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10 Acres in 10 Feet 10 Acres in 10 Feet

Looking for a breath of sweet country air downtown? Look no further than the little market that could at 10 Acres Bistro + Bar + Farm on the pretty corner of Courtney & Gordon. 10 Acres is committed to providing their guests with genuine farm to table gastronomic experience, and the reality of the farm is that growing season has blessed the business with an abundance of harvest – which...

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The Prestige of Fitness - Are you wearing the right pants? The Prestige of Fitness - Are you wearing the right pants?

I watch from the sidelines as my boyfriend competes in his first sprint triathlon after 12 years out of the game and I think to myself how removed I feel from the whole experience. To compete in a triathlon will cost you around $2000, a good ol’ hometown fun run around $200 and the Boston Marathon runs you $500 just for the entry fee. For these amped up fitness events you might also add in...

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How to Get Your Parents Active! How to Get Your Parents Active!

So, what do you do if your parent is steering clear of exercise, being active or connecting with the community? The truth is that seniors who “drop-out” of life are more likely to suffer from health problems including heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression.

There are many reasons why parents stop or choose not to participate. They can have a lack of confidence,...

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“Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler “Shotgun Lovesongs” by Nickolas Butler

Butler’s latest effort is actually his first novel after having found success in short stories, poetry and non-fiction work. His work is classically strong American writing and there are passages in this book evocative of Elmore Leonard, Tim Roth and Sinclair Lewis; heady company for a guy on his first novel. The book wasn’t heavy reading, but there were passages that stopped me in my tracks...

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Life Balance...10 Minutes At A Time Life Balance...10 Minutes At A Time

When you start to think about how to find balance in your life, just the thought of this first step can seem overwhelming. The key to finding balance is to make small changes that will eventually lead to a less hectic and stressful life.

How many times have we all said or yelled..."I just need a few minutes!" Let's start by devoting 10 minutes a day to yourself. Find or purchase a...

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Mango Salsa Mango Salsa

What we eat plays are big role in what our skin tone looks and feels like. When the weather is sunny and warm it’s more likely that you will be drawn to foods that are light, refreshing and colorful. The more colorful and fresher the food the healthier attribute to your skin.

Mango Salsa can be the perfect accompaniment to fish, meat, or chicken or eaten on top of a healthy cracker or...

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Victoria Lifestyles

This week begins with the news of the death of Robin Williams. We are reminded that all the money and fame does not buy happiness. Unfortunately some souls are born into this life with a felling...

Wes Kennedy

A significant portion of our progress in the gym stems from our ability to cope with pain, discomfort, and various forms of stress on the body. Individuals with a solid mental plan tend to...

Dr. Cory Holly

The Way Back is a 2010 drama film about a group of prisoners who escape from a Siberian camp during World War II. Lack of food and water, sandstorms, sunburn, blisters and sunstroke weakens the...

Carmen Scott

During the BC's teachers strike, many parents do not have the luxury of staying home. So, if this is the case..... What do you do?
Here are some "out-of-the-box" ideas for the keeping you...

Jacquie Brownridge

Technology has greatly shifted the landscape of dating as we knew it. In fact, texting has become the typical first step in dating for most. Despite this trend, most professionals singles say that...

Tracy Kaye Holly

If I can’t be in Hawaii I’ll bring Hawaii to me!

If you’ve been to Hawaii and haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing Maui Ribs, then you haven’t lived!
Azeka's is a ribs and snack...

Local Innovators

Victoria Lifestyles

Steve Housser has been appointed as the new Leadership Giving Manager at The Nature Trust of British Columbia. Steve brings extensive skills and experience in fundraising and communication to the...

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Childrens Health

Lindsay Pearson

Classic autism is a complex, neurological disorder which is part of a group of disorders known as, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). People with ASDs usually have distinct social, communication,...

Marketing

Victoria Lifestyles

Boring. Without value. Hard to read. Nonsense. These are some of the words that describe a lot of content on the Web these days.

Sketchy online marketers and so-called SEO gurus would like...

