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3 Daily Lifestyle Tips to Implement

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 stress that can compound…

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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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5 Easy & Delicious Summer Salad Boosters

Summer is 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 ingredients…

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4 Things to Know About Collagen

Collagen is a well-known benefit to keeping your skin healthy and glowing – but what exactly is it, where does it come from, and how can you use it? We’ve rounded up 4 key elements you need to know for this popular beauty trend: Collagen & It’s Role Collagen is the most important and abundant…

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Tips for Mindful Eating

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 help you become a…

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Outdoor Walking Meditation

As the warmer weather settles in, many of us feel a strong yearning to be outdoors as much as possible.  A walking meditation is one way that you can enjoy being outdoors and reflecting, which requires minimal space. Here are 3 easy steps to take in order to get started. Comfortable Space To begin, find…

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Aromatherapy Uses & Tips

Aromatherapy has seen mainstream attention in the last ten years or so, but has been around for centuries. While you can purchase oils pretty much anywhere, there is currently no regulation in the essential oil industry, making it hard to know which oils are 100% pure.  Choosing the highest quality oils on the market will…

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5 Superfood Powders to Fuel Your Health

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 by offering more than…

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2 Easy Ways to Take a Moment For Yourself

We all had great expectations for 2022, but let’s face it — it’s been one heavy year, and we’re not even halfway through it yet! 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,…

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What Is Emotional Inflammation?

During times of uncertainty and change such as those which we have been enduring over the last 2 years and continue to bear witness to, experiencing emotional inflammation is very common, yet most people do not realize they are experiencing it. Emotional inflammation is a term for feeling extreme stress and experiencing emotional resources under…

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How To Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Written by Sarah Good What is mindfulness anyway? And how can it be used in our lives these days? The simplest way for me to understand it, is that mindfulness has three parts: Intention: set an intention for what you want to put your attention on. Attention: notice where your attention is. If it is not…

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Raising the Value On Your Own Needs

Written by Amy Ballantyne Do you ever put yourself last because you feel that every one else’s needs are more important? Work/business comes first.Kids come first.Partner comes first.Pets come first.House work comes first. Sometimes these things must be prioritized ahead of everything, there is no doubt. But the key is noticing the story behind the…

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A-B-C-G’s to Boost Your Immunity

As we head into the colder months, it’s natural to begin worrying about staying healthy and keeping your immune system in top shape. One of the best ways to build your immunity and stave off colds and infections is to load your body with the right healthy foods along the way. It can be tough…

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Body Scanning in 8 Steps

If you are looking to include more mindfulness to your days, one of the best practices to try is the body scan meditation.   The body scan is a traditional practice through which we become more aware of each part of our body. You can opt to try doing a body scan in a position…

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4 Go-To Morning Smoothie Recipes

It’s so important to start your day with the fuel your body needs, and having quick and easy go-to smoothie recipes on hand is a great way to help get you there! No more half-eaten bagels, missed breakfasts, or coffee overload for you – immune boosting and healthy smoothies are likely just the thing you…

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5 Ways to Conquer Insomnia

You’re finally done for the day and your head hits the pillow and… nothing. Sleep eludes you, but it doesn’t make sense – you’re so tired! An hour passes and you are still up, tossing and turning. It is the absolute worst! Here are some tips that will help you relax and get to sleep…

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The Mental Health Benefits of Art

Written by Carmen Darley Would it surprise you to learn that the pandemic has seriously elevated the number and scale of mental health challenges worldwide? Probably not. Even if you haven’t struggled with your own mental health over the past year, statistics from the Centre for Disease Control suggest it’s likely that you know someone…

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The Pillars of Self-Care

Written by Jennifer Hunt When is the last time you practiced self-care?  With these trying times it is harder now more than ever for people to take the time to care for themselves. We have jobs, families and other responsibilities and stressors that we put before ourselves. Often we feel guilty for taking time to…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding Your Daily Kegel Mojo

Written by Kim Vopni You likely have a lot to manage as a busy woman these days, and often your health and personal needs can get pushed to the bottom of the list. One thing in particular that often gets pushed aside is pelvic health. It’s easy to mask a problem and pretend it doesn’t…

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An Easy & Calming Meditation Visual

Written by Sarah Good During these continuing stressful times, it is vital to have practices which help us calm our nervous systems. I would like to invite you to try a practice that I call “flower and candle breathing”. It is a meditation visual that can be easily shared with children, and which you can…

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Journal Prompts for This Time of Change

Change can be challenging. It can also be an opportunity of growth and development. As our restrictions change, it can be helpful to reflect on how our time is being used and how we are feeling about it. As an occupational therapist, I spend my time supporting people who are striving to manage the occupational…

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