MISFITSTUDIO Alright kids, you've been asking for THE GOODS so we're giving it to you. Starting next week MISFITSTUDIO will be carrying our green smoothies, Insteada superfood drinks and snack boxes. Plus you can place orders for salad pickup Monday to Thursday. The best part.... MISFITSTUDIO is an incredible yoga and pilates space, a reprieve from crazy life. Grab a mat, flow between movements to amazing music as lead by some inspiring and beautiful people. The open air, sunny studio in the heart of Queen West makes you feel like you're anywhere but here while strengthening and tightening your entire body. I love this place, it's been saving me for a few months now. So you can imagine how excited I am to be sharing THE GOODS through them.  Click here for more on our food and here for their amazing intro offer. Believe it.

Photo cred RW Photography I'm going back to my Ad job next week. It really got me thinking about everything and all the changes that have happened. It has been an epic year my friends. Little ones have grown, I've shrunk, I have found my voice and nurtured my passions, I have fortified existing friendships and even made some new ones. I have a new understanding of the concept "You are what you eat" and "Let food be thy medicine". I have a new love and respect for Ontario and organic farmers and I've ditched the gluten and dairy (for the most part). I have more energy now then I did in my twenties - I even threw a birthday party for 17 four year olds (I may not be repeating that one though). I drink a green smoothie everyday and can't live without chia or hemp hearts. I'm in love, surrounded by love and am loved. Wanna know what else? I celebrate my love affair and friendship with LL. She found a way to get through to me and quite literally turned my life around. She invited me into this wonderful, crazy world of The Goods and I'm blessed to have her in my life. Love you Biz. Madly. This one's for you.

Organics are not always cheap but they are important. If you're taking the time to eat better, buying organic produce is the first place to start. If they spray the plants with pesticides it's in the air, soil and water which means it's in the plant and in you. No scrubbing will get that stuff out. Sticking to the dirty dozen is a great place to start. Click here for current list. I do almost all my shopping at two stores on Roncesvalles, Qi Naturals carry all my oils, powders, nuts, seeds and anything else I need. I haven't found better prices then at Qi and their service is great. I then walk North about four store fronts to Maple Produce. They're a little grocer with zero frills and THE best prices. They don't always have local in the summer but in the winter they've got organics covered. Personally I feel much better about spending my dollar at family owned, locally run business like these especially when I'm getting my money's worth. Yes Miss Mellors this one is for you... sorry it's on the other end of the city!

Photo Cred Lisa I'm posting a quickie today, things are picking up and the goods is getting busy. Big thanks to all our supporters, we love you! Since we're not the only busy ones around here, I wanted to share this quick trick for keeping on top of your health game. We know having a glass of lemon water in the morning can do all kinds of good... see Cat's post for more. But I'm lazy and squeezing a lemon each morning is a bit too much to ask. So this is simple but it didn't occur to me until I saw it go down at Pure Joy Academy, just squeeze 4 to 6 lemons or limes at once, put the juice in a glass bottle and keep it in the fridge for up to a week. Just top up your filtered water each morning with splash of your lemon juice, add a bit of stevia if you like and you're on your way. If you want to get really crazy, lemon juice freezes well so you could go at a whole bushel at once. That's all for today. Signing off.