Tag Archives: Oct/Nov 2014

My Summer Rocked! Winners….

Kids Summer Story Contest Thank you for your stories of what you did this past summer. It truly sounded like everyone had an awesome time. We have chosen two winners and one honourable mention. Read their entire stories at beachesliving.ca/summerstories. Winners, Maša and Mina, will each receive a $25 gift card to Staples, and Stella will receive two movie passes … <entire article…>

What’s Your Personal Harvest? Planting seeds today for a bountiful tomorrow

“Today is your tomorrow” During the fall, farmers are reminded of how much their hard work and faith have given them their bountiful harvest. In our everyday lives, we also “harvest” what we sew, in good and not so good ways. We have to have faith that we can create a tomorrow that is brighter, healthier, more enjoyable and rewarding … <entire article…>

Pumpkins – So much more than just a Jack-O-Lantern!

  Pumpkins are good for so much more than just Halloween. The lowly pumpkin, seeds included, is truly a super food. Eating pumpkin protects you against heart disease and cancer, fuels you with vitamins and protein, helps make you look younger, feel better and lose weight!  Here is why: Vitamin A – A quarter cup of pumpkin gives you all … <entire article…>

Harvest Celebrated Around the World

Thanksgiving as we know it is predominantly a North American celebration. In Canada, it is celebrated at harvest time and in the United States, it combines a traditional harvest with a historic event. Around the world There have been harvest festivals since the Egyptians and hundreds of festivals are celebrated around the world each year. They occur at harvest time … <entire article…>

My Secret Beaches Spot

Robert E. loves the serenity here. Autumn is his favourite time of year in this area of the Beaches. Do you recognize it? Tell us where the Secret Beaches Spot photo was taken, and you could win a  a pair of movie passes to the Alliance Cinemas in the Beach. Email your answer by November 10 to info@beachesliving.ca. Send us a photo … <entire article…>

Laugh yourself to better health – Truly, humour is the best medicine

When did you last have a good “belly laugh”? We all love a good comedy or joke, but did you know there are proven health benefits when you laugh? Research into the medical benefits of laughter began in 1979 with the story of Norman Cousins, who was given a few months to live.  Cousins credits his recovery in large part … <entire article…>

Go Wild and Get Fierce this Fall

The stripes of a tiger, the skin of a snake, fur for cuffs, collars and coats, a pattern of owls on a scarf—fall 2014 fashion trends are all about the wild things in life! You may not want to pull off the entire “jungle” look but anyone can be in style with an accessory or two that brings those outdoor … <entire article…>

Think of Next Spring… Fall Garden Hit List

Check off these 10 garden prep tasks and next spring, you’ll be happy you did! Many of us “lose our steam” for gardening in the fall. Plants are in their last stages and we know that soon the frost will take our hard work away. But a few tasks completed in the fall can make your spring much more enjoyable … <entire article…>

Seafood Delight

Seafood like crab, prawns, shrimp, scallops, lobster, mussels are not only delicious. They also are packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fish oils with Omega-3. All shellfish also contain selenium, and a powerful antioxidant and trace mineral. If you include one portion of seafood in your diet every week, you may cut your chances of suffering a heat attack in … <entire article…>