Leah Payne




Men’s Natural Grooming Primer

The world of personal care is a complicated one. Throw in the need for choosing natural products and it can seem downright overwhelming. No need to fear. Follow these 12 tips and you’ll do just fine,

Rachelle Girardin is Beyond Nourished

“I love taking care of people!” exclaims Rachelle Girardin. This busy Vancouver-based personal chef, instructor, holistic nutritionist, and entrepreneur recently took some time to chat with alive abou

9 Surprising Staples At Your Natural Health Store

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—well-stocked natural health retailers offer a one-stop shopping experience. Next time you’re strolling the aisles grabbing your usual supply of supplements

Beauty Tips for Aging Skin

Contrary to what we’re taught to believe, aging skin can be beautiful skin. These days, more and more women are interested in ditching the surgeries and injectables and instead focusing on a healthy l

How to Truly Keep Your Skin Hydrated

What does water have to do with skin? A ton. Your skin is full of water—30 percent water, in fact—and keeping it there can help make your complexion healthy and happy. Water content is a major factor

Conscious Celebrations

This holiday season, let’s rethink consumption The holidays are notorious for excess and overconsumption. It’s not just bad news for the planet, though: this excess also creates stress, both emotional

You Can Still Glam Up

Even though the holidays may look a bit different this year—RIP, big, fancy parties—there’s no reason you can’t dress up, pamper yourself, and experiment with makeup. And yes: The glam makeup looks th

Recovery For People and The Planet

Since the arrival of COVID-19, many cities are reporting cleaner air and less pollution. Are these real, long-term benefits? The truth is a bit more complicated. To ensure that we recover from COVID-1

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