The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Heart Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centers through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Connect

February tends to put a lot of focus on romantic relationships, and though important, this can also be a great opportunity to connect with anyone who is important in your life. Further your own relationships, and make someone’s day! 1. Do something to make someone feel cared for and loved. Take a... Continue Reading

Dear Men, Do Not Be Weak – A Piece on Shame

Brené Brown (Ph. D., LMSW) focuses on our experiences of vulnerability and shame in her book “Daring Greatly” (2012). Brown defines shame as “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging”. Feelings we hide,... Continue Reading

My 3 Favourite Ways to Practice Gratitude

I’ve decided to piggy-back on June’s newsletter article speaking to the effect of gratitude on our health, by sharing my 3 favourite ways of practicing gratitude. 1. A Jar A client shared this idea with me a few years ago, and I have passed along her insight to many others since. Write the... Continue Reading

Romancing the Meal!

Three examples of easy meal re-invention made simply and quickly Find the romance in your meals this month! Valentines day is at the heart of February, inspiring us to spice things up, to find the sensual in the ordinary and to re-stoke the love within and around us. I say we pour this sentiment... Continue Reading

This year, enjoy the holidays

Many articles I see this time of year seem to be aimed at what to do in order to survive the holidays. This holiday season will be very difficult for some of you. Perhaps you’ve lost someone you love, or you don’t have the resources to provide for your family and friends the way you wish, or... Continue Reading

gratitude and heart health

The gratitude attitude is something I always try to encourage people to explore. For some it may sound new age lingo but let’s explore the benefits of gratitude not only on mental health but also physical health.  Most of us can relate to the feeling of joy and love when we practice gratitude... Continue Reading
Thankful beoynd the holidays

4 ways to be thankful beyond the holiday

  I am not well versed in the exact history of thanksgiving.  I do know however, that it was originally a celebration of the bountiful fall harvest.  It is the symbol of the turning of the season, a time where vegetables are abundant, a time for feasting…a time for overindulging and... Continue Reading