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summer mood boosters

Quick Tips to Improve Your Mood

Do you jump out of bed every morning, eager to take on whatever challenges today has in store for you? Or do you stagger around like a zombie until your third coffee? If you are chronically exhausted and lacking in motivation and energy, here are a few tips that may help you get that spring…

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5 Easy & Delicious Summer Salad Boosters

Summer is almost here, which means out with the hot meals and in with the cold! Your taste buds will be craving fresh foods when the heat hits, and a hearty salad can be the perfect fit. Salads are labeled as one of the healthiest meals, and rightfully so – there are so many healthy…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Try

Keeping our own well being at the forefront is crucial these days, and while we can all get busy, it’s important to find small ways to take a moment, pause, and reset with some deep breaths. Here are 2 easy ways to implement some deep breathing exercises into your daily routine: Pause & Breathe With…

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7 Things to Know About Avocados

Although most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, it’s a healthy, beneficial fat that helps to keep you full and satiated. Fat is essential for every single cell in the body. Consuming healthy fats helps slow the breakdown of carbohydrates, which aids in maintaining blood sugar levels. Here are some important things you…

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Getting Outdoors & In Tune With Your Inner Self

Written by Sarah Good As the warmer weather settles in, many of us feel a strong yearning to be outdoors as much as possible. At the same time, many of us are still practicing physical distancing and may have limited access to outdoor space where we can stay away from others. A walking meditation is…

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Natural Sun Protection Tips

Let’s talk sunscreen: we often think that we are doing the right thing by coating ourselves and our children with sunscreen, when in fact, we may be causing more harm than good. One of the main chemicals found in sunscreen to block the Ultraviolet B-light is octyl methoxycinnamate or OMC. Studies are now showing this…

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Eliminating Stress with a Healthy Diet

Written by Suzanne Forster If you’re like most people, you likely struggle from high levels of stress. Just about everyone has some type of stress in their life, like money, work, relationships, and just daily life. This isn’t what is damaging to your health, but it is important to be award of the high, overwhelming levels of…

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Bringing Mindfulness to Pain Management

Written by Sarah Good Let’s face it, when we are in pain and we slow down to notice what’s present, we often notice more pain. Yet, there is good evidence out there that having a mindfulness practice can improve the quality of life for people living with pain. I’ve experienced it, and I’ve seen my…

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Learning How to Switch Off On Weekends

We all need to take a break every now and then, and the weekends are often the perfect way to slow down and be more mindful about creating relaxing moments to enjoy days that are less structured and busy. Here are some ways you can make the most of the weekend and give yourself time…

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5 Meal Prep Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

We’ve all heard that meal prep is a busy person’s superpower, but let’s face it – it’s sometimes easier said than done, and no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen when they could be outside enjoying the nice weather and sunshine. Here are 5 simple and quick food prep tips to get you…

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How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

You may not think it, but a lot of the ups and downs you may experience in any given day could be due to a lack of hydration. Do you know how much water you’re drinking on a daily basis? If you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, it is likely…

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5 Foods That Harm Your Hormones

Written by Patsy Commisso There is no doubt that the environment we live in is toying with our hormonal system. From cosmetics to household items, to the air we breathe, all are composed of chemicals that influence our hormonal pathways. The result is an increase in diabetes, stress, early menopause and extreme perimenopause, weight gain, cancers…

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How Do You Know If You Have Anxiety?

