Planting A Garden To Relieve Stress

It’s spring!  The trees, grass and flowers are in full bloom! The bursts of colour, new fragrances in the air, the sounds of birds chirping, and the longer days activates the senses and energizes the body becoming active and feeling alive! Naturally, we begin to feel more relaxed and let go of stressors that confine…

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Can Your Brain Find Happiness Without Sugar + MBSR Begins May 19th

Start your mndfulness practice with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program begins Thursday, May 19th and runs to July 8th from 4 to 6 pm. I have four spaces left at $87!!! Find out about the course sessions and practice here The program promotes positive health behaviors, psychological and emotional resilience, and supporting the health of…

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Start Your Personal Mindfulness Practice With The MBSR Program

Mindfulness have been part of my daily practice for a decade. In the past year, I have been training in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) method and have delivered the full program in the community. I invite you to join me for an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practice from May 19 to July 7th…

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Shifting from Mindless Eating to Mindful Awareness

Excerpt from an article by Lynn Rossy, THE PRACTICE OF MINDFUL EATING: IT’S MORE THAN JUST ABOUT FOOD! Mindless eating is what the majority of us do everyday —a state familiar to anybody who eats, says Lynn Rossy, author of The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution. Some examples of mindless eating are when watching TV, eating while…

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Ah, Spring Thaw, The Pain of Allergies!

It’s officially spring and the delightful signs of Lily of the Valley, crocuses and other spring flowers are poking through gardens after the top layers of permafrost are melting from the winter freeze. Thus begins the spread of allergens from decay, mold and pollen blooms with hay fever symptoms. Sneezing, coughing, eyes tearing, extreme cold…

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5 Ways To Nourish Your Gut-Brain Connection

In the past decade, we’ve seen extraordinary developments in neuroplasticity and its resilience to the brain. The brain can rewire itself or modify its connections by rerouting signals along a different pathway from damaged areas that can easily correct itself. Only two decades ago the medical view was that the brain was fixed. While groundbreaking,…

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Who is The Boss of Me?

Do you wonder what is going on in the body when we feel an urge to react when things don’t go our way, are hurt, or angry? Who are the first responders ? The thoughts in our mind or the physical sensations in the body? I always thought “what the mind believes the body follows!”…

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Unravelling the Vitamin D story

Since the pandemic, Vitamin D has been elevated to a new status. There is so much information out there about vitamin D -the different types, what other supplements to take with it and dosage? Like everything else about supplements,  it can be confusing. If you are one of those people living with a chronic illness,…

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Are food and love connected? Let me count the ways…

How many of you love food? I do! It reaches into my soul with comfort, colours, smells and tastes that are rich and enjoyable. It’s a social time to spend with family and friends. Especially, the preparation of food is magical from selecting quality ingredients, cutting, chopping, mixing, cooking to presenting it on the table!…

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How do you approach food with hunger, emotion, or your senses

Mastering Slow Eating Truly Calmly Deeply

It’s a simple question that perhaps you’ve never asked yourself but has likely affected your attitude and behaviour towards food and your health. If you have been a constant dieter or watch the trends around what not to eat, it’s a rollercoaster of information that the multi billion dollar diet and food industry have brainwashed…

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