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by / on February 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in INSPIRE

A Word With My Teenaged Self

One of my friends posed this interesting question on Facebook the other day: If you could give your younger self two words of advice, what would they be? That got me thinking – because, baby, two words just wouldn’t do it. I can think of a bunch of things I’d like to tell my teenage self – all good advice [...]

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by / on January 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm / in HOTEL

The Humble Everyday

Once upon a time, I took toilets for granted. Yup…those precious, pristine, porcelain pedestals meant nothing to me. Though I visited them regularly – as I still do, of course – I never gave them a second thought…not the ones in my own home and certainly not the ones in public restrooms. They were the unsung heroines of my world. [...]

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by / on December 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm / in INSPIRE

Let it Be

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Are you ready to bake hundreds of exquisite little cookies, wrap a couple of hundred perfectly chosen presents, host several festive gatherings and go right out of your ever-lovin’ mind while you try to keep up with all the holiday demands? It’s all about expectations – particularly the unreasonable ones we place on ourselves [...]

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by / on December 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm / in HOTEL, INSPIRE

Christmas Mall Basics

The MALL – a scary, stressful place, especially in December. But there’s something about crowds, moonlight madness nights, decorations, and the thrill of the hunt I enjoy. Sure…I could shop from the comfort of home, but I like to sit in the food court, savouring my bean burrito and Diet Coke, crossing gifts and/or people off my list – DONE. [...]

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by / on November 4, 2013 at 11:47 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Path to Peace:Live in the Present

What does it mean to be present? Being present is simply being, or existing, in this very moment. Living in the moment will create a life that is filled with calmness and peace; we all want a life filled with peace, but in today’s day and age, life can become swamped. Trying to balance work life and being a parent, [...]

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by / on October 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm / in DINING

Photoblog: Fall LIV Foodie Art

LIV Restaurant has taken culinary artistry to a new level with the launch of its Fall 2013 Menu. The award-winning Niagara fine dining hotspot at White Oaks Resort celebrated the launch with a tasting event, and continues with its high standard of delicious dishes. Treat the foodie in you to an unforgettable dining experience, and take in the masterpieces…LIV’s fall/winter [...]

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by / on October 7, 2013 at 10:55 am / in FITNESS CLUB

College Fitness

Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. One of the biggest sources of anxiety for students is unrelated to academics…a large percentage of students greatly fear the famous and dreaded freshman 15. The truth is, this isn’t an irrational fear: Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end [...]

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by / on September 30, 2013 at 11:25 am / in INSPIRE

Good Day’s Work

My father, a small town doctor, used to say, “The best cure for insomnia is a good day’s work!”  Never one for going to the gym, my dad was nevertheless one of the healthiest and most active people I’ve ever known. He gardened, built furniture, fished, canoed, shoveled snow, raked leaves…you name it…he did it. And he never had a [...]

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by / on September 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm / in DINING

LIV Restaurant Wins Golden Plate

LIV Restaurant at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake is proud to announce adding another award to its collection. In a recent ceremony, the popular Niagara fine dining spot was honoured with the coveted Golden Plate from Les Clefs d’Or Canada, the Hotel Concierge Society. The yearly award is given out to a restaurant that demonstrates a commitment to dining excellence, [...]

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by / on September 9, 2013 at 10:23 am / in FITNESS CLUB

You Are Your Thoughts

The simple reality is that our language and thoughts offer a framework for meaning. Think on this powerful idea for a second: your words and thoughts determine your reality. If you call an obstacle a “problem” or “a mess,” you will create a different emotional state within you than if you call the issue “an opportunity” or “a challenge that [...]

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