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Pregnancy in a Pandemic

It’s tricky to take care of oneself during a pandemic - balancing risk of exposure while ensuring essential needs are met.  Doing this while pregnant adds another uncomfortable layer of unknown.  Being pregnant myself I’ve been reading through the available information to inform myself as... Continue Reading

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

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

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

Paleo-ish Crepes

One of my favourite things to do on the weekends is making leisurely breakfasts, and currently crepes are my favourite. The latest recipe I use for crepes is grain-free and delicious, and is inspired by the recipe from Bakerita. I made a couple of simple substitutions from the original recipe,... Continue Reading

Holiday Angst: How to Handle Unsolicited Advice from Relatives

The holidays are a time when many families get together with the unspoken hope that they can achieve a happy family holiday. These holidays are also a prime time for helpful relatives to give free advice. “You should get a boyfriend. You’re running out of time to get married, you... Continue Reading

The Emotional Peaks And Valleys Of The Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and with that may come a multitude of thoughts, emotions and feelings. These may change from moment to moment, day to day, week to week. The most important thing to remember as they come and go, is to simply honour how you are feeling. What does that mean exactly?... Continue Reading
Warming Turmeric Mylk Recipe

Warming Turmeric Mylk Recipe

Is there anything more satisfying than a cup of something warm and tasty? These days, it’s cold outside and life is just so busy… but the simple act of relaxing with a comforting drink can be incredibly therapeutic. I know it’s easy to reach for a sugar-packed hot chocolate or... Continue Reading

The Energetics of Food: An Exploration through Kirlian Photography

“But why should I eat like this?” This is a common question that I get from my clients when I recommend organic, vibrant and whole-foods options. I find it incredibly difficult to answer that as every person is biochemically unique and presents with their own issues and challenges. I know on... Continue Reading
benefits of acupuncture

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles along specific points in the body, which make up meridians or channels in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditionally, when utilizing this system of medicine, the points chosen would correspond specifically to the TCM diagnosis assessed by the... Continue Reading