In these days of modern technology, it can be difficult to pull away from our laptops, tablets, computers and phones.
Some days I find myself inundated with alerts, beeps and never-ending notifications. It seems that there are applications for everything and it can be a little overwhelming.
Once in a while, it’s nice to take a breath and walk away from technology – to write a handwritten note to a friend, send a card in the mail or perhaps jot down your weekly and monthly calendar in an actual paper notebook.
Former North Shore resident Natasha Asselstine, a holistic nutritional consultant, is an advocate for wholesome living and believes that wellness may be achieved by breaking it down into small, bite-sized steps. Asselstine is a creative director at Heirloom Publications and has recently launched her In-Season 2017 Day Planner.
This planner was designed to inspire users to live in harmony with the seasons. Asselstine has combined her passion for local food, seasonal living and beautiful design into a clean and charming schedule book that any foodie and grower in Metro Vancouver will adore.
The day planner features seasonal quotes to introduce each month, a list of Metro Vancouver’s farmers markets, a resource guide, and reminders of when British Columbian delicacies are in season. There are monthly reminders of when to sow your garden seeds as well.
Keeping our lives organized can really alleviate stress, and using a day planner is a great way to achieve this. So if you are looking to get a head start on 2017, this day planner is for you.
Asselstine’s In-Season 2017 Day Planners are available at North Vancouver’s Buddha-Full Provisions on West First Street.
Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign.