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Articles by Vanessa Rodriguez

Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

1:04 pm Jul 10, 2012

“Age is just a number” is an expression that many of us utter, but few believe. Dara Torres was one of those who believed. At age 41, after giving birth, Torres launched her Olympic comeback. It had been years since she had retired from competitive... Read more »

WILD B.C. FISH HIGH IN OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

12:55 pm March 1, 2011

When I first heard of the benefits of wild fish, I immediately started looking for a fish monger I could trust. Richard Saxe from the Salmon River Company was very informative and knew everything about his fish: “Our Wild Salmon is rich in... Read more »

Letters from the Dhamma Brothers

Letters from the Dhamma Brothers

3:47 pm Feb 22, 2011

On the cover of the book Letters from the Dhamma Brothers by Jenny Phillips, there is a quote by American Congressman John Lewis: “No human being should be considered beyond the reach of redemption.” It is this conviction that inspired the book,... Read more »

THE ORGANIC FOOD SHOPPER’S GUIDE

THE ORGANIC FOOD SHOPPER’S GUIDE

2:35 pm Feb 17, 2011

It seems to be the summer for organics this year as fresh fruits and vegetables have health-conscious city shoppers looking to the farm. For the ordinary city slicker, The Organic Food Shopper’s Guide is a great resource. Written by Jeff Cox,... Read more »

The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation

The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation

2:47 pm Feb 16, 2011

To anyone who has ever lost a loved one, Abigail Carter offers hope and inspiration with her new book, The Alchemy of Loss. Having lost her husband during the 9/11 World Trade Centre tragedy, Carter was left with a shattered heart and two children... Read more »

Stirring It Up

Stirring It Up

1:08 pm Feb 10, 2011

If you have ever doubted that going green could increase production and result in greater profits for any business, Gary Hirshberg’s new book is for you. As an eco-entrepreneur, Hirshberg is president and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s... Read more »

The Science of Good Food: the Ultimate Reference on How Cooking Works

The Science of Good Food: the Ultimate Reference on How Cooking Works

1:11 pm Feb 9, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered what keeps red cabbage from turning blue, why onions make you cry and how to stop the tears, or whether it is better to salt a steak before or after grilling, then this book is for you. Titled as “The Ultimate Reference on... Read more »

The Organic Pharmacy: Complete Guide to Natural Health and Beauty

The Organic Pharmacy: Complete Guide to Natural Health and Beauty

2:31 pm Feb 8, 2011

Self-declared as “the complete guide to natural health and beauty,” The Organic Pharmacy does much to live up to its name. This book is a great start for those interested in reaping the benefits of natural skin care, herbal remedies, and... Read more »

Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance

Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance

4:01 pm Feb 7, 2011

In these times of economic upheaval and uncertainty, it helps to remember that stress and troubles are hardly new phenomena. And where there has been stress in the past, there has also been perseverance and optimism. We would be well served to... Read more »

The Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Face Lift

The Yoga Face: Eliminate Wrinkles with the Ultimate Natural Face Lift

1:16 pm Feb 7, 2011

With the prices of anti-aging creams and lotions steadfastly climbing, it’s no wonder more people are turning to natural remedies and exercises, such as yoga, to help them look younger and live longer. The benefits of yoga for flexibility,... Read more »

The Beginning Runner’s Handbook

The Beginning Runner’s Handbook

3:47 pm Feb 3, 2011

When Paul was approaching 50, he developed rheumatoid arthritis followed by a nervous breakdown. It was the wake up call he needed to begin thinking seriously about exercising. He joined a walking club, which helped break down some of his... Read more »

The Hormone Diet: Lose Fat. Gain Strength. Live Younger Longer.

The Hormone Diet: Lose Fat. Gain Strength. Live Younger Longer.

1:21 pm Feb 3, 2011

Years ago Natasha Turner was 25 pounds heavier and found herself unable to lose weight, despite eating well and exercising regularly. She was sleeping 16 hours a day but still feeling fatigued and generally exhausted. She went on like this for 13... Read more »

Walking: A Complete Guide to Walking for Fitness, Health and Weight loss

Walking: A Complete Guide to Walking for Fitness, Health and Weight loss

3:04 pm Jan 24, 2011

For many years, the name John Stanton has been associated with running. Founder of the Running Room, Stanton has run more than 60 marathons and was named by Maclean’s magazine’s 2004 Canada Day Honour Roll as one of 10 Canadians making a... Read more »

Simple Steps to a Greener Home (DVD)

Simple Steps to a Greener Home (DVD)

2:29 pm Jan 20, 2011

Living green has never been easier with Danny Seo’s DVD, Simple Steps to a Greener Home. Filled with practical, stylish, and eco-friendly advice, this 69-minute presentation will leave you feeling empowered and excited about improving your living... Read more »

Growing Green Babies (DVD)

Growing Green Babies (DVD)

3:44 pm Jan 14, 2011

Sara Snow claims to have been practising a green lifestyle since birth. Having grown up with organic gardens, compost heaps and respect for the Earth, Snow found herself in the ideal position for creating and hosting two green living TV series on... Read more »

Ayurveda For Weight Loss (DVD)

Ayurveda For Weight Loss (DVD)

4:13 pm Jan 13, 2011

It’s March. Several weeks have passed since those heartfelt New Year’s resolutions were made and we may now find ourselves back where we started. We were going to lose weight. We were going to get in shape. Good health is a worthwhile and popular... Read more »