The Naturmend Blog

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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
Systemic Inter-Relationships

The Human Body & Its Many Systemic Inter-Relationships

I have always been fascinated by how our bodies work; fascinated by the complexity and synchronicity. Without going into too much detail, or I could spend a whole post on embryology, however, this is meant as an overview and I encourage you to research on your own. I have included links to... 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
Boundary setting

How To Set A Boundary

What is a boundary? A boundary is an expression of what I want, and what I don’t want. One of the trickiest aspects of setting a boundary is figuring out what we, ourselves, want or don’t want. There are three habits that can make this difficult: Many of us have been conditioned to... 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
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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
Internal Family Systems

New Psychotherapy Offering: Internal Family Systems therapy

Do these people sound like anyone you know? Margot complains that she’s only attracted to men who are bad for her. Susan can’t stop herself from yelling at her kids. Kim can’t control her eating. Roger’s mind goes blank every time his boss walks in. Bob swears he’s... 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

3 Relationship Tips you can Use with Anyone

There is tons of great advice and tips on how to improve the relationship with your significant other, and while they are great to use with them, these can also be applied to just about anyone you come into contact with – including friends, coworkers and strangers. Here’s 3 tips you can use... Continue Reading

How to Apologize

An apology is the most effective way to repair a rupture in close relationships. In attachment theory, a rupture occurs when we feel disconnected from our loved ones. A feeling of disconnection can result from something simple, like our loved one not answering a question we ask. Being ignored... Continue Reading