Mairlyn Smith

Entries by Mairlyn Smith

Hate Grocery Shopping? Here's How to Love it

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 11:36 AM

I hate shopping for clothes. I think it's because I have an hourglass figure.

If I were 5-foot-10, it wouldn't be too tough dressing the bigger parts of my body, but at 5-foot-3 I tend to look like a sack of potatoes. It is discouraging to say the least. Bathing...

Read Post

My All-Time Favourite Big F-Word

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 9:26 AM

We just aren't getting enough of it.

And the bottom line is we need it in our lives.

As a matter of fact, most of us are getting so little of it, we're crabby, tense, and our health is suffering.

To make matters more complicated there are...

Read Post

How to Avoid Mindless Eating

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 9:38 AM

Grab a pencil and write down everything you ate for dinner yesterday.

Stumped? Can't remember every last morsel? You're in the majority.

All too often we sit in front of the TV, at our desks, in our cars, multitasking through our meals; not allowing our brains to become...

Read Post

This March Break, Invite Your Kids Into Your Kitchen

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 8:41 AM

Spring Break, or as most kids like to call it, "What are we going to do for fun now?"

Sure there are family field trips to go on, movies to watch, and adventures to take part in, but all too often by about Tuesday afternoon most parents are going...

Read Post

Spring Clean Your Fridge

(5) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 8:17 PM

If your fridge looks more like a science experiment from your grade nine chemistry class then a safe and happy haven for your food, it's probably way overdue for a clean-up.

At the very least you need to give your fridge the once-over every four months, but a weekly wipe...

Read Post

A Letter From Your Heart

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 11:27 AM

Dear (insert your name here),

Are you trying to kill me?

I'm beating over 100,000 times every single day to keep all systems going. I don't want to brag or anything, but without me you'd be dead. OK, I'll admit the brain is helpful but it has such a huge...

Read Post