When it comes to your health and well-being, the thoughts you think are just as powerful as the food you eat and the exercise you get. Your mind is a powerful force with a profound influence on the way you experience life. It was once thought that eating a healthy diet and getting appropriate exercise […]
I love the idea of a fresh start. Starting anew inspires me with hope and optimism. I tend to be a very task oriented person; some have even said that I have a “Type-A” personality- it has served me well (until it didn’t). Setting “resolutions” for the New Year hasn’t been a practice I’ve engaged […]
There’s just something about the short, cold days of winter, the long hours spent indoors and the overindulgence of rich foods over the holidays that inspires us to make changes at the beginning of the New Year. As the New Year brings the opportunity for change, it also brings the occasion for reflection of the […]
Healthy Hot Chocolate After removing dairy from my diet a few years ago, I realized that I wouldn’t be participating in a family tradition of Scrabble and hot chocolate on a snowy Sunday afternoon. My new hot chocolate recipe has everyone sipping and enjoying hot chocolate again while feeling deeply nourished. There are so many […]
Chocolate is perfect any time of year, but especially around the holidays. Instead of, or in addition to, your traditional holiday cookie, try my Holiday Chocolate Coconut Bites. They’re delicious, raw, and super nutritious. EnJoy!
Everyone wants to look and feel his or her best. Until recently, looking your best meant unknowingly dousing yourself in chemical concoctions that are now know to be very hazardous to health.
Chia seeds are a great food to include in your diet any time of year, but in winter they offer the option of a delicious, nutritious porridge that is easy to make and replaces gluten filled varieties of porridge that are difficult for some people to digest.
Mammograms have been considered the gold standard for early detection and greater success for treatment and cure. In 2009, the U.S. Preventative Task Force changed its long-standing advice and began recommending that women do not begin mammography diagnostics before their 50th birthday.
October, Breast Health Awareness month is long behind us now, in fact by the time this is posted, Movember will be wrapping up as well. And yet, I can’t seem to forget a Canadian Cancer Foundation campaign I spotted while travelling in a small northern Ontario town.
I am almost seven years past my initial injury. My life changing injury occurred in early March of 2007. It is in retrospect that I write about my experiences. And while I kept journals of throughout my experiences, I have not referred to them in at least 3 years. My journals sit on my bookshelf, […]
Women attribute their worthiness to their ability to simultaneously fulfill multiple roles including work, parenting, contributing to their partner’s life and career and being involved in their community.
I remember the day I felt the strangest sensation in my back; one I had never felt before. I had had back pain in the past. The variety that laid me up for a couple of weeks, stopping me from participating fully in work and life. The variety that with anti-inflammatories and chiropractic adjustment would […]
Anyone who has experienced a period of prolonged illness or injury will understand the impact such a condition has on the body. While the advice of doctors and therapists may include continuing to exercise in a modified capacity, in reality, the energy and physical ability to do so may not be available to the person at all times throughout the recovery process.
Herbal tea offers so many benefits. It provides minerals and antioxidants and is calming to the digestive and nervous system. Some studies have suggested that tea’s polyphenols may reduce the risk of gastric, oesophageal and skin cancers. Tea builds our immune system helping to fight off colds and flu in the winter.