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Paddi Moore

FOUR EXALTED PLANETS on Monday and Tuesday. The Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are all giving us their best. The planets are noble at this time which means there will be an added grace given to...

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

Sugar addiction is on the rise and our bodies are not equipped to handle the large quantity of sugar that we currently ingest. However, it's the added sugars such as regular table sugar and high...

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

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...

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...

"I used to be a lifeguard, but some blue kid got me fired."

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,...


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...


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...

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...


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...

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...

In hotel rooms I worry. I can't be the only guy who sits on the furniture naked.
Jonathan Katz 

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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...


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,...


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...