The Two Week Wait

By Sonya Brown When we decided we would try IVF, I was only aware (at the time) of one other person who had gone through it. After one try, they were blessed with a handsome, healthy baby boy. I ...

The Dirt on Trail Running

By Susan Czyzo, MScPT, alive.com Tips for getting started Breathe some life into your running routine. Hit the trails for a change of pace and trade the honking horns and exhaust fumes of city trails fo...

Mini Lemon Lavender Pudding Cups

Ingredients: Pudding filling 13.5 oz (400 mL) can full-fat coconut milk 1/4 cup (60 mL) chia seeds Pinch of salt 1/4 cup (60 mL) coconut sugar 3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp (2 mL) lavender, gr...

Protect Your Skin and the Environment

By Heidi Hoff, Alive.com Hint: Check your label! You’re heading out—but did you remember your sunscreen? And did you remember to check the label on that sunscreen? Turns out a common sunscreen ingredient ...

Chicken and Veggie Pesto Salad

Ingredients: For the pesto: 1 loosely packed cup fresh basil leaves 1/2 loosely packed cup arugula 2 tablespoons toasted nuts, such as pine nuts, walnuts, or cashews 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1...

Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad

Ingredients: For the dressing: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons water 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice ...

Training For Your Trek

By PJ Wren, FitnessWithPJ.com Get fit—and get stoked! Heading out on the trail? Start enjoying the experience even before you hit the trail by planning for the ultimate experience. Get your body hiking-re...

My Waiting Room

By Sonya Brown September 22, 2012 was one of the best days of my life.  On a beautiful hike in Banff, AB my boyfriend at the time asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Throughout all...

How To Grill Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 pound thick asparagus, rinsed, trimmed, and dried 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 small lemon Equipment: Measuring spoons 9x13-inch baking dish Knife 4 to 6 wooden or ...

Probiotics for Infant Colic

By Heidi Fritz, MA, ND, Alive.com  Calm the crying—and your stress levels It’s thought that up to 20 percent of infants experience colic, which typically begins around two weeks of age and lasts until about t...