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Nature Therapy 101

If you haven't heard of Nature Therapy, you're in for a treat! Nature Therapy or Forest-Bathing - also called Shinrin-Yoku in Japan, is a popular Japanese wellness practice that took off in the 1980s. It is an integral part of preventative care and healing in Japan. Research is being amassed... Continue Reading
Internal Family Systems

New Psychotherapy Offering: Internal Family Systems therapy

Do these people sound like anyone you know? Margot complains that she’s only attracted to men who are bad for her. Susan can’t stop herself from yelling at her kids. Kim can’t control her eating. Roger’s mind goes blank every time his boss walks in. Bob swears he’s... Continue Reading
30 days of meditation

I Meditated for 30 Days: Here’s What I Learned

    Hi everyone! It’s me, Ralitza, your resident Holistic Nutrition Consultant. I know a lot of things about food, but I also know first-hand that stress can have a real impact on your life. Stress affects your body, mind, heart and spirit. It can lead to a myriad of effects,... Continue Reading
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Three Easy Steps to Upgrade Your Morning

These days, it seems as though more and more people are talking about the importance of having some sort of morning routine. Opinions vary when it comes to what makes the “perfect” morning routine. I truly believe that each person is different, and no one else can tell us exactly what we... Continue Reading

Building Holistic Spring-Cleaning Rituals

  Our most natural state is to live in harmony with the seasons and cycles of nature. When we learn to ebb and flow the same way the natural world does, we release resistance and welcome the gifts we are meant to receive as we embrace our own cycles. As spring begins making its entrance,... Continue Reading

Tea Makes Me Happy and it Could You Too – Here’s How

Most of us know that tea is dried herbs steeped in water. But what we often forget is that being infused from these dried herbs adds not only flavours but adds medicinal properties as well.   Generally these medicinal properties arrived at through your tea are subtle (not always) however their... Continue Reading

My 4 Favourite Words

Have you ever felt like somebody was telling you something that happened to them, you were just checking in on how they were, and they told you a kind of crappy story? Did it feel like you needed to fix their problem? Truth be told, they probably don’t need you to fix their problem and likely... Continue Reading

The Power of Collaboration

A few years ago I recall a conversation at Naturmend with myself, a Naturopathic Doctor and a Holistic Nutritionist. We are all a bit stressed, and all dealing with it in the ways we knew best. As a psychologist I was focused on reframing my thoughts and plenty of self-care. The ND was supporting... Continue Reading

Nutritious Fall Meals: Beet Borscht

Beets! A great fall root vegetable that is an all-in-one kind of veggie: high in vitamin C, lutein, carotenoids, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and iron. You can’t go wrong with beets! The crisper mornings and nights have me thinking about nourishing soups and stews. Ingredients: 1 tbsp... Continue Reading

Sometimes showing up is enough.

I was in a spin class the other day, and it was tough. This wasn’t my first class, and I had been going every week or so for a few weeks, so my body knew what was coming. I found myself starting to get down on myself, you know the familiar script ‘you shouldn’t be here’, ‘you’re not... Continue Reading