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Mike’s Foundational Fitness Model: Feel Better Through Movement

Before we begin, please understand that this is a model I have created on what I perceive to be the successful hierarchy of introduction into fitness and movement. I use a lot of home construction analogies, so bear with me on that front. There are a ton of great models by some very intelligent... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Ground in Anxious Times

It’s been an unusual few months for all of us. The world is feeling a little topsy turvy and our existence has been turned on it’s head. We can been forced to shift our lives in so many different areas. The tightly woven fabric of our previous lives has been dismantled. Now, as things begin to... Continue Reading

A Mini Meditation Offering and A Couple Snack Recipes

Hello again! Jess, Naturmend’s meditation consultant, here today on the blog. I hope that you are all holding up okay during these uncertain times of isolation and physical distancing. It’s been quite the journey for us all, individually and collectively, and I hope that you have all... Continue Reading

Our Seniors & Loneliness: What You Need to Know & How You Can Help

What You Need to Know… The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for most, thus far. We have all been impacted physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Fortunately, during this time of social & physical distancing, a lot of us are trying to stay connected over social media,... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Express Self Care

We hear about self-care all the time. What does this look like? It doesn’t always mean a bath, a massage, a sweet treat, time with friends or time alone. But, it definitely can! To me, self-care means tending to what you need INTERNALLY. Here are my 5 tips for self-care: Set boundaries. The... Continue Reading

7 Ways to Work from Home Together

Just like many of you, my husband and I have been working from home for nearly two weeks, trying to do our part in social distancing. As well as realizing we definitely need comfier work chairs at home, we’ve found a few thing which is making it work for us, and wanted to share. Go for... Continue Reading

These Times, They Are Crazy: Dealing with Isolation with Dr. Brunel

Isolation is an effective and well proven infection control strategy. During an epidemic, the isolation and treatment of infected patients together with the quarantining of those who could have been infected represent the most effective control measures. Unfortunately, it is also expected that... Continue Reading

Naturopathic Approach to Anxiety

Heart pounding in your chest, panicky breathing, spiraling thoughts, inability to sleep, looms of doubt. These are just some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, on its own, is not an issue.  It’s the physiologic basis of fight or flight which evolutionarily protects us.  In current day,... Continue Reading

“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

Rekindle the Romance: How a Clinical Counsellor Can Help

“You are the one you’ve been waiting for” This is the startling title of a book about relationships by Richard Schwartz, the founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. The title of Dr. Schwartz’s book tells us that when we have a healthy, intimate relationship with ourselves, we... Continue Reading