Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

# 4 Reduce-Reuse-Recycle Part 1 - Reduce (...con't from  March 12  )As much as possible, create a tree-free home: -       replace paper napkins with cloth napkins-       replace paper towels with a special set of cloth towels or cut up old t-shirts for great towels and just wash and reuse -       purchase bleach-free, toilet paper that is made from the highest post-consumer waste content … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis

Approximately, 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis.  Sometimes referred to as the “silent thief”,  it usually has no symptoms and is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue.  These lead to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture,  particularly of the hip, spine and wrist.   The following are crucial to your bone health: Getting plenty of calcium -  Your bones depend on calcium for … [Read more...]

Our book club’s choice for March

This month our Book Club is reading, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.  I've just started reading it but some of the members  (the "keeners"!!) have already read it and seemed to have gained a lot of insight into another culture.  Have you read this book?  What are your thoughts?Don't give away any surprises...remember I've just started it!!MonicaMarch 27/11 - Update - just finished this book, I quite liked it and found it to be an absorbing … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time

# 4 Reduce-Reuse-Recycle Part 1 - Reduce The critical first step of waste prevention has been overshadowed by a focus on recycling. Please help to promote a greater awareness of the importance of the "Reduce" part of the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra. Simplify: Simplify your life as much as possible. Only keep belongings that you use/enjoy on a regular basis.  By making the effort to reduce what you own, you will naturally purchase less/create less waste in the future. Reduce … [Read more...]

Induced Menopause

Induced menopause is usually defined as menopause which occurs as the result of an unusual event, such as, ovarian damage from medication, chemotherapy, or radiation exposure, ovarian malfunction or by surgical removal of both ovaries (bilateral oopherectomy), which may also be referred to as, surgically induced menopause.Induced menopause, (both surgically and non-surgically), can occur at any age after puberty and before natural, spontaneous menopause occurs.With (non-surgically) induced … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time ~ Tip #3

Living Green, One tip at a Time -   Tip #3 -  Plant a Tree or Two or Three Tip #3 - Plant a Tree or Two or Three ~ Most of us know that planting trees can help the environment. Trees trap CO2 emissions, minimizing the effects of global warming. Did you know they also have many other beneficial effects such as:  cooling your home capturing dust particles from the air reducing noise pollution imparting beauty and serenity stabilizing soil and preventing … [Read more...]

Hot Flashes 101 ~ Hot Flashes and Menopause

Photo credit: Gary Soup via Visual Hunt / CC BY Hot flashes and menopause -- it's almost impossible to think of one without the other. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of perimenopausal and menopausal women; according to some studies, affecting approximately 85% of these women.  Most women have mild to moderate hot flashes, but about 10–15% of women experience such severe hot flashes that they seek medical attention. When you're having a hot flash, you may experience: a feeling … [Read more...]

Red’s Round-the-World Extravaganza ~ Fundy National Park

Red's Round-the-World Extravaganza Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, Canada The Bay of Fundy Tides At Fundy National Park the difference between high and low tide can be as much as 12 metres. At the head of the bay, the tide can rise 16 metres, the height of a four-story building. Walking on the bottom of the bay is a favourite pastime of visitors. This is, of course, best done at low tide in the intertidal zone! At Alma Beach at the time of low tide, you can walk more than a … [Read more...]

The Stylish Blogger Award ~ A Wonderful Surprise!

{Feb 27, 2011} I'm so completely honoured; I was given the Stylish Blogger Award!!  A huge thank-you to Monica from "A Mother's Touch”, be sure to check out her amazing blog at http://giftsbyamotherstouch.blogspot.com/, you won't be disappointed!!                                Stylish Blogger Award I am so honoured!  I've been selected by Kortney at http://www.kortneyskrazylife.com/, to again receive this award!  A big thank-you to Kortney for selecting my blog!!  Make sure … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time {Tip # 2}

Living Green, One Tip at a Time -   Tip # 2 - Wear it or use it more than once -     Photo credit: StockMonkeys.com via Visual Hunt / CC BY OK...I'm not talking about your underwear and socks, but there are many items of clothing we just automatically remove and toss in the laundry.  (Personally, I wish I could wear my jeans for a couple weeks before I had to wash them!!)  And what about those big fluffy bath towels....hang them on a hook...they don't need to be … [Read more...]