Feature Living Stories
- Published on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 19:23 04 March 2014
- Written by Deja Leonard Deja Leonard
Breaking down facts and fiction about today's trendy eats
Kale, quinoa, coconut water, avocado, gluten-free foods — you've either heard of them or you've eaten them yourself. These are some of the trendiest foods right now and you can probably confirm this through the numerous foodie articles, annoying Instagram posts and over-done Facebook updates.
Now, I wouldn't go so far as to say I haven't tried a few of these (OK, all of them), but what's more important is finding out if these foods are actually good for us, and figuring out how to work them into our diet. I asked Colleen Parsons, president of CGP Consulting, to fill us in on these trendy foods.
- Published on Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:57 27 February 2014
- Written by April Lamb April Lamb
Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark and walks in the park at the top of the list
The age-old trope is true — going for dinner and a movie are the top two things Calgarians like to do on dates. However, it's time to get out of the classic dating scene, and try something new.
In early February, The Calgary Journal created an online survey that asked Calgarians where they prefer to go and what they prefer to do on dates in Calgary. The survey elicited 285 responses with a near even split between male and female participants, with a strong majority between the ages of 18 and 35. The bulk of the respondents were in some form of relationship, while just over a quarter were "single and ready to mingle" and 7 per cent were "single and loving it."
- Published on Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:43 15 February 2014
- Written by Courtney Taylor Courtney Taylor
How one single mom took control of her life
"You can sit there and wallow 'oh woe is me,' or you can take control of your life."
These are the words of Laurie Jeselon, on the topic of creating a new path in life. The 44-year-old single mom has made the best of opportunities given to her and has worked hard to change her life for the better. Once a client of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, she has now been employed with the organization for the past eight years. She also has a place to call home and provides for her three children.
Dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt, Jeselon looks right at home as she sits at one of the many empty tables in the lunchroom at the food bank. She is at ease as she starts describing the story of the last 13 years of her life.
- Published on Friday, 14 February 2014 10:38 14 February 2014
- Written by Sarah Comber Sarah Comber
Yogi works hard to connect with herself, passing that gift onto others
Breathe in. Breathe out.
Breathing is an inherent part of our lives, a small bodily function that gives us life and something that the majority of us do without even noticing.
For yogi Alice Hong, focusing on the breath has become an integral part of her lifestyle and career. Pranayama — breath practice in Sanskrit — is one of the levels to a yoga practice; a yoga practice that Hong has had in her life for ten years.