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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

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