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conscious-breath

Conscious Connection To Your Breath

  Jess here, Naturmend’s Meditation consultant, and I've had breathing on my mind these days. On the surface, it seems simple; it is natural human instinct to breathe, as you do it all day every day. You do it without even thinking about. But what if you did think about it? We will... Continue Reading
being-present

Being Present

We are well into the summer months here in Calgary, and I couldn’t be more pleased that the sun has been shining and the rain has been falling. Everywhere you look is bright and green and lush, people are outside doing things, and this is as perfect time as any time to introduce the practice of... Continue Reading
30 days of meditation

I Meditated for 30 Days: Here’s What I Learned

    Hi everyone! It’s me, Ralitza, your resident Holistic Nutrition Consultant. I know a lot of things about food, but I also know first-hand that stress can have a real impact on your life. Stress affects your body, mind, heart and spirit. It can lead to a myriad of effects,... Continue Reading

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