7.30.2014

9 My Favourite Uses for Essential Oils


I'm relatively late to the essential oils game. I only fell in love with them just over a year ago. But in love with them I am. I started out small by adding them to my homemade cleaners and then it basically just blew up from there. I was ditching my normal products to combat mold and sore throats, and I wore a clay necklace with a few drops of peppermint essential oil when I was feeling congested.  As I continue to explore new ways to use essential oils in our lives, I wanted to share my favourite uses so far. These are easy for anyone to incorporate into their routine, where you are an essential oil novice or a complete addict. 


6.24.2014

2 Stop Feeling Guilty and Put Yourself First


If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you have probably noticed that I have started to post a lot of healthy lifestyle pictures. This past Sunday I started a 4 week journey to get back on track with food and fitness. While I have stuck with as much GMO free and organic food as possible, I have still been eating snack foods made by sustainable brands. Somehow I convinced myself that if the chips are GMO free they can't be all that bad. 

6.11.2014

1 2014 Ontario Election - Green Party Platform


I'm not going to lie, this platform has my name written all over it. I love the way this party operates, it is like finding my tribe and feeling at home (if that is even possible in politics) and I appreciate that their platform shows exactly how they plan to pay for their promises and what it means to you and me.  That being said, this review will be just the facts and my crunchiness won't cloud the information that I present (as it hasn't in any of the platform reviews). I reviewed their platform 3 years ago and also talked to several Green Party candidates. They were more than willing to chat about their policy and why they want to be in office. Here's the thing, they know they aren't going to win the election (at this point in time) and take the Premier seat but that does not mean that they can't be a voice of reason as MPPs in our political system.   

6.10.2014

2 2014 Ontario Election - New Democratic Party Platform


I really like the layout of the NDP platform because it makes it easy to see what they plan to do and by when. 3 years ago I reviewed their plan and talked to several candidates running in ridings across the province.  Back then their plan was much more comprehensive than it is for this election.  I have reviewed their plan for their commitments to environment, transportation, energy, food, health care and education.

6.09.2014

0 2014 Ontario Election - Progressive Conservative Platform


3 years ago I reviewed the Progressive Conservative party platform and reached out to candidates for additional information. Unfortunately, the PC Party was the only party who did not get back to me, not a single candidate responded, not even in my own riding. This year their platform centers around their Million Jobs Plan, which is not without controversy and errors in math.  Here is my summary of the PC Party platform focusing on environment, transportation, energy, food, health care and education.