Urban Beekeeping at Square One

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This upcoming Monday, Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga is hosting an exclusive event to launch their new sustainability initiative, featuring urban beekeeping! Yes, beekeeping! The Square One rooftop will now be home to four beehives, in an effort to support the growth of their population. It’s amazing to see Square One making use of *all* space, and giving these bees a new home!

To help kick-start the initiative, Square One will be partnering with health and wellness superstar Steph Shep, and Nike trainer, Eva Redpath, including a free body conditioning and flow class led by Eva on the roof!

Did you know? Bee populations are currently in decline all around the world, with urban development and climate change as just two causes for their habitat loss. “At least 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of all plants require cross-pollination to spread and thrive, and here in Canada, bees are our most important pollinators.” – Source

Want to learn (and see) more? Keep your eyes peeled on @ShopSquareOne and @NatashaNKPR‘s Instagram stories for an inside-look to the event!

Become The New Face of Flow – #FindYourFlow

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Inspired by people living in the moment, Flow – a modern, socially responsible water brand – is on the hunt for the face of their first international campaign. This week, they launched their #FindYourFlow contest where you can submit a photo of you “in your flow” to win.

Now you’re probably wondering, how exactly does one find their flow…?

Flow describes this as being in “a state of energized focus and enjoyment”. So luckily, there are unlimited possibilities! Finding your flow is a completely personal experience…for some it might be curling up with a good book, capturing the perfect moment on film, laughing with loved ones, or that incredible rush of adrenaline when you finish your first 10k run.

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Need some more #FindYourFlow inspiration? Check out the different ways NKPR finds their flow…

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Nathan- I find my FLOW hanging out with Marvin the Corgi at the Toronto Harbour
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Alessia- Camping always helps me find my flow. Theres nothing better than getting in touch with nature.
Caitlin- I find my flow by going to the beach in the morning and at night. Either walking on the sand or along the boardwalk while watching the water is very relaxing.
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Nicole- I find my Flow connecting with nature! Can’t wait to visit Lake Huron this summer!!
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Kristin- This is an easy one: playing with puppies!
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Carolyn- I find my flow growing herbs and plants on my balcony in High Park! Meet my first balcony strawberry!
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Lauren- I find my flow at Studio Lagree on King West. My favourite post-work sweat sesh. Michelle and George are the best!!!
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Tory – I find my FLOW holding court in Trinity Bellwoods Park and my favourite dog named Chips.
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Haley- I find my flow listening to the music I love in the city I love!
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Aisha- I find my flow with a big 1,2,3 JUMP!
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Emily- I found my flow in Costa Rica…take me back!
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Ashton- I find my flow in my happy place – sunshine, swimming and friends!
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Rebecca- I found my flow being fully submerged.

Now it’s your turn to share your favourite #FindYourFlow moments for a chance to become the new face of Flow’s first international campaign!

Enter the #FindYourFlow Contest:
1. Follow and tag Flow on Instagram or Twitter
2. Post your best active shot using #FindYourFlow
3. From June 24-28, head to Facebook.com/FlowH20 to vote for your favourite finalist
4. Stay tuned for the winner announcement via Flow’s Instagram on June 29!

How To Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Olivia Wilde recently tweeted: “My [New Year’s] resolution died peacefully in a pizza box”.

Feel like you can relate? We all know how hard it is to keep our New Year’s Resolutions going strong past January, especially the ones which mean giving up some of our favourite (yet terribly unhealthy) snacks.

Luckily, there are some amazing products out there to help keep you on track with your 2015 goals. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites that will help you turn those personal promises into a sustainable lifestyle…

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Manage Energy Levels: Energy Revitalizing Remedy from Saje Natural Wellness

Got the 3 o’clock blues? Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee, try Saje Natural Wellness‘ invigorating Energy Revitalizing Remedy. This topical roll-on combines essential oils, including uplifting peppermint, zesty lemon, stimulating rosemary and refreshing bergamot to combat fatigue, reduce tension and encourage mental focus. Bye bye fatigue, hello productivity!

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Stay Alcohol-Free – Shloer

If “cutting back” was on your list for the New Year, make Shloer your new best friend. This sparkling, non-alcoholic grape-based drink is perfect for any occasion! Offering two flavours, Red Grape and White Grape, Shloer contains zero preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavourings. The perfect wine alternative!

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Take Care of Your Skin – Racinne Lady I Cleansing Brush

The Lady I Facial Cleansing Machine system comes with 4 different interchangeable applicators to target specific skin concerns and is beneficial for any skin type! We love the facial brush to clean deep into pores and exfoliate skin. Try the sponge head to apply your serum for an even deeper absorption!LadyI_Front_4brush

Get Rid of Toxins – 24 Hour Face Cream from OURS by Cheryl Hickey

Meticulously designed with extra purity and care, this all over, long-lasting 24 Hour Face Cream is ideal for any skin type. Safe to use on children and hydrating enough for mom and dad, this gentle cream will help hydrate skin all day long leaving it feeling silky and dewy. Our favourite part? OURS by CH products are free of silicones, parabens, phthalates, fragrance, dyes, formaldehyde, PEG, petrochemical, and most common allergens!

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Eat Clean – Eat Nakd

The best way to eat clean in the New Year is to snack clean; this is the moment when Eat Nākd nutritious bars come in handy! These vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free bars are made from a cold-pressed mix of fruits and nuts. Available in four delicious flavour combinations – Cocoa Orange, Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Delight and Berry Delight – keep these desk-side for guilt-free snacking!

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Detoxify – DAVIDs TEA Detox Kit

The holidays are over…we’re back on the grind…but some of us still still crave that detox. Our favourite way (and the most delicious) comes in DAVIDsTEA’s Detox Kit. This collection of super-healthy teas are not only good for you, they taste amazing! From Yogi Berry to Japanese Sencha, Pu’erh Ginger to traditional Detox, starting fresh has never been tastier.

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What are your favourite ways to keep on track with New Year’s Resolutions? Tweet us @natashankpr!

Our New Obsession: Your Tea Detoxifying Blends

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Inside NKPR, we’re all about living active, healthy lifestyles. Lately, there’s something new that has peaked our health interests…NKPR’s New York office is obsessively buzzing about Your Tea.

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Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Your Tea has discovered delicious blends that actually assist in weight loss, digestion, energy levels and relaxation. TCM actually encourages people to be proactive with their health to avoid future health problems.

Their most popular tea, Tiny Tea, is absolutely incredible. Not only does this 14 and 28-day “teatox” increase your energy, it also clears your skin, improves your mood, and promotes weight loss. Did we mention it also comes in a gluten-free formula – what more can you ask for?!

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So, what makes Tiny Tea so special? Unlike many other detox teas on the market, Tiny Tea follows the Traditional Chinese Medicine practices ensuring every ingredient does exactly what it’s supposed to in your body and uses only organic herbs without any laxatives.

Some of our other Your Tea favourites include:

Anti-C Tea

This tea aims at shifting unwanted cellulite with thorough cleanse that rids any toxins and impurities from the body that contribute to cellulite. The best part – it actually works!

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Her Tea

Bloating, mood swings, lethargy and problem skin – there’s a tea for that. This delicious blend is specially designed for daily consumption by females keeping these common problems under control.

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For more information on Your Tea (and we definitely recommend looking it it) check out their website: www.yourtea.com

Tell us which Your Tea is your favourite…Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!