Adventures by Amanda Shatzko

Going on adventures can be great for your mind, body and soul. Anything from skydiving to mini adventures of taking a new route for your evening walk. My life’s practice has evolved around being adventurous growing up on a farm, to performing as a professional acrobat, to travelling the globe – going on excursions and painting new people and places.

Here are my top 5 tips for going on adventures:


How to Escape Mediocrity By Stephanie Armstrong

Hard work and long hours have not only become a trend for today’s young adults, but a necessity as well. While our youth may have endless opportunity for learning and travel, debt is becoming a burden that many students and young adults face. When you add in the stress of being a first-time homeowner or renting at inflated rates, many young people need to work long hours now, to achieve future goals and financial freedom later.

Redefining Your Kitchen By Sarah Palais, Sarah Health Muse

So I have been vegetarian for 4 years. For some reason, now that I’m vegetarian I get asked constantly what I make for myself at home. I think people have a preconceived notion that all of a meal’s flavor comes from whatever meat is in it. Not only that, but it gets very black and white when people cook for themselves.

Hip Dysplasia: Lessons From My Hips by Heather Furtney

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you” …that seems to be my theme for the last 6 months. I’ve found that in my worst moments in life, I grow the most.

I went from simultaneously training for running, and training for rock climbing, to completely sedentary in a matter of a month. I was suddenly in a lot of pain and I knew that I was too young, too strong, and too healthy; I knew something wasn’t right.

In Shape by Emily Millen


Triangle, bow pose, cat & cow, eagle, crow, etc. On the mat, our bodies flex and extend to take on many different shapes. Each pose is done in a specific order (krama), placed in a special way (vinyasa), to help us experience a certain feeling or sensation. As our bodies move into these shapes, I believe we take on the flavour or energy of the pose; We take on it’s personality.

I Quit Sugar by Kristin Campbell

I quit sugar!

Here I was, innocently checking out Gabrielle Bernstein’s blog seeking inspiration. Her latest post was What It’s Like to Be 1 Year Off Sugar!

I thought, ballzy… really?! 1 whole year?! OMG, I could never… would I ever?

I left that tab open on my computer for 2 weeks. I kept going back to it, wondering…. Is this the answer to my unhealthy relationship I have with sugar?

Cacao Truffles Recipe by Judy Chambers

Easy to make, really tasty and packed with energy, these cacao truffles will last up to a month in the fridge, but we doubt you will be able to resist that temptation, these are amazing!


½ Cup Virgin Coconut Oil
½ tsp unrefined Sea Salt
¼ Cup Raw Madhava Agave or Maple Syrup (up to 1/2 Cup)
1 Cup Cacao Powder
1 Tbsp Maca Gelatinized Powder
1 ground* Cup Cashew Whole Nuts
optional Pomegranate Powder
optional Acai Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon, Ginger or Cardamom Powder
optional Matcha Green Tea Powder

*Unsweetened Shredded Coconut can be used as a cashew replacement


In a small sauce pan, warm coconut oil just until liquid.

Yoga Yin & CrossFit Yang By Kristen Hawkinson

I was a hater. Yes, I was a yogi and a CrossFit hater. I’ll admit it. I actually unfollowed friends on Facebook that were constantly posting CrossFit photos. I just didn’t get it.

Life Changes. We Change. We Grow.

All of the reasons I disliked CrossFit a few years ago, are now the reasons I love it! CrossFit as a community and a workout are the same.

Reflections on India by Krista Marie Starr

Krista Marie Starr India

The two things that my best friend, whose name is India coincidentally, said to me upon arriving late night at the hotel room she was waiting for me in was that “in India nothing is the way you expect it to be and nothing is the same twice.” At that point she had been in India for just over two months already, practicing in Mysore, and I was just arriving.

Be Curious. Be Adventurous. Be Healthy. by Kristen Hawkinson

Kristen SS14

Six months ago if you asked me what I thought about CrossFit I would have wrinkled my nose. Or how about joining the AcroYoga class on Friday nights, “No, not really my thing.” Do you run? “I walk.”

I was plenty adventurous and fit in my mind. I teach and take Pilates classes. I lead and participate in my early morning boot camp classes.