Boomer + Technology

Louise Latremouille

Imagine going for a walk on a beautiful Spring day, enjoying the warmth of the sun and sweet smells that surround you. You’re in your warm and fuzzy place. Then, out of nowhere the sky turns black...

FreshBooks

Kristen Jensen

I watch from the sidelines as my boyfriend competes in his first sprint triathlon after 12 years out of the game and I think to myself how removed I feel from the whole experience. To compete in...

Anna Rasmussen

Want to know the ingredients for an amazing car show? Take a whole sunny day, pair it with sensational, sparkling vintage cars, park them on Oak Bay Avenue and let the crowds stroll through....

off the shelf

Stacy Kuiack

Ummmmm . . . I wouldn’t really call this a buddy story, but it is a great novel centered on a tenuous and uncomfortable relationship between two men on opposite sides of prison cell bars. At the...

Real Estate

Victoria Lifestyles

Living Forest Communities recently announced that residential construction has commenced at Elkington Forest, a new conservation community on the Malahat, 35 minutes from Victoria.  The 77...

Travel

Brenda Schienmann

If you are one of the many Canadians who think they have no desire to cruise to Alaska because, after all, we see enough snow and ice here at home, you may want to change the way you think. There...

Two Wheeling with Susan Stokhof

Susan Stokhof

By now, you have seen this picture before? The Invisible Helmet has been showing itself to me over the past year and I’ve written about it a few times now. I can't ignore this new invention any...

Local Tunes

Ryan Fletcher

When John Pippus retired from his career with Global TV in 2005 he was not stopping his life's work. He was starting.

His debut EP 'Song Tourist', released in 2006 easily might have been...

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Healthy eating

Della Vorshuck

Working in pharmacy, I spent several years watching people take medications instead of taking charge of their health by making appropriate food choices. Time and again I would see them coming in...

Young contributors

Victoria Lifestyles

Think of the successful leaders you know.
They probably have one trait in common... the ability to communicate effectively.

The Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program helps kids grow...

Cover Feature

Ronnie Negus considers herself to be a "very spiritual person", and when she was approached to be a part of the reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Vancouver, she felt that the universe was...

Family Money

Jim Doyle

Many Canadian families feel ill prepared when it comes to teaching their kids about money matters, with some rarely, or never talking with their kids about the subject. This curriculum is not...

Let's Talk

Victoria Lifestyles

Contributed by #SFUEngage Team

One of the most difficult challenges facing a parent can be how to calm an emotional child.  Often it feels like nothing is getting through.  There is a...

A Day In The Life

Jenelle Vandeburgt

A few weeks ago, Bif Naked was kind enough to spare me a few minutes of her time to answer some of the light-hearted questions I had about her every day life. After surviving a heart aneurysm, as...

Beauty

Tracy Kaye Holly

A remedy for skin health and more – one that is not often discussed!

I was recently minding my eight-month-old nephew, Connor, while his parents were on a weekend get-away. His mother left...

Life Lines

Jenelle Vandeburgt

Marilyn Monroe: Sexy, independent, unique. Three things most girls strive for, yet few manage to achieve. Ms. Monroe's determination to succeed earned her a place in history as one of the greatest...

Seasonal Must-Have's

Michelle Addison

Once October has past its time to put away the costumes and get serious about what to wear to your holiday events, the season sneaks up fast and the calendars fill up quickly.

For women,...

Nutrition

Della Vorshuck

Working in pharmacy, I spent several years watching people take medications instead of taking charge of their health by making appropriate food choices. Time and again I would see them coming in...

Moving & Organization

Anney Fagan

I don’t really like the word “downsizing” but let’s face it, you might have to get rid of more than 50% of your belongings in order to fit into a new place. Whether you are moving yourself or an...

Travel & Leisure

Carmen Scott

When traveling with older individuals, researching and planning ahead is the key to a problem free trip. Start with choosing a mutually agreeable and manageable destination. Be realistic about...

Business Finance

Vicki Cook

Portfolio reviews are an important part of any investment program. Here’s why.

There was once a time when investors could rely on selecting high-quality investments for their equity...