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Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Root Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centrs through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading

Calling out the Voldemort in Your Life: The Power of Naming Your Fears

I’ve just started reading Harry Potter — yes for the first time. Even though I’ve only just finished the second book (no spoilers please), I’ve already pulled out a few metaphors which I think can be really useful in life. In the first book, I noticed the absolute fear of mentioning... 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

Advocating for Yourself

Not feeling the best is extraordinarily taxing – mentally and emotionally. Whether you are diagnosed with something specific or are or on the hunt for answers to a problem, feeling unwell is a huge stressor. Having to shuttle yourself to appointments, connect with different professionals and... 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