Author Archives: Ted

5 Tips To A Healthy Heart

The heart is arguably one of the most important organs in our bodies. This dual-chambered pump located at the centre of our chest, provides the body with oxygen, blood and the nutrients it needs to survive. Although the heart is a physical organ, it is also the spiritual centre of your wellbeing. Here is a list of things you can … <entire article…>

3:58 and a Nation Leaps To Its Feet

It’s been a hockey kid’s dream come true for this young Toronto-born hockey star. This past January, Akil Thomas scored the winning goal for Team Canada. His powerful backhand goal won the World Junior Hockey gold medal against Russia. It was shot into the net with just 3:58 left on the clock—and then, the crowd went wild – especially his … <entire article…>

Embracing a New Winter Attitude

Every winter we hear the complaints about the season. Some say it is too cold, or there is too much snow. While others gripe about the short days or shovelling the driveway. How many of our neighbours plan to take a trip to a tropical destination for a seasonal reprieve? Our attitude about winter needs to change. Many countries don’t … <entire article…>

March Break Adventures

Raise your hand if you’ve ever asked yourself, “What am I going to do with the kids during March Break?” Much like the holidays, spring break always seems to sneak up on us, but not this year! March Break 2020 will be different. This list of fun-filled activities will help you conquer March Break. Royal Ontario Museum – Sink your … <entire article…>

Treat Your Tastebuds This Winter

The winter is the perfect time to treat your taste buds. There are a variety of seasonal foods to enjoy. The winter is also the best time to expand your palate by trying new foods.  Winter Jams and Marmalade – Winter jams and marmalades are both tasty and fun to make. Most people purchase their jams and marmalade from the grocery … <entire article…>

Everyone Has A Role Model

There’s power in numbers. Yes, it’s a catchphrase, a popular, uniting tagline. But for many of us, it’s a necessity. As members of a global community, we have a responsibility to one another on an individual level.  “Each person must live their life as a model for others,” is a famous quote from Rosa Parks. She took a stand against … <entire article…>

Weather Might Be Frightful But Fashion Doesn’t Have To Be

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the thought of spring is so delightful! It’s February and we’ve officially reached that weird transitional period in fashion, where the store mannequin’s floral ensemble drastically contradicts the wool cable knit sweater the weather so dictates we wear. Unfortunately for us Canadian’s, spring won’t sprung until about mid-May. But that doesn’t mean we … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies – 1950s

This edition of Beaches|life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1950s.  Inuit Canadian are given the right to vote (Jan. 1, 1950), CBC Televsion started to air (Sept. 6, 1952), Korean War (1950–53), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame was founded (Oct. 1957), St. Lawrence Seaway officially opens (1959), Lester Pearson was awarded the Nobel … <entire article…>

Let Your Child Pursue Their Dreams

What does your child want to be when they grow up? Whether the answer is a dentist, lawyer or world-famous rock star, parents play a vital role in helping children achieve their dreams.  Walter Gretzky, father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, is also often called “Canada’s most famous dad” because of the support he gave his son.  Gretzky says as … <entire article…>