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The Art of Cupping

I like to think of cupping as a little slice of healing heaven for the mind and body. It has a multitude of applications and there is something for nearly everyone with this therapy, even for the kids! Cupping has become somewhat popular in the media with sports figures and celebrities, but it has... Continue Reading

Sadness: The Portal to Happiness

Sadness is the most profound, pivotal, and powerful of emotions. No other emotion has the power to transform us, to evolve us, to change us from the inside out. It’s also the most discounted, maligned, shamed, countered, misunderstood, resisted, and feared emotion, according to Dr. Gordon... Continue Reading

Welcoming Spring with Open Arms

Spring officially kicks off Saturday, March 20th so YES I’m a little early but I just feel so excited to talk about this upcoming season of rebirth and regeneration. I’ve already started to notice subtle shifts in the people around me – more movement, more smiling, more sunshine, more active... Continue Reading

The Basics of Vaginal Discharge

Warning: this blog will use the words “vaginal discharge” in a seemingly excessive amount, but the synonym is leukorrhea, so… vaginal discharge on repeat. First of all, let’s establish this: Vaginal discharge is normal and healthy, and an indication of the health of the vulva, vaginal... Continue Reading

What the TWEL?: Your Skin & Transepidermal Water Loss

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL), ever heard of it? You may not have heard of it but if you live in an extremely dry climate, like we do here in Calgary, there is a good chance you are experiencing it. The outer layer of our skin, the epidermis, is responsible for protecting us from the sun,... Continue Reading

Meditation Changed Me

I was at a low point during the pregnancy of my 2nd daughter. I had a stress breakdown midday way through the pregnancy. Just so much on my plate, and felt I was lacking support and that I couldn’t handle it all. My personal life had challenges and my personal emotional and spiritual health was... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Combat the Winter Blues

Welcome 2021! With a new year comes new expectations, new hopes and new dreams. Especially given the tumultuous atmosphere we went through in 2020, many of us may be cautiously stepping into 2021 with anxious hearts and minds. We are also about 2 weeks past the first day of winter, and with no... Continue Reading

How do your Swimmers Swim? Let’s Talk about Sperm!

Hello! In my last blog post of 2020 I’ve decided to bring you some info on improving male fertility factors! Fertility has been on my mind as I work with many patients on their journeys to conceive and become parents and also because I’m soon to become a mom to my third child.  This year... Continue Reading

The Stress of the Holidays and Emotional Eating – How to Recgonize Patterns & Start to Shift Them – Part 2

Emotional eating is quite common. It affects a large percentage of the population and it is a way for many of us to avoid addressing our underlying feelings. Reflect on the last time you gave in to emotional eating. When asked if eating helped soothe your feelings, your initial response might... Continue Reading

The Stress of the Holidays and Emotional Eating: How to Recognize Patterns and Start to Shift Them – Part 1

The holidays are quickly approaching and with that, comes the increased stress of buying gifts in busy shopping malls, seeing family or friends that you may have difficult relationships with and the constant temptation of all the sweets and treats that this time of the year brings. Often, the... Continue Reading