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Great Tips for Healthy Living

Embrace the Process

We’re into the beginning of February, and it’s a great time to check in on everyone and their New Year’s resolutions. Regardless if you are knocking it out of the park, or your resolution hasn’t gone any farther than the words you whispered to yourself with the hope of a fresh slate for the... Continue Reading

Listening Partnerships: An Answer to Parenting Stress

Our mental health and our physical health are interconnected. The Naturmend team includes two mental health clinicians because we recognize the importance of the body-mind connection. Today we present a way to decrease the mental stress of parenting. Parenting is hard! Do you ever feel like a... Continue Reading

Calling out the Voldemort in Your Life: The Power of Naming Your Fears

I’ve just started reading Harry Potter — yes for the first time. Even though I’ve only just finished the second book (no spoilers please), I’ve already pulled out a few metaphors which I think can be really useful in life. In the first book, I noticed the absolute fear of mentioning... Continue Reading

5 Tips on Brain Health

This August at Naturmend is Brain Health Month! Here are 5 quick tips to take care of your brain: Try and incorporate healthy decisions a part of your daily routine. This not only is important in the foods we consume, but also how we decide to take care of ourselves. Healthy fats like... Continue Reading

Matcha Mornings

We have heard time and time again about the antioxidant value and health benefits of green tea. But what about matcha green tea? The process of making matcha involves finely grinding green tea leaves into a powder, which you then whisk or blend into a hot liquid. Ingesting the full leaf instead of... 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

Eating Healthy When Busy

When we are busy, usually the first thing that falls through the cracks is our commitment to healthy eating. Do not beat yourself down, because you are not alone. Blame Mother Nature. Yep, nature designed you this way. Craving sweets when stressed is a natural phenomenon. Let me explain. When... Continue Reading

Dangerous Cortisol – Part 2

As with anything in life, the best way to learn and grow is to look at things from a ‘child’s mind’, that is, pretending that you don’t know anything about it and allowing your brain to pick up information as if it was brand new. Give yourself the gift of ignorance in this situation and... Continue Reading

Dangerous Cortisol – Part 1

The sad story about how stress is making you fat. I’m going to let you in on a big secret.. you can lose weight by DOING LESS. It’s this miraculous backwards thing that proves that teaching yourself to RELAX will help you shed those stubborn pounds that just won’t go away, even with all the... Continue Reading