We are living in a paradox of times. We have access to more information than was ever possible in the history of mankind, yet we are faced with new plagues and problems. The range of issues is seemingly endless, from Celiac disease to new allergies or intolerances to weight management issues. Some of these issues are new, and some of them are simply issues we are more aware of than ever before. While we are surrounded by all this knowledge and these issues, one thing is true: we are living longer, more vibrant lives. 40 is no longer what 40 used to be (some famous 40 year olds include Penelope Cruz and Leonardo DiCaprio). Nor is 60 what 60 used to be (think of Oprah, Jackie Chan, or Seinfeld), or 80 what 80 used to be (Larry King, Regis Philbin, and Barbara Walters are all in their 80s).
For us in North America, and especially for those of us here in the Pacific Northwest, there are fewer and fewer excuses available nowadays for living a life without good health. We have been blessed with prosperity: fairly good weather year-round, an amazing quality of life, and availability to pretty much anything we desire. Sometimes, however, there is just too much around us to know what is good for us. And there is always something new out there! If you’re like me, you love discovering new products or companies that have my values and goals in mind. Companies that aren’t just about the bottom line, but keep a focus on their consumers. Which is why I’m so excited to tell you about the Healthy Family Expo, for which I am a blog ambassador!
The Healthy Family Expo is targeted to parents who are out there looking for the best products for their families. This means healthy living from all aspects: food/drink, recreation, toys, cosmetics, nutritional supplements and much more. I love meeting people who share my interests, and this Expo is a great way to meet people who will help me learn more about keeping my family at its best. There will be over 100 exhibitors at the event next spring!
But don’t worry, you don’t have to wait until next spring to get in on the Healthy Family Expo action! On October 22 at 8 PM PST, you can join in on an hour-long Twitter party with @HealthyFamExpo! There will be over $1000 in prizes from some of the 2015 partners and exhibitors. Who doesn’t love winning prizes? Especially when they’re from companies like Whole Foods Market, London Drugs, Cypress Mountain, Yaya Baby, Modern Mama, Love Child Organics, Naked Coconuts, SPUD, Norwex (Garcie Wong), and GnuSanté, just to name a few. But make sure to head to the Healthy Family Expo website, RSVP for the party, and use the hashtag #HFEsmallsteps in your posts to be eligible for some of the awesome prizes up for grabs.
The Healthy Family Expo will be held in Vancouver, at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East) on Sunday, March 29, 2014, from 10 AM to 5 PM.