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

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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

Over Eating? Maybe it is Time to Start Mindfully Eating

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

3 Ways to Make Self Care More Intentional and Impactful in Your Life

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A year ago I wrote a blog about why I was running away from my family and my job and escaping to Panama. Spoiler alert I had run myself thin and escape was a last ditch effort to regain the shreds of myself that didn’t yell unprovoked at her children or resent her job. I would love to tell you … Read More

5 Ways to Beat Blue Monday

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’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

Meet the Team: Allison Madigan, Holistic Nutritionist

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Nutrition is a tricky thing. Most of us know the basics but few of us truly do it right. I’m not talking about being 100% perfect all the time but rather making health conscious choices that optimize our health MOST of the time. It should be simple right? But that doesn’t mean it is easy. Enter Allison Madigan. Driven by … Read More

92% of People Will Fail to Keep Their Resolutions. Here’s How to Make Your’s Stick.

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Right now you are living in the land of good intentions.   Everywhere you look people are declaring their resolutions for success in 2020. It is hard not to get swept up in the momentum as this decade draws to a close.   The reality however is that the inspiring resolutions you are dreaming of will likely never come to … Read More

What Inspires Your Health and Wellness? A Patient Profile

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One of my favourite aspects of working with clients is that I learn something every day. I am always grateful for the opportunity to interact daily with our inspiring and motivating clientele.   Sometimes, if I’m lucky enough, in the midst of helping others with their health and wellness I stumble across someone who gives me as much insight as … Read More