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Self-Care in the New Year

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Self-Care in the New Year

We’ve all heard the term “self-care”. It’s been bandied about all over the place during the last couple of years, and we all know we should take the time to do it. But what actually is it that we’re supposed to be doing, and why is it important? Now, more than ever, self-care is crucial for our health and wellbeing. The reality of the past two years, and of the current global situation, continues to have a negative effect on many people’s physical and mental health, so prioritizing some me-time should absolutely be up there on your to-do list right...

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January’s Flowers - Snowdrops and Carnations

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January’s Flowers - Snowdrops and Carnations

  It’s probably no surprise that snowdrops are one of the birth flowers for January. With their delicate white heads peeking through the frozen earth, they’re a lovely sight to behold when it’s icy cold outside. And, after all the richness of the holiday season, this tenacious little flower brings a well-needed feeling of freshness along with a promise of warmer weather to come.    Amongst the earliest garden flower to bloom, the snowdrop (Galanthus) emerges in late winter or early spring, and sometimes when snow is still on the ground! The name ‘Galanthus’ comes from the Ancient Greek gála...

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To Pledge or Not to Pledge - New Year’s Resolutions…

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To Pledge or Not to Pledge - New Year’s Resolutions…

Do you or don’t you? And if you do, do you stick to your resolution? It is well known that human beings are creatures of habit, with research estimating that between a third and half of our behaviour is habitual. So, if you are one of the 69 per cent of Canadians (according to a study conducted by Tangerine in 2018) that make a New Year’s resolution, how do you make sure you keep it? The act of making a New Year’s resolution goes way way back in history, beginning during the reign of Caesar. Named after the Roman god...

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Christmas Gifting

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Christmas Gifting

 There are many popular Christmas traditions, and one of them is the exchanging of gifts. The gesture of shopping for, wrapping, and then bestowing a gift on a loved-one in celebration of the festive season, is something that people from many different cultures, all over the world, have participated in for thousands of years. Many families dedicate a lot of time, energy (and money!) to the custom, and, for children, and for some adults too, receiving presents is often the highlight of the holidays. So while you sit down to plan your gift list, (or maybe even write your very...

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Christmas Tree Care

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Christmas Tree Care

Christmas trees are a holiday tradition in many Canadian homes, and what’s more Canadian than braving the cold winter weather to bring home a freshly-cut Christmas tree? Sure, an artificial tree is super convenient, and the dog likely won’t be as keen to pee up it, but really, nothing can beat the look, feel and smell of the real McCoy! Picture this - you’ve dragged the family out into a muddy field; spent two hours deciding on ‘the one’; done your back in cutting the thing down, hoisting it onto the roof of the car, and wrestling it into the...

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