In her new book JOY: Life Lessons from a Tuscan Villa Debbie Travis encourages us to live like our grandparents did

By Laurie Wallace-Lynch PHOTO CREDIT: Stacey Van Berkel Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to have more joy in their life? Lifestyle and TV décor expert Debbie Travis, of Painted House fame, now lives in a thirteenth century villa in Tuscany, Italy, where she offers week-long retreats for women from …

Summer Reading Indulgence

Warmer days are ahead, which means more time by the poolside or on the porch. Wherever you may be, relaxing with a good book is a necessity. Take your pick from these books by Canadian authors to kickstart your summer reading.   Instamom by Chantel Guertin In this modern fictional …

Book Review: Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Reviewed by Danielle Leonard Did you know that your body is much better off if you breathe through your nose instead of your mouth? Or that mouth breathing disrupts sleep and can cause sleep apnea? If these claims surprise you, as they did me, then you will likely be intrigued and …