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by Lisa & Martin Pedersen, Ecotopia Naturals – More than a decade ago we realized we needed to make a series of changes to live more fulfilling lives. It’s the common story of being too busy and not having enough time to do what we enjoy most. We had three young children and it was important to simplify. To drastically shorten an exceptionally long story, we took many steps towards slowing down, decluttering, minimizing and leading a more intentional life, plus dozens of other trendy buzzwords. We gave emotional thoughtRead More
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Posted On February 25, 2021By seasideIn Top Stories

Tidy Seniors: Downsizing Clutter

by Doreen Marion Gee – “At their core, the things we really like do not change over time. Putting your house in order is a great way to discover what they are,” reflects Marie Kondo in her best selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The benefits of organizing one’s living space through reducing possessions go far beyond the simple pleasure of a clean home. Not only does it boost our health and well-being, but the act of tidying up clears ourRead More
by Janice Henshaw | photos by Janis Jean Photography except where noted – I wrote a story for the March 2019 issue of Seaside Magazine titled: “I Want a She Shed! A What? A She Shed!” In the article, I asked: “So where do you go when you need a slice of rejuvenating peace? Your very own She Shed – that’s where you go.” To be clear about what a She Shed is, I defined it as “a warm and cozy, one-room shed” located conveniently in your backyard. Just asRead More
by Janice Henshaw – Working at home has many advantages: savings in commute time, gas, flexibility in your work day, lower office space expense, clothing costs, healthier food and more family time. Some people love it and never want to return to a formal workplace, while others can’t wait to go back. To find out how couples are faring, I interviewed businesspeople in Sidney, Surrey, Vancouver and Toronto. Steven Haley-Browning, Account Manager at Seaside Magazine, says that space is their major issue in working at home. Steve makes do withRead More

Posted On January 26, 2021By seasideIn Regulars, Top Stories

IN FASHION – Mastering Face Mask Skin

by Alana Delcourt, Certified Advanced Skin Therapist – Fresh Skincare & Paramedical Tattoo – Masks are here to stay it seems, and with them a new buzzword: “maskne.” It’s a real concern – skin complaints caused by prolonged wearing of a fabric or medical grade face mask. I’ve been seeing increasing mention of it from fellow skincare specialists, and I’ve had to become something of an expert, as I’m also suffering from “maskne” myself. Skin forms the largest organ of the body and does an incredible job of protecting us. It’sRead More