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Blue Zones

A naturopath was a guest speaker in one of my classes this week, and one of the things she talked about was a study on Blue Zones. These are the areas in the world where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being, and by studying them, they found 9 specific characteristics that … Continue reading

Musicians: more important than you think

“Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us.” This welcome address from the Boston Conservatory rings so true to me… Sometimes, I wish I had majored in music… I really miss playing seriously. The further I … Continue reading

Finally, something unbiased and actually useful

Hope Loblaws rolls out Guiding Stars nationally faster!! Can’t wait to see it in stores. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/grocery-program-urges-shoppers-to-follow-the-stars-to-better-nutrition/article2168068/ PS. Why does all the cool stuff happen in the US first :( They’ve even got an iPhone app already! 

Old school love

What woman would not be able to resist a man who wrote her love letters like this?! Honestly. Such eloquent, beautiful writing; practically poetry. Ah… love in the 1800’s. http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/06/immortal-beloved.html I must say though, Beethoven’s writing is HORRIBLE. It would be more romantic if it was more legible :P

The Simplified Future

The world of American dietetics has undergone a massive change: It has replaced it’s 19-year-old My Food Pyramid with a brand new guide to healthy eating, My Plate. This new format is exactly what it sounds like: a picture of a plate divided into the recommended portions of food groups. It’s a simple tool, brightly coloured, and … Continue reading

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