Saying Goodbye

  Message from our Publisher: Dear readers, I started this magazine because I wanted to help the people of Niagara live healthier. I enlisted a few volunteers to make this happen. Some of them volunteered for longer than others (I volunteered for one year and a half). My objective was always to try and build…

The Truth About Sleep Regressions

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about how to deal with sleep regressions in children. I hear the term “sleep regression” used often and though there can be sleep regressions throughout your child’s life, I believe there are many misconceptions. I believe that many nap transition stages are mistaken for regressions. Your child’s sleep requirements…

How Much Sleep Does My School Aged Child Need?

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about helping your kids get back into a sleeping routine. So we’ve made it through the first week of our children being back in school. If your house is anything like mine, it has been a mad rush of school lunches, getting teeth brushed and catching the school bus…

Heal Sore Throat with Essential Oils

With cooler temperatures around the corner, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some remedies for healing sore throat with essential oils. Sore throats are caused by many things such as viruses, bacteria, smoking, breathing polluted air, allergies to pet dander, pollens and mold. To beat a sore throat, make sure you have adequate water as hydration…

Grapefruit Mint Spritzer

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a recipe for a grapefruit mint spritzer – perfect for a late summer afternoon! Ingredients 15 fresh mint leaves ¼ cup honey 4–12 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil (to taste, but the more the better—up to 12 drops) 8 cups sparkling or still water Instructions In the bottom of a…

The Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits and uses of Peppermint essential oil. Historically Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Peppermint Essential Oil is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Research indicates that the peppermint aroma, inhaled during mental tasks, may help attention,…

Improve Sleep Quality With Yoga Nidra

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about improving your sleep quality with the use of yoga nidra. Many of my clients report that they have a really hard time falling asleep. Many struggle with middle-of-the-night wakings that take them forever to fall back to sleep. Some have both which can really have a negative impact…

Soda Pop – Do You Know What Your Child Is Drinking?

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the dangers of soda pop and sugar. What current lifestyle problem bothers me the most today? It’s seeing obese children guzzling cans of liquid candy. Parents must be totally unaware of the can’s contents. But if they know the health consequences, and do nothing about it, they…

Need to relax? Take an Oil-Painting Class!

This week our Editor-In-Chief, Maira Bay de Souza, writes about the benefits of art for your mental health, and specifically, how an oil painting class can help you relax. Feeling stressed out? Need some minutes to relax and take a break from your day? Then you might want to try getting artsy! Art is a…

Essential Oils to Treat Acne

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some information about Acne and the essential oils that can be used to treat it. Acne results from an excess accumulation of dirt and oil produced in the follicles of pores of the skin.  As the pores and hit follicles become congested, bacteria begin to feed on the oil. …

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her Spinach Strawberry Salad recipe. Ingredients Spinach Strawberries, hulled and sliced Walnuts, Almonds Chia Seeds Feta Cheese Avocado Strawberry Vinaigrette Add all ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy!! Kerri is also a Young Living Distributor #2871977.    

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares tips for a better night’s sleep. Most people with sleeping problems have the inability to either fall asleep or stay asleep for any length of time. This condition affects most people at some point in their lives and struggle to get a decent nights sleep. For some, this is…