Mindful or Mind Full: Using Mindfulness to Cope Through COVID-19

Mindful or Mind Full? I want to start by addressing the elephant in the room: COVID-19. There are a million thoughts running through my mind. How serious is this virus? When will it end? When can I resume my normal life again? What’s going to happen with my finances? Do I have it? It’s never ending… And if you’re like … Read More

Keeping Our Community Safe Through COVID-19

The last 24 hours have been pretty sensational and scary. It is very easy given the current news to panic. While public health, the World Health Organization, the CDC and our medical community has assured us that we are currently in a low risk zone, we do want to acknowledge the fears of our community and outline what we are … Read More

Over Eating? Maybe it is Time to Start Mindfully Eating

We hear a lot about mindfulness in all areas of our lives these days, but have you ever considered mindful eating?  In our fast paced lives we often grab food because it’s time to eat, we are stressed or we are bored.  Often we aren’t even thinking about it and many times eating while working at our desk or in … Read More

What is the Right Amount of Exercise for YOU!

I have been working with mothers and children for the better part of my career and there has always been one limiting factor to fully relating to my patients: I am not a mother nor do I have children. But I am passionate about my work and highly value exercise prescription, so if you’ve come to see me in the … Read More

How to manage Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)?

Wintertime is often regarded as a happy time, but for many of us, these winter months bring on a depressed mood and low energy. So many Canadians deal with this, and often time don’t realize they’re dealing with something we can address and treat clinically. What Is SAD? SAD stands for Seasonal affective disorder. It is a recurrent major depressive … Read More

5 Free Ways to Integrate Self Care in Under 5-Minutes

We’ve been talking about self care a lot this month. One of the reasons it is such an easy topic is that we all absolutely need it yet it can mean something different to everyone giving us a wide range for discussion.  However, because there is no true definition of self care, it makes it easy to use as an … Read More

An expert’s guide to sangria management

When people think of self-care they often think they need to do more. Just the idea of making time for self-care into an already over-scheduled day overflowing with tasks and to-do lists can seem daunting enough to make you want to crawl under the covers and eat dark chocolate. Today I’m going to preach to the unthinkable: the ecstatic joy … Read More

Health is a Habit. Cultivate it.

Health is a Habit.  Cultivate it.   January is quickly coming to a close and many of the “resolutions” you made for yourself might not be holding as strongly as you would like.  I actually don’t love resolutions – it always feels like a general to do list for the year. I don’t make resolutions anymore – I have started setting … Read More

5 Ways to Beat Blue Monday

’Tis the season to be … down and depressed? You may have heard of a little thing called “Blue Monday” – that is, approximately the third Monday of January may be the most depressing day of the year. By this point, the holiday cheer has worn off, the cold is setting in and new years resolutions have tapered off. But … Read More