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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

If You Need a Sign to Slow Down – This is It!

Ah, February. The month is tough for many of us. The post-holiday slump has officially hit, the days are still dark, and the weather is almost always cold and bitter. While the mere natural world begs us to slow down, so many of us continue to go at top speed. I had surgery on January 23rd and was... 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

The Power of Intuition

Intuition. Have you ever experienced a subtle nudge, an undeniable gut feeling, a deep heart knowing? Intuition is defined as “unexplained feelings you have that something is true even when you have no evidence or proof of it.”  It’s also commonly known as... Continue Reading

Sometimes showing up is enough.

I was in a spin class the other day, and it was tough. This wasn’t my first class, and I had been going every week or so for a few weeks, so my body knew what was coming. I found myself starting to get down on myself, you know the familiar script ‘you shouldn’t be here’, ‘you’re not... Continue Reading

Introducing Mindful Moments

We're excited to introduce Mindful Moments with Karyn Zuidhof, our Registered Psychologist here at Naturmend. Mindful Moments is a series of featured blog posts on living a more mindful life; one of self-acceptance, truth and authenticity. Each post will focus on owning who you are as an... 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