Canada’s New Food Guide Focus on Family and Healthy Meal Choices

By | May 8th, 2019|Member Contributed|

Canada’s food guide has undergone a complete revision and instead of focusing on food groups and portion size, new recommendations encourage us to choose fresh, healthy ingredients and spend more time preparing meals at home and eating together. One of the biggest changes is that proportion is emphasized over portion size. As illustrated by Canada’s [...]

The Art of Reflecting v.2016

By | January 10th, 2017|Member Contributed|

I posted this blog last year and felt it was still relevant as a reminder to myself and hopefully to you. The start of a new year is an ideal time to reflect.  The benefits of a regular reflection practice are numerous and yet many do not take the time to pause and practice. Why [...]

The Value of “Not Knowing”

By | April 8th, 2016|Member Contributed|

It’s a hard idea to fully accept but there is great value in "not knowing." In our society, we’re so focused on knowing stuff so we appear smart and capable… being “in the know” is highly valued. The reality is that we can only grow in awareness when we start from a position of "not [...]

Dwell in possibility: Colouring the blank canvas of your life

By | September 8th, 2015|Member Contributed|

A few days ago, I bought my second "adult" colouring book. I'm thrilled that colouring for stress relief has come into vogue. Now I no longer have to use my son's Cars, Angry Birds, and Littlest Pet Shop colouring books to enjoy this pastime. After bringing my purchase home, I began flipping through the pages of [...]

My $180,000 Wake Up Call

By | July 13th, 2015|Member Contributed|

What type of wake up call is needed to walk out on a job worth $180,000 a year? For me it was breast cancer, and it was the tipping point for getting my act together and living a life that mattered. This is a story about how I found my way into the world of [...]

Stress Less and Discover Your Inner Superhero

By | June 16th, 2015|Member Contributed|

Stress Less and Discover Your Inner Superhero We love to talk about it. It’s the “S” word I hear the most in my practice. It spares no one and it comes in many shapes and sizes. Whether it’s at work, about money or at home, IT is usually present. S.T.R.E.S.S is a six-letter word that [...]

Listening to the Language of your Body

By | June 15th, 2015|Member Contributed|

The theme of this month is Health and Wellness, and since that’s what I do for a living, I wanted to share. I was fortunate to Strut My Stuff a couple of months ago, and I spoke about listening to the language of your body. Read on: Your body is great.  I’ve said this before [...]

Heal Deeper

By | May 21st, 2015|Member Contributed|

  These past weeks, I’ve been pushing my body – pushing it to work harder, lift higher, and heal deeper. Wednesdays at the gym with my trainer are particularly hard; it’s upper and lower body day, with loads of core work. With each new week, I had honestly dreaded Wednesday at the gym. But now, [...]

Holiday awareness-a new spin on giving

By | November 4th, 2014|Member Contributed|

Halloween has come and gone and the Winter Holiday preparations are here! Pressure to "Shop until you drop" is now in full force. Instead of over-spending this year, why not try another approach? Reduce, Re-use, Recycle is my motto...and what better time do do so?! Do it yourself- Now days with a variety of DIY [...]

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