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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

Re-Evaluate Your Definition Of Self Care

This month we are focusing on the topic of self care, a topic we all know about, and can so easily lose as a priority. The concept seems simple enough; however, it does not get enough of our focus due to a barrage of distractions. Phones, busy schedules, the list can go on. Taking care of outer... Continue Reading

The Pause

I’ve talked about 'the pause' many times in previous blogs but it’s always been something imbedded within a topic. I’d like to give it its own space here in this blog. The pause I’m talking about is that moment between a stimulus and reaction. This is truly THE opportunity we have to... Continue Reading

yoga sequence: happy hamstrings

This yoga sequence was inspired by Casper and the awesome blog they have.   As much as I love practicing yoga I also love to run. It's a great combination because running gets me sweating and yoga nourishes my body, mind and spirit. When I run it's very all or nothing but when I'm practicing... Continue Reading

yoga pose of the week #1

September is movement month at Naturmend and it’s time to begin our YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK, brought to you by Naturmend's own Madison Isenor. For those of you who do not know, I am a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor. I completed my 200-hour training with Curran Watts and Lisa Whitford, the... Continue Reading