The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

“Let’s Talk About It.” – Setting Expectations

Valentine’s Day just passed, and I’m wondering how many of you, whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, may have ended up disappointed with what did or did not happen last Friday. I’m not a huge fan of the day per se, though I’m also open to anything which reminds us to care for... Continue Reading

Holiday Angst: How to Handle Unsolicited Advice from Relatives

The holidays are a time when many families get together with the unspoken hope that they can achieve a happy family holiday. These holidays are also a prime time for helpful relatives to give free advice. “You should get a boyfriend. You’re running out of time to get married, you... Continue Reading

The Emotional Peaks And Valleys Of The Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and with that may come a multitude of thoughts, emotions and feelings. These may change from moment to moment, day to day, week to week. The most important thing to remember as they come and go, is to simply honour how you are feeling. What does that mean exactly?... Continue Reading
Warming Turmeric Mylk Recipe

Warming Turmeric Mylk Recipe

Is there anything more satisfying than a cup of something warm and tasty? These days, it’s cold outside and life is just so busy… but the simple act of relaxing with a comforting drink can be incredibly therapeutic. I know it’s easy to reach for a sugar-packed hot chocolate or... Continue Reading
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Putting Self-Care First

How often do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with more to-do’s than hours in the day? With hustle-culture and the glorification of busy being the hallmarks of our social system, it’s no wonder! It’s been refreshing to see a surge of companies, practitioners and influencers singing... Continue Reading
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Rest Well

I often hear friends and clients describing their down time as ‘doing nothing’, and truly, we couldn’t be more wrong. In a society which values being busy, our down time is often disregarded. If we’re not at work, the gym, working on our side hustle, or something else really valued, we... Continue Reading
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Why Couples Fight

  The pattern in the fight. Most couples have just one fight. Their fight has a pattern, and this pattern simply moves from one disagreement to the next disagreement in the relationship. Getting to the bottom of this pattern is the way to break the cycle of fighting. ‘Intimacy From... Continue Reading
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Conscious Connection To Your Breath

  Jess here, Naturmend’s Meditation consultant, and I've had breathing on my mind these days. On the surface, it seems simple; it is natural human instinct to breathe, as you do it all day every day. You do it without even thinking about. But what if you did think about it? We will... Continue Reading
Circadian Rhythm

Restoring Your Circadian Rhythm

Human beings, much like the planet we inhabit, run on cycles. These cycles are what make possible all of the intricate functions within our bodies that enable us to live full, healthy lives. Our circadian rhythm, adopted from the Latin words circa meaning “around” and dies meaning... Continue Reading
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Being Present

We are well into the summer months here in Calgary, and I couldn’t be more pleased that the sun has been shining and the rain has been falling. Everywhere you look is bright and green and lush, people are outside doing things, and this is as perfect time as any time to introduce the practice of... Continue Reading