Tag Archives: Dec/Jan 2020/21

D.I.Y. Holiday Décor

The holidays are known for being a festive and joyful time of the year that brings warmth during the cold winter months. Some of the integral parts of the season include the visual displays. We all have fond memories of our favourite decorations of the season. Some of us think back to our memories of the Christmas tree, others may … <entire article…>

‘Tis the Season for Yummy Cookies

It’s no wonder why Santa Claus loves cookies. They are the perfect snack to have during the holidays. They are tasty and can be made the way you like. You can cuddle up by the fireplace and dunk them in milk or even hot cocoa. Baking cookies is also an easy-to-do activity to do with your family during the holiday … <entire article…>

Winter Fashion Wonderland

At first thought, winter fashion appears pretty straight forward. Fuzzy sweaters, oversized coats, long boots, woollen socks, and for a bit of glam some fur. Faux fur of course. But with fashion, the only certain thing is that norms are always being redefined. Even winter fashion must endure a new way of being. Winter 2020-2021 fashion trends were introduced last … <entire article…>

Staying Mentally Happy and Healthy

There are many things that contribute to emotional stress. It can be uncertainty during these times, job loss, growing financial pressures, altered daily routines, or even loneliness. When the future seems so unsure and we are grappling with so much uncertainty, how can we manage our mental health? Here are a few self-care strategies to boost your mood and offer … <entire article…>

Keeping Our Families Close This Holiday Season

Tis the season for festivities and family gatherings. These gatherings are intended to be heartfelt, fun and special time. However, sometimes they can also be a stressful time. Let’s take care of our families and ourselves this year and make this holiday season one to remember. This year may have been difficult, but that is exactly why it is important … <entire article…>

Great Decades at the Movies

This edition of Beaches|Life will be featuring some of the most critically acclaimed films of the 1990s.  Bob Rae became Ontario’s first NDP Premier (October 1, 1990), GST became effective (January 1, 1991), Roberta Bondar became Canada’s first female astronaut in space (January 22, 1992), Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian baseball team to win the World Series (October … <entire article…>

Old and New Winter Traditions

The holidays are around the corner. Many traditions this year have been altered due to the new normal.  But some of the staple events of the season are still taking place. This year, event organizers have been getting pretty creative with festive celebrations. So even though the pandemic has put a lot of plans up in the air, there are … <entire article…>

Perfect Gifts for Special People

Raise your hand if you have ever been to the mall on Christmas Eve doing last-minute shopping for gifts. Getting a good gift can be hard and stressful. And when you shop last minute you often purchase a basic gift like that is not very memorable, or even worse, you purchase a gift the receiver doesn’t want.  This year let’s … <entire article…>

Making Resolutions Stick

At the end of every year many of us start thinking about how to set good New Year’s resolutions and more importantly, how to keep them. Do you have a goal to ring in 2021 with a new resolve to exercise more, spend more time with family, quit smoking, or not sweat the small stuff? Do these resolutions sound too … <entire article…>