It is absolutely normal for people to feel worry or fear, when you are about to face a challenging situation such as an examination, job interview, public speaking engagement or a recital. However, anxiety occurs when a reaction is blown right out of proportion with what might be a normally expected situation. An example of…

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Need Some Zen? 3 Meditation Apps to Try

Meditation has the potential to help both your mental and physical health and wellness. In stressful times such as the world we’re currently living in, finding a way to calm the noise and centre your thoughts can be incredibly powerful. Benefits of meditation for your mental health can include offering you better focus and concentration,…

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Tips to Overhaul Your Laundry Routine the Non-Toxic Way

Written by Jodie Pappas Want to know a little secret of mine? I love doing laundry! My laundry rituals have changed over the years, and now include lots of healthier, eco-friendly and sustainable laundry ideas which are easy to implement in everyday life. Here is a rundown of the important aspects I focus on, with…

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5 Superfood Powders to Fuel Your Health

Written by Patsy Commisso When we think of power powders, the first that usually comes to mind is protein powder, but there are a whole line of super powders that are making their way into mainstream eating and for good reason. Powders are beyond convenient for a busy lifestyle, and they contribute to wholistic health…

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Body Scan How-To Guide

Written by Sarah Good When I’m teaching mindfulness meditation courses, one of the first practices that I introduce is the body scan meditation. In fact, most evidence-based mindfulness programs that I’ve come across begin with a body scan.   What Is A Body Scan? The body scan is a practice in which we bring awareness to…

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Nutrition Boosters During a Pandemic

Written by Patsy Commisso Taking care of your health in the midst of COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds these days. We know that nutrition is intricately linked to immunity and to the risk and severity of infections. Poorly nourished individuals are at a greater risk of various bacterial, viral, and other infections. Therefore, it is…

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You’re Not Crazy! It Could Be Peri Symptoms…

Written by Teresa Isabel Dias There are many menopause myths out there, one of the biggest myths being that menopause affects old women. The fact is that perimenopause (peri) can start in your late 30’s or early 40’s, a far cry from ‘old age’! Most women start peri knowing little about what to expect. They probably…

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How to Become a Mindful Eater & Improve Your Health

Written by Patsy Commisso Food has the potential to enhance lives and improve health, but there are also many factors that impact healthy eating – including how we eat. Being mindful is a way to slow down your habits and really pay attention to what you’re putting into your body. Here are 5 tips to…

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PMS symptoms

Your Endocrine System & Combatting PMS

Written by Amanda Brown Did you know that over 50% of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and that there are over two hundred symptoms that women can experience? The only similar symptom is the time frame in which these wonderful symptoms start to present themselves, typically anywhere from two to fourteen days leading up…

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Need to Drink More Water? Try This Challenge…

Written by Grace Moores I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, trying to eat better and move more. There is one area that I noticed I needed to improve on however; drinking enough water. So, I challenged myself to drink two extra glasses of water every day, and the extra glasses couldn’t be…

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winter walking safety

Winter Walks? Tips to Prevent Falls & Injuries

Written by Teresa Isabel Dias When winter hits, it’s important to know how to prevent falls and fractures on snow and ice so you can make the most of the season and still enjoy being in the great outdoors. Walking is very good for the heart, bones, and brain, however walking in snowy and icy conditions…

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3 Strategies to Endure the Tough Times

Written by Jennifer Zawadzki When the going gets tough, we have the opportunity to overcome or succumb. There is often beauty at the end of a gruelling, hard-fought uphill climb, as evidenced by the breathtaking views from mountain tops, our first introduction to new babies, or a sunrise that washes over the clouds. Our roots run deep when…

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2 Easy Ways to Implement Clean Eating in Your Diet

If you’re looking for a way to feel more vibrant and healthful, then clean eating is something you will likely want to try. It is recommended to start small and target slow changes into your daily routine. This will help you to not feel overwhelmed, and will start your path to clean eating feeling successful…

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3 Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

Written by Brooke Hohenadel I truly believe that your life would improve if you slept well each night! Since sleep is my thing, I want to share my Top 3 Tips for getting a better sleep, starting tonight: Move Every Day Notice I said move, not exercise? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good workout just…

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Are You Having What She’s Having?

Written by Annie Gaudreault Meg Ryan certainly captured our attention in the famous restaurant scene of When Harry Met Sally as she demonstrated her pleasure acting talents. And let’s face it, everyone wanted to have what she was having. This got me thinking, how many times have you tried something because a friend did? A…

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