cosmetic industry is not very well regulated, it is exceptionally difficult to really know what you are getting yourself…

You Had Me at Algorithm

So here’s the thing, I am fascinated with the user behaviour associated with online communication and the ability to establish meaningful connections through technology. In my previous article, Naughty Naughty Tinder, You Get What You Give, we explored the fact that technology merely facilitates the interaction and that the ultimate outcome remains that of the…