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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

Why taking care of yourself is key

Put on your oxygen mask, first. A lot of my Mindful Moments posts have talked about the need to care for yourself, but I haven’t touched too much on why it is so important for you to care for yourself. I commonly use a flying metaphor to help hit home the importance of caring for you. When you... Continue Reading

The importance of putting yourself first

In this Mindful Moments blog post we are looking at the importance of putting yourself first. A few weeks ago, a colleague complimented me on prioritizing my time and energy, and asked me why I was protective of this. I had to think for a moment before answering her. I do try to put into practice... Continue Reading

Let your no mean yes

In this first Mindful Moments blog post we are talking about self-care and how to let your no really mean yes. More often than I would like to admit, I find myself getting caught up being too busy and feeling the weight of overwhelming busyness pushing down on me. These are the times when I... Continue Reading

Introducing Mindful Moments

We're excited to introduce Mindful Moments with Karyn Zuidhof, our Registered Psychologist here at Naturmend. Mindful Moments is a series of featured blog posts on living a more mindful life; one of self-acceptance, truth and authenticity. Each post will focus on owning who you are as an... Continue Reading