Living Sustainably

ideas and tips on how to lessen our footprint on this remarkable Planet Earth that we dwell upon. Let’s be part of the solution not the problem!

Bowl of sprouted lentils and jar of salad sprouts

A Beginners Guide to Kitchen Sprouting

IT’S ALIVE!!! Nature has provided everything we need upon this planet for our survival  and we are intrinsically entwined with the world around us. For thousands of years, humans have learned how to prepare and unpack the nutrients in the foods accessible to them and this includes germinating grains, seeds, nuts and beans, helping make… Continue Reading A Beginners Guide to Kitchen Sprouting

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Dainty at her first hockey game

Top Tips to Keeping the “Happy” in the Holidays and Avoiding Burn Out 

Merry happy holiday winter season greetings! From nostalgic, warm-fuzzy feelings to stress, dread and everything in between, the winter holidays can conjure up a whole expanse of emotions for people riding the winter wonderland sleigh. Social conditioning has etched out that it is the time of year for giving generously  of gifts and acts of… Continue Reading Top Tips to Keeping the “Happy” in the Holidays and Avoiding Burn Out 

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All Natural Anti-wrinkle Facial Butter (For normal to dry skin)

Keep that smile radiant on your face with this rehydrating butter! Over the last year I have been experimenting with a few DYI moisturizing oils and bars. I have stopped purchasing lotions, creams and lip balms all together and have created a couple of recipes that work just as well for me to keep my… Continue Reading All Natural Anti-wrinkle Facial Butter (For normal to dry skin)

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Glossy Lips Lip Balm

Pucker up, buttercup! Smooch! This simple lip balm recipe keeps your lips moisturized and glossy when you are feeling a little chapped. Add your fave  essential oils to create the lip balm vibe of your choice. I mixed together peppermint and cinnamon! Ingredients: Directions: *Note: if you want this thicker you can heat it again… Continue Reading Glossy Lips Lip Balm

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Jar of Body Butter

Soothing Anti-inflammatory Salve

From bites to burns, give this salve a turn! If you are looking for an all natural salve for mild inflammation due to sun burns, bug bites, redness from hair waxing or minor abrasions, this salve is soothing on the affected area. I used this one all summer after I came in from the sun… Continue Reading Soothing Anti-inflammatory Salve

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Start Your Day Like A Champion – Top 5 Tips for Mindful Mornings 

“Find the beauty and joy in your daily rituals and you will find beauty and joy in your daily life. To love your habits is to love your days and to love your days is to love your life.” From James Clear As we transition out of holidays and back into our daily routines, mornings… Continue Reading Start Your Day Like A Champion – Top 5 Tips for Mindful Mornings 

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A sunset over a lake. A boardwalk is centered below the setting sun and a small boat sits on the calm lake.

Reduce Your Kitchen Plastic and Feel Good About it!

The message in the plastic bottle reads SOS! I hope by now we can all agreed that plastic pollution has become a huge environmental disaster upon our planet. Our landfills are overflowing and plastic is collecting throughout our parks, beaches and forests. There are 5 plastic islands, as long and wide as they are deep,… Continue Reading Reduce Your Kitchen Plastic and Feel Good About it!

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Beans, beans and more beans!

Beans and Legumes – A healthy diet choice

if Jack only new the true value of those magic beans at the market! Beans and legumes have been a fundamental part of human history for centuries providing a complex profile of nutrition. They were instrumental in the migration of people across oceans and over land masses as they provided the sustenance needed. Part of… Continue Reading Beans and Legumes – A healthy diet choice

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Picture of an anti-oxidant giving an electron to a free radical while a healthy cell is looking scared

Anti-oxidants, Explained 

Da-da-da-dahhhh! Let these little heroes of the food world dawn their super capes! You have likely heard the buzz on the importance of anti-oxidants in our diets and how essential they are to disease prevention, but, what the heck are they? Bare with me, we are going to talk science for a brief moment. Free… Continue Reading Anti-oxidants, Explained 

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A view of the stars and milky way at night above a mountain. The mountain and stars are reflected in a lake below.

A Reflection on Being Canadian on Canada Day

It’s July 1st, do I hang my flag or my head? Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! I wanted to write a quick thought on this day of celebration. I feel the last couple years have been difficult to understand our position as patriotic Canadian citizens. After the discovery of several unmarked graves at… Continue Reading A Reflection on Being Canadian on Canada Day

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Inner Vision Health and Wellness Karyn Lawson RMT INHC