LIVING GREEN

Creating a sanctuary in your home

1f6119224f797e1d2589b5d3730299caBy Stephanie MacDonald

Call it a meditation room, or a reading nook, or a sacred space, but regardless of how flaky a name you give it, having a calm sanctuary in your home  can have a tremendously healthy effect on your life. With more demands on our time and attention than ever before, your mind and body need a break every once in a while, so here are a few tips on creating a place in your home free of demands on your brain and your body. Whether you use this space to do yoga, read quietly, to meditate, to catnap, to pray,  journal or something else that makes you feel calm and centred, it's up to you, just make the modifications to suit the space to your needs.

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Small Space Revolution

UlisseDining02web by Stephanie MacDonald

How are today's city homes like people who do yoga? Well for one thing they're healthy; with LEED building standards, fresh coastal air and non-toxic and low VOC finishes, we have some of the cleanest living spaces around. But another thing they have in common is flexibility! With space at a premium when you live in the city, being flexible is the key to comfort. With that in mind, we've discovered a couple of companies who can make your 350 square foot condo in the sky feel positively roomy, and your 600 square foot home seem like twice the size, with these clever built-ins.

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Earth Day – Reflecting on our home

earth day april 22By Elisa Krovblit

House, condo, apartment, mansion, bungalow, pad, loft, chateau, cabin, cottage... Regardless of where you do your living, we all share one home, the Earth. Today, April 22, marks Earth Day. There are a lot of events and activities you can do for Earth Day, from cleaning up parks to helping plant new trees and public gardens, for a list of local activities visit earthday.ca. And bring a little Earth Day into your home with these top environmentally friendly picks!

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