The Naturmend Blog

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Sadness: The Portal to Happiness

Sadness is the most profound, pivotal, and powerful of emotions. No other emotion has the power to transform us, to evolve us, to change us from the inside out. It’s also the most discounted, maligned, shamed, countered, misunderstood, resisted, and feared emotion, according to Dr. Gordon... Continue Reading

The Basics of Vaginal Discharge

Warning: this blog will use the words “vaginal discharge” in a seemingly excessive amount, but the synonym is leukorrhea, so… vaginal discharge on repeat. First of all, let’s establish this: Vaginal discharge is normal and healthy, and an indication of the health of the vulva, vaginal... Continue Reading

What the TWEL?: Your Skin & Transepidermal Water Loss

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL), ever heard of it? You may not have heard of it but if you live in an extremely dry climate, like we do here in Calgary, there is a good chance you are experiencing it. The outer layer of our skin, the epidermis, is responsible for protecting us from the sun,... Continue Reading

Meditation Changed Me

I was at a low point during the pregnancy of my 2nd daughter. I had a stress breakdown midday way through the pregnancy. Just so much on my plate, and felt I was lacking support and that I couldn’t handle it all. My personal life had challenges and my personal emotional and spiritual health was... Continue Reading

5 Tips to Combat the Winter Blues

Welcome 2021! With a new year comes new expectations, new hopes and new dreams. Especially given the tumultuous atmosphere we went through in 2020, many of us may be cautiously stepping into 2021 with anxious hearts and minds. We are also about 2 weeks past the first day of winter, and with no... Continue Reading

The Stress of the Holidays and Emotional Eating – How to Recgonize Patterns & Start to Shift Them – Part 2

Emotional eating is quite common. It affects a large percentage of the population and it is a way for many of us to avoid addressing our underlying feelings. Reflect on the last time you gave in to emotional eating. When asked if eating helped soothe your feelings, your initial response might... Continue Reading

The Stress of the Holidays and Emotional Eating: How to Recognize Patterns and Start to Shift Them – Part 1

The holidays are quickly approaching and with that, comes the increased stress of buying gifts in busy shopping malls, seeing family or friends that you may have difficult relationships with and the constant temptation of all the sweets and treats that this time of the year brings. Often, the... Continue Reading

Low Back Pain? The Most Common Causes I See.

My clients most often present with, and complain about, lower back pain. Getting out of bed should not be a dreaded experience because your back is stiff, and you shouldn't be counting down the minutes until your shift is over or work day is coming to come to an end, just so you can get off your... Continue Reading

As We Turn in for Winter, Focus on Relationships.

Relationship is a foundational part of so many aspects of our lives. Whether it is with our parents, partners, siblings, coworkers or friends, relationships truly are the core to our emotions, thoughts and behaviours. That being said, because relationships are so prevalent in our lives we can... Continue Reading

Conscious Crying Helps Relieve Emotional Stress

Crying is not well-respected in our culture. Children are name-called—Crybaby or Baby—boys are told it’s not manly to cry, and girls are told they cry too much. But crying is a valuable skill we can use to help ourselves through emotional distress. You’ve probably had the experience of... Continue Reading