Six best things to find in your Easter Basket.

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Art work credited by student Angela Stamou 🙂

Easter is only days away and we’ve got some great ideas for the Easter bunny! It’s going to be a long weekend with family and friends so let’s make the best of it and add some adventure and creativity, along with some healthy treats.

Put down the iPad and get outside!

1. Sidewalk Chalk– Give your child a writing tool and I guarantee at some point they will draw off the page and onto the table. Or if you’re really lucky, they will find your favourite white furniture. Why not take these artistic minds and give them a canvas with character. SideWalk chalk is easy to clean up, especially with all the rain we’ve been having and it’s fun for all ages to enjoy.

2. Skipping Rope– Why not get those kids off the couch and get them outside and active. When I was a child, we used to use baler twine or the water hose as a skipping rope. These days you can get Easter-egg coloured ropes which are bound to get those kids jumping like the Easter bunny.

Healthy treats that won’t rot your teeth

3. Chocolate Bunnies– Don’t be alarmed, of course chocolate bunnies have made the list. Even for myself, being “Miss. Health Conscious,” I can’t leave them out of this holiday completely. However, I have found a delicious healthier find. Camino chocolates have come out with a bunny shaped dark chocolate. This peanut free chocolate is not only a healthier organic choice, it is also a Canadian based company involved in Fair Trade.

4. Real Fruit LollipopsYumEarth Organics has created a “not so bad for you” pop so you can enjoy a little sweetness without causing a tummy ache. These treats are packed with real fruits and veggies, and are free of chemicals and artificial dyes. I gave these to my nieces last year for Halloween and I too enjoyed the real fruit flavors, like Pomegranate Pucker, Perfectly Peachy, and Strawberry Smash (my favourite). I bet you can’t eat just one!

Lets get creative!

5. Activity and Sticker Books– If there just so happens to be a thunderstorm on this holiday weekend it may be a good idea to have some new inside crafts to enjoy. Dollar stores and many craft stores have spring and Easter stickers, colouring books, paints and much more for creative minds.
6. Easter Themed Cookie Cutters– A holiday weekend is a great time for family to be together and enjoy spending quality time with each other. I can’t think of a better reason for the family to bake healthy treats, and they can have fun decorating them too. Try Elanas Pantry for her gluten free lemon poppy seed bunny cookies. Yum, yum, I think I may go make some now!

Holidays are easy to push your normal healthy lifestyle onto the curb. Hopefully, you can try some of these ideas and get your creative minds rolling so your little ones can have an adventure packed weekend- one that won’t give them a toxic sugar high!

Michelle Wolfe, RMT

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What’s one free thing you can do to live a longer life?

What do you do when you’re in an elevator with a stranger? Do you look down at the ground and hope the person doesn’t try to make eye contact? Perhaps you pull out your phone and make yourself look busy. Or maybe you’re like one of the very few people in this current society and you say hello, maybe even engage in conversation. Is it so hard to make eye contact and perhaps give a friendly smile?

Today’s blog post stems from a daily routine I have while traveling up and down 32 floors in the elevator of my Downtown Toronto condo building. I go up and down this elevator every day and I can only count on one hand the number of times I have ridden in the elevator with a stranger and not made eye contact or even acknowledged that another human being was present. It frustrates me to think of all the wonderful conversations and new friends we could have if we only smiled at our fellow human beings on this earth.

 

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I grew up in a small country town where you wave, you smile, you acknowledge the person whether they’re your best friend or a random stranger. You take that second to say hello!

Many studies will tell you how healthy it is to smile. In fact, if you smile, it may help you live a longer happier life.

Lets take that second to make eye contact, wave a hand, say hello or just smile. It’s not only nice to the person receiving the smile, it may also increase the years of your life.

Here’s a fun Ted Talks Video to also help encourage you to smile:

Michelle Wolfe, RMT 

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What are you doing to make our planet earth a better home for yourself and future generations?

 

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On Saturday, March 19th, 2016 the world will get together and celebrate Earth Hour. An event that is held world wide annually, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.

You may have recently heard the astounding acceptance speech from the talented Leonardo DiCaprio when he happily won his first Oscar for the movie Revenant. Leonardo is an environmental activist trying to encourage others to save our planet. In his speech he mentions 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, a global threat to all species on our planet.

If we start to make the change, united as a planet, we will be able to reverse the damage done to the Earth! Please join the world on March 19th, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm and turn your lights out.

Use your power to reverse climate change, together we can make a difference!
#YourPower
#ChangeClimatChange

Michelle Wolfe, RMT

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