Category: Life In General

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For healthy and beautiful skin, Apothekari Skincare has you covered and as part of our evolution, we’re excited to share our new look with you! Buy Apothekari Skincare At our online store PhaMix Why Skincare Packaging Matters There’s no disputing the importance of what’s inside your cosmetics container – our line of naturally safe products… Read more »

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Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Apothekari Skincare is an indie, female-owned & operated, proudly Canadian company! We take our inspiration from apothecaries, the precursor of today’s pharmacies, resulting in a modern-day boutique specializing in healthy formulations for skincare. In this post, we’re sharing more about us, including where we’ve come from, what we stand for… Read more »

Skin Care Intentions

It’s hard to dispute that the start of a New Year is a time for new beginnings and an opportunity to set new intentions for taking care of yourself. While I’ve abandoned New Year’s Resolutions, which often end up seeming difficult once we reach mid January, these days I’m leaning towards more simple and achievable… Read more »

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I’ve just returned from a family holiday to Mexico and delighted that on this trip, we were able to ‘Pack for a Purpose’. I was so inspired by the sense of community and giving during our stay at La Loma Jungle Lodge in Panama recently that I was excited to discover Pack for a Purpose… Read more »

Pack for a Purpose

Giving back, whether by volunteering at a seniors centre, donating to a charity or helping a friend or neighbour in need, is something that makes us feel good. Feeling good can’t be underestimated, but giving back has many other benefits including making an impact on the world around us and strengthening our communities. For those… Read more »

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In my first installation of Trip Panama, I covered the highlights of our 4 night stay in Panama City. Then we were off to Boquete, a small mountain town located in the highlands of the province of Chiriquí in western Panama. Cooler temperatures, breathtaking vistas and gorgeous vegetation make Boquete a retirement haven for many expats…. Read more »

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On holidays in Panama! After a rather long flight by way of Denver (points, what can I say?), we touched down at Tocumen International Airport early on Saturday morning. We arrived at our beautiful hotel, Las Clementinas, located in Casco Viejo, the old city, to be welcomed by my parents who had arrived the night… Read more »

Panama

I’m most definitely a warm weather person so you may be able to appreciate just how excited I am for an upcoming trip to Panama! This trip is especially significant because we will be traveling with my parents. My father has always wanted to see the Panama Canal and my bona fide Engineer geek husband,… Read more »

Teamwork

As a small business owner, the importance of teamwork can’t be emphasized enough. While I’ve had to wear many (MANY) different hats over the years, I know that building a successful business does not come via one’s hands alone. During the early days of building my first online wellness business, I did everything. I answered… Read more »

Spa Treatments

Who doesn’t love going to the spa? If this is one of your favourite ways to indulge, then you may want to know about new concepts that can help to take your outing up one level. Derived from the name of the town of Spa, Belgium, whose name originated in Roman times, the word spa itself… Read more »

International Women's Day Quote

Happy International Women’s Day 2018 (IWD)! Held annually on March 8th, this global day has occurred for well over a century, with the first gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and the day is marked around the… Read more »

Fighting the Winter Blues

In this post, a slight deviation from skin care to focus on the winter blues, something that can affect many of us during this time of year. Often accompanied by sadness, sluggishness and food cravings,  it’s estimated that the gloom caused by Mother Nature during the cold season is biologically felt to some degree by… Read more »