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Transitioning “Back’ to a New Normal

In an ideal world that wasn’t filled with challenges, joys, stresses and never enough time we would all be able to do exactly what we wanted to do when and how we needed to. However, we do all live in a wonderfully chaotic and ever changing world and there are a few things that can truly help us... Continue Reading

And Then Came June…

Or as the popular meme states: Welcome to level 6 of Jumanji! We are, to say the least, truly living in unprecedented times and by the time I return to the new norms of the work I love as an Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I will have been home for the duration of the... Continue Reading

Be a Liver-Lover this 2020!

Ahhh, your liver. This crucial organ often gets the run-around in January as people proudly declare: Time for a Detox! Your liver is so important - it is in charge of removing toxins from the body, producing bile and performing essential metabolic functions. An overworked liver can represent a... 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
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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
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Putting Self-Care First

How often do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with more to-do’s than hours in the day? With hustle-culture and the glorification of busy being the hallmarks of our social system, it’s no wonder! It’s been refreshing to see a surge of companies, practitioners and influencers singing... Continue Reading
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3 Reasons to be PROactive about your health

When I am trying to decide on what I want to blog about, I recall conversations that I have had with my clients. Firstly, I have the privilege of working with some amazing people, and every one of them has provided me with motivation, inspiration and support, and for that I thank them.... Continue Reading
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Rest Well

I often hear friends and clients describing their down time as ‘doing nothing’, and truly, we couldn’t be more wrong. In a society which values being busy, our down time is often disregarded. If we’re not at work, the gym, working on our side hustle, or something else really valued, we... Continue Reading