Summer Solstice is Almost Here!

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Tomorrow marks the start of Summer with the Solstice ~ the longest day of the year and Father’s Day!!! Here’s how to celebrate AND enter our latest Giveaway in honour of one of our favourite days!!

The summer solstice happens each year somewhere between June 20 and 22, depending on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the celestial equator. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this year it officially starts on Sunday, June 20 at 11:32 pm EST. 

The word Solstice comes from Latin Solstitium – from sol (sun) and statium (still or stopped). This time is significant as the sun appears to stop for a brief period of time. This is all an illusion as the sun is just wrapping up its northbound tour and begins to move south.

The summer solstice also kicks off the start of Cancer season which runs from Monday, June 21 to Thursday, July 22. In astrology, the sun is associated with the divine masculine, and the moon is associated with the divine feminine. This is the ideal time to consider ways we can balance the masculine and feminine forces in our lives. Finding ways in which we could use a little more gentle receptive yin and where we could yang things up with more action-oriented, decisive energy.

Use the summer solstice to gather your best friends, get outside and celebrate life. Think of the sun as a life force, and use the longest day of the year as an excuse to soak up as much of it as you can. While you’re at it, ENTER our Giveaway to WIN our delicious Keto Cracker Box! Giveaway closes June 20 @ Midnight.

Happy Summer Solstice!

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Local Love Series: Gathering Place Trading

The first of our Local Love Series featuring small business owners, female founders and industry leaders all within the realm of health, wellness, community and good vibes. We’re discovering the WHY from so many amazing people and sharing their suggestions to nourish your body. 

Starting with our Founder, Shani’s Biz BFF – Lovena from Gathering Place Trading. We use their spices and salt in all HGLF products!

Her business is run from Campbell River and with her family, she lives & farms on Cortes Island. Lovena share a bit about her work and how spending time outdoors motivates her on a daily basis. CLICK HERE for the full interview.


June Special!!

For the rest of the month, spend $200 or more and receive a FREE Reusable Bamboo Utensil Set!

Dishwasher safe, heat and stain resistant, each utensil is made of natural, responsibly-sourced bamboo and hand-finished with a protective, food-safe coating in four awesome colours! Each set comes with a fork, knife, spoon, and a set of chopsticks, in a convenient utensil case – perfect for all your meals on the go!

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