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How NOT to fall off the wagon over the holidays (and still have a blast!)

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Hi there, This month is often filled with celebration and good times – YAY! It can also tend to leave you feeling guilty (and pretty darn tired) if you completely fall of the self-care wagon while you soak up the fun.   Do you tend to head into the New Year with a long list of resolutions to make up for letting loose over the holidays? This is such a natural pattern but with a few simple tweaks, you can easily break the cycle. I’d love for you instead to go into the New Year feeling excited and ready for a fired up...

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Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something?

Posted Nov 13, 2014

Hi there, A big and wonderful part of the healing journey is getting to know your body better and learning how to take care of it.  A huge focus of my work with clients is about empowering them to do this.   You can get a great start on it now by TUNING IN and connecting with your body regularly. To do this, I’d like you to see things a little differently when it comes to your symptoms.   Instead of your symptoms being a sign that something is WRONG with your body, I’d like you to consider them as a way your body is TALKING to you,...

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The Bucket Theory: An Illuminating Way to “See” Your Body

Posted Oct 30, 2014

Hello! Today I’m excited to share a simple but powerful way to visualize your body called the Bucket Theory.  It can help you ”see” how all the pieces fit together when it comes to your health.  All in all, it just might give you a flash of insight on what’s happening for you, which is why I love it so much.    Your Body = The Bucket   To start, you’ll want to picture a bucket that’s open at the top and filled with water.  Any bucket or pail will do, just go with whatever image comes to your mind first.  The unique thing...

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25 Alternatives To The Pill For Solving Your Period Problem

Posted Oct 10, 2014

Hi there, If you’ve been told that you have to go on the birth control pill to solve your menstrual or hormonal issues, this newsletter is a must read for you.   It breaks my heart to see so many women told that the only answer for “treating” their heavy periods, cramps, hair growth, PCOS, acne, or other hormonal issue is to shut downtheir hormonal system.    “What?!” You might be thinking, “the pill shuts DOWN my hormonal system?”.  Well, yes.   When you take the pill, your body doesn’t ovulate (release an egg)...

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How Sugary Foods Cause LOW Blood Sugar

Posted Sep 25, 2014

No, the title is not a typo… I actually meant to say LOW blood sugar. But I can understand why this could be confusing, usually sugary foods are talked about in terms of how they cause HIGH blood sugar. When I was 14 years old and competing in alpine ski racing, my ski coaches would say “ no chocolate bars before your race! They’ll spike your sugar and then you’ll crash”. Back then I understood this as “chocolate bars are bad, don’t do it”, but I didn’t actually understand what he...

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Big lessons from my little ones

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Last week we had a little bit of a celebration here at home. One year ago my twins, Ben and Elise were born. I honestly can’t believe it’s gone by so quickly. They’ve taught me a lot this year, mostly about keeping things simple (and… that I could survive on a lot less sleep than I thought was possible for awhile). I want to share some of these lessons with you because in a lot of ways, I think babies have things sorted out so much more than we do! I'll also link in how you can shift your hormones by...

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Stress: Is it blocking your weight loss?

Posted Jul 24, 2014

If your thoughts of summer skies are getting slightly clouded with fears of how your bathing suit looks on you, you’re not alone. And, I’m right there with you. I’ve been feeling a little nervous that I’m almost 10 months postpartum and still being offered seats on the train with my abdominal wall continuing to heal from the twin pregnancy. But! I’m working at it each day with my exercises and when the critical thoughts jump in, I’m doing my best to move them along, and instead remind myself that...

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Is a Grain-Free Diet For You? Here’s Your Answer

Posted Jun 26, 2014

If you’re feeling a little confused about whether you should try out a grain free diet, or are wondering why everyone went from talking about the “low fat” diet to the “no carb” diet, you’re not alone. There’s been a huge shift in mainstream nutrition recently after realizing the downside of the low-fat diet. Although it raised a lot of awareness about saturated fats and their link to cardiovascular disease, unfortunately the low-fat diet idea lead to people eating a lot more carbohydrates. And, ironically, eating too many carbs...

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Self-Care: How To Stay Motivated

Posted May 22, 2014

Inspiration for today’s topic came from a recent experience in my own healing journey that you might relate to. Out of curiosity… Do you often feel like you’re too busy to take care of yourself? Or, Do you know what you need to do to take care of yourself, but find yourself at the end of each day feeling bad that you haven’t done it? If so, I know how you feel! I’ve recently experienced these challenges in an area of self-care. I dug deep into my practice toolbox AND asked for help to address it. Here’s the story: As I...

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The Best Breakfast Ever

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Today is the first day of spring…YES!  Warm weather is coming :).  I’ve had a bit of a break from London’s rain down in Florida this past week at my family’s reunion.  It’s been fun to see my parents, three brothers and their families.   With me in London, two brothers in Toronto and one in Vancouver, it’s a treat when we all get together.   Today I want to share my favorite healthy (yes, I love my weekend bacon and eggs too) breakfast with you: OATMEAL.   Now, hold on!  If the thought of oatmeal doesn’t...

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