Lessons from Oprah’s Lifeclass in Toronto: Part 2

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At the end of her talk, Iylana left us with this quote: “Don’t forget…success is the best revenge.” The more I think about the quote the more I feel conflicted about it. For me, “happiness is the best revenge” fits better because I know from experience that success doesn’t necessarily equal personal satisfaction. I’ve been […]

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Lessons from Oprah’s Lifeclass in Toronto: Part 1

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Shortly following Oprah’s departure from daytime television, she & her team took on the huge undertaking of starting up the Oprah Winfrey Network, known to many of us as OWN. One of these shows, Lifeclass, focuses on spiritual growth, discovering our passions, and making the most out of life. I’ve watched quite a few of […]

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An Injury Update & Finding The Silver Lining

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It’s now been about 3 weeks since I decided to take a break from running due to aggravating my knee while lifting a heavy box during the move. I thought I would give you guys a bit of an update and let you know how things are going. Of course, running on an already sore […]

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Glowing Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub & 11 Other Ways To Use Lemons!

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I have a thing for lemons. It’s pretty rare that I don’t have a couple lurking in the fridge. Lately, I’ve been finding more and more ways to fuel my addiction. Lemons are not only packed with antioxidants and rich in vitamin C, but they are detoxifying for the body and are said to contain […]

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20-Minute Vegan Dinner for Two

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My favourite way to cook is to just grab things from the fridge and improvise. If you asked me to do this 5 years ago, I would’ve looked at you like you had two heads. It gets easier with practice though. Something that used to cause me so much stress is now one of my […]

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Mess-Free Banana Split Bites

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Boy do I love a good chocolate covered banana bite. I first made them a year or two ago and they’ve been a favourite warm-weather dessert ever since. There’s just something about the firm layer of chocolate encasing a cold, pillow-y banana that gets me every time… This week, I was craving chocolate banana bites, […]

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Online Vegan Shopping Guide: Canada, USA, Australia, UK, and Beyond!

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Do you ever start a project with zest and vitality only to feel like you’ve created an uncontrollable monster after a couple hours? Examples: Cleaning out your closet. Organizing a pantry. Home renovations. Writing a thesis. Wedding thank yous. Sometimes, it has to get worse before it gets better. [image source] Well, that’s sort of […]

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My Vegan Pantry

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One of the requests I receive often is to write a post on building a vegan pantry, providing a list of the ingredients that I use the most. I’m a bit embarrassed by how long this post has taken me to put together, but as they say, better late than never. Or is it better […]

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Scenes from Easter Weekend

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  Wishing you a weekend filled with loved ones (and Skyping with those who cannot be near!), yummy food, furry animals, and plenty of sunshine.

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What Your Oven Isn’t Telling You

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According to a test by Cook’s Illustrated in 2011, different ovens set to the same temperature can vary by as much as 90 degrees. Yes….90 degrees. If you are an avid baker or cook (or even just an occasional one), this news should be a bit concerning. Or maybe this news is relief; you now […]

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