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The Power of a Morning Ritual

Too often our morning ritual consists of hitting snooze, looking at our phones, and getting ourselves into a work mindset. But what part of that is designed for us? An orchestrated morning ritual can transform your entire day.  Over the years, morning ritual has become a staple in keeping... 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
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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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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
Integrative Medicine

The Scope of Integrative Medicine Today

Integrative Medicine involves amalgamating both Conventional and Naturopathic Medicine (botanical medicine, Asian medicine, injection/intravenous therapy, nutrition, lifestyle medicine), and may also include using other modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Psychology, Chiropractic... Continue Reading
Circadian Rhythm

Restoring Your Circadian Rhythm

Human beings, much like the planet we inhabit, run on cycles. These cycles are what make possible all of the intricate functions within our bodies that enable us to live full, healthy lives. Our circadian rhythm, adopted from the Latin words circa meaning “around” and dies meaning... Continue Reading
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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
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Nature Therapy 101

If you haven't heard of Nature Therapy, you're in for a treat! Nature Therapy or Forest-Bathing - also called Shinrin-Yoku in Japan, is a popular Japanese wellness practice that took off in the 1980s. It is an integral part of preventative care and healing in Japan. Research is being amassed... Continue Reading

Botanical Medicine: Withania somnifera (Ashwaghanda)

You may have heard about Ashwaghanda before – recently, maybe a little bit more! Ashwaghanda (latin name Withania somnifera) comes from the Solanaceae family of herbs and is originally from India and the Middle East. Therefore, Ashwaghanda is also known as Indian Ginseng. The plant itself is... Continue Reading

Building Holistic Spring-Cleaning Rituals

  Our most natural state is to live in harmony with the seasons and cycles of nature. When we learn to ebb and flow the same way the natural world does, we release resistance and welcome the gifts we are meant to receive as we embrace our own cycles. As spring begins making its entrance,... Continue Reading