Health

Dear Larry Gold, all I want for Christmas is my daughter to be pain free

Dear BC Children’s Hospital President Larry Gold, This time of year most children are writing their lists to Santa, asking for bikes, iPads, a new doll.  This year, my daughter is writing to...

How to stay sane this Christmas

Did this holiday season sneak up on you? For me, it was just September, and as I talked with someone about how fast time seemed to be flying, I remember saying, “Christmas will be here in about 15...

The Green Mama's Guide to Greening Christmas (and any other Winter Holiday)

The Green Mama shows you how to celebrate more, spend less, and all around green your holiday.

Evolving beyond 12 Steps

Is there anyone today who doesn’t know someone involved in a 12-Step program? There are 12-Step programs for almost everything we can think of -- alcohol and drug dependency, gambling, eating...

Campbell's expensive autism center is money misspent, advocates say

In the weeks leading up to the premier's resignation, the Ministry of Health and Education was urgently fast-tracking construction on a 20 million dollar building for children with autism spectrum...

Move over marriage and childbirth. Winning a fight comes first.

With twenty-four hours to go before the bit competition, I’d become an obsessive slave to the scales. I was teetering so close to my target weight that after every sip, munch or crunch of drink or...

The most extreme way to banish cellulite

After a recent sparring session, I gawked at the knotty, tangled mess that had once counted as a hair ‘style’ and reluctantly acknowledged that the luxury of looking good has been sadly absent from...

When training for combat sport means losing pounds, Thanksgiving may be toughest battle

Cutting weight is never easy, especially when faced with temptations. Of which nothing is more teasingly tantalizing that a slice of home-cooked pumpkin pie. It takes all the willpower in the world...

How to REALLY green your child's classroom in five easy steps

There is a lot of talk about going green, but many schools haven't caught up. Kids our most vulnerable and they spend 1/3 of their days in schools, many that are making them sick. What can you REALLY