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Healthy Halloween party snack ideas

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Planning a Halloween party? Keep it healthy with these healthy Halloween snack ideas from our friends at Blisstree. 

Halloween is practically synonymous with binging, be it on candy or booze. The holiday invokes spirits and also the holiday weight gain season. Thank ghosts we have the internet to give us great healthy recipes that are seasonally spooky enough to satisfy without turning us into the undead.

Here are 10 Healthy Halloween Snacks:

Digital detox: 4 ways to unplug from technology

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In a world where we feel pressure to be constantly connected, detaching from the technologies that we depend on can seem impossible. Studies show that on average, technology users spend 23 hours a week on online communication such as texting, social media and email. That’s a lot of screen time you could be spending enjoying life as it happens!

Essential oils for glowing summer skin + DIY natural body oil

General by Liz Eustace

Summer provides a lot of opportunity to show a little skin. From hitting the beach or pool to wearing shorter sleeves (or none at all), we all want to showcase skin that is glowing and beautiful. Many of us ditch the heavy lotions because we don’t need to hydrate as much… but our skin can dry out in the summer due to overexposure from the sun.

15 Simple Ways to Reduce Anxiety

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Easy ways to stay calm and reduce anxiety.

4 tips for doing hot yoga safely in the summer

General by Liz Eustace

Recently, we posted a blog asking if you thought it was ever too hot for hot yoga (even though new research reveals that doing hot yoga is perfectly safe) and discovered that some of you stay away from heated classes during July and August. However, others of you still love hot classes as much during the summer as they do year-round.

3 simple self-massage techniques for the hands, wrists and forearms

General by Liz Eustace

We use our hands, wrists, and forearms non-stop throughout the day, and yogis especially need to spend extra time on those areas since poses from downward facing dog to handstand involve putting pressure on those spots. Fortunately it's easy to relieve some tension and soreness yourself with some simple self-massage techniques. 

Try these 3 simple self-massage techniques to relieve hand, wrist and forearm pain: 

What I learned on Earth Day

General by Liz Eustace

I stumbled onto this brand at the Toronto Yoga Show and have fallen head over heels with their commitment to sustainability and their ingenuity in making 'stuff' simple. From a lineage of craftsmanship, to a love of surfing, into the exploration of yoga, to a passion for Mother Earth this family-run company is a game-changer.  With Chris Willey leading the charge, they've developed the world's first yoga mat to embrace a natural cork surface. It has a non-slip surface and contains zero harmful chemicals. No more PVC mats.

Earth Day starts early

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Earth Day starts early:

Healthy Pina Colada protein shake

General by Liz Eustace

Our friends over at Vega have a healthy protein shake that tastes delicious! It's the Pina Colada Protein Shake.

This simple and easy to make shake is Vega’s healthy take on a classic cocktail, the piña colada, and it tastes like spring in a glass - fresh and sweet with amazing nutritional value. We love to have a green smoothie for breakfast or mid-day to keep us going and this one is AMAZING. 25g of plant-based protein and takes only 5 minutes to make!

#internationalhappinessday - celebrate!

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By: April Martucci - The Buddhist Practice of Recognize, Refrain, Relax, Resolve: Change your habits, create peace in your life.