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Great Tips for Healthy Living

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Third Eye 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

Embracing The Sacred Feminine

As I sit and write this, I can see out of the corner of my eye a massive "to-do" list of at least ten items. I have emails to answer, errands to run, people to connect with, meal plans to write and workouts to complete. I know that many of you have similar patterns of life. In our extraordinarily... Continue Reading

5 Surprising Tips to Help You Lose Weight

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means - a brigade of people looking to lose a few extra pounds. It's true that as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there is a natural inclination to "get fit". One dreams of short stampede dresses, feeling pretty in summer... Continue Reading

Mindfulness in the Mountains

I was lucky to attend an intensive workshop on mindfulness, accompanied by our Naturmend psychologist, Karyn Zuidhof, last week in Banff. Being in the mountains was a great setting for such a workshop and a good reminder of how busy our lives become without even recognizing it. It is often not... Continue Reading

Rekindling our relationship with nature

Connecting back to our roots With our focus on the environment this month, I thought it would be appropriate to explore our relationship with Nature. Nature has always been a big part of my life and a place I often go for nourishment, to reconnect and for support. As I get older it seems like life... Continue Reading

10 easy ways to support your hormones

Hormone health isn't just about the estrogen/ testosterone in your body. Your endocrine system is made up of a number of different glands and tissues including the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. Your pituitary is located in your brain and is deemed 'the master gland' because it sends... Continue Reading

meditation over medication

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind for relaxation, contemplation or to achieve higher states of consciousness. For some people the thought of having to sit down and clear the mind, seems boring or even a waste of time. Some people may even state that it seems a waste of time as you are... Continue Reading

healthy tips for the holidays

The holidays can wreak havoc on many aspects of the human body and psyche. By the time we notice the exhaustion, anxiety, and possible weight gain, it's January, and we try to undo what we could have prevented from the beginning. Try to make this year different by following a few simple guidelines... Continue Reading

Fortify yourself this winter!

Regard yourself like a fortress, a strong well bordered estate and you’ll be strong and healthy this winter.  Borders help us to define limits and keep ourselves on track.  Your own body’s defense system for example, functions by way of differentiating what is self and non self to determine... Continue Reading

Heal Yourself: The 7 best books and movies on natural healing

The path to wellness isn’t always the most paved of roads. There is a lot of information and literature to choose from which can be discouraging. If you’re anything like me, you may not have the time (or the cash) to roll the dice and hope your getting the right information. Wellness is all... Continue Reading