Protect Your Peace
Sometimes all it takes is a moment to ruin your mental space. A glance in the mirror, something you read, someone you saw at the gym today, or a comment from your spouse or doctor,
Nourishing Notes – On Eating Enough
Trust me, your mind, body and soul will feel so much better when you are FED. Eat until you are satisfied. Eat enough. Eat what you need. This especially applies to those of
Nourishing Notes – Go Gently
Nourishment can look like showing yourself compassion when you haven't done all those healthy things you planned to do.Sometimes our well intentioned health goals are simply too much, all at once.We get excited. We are
Nourishing Notes – Rest Before Your Body Makes You
Give yourself the rest you need before your body and mind demand it of you through some form of dis-ease.Your body tells you all the time what it needs. It will whisper and nudge until
Nourishing Notes – On Requesting Rest
If you are someone who is especially sensitive to the hustle and bustle of daily life, this is a necessity.
Reconnection is the Key
After months and years of listening to all of the voices outside of yourself when it comes to how or what to eat, you can end up feeling lost, frustrated and completely disconnected from your
Just Eat It
Stop talking about all the ‘healthy’ things you are eating and hoping to hear how good you are, while not talking about all the things you think others will judge you for. (Honestly, and sadly,
This What Your Plate Needs Today
Your plate does not need approval. Not from your mom, husband, doctor, friend, or anyone. It needs to satisfy and nourish you, your senses, and your body appropriately. Period. As a dietitian, it’s always made
3 Easy Ways Boost Your Energy Level Today
‘I have no energy’, she said. And when we looked at her day to day ( as I do with all of my clients) these three things were consistent - not enough food, not enough
Mind, Heart & Plate
You must examine what is on your mind and heart as much as what is on your plate.The heaviness and lightness we carry extends beyond our bodies. Release and heal what is necessary. Add in
From Fullness to Fulfillment
When you can allow yourself to feel full and satiated with food, you will feel more fulfilled and satisfied in your life. You've dieted for months, and if you're here, likely years. Dieting provides an
What happens when you diet?
When you chronically diet and undereat, your body protects you by slowing down metabolism to conserve energy, and increasing appetite to get more of what it needs - food. Your body loves food. Your body
Being a Role Model of Health
When you listen to your body, when you eat with ease and intuition, when you embody what it can look like to trust your body's innate wisdom and capacity to heal, you are also elevating
On “Loving Your Body”
It’s hard to love and accept someone you don’t trust. It’s hard to trust someone you don’t know or feel disconnected from. It’s hard to allow yourself to get to know someone intimately when sources
What’s your health focus?
Foundational to health is how we think or what we believe about our experience of it and what is possible for us.We can choose to focus on worst possible outcome (and send our mind and
4 Ways to Shift from Guilt to Gratitude
A shift in mindset with food and body can help us move from feelings of guilt to feelings of gratitude. Here are four ways to practice an attitude of gratitude with food and your body.1.
Gratitude for the Body
Each day we wake is an opportunity to connect to ourselves, to others, to our world. In gratitude, we can appreciate that not all of us get to wake up to a new day, to
Love the Skin You're In - 3 surefire ways to actively rewire your self-loathing ego...
Start With Heart – A Daily Practice
From the Love the Skin You're In February blog post series. The daily practice that can transform self-loathing to self-acceptance.
How I moved into the New Year resolution-free and loving life!
Energy Medicine for Self-Healing Saturday November 7, 2015
Learn what energy medicine is and how to harness, awaken, and develop your innate ability to support self-healing.
Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Tried and true. 10 simple habits to keep your immune system in optimal shape this cold and flu season.
Go Against the Grain
Insert a pause button in your day for more health, peace, calm and joy.
You Are NOT What You Eat
Why function matters more than food and 'you are what you eat' is a myth.
Make Friends With Stress
Yes, I said stress and friend in the same sentence. Watch this video for a shift in perspective.
Meditation In The Park
Add a dose of summer stillness in a beautiful natural setting to your weekends with Meditation in the Park. Hamilton, ON Gage Park Rose Garden
Harness Your Energy for More Health Now!
Consider these three tips to boost vitality and energy NOW. Decide that you are in charge and ready to fully participate in creating the health and life you dream of, desire, and deserve!
How Do You Feel?
In order to transform relationship to food and body, and therefore achieve the lightness we seek, we must first come back home, to the body that shelters us every single day.
A Lesson in Slowing Down
December can be a busy, hectic month for many of us and for various reasons. Family gatherings, workplace holiday parties, multiple workplace holiday parties, shopping for presents, volunteering extra time for local causes, preparing for
Drink Up and Eat Anything…Really?
Today's Free YOUrself message is short (like me) and sweet (like plantain bananas).For many of us up here in Canada, its Thanksgiving weekend. A time when we get together with our family, friends, or communities
Use It or Lose It
Creating health and thriving is something we all desire on a very deep level. Remembering that 'health' is the conscious creation of harmony among our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health aspects of being. Summed
Planting New Seeds: Redefining Diet
I was recently asked to contribute to Eat Live Life, a health and wellness website also dedicated to making the world a healthier one. Check out my article published recently on how to start redefining
How Cooking Can Change Your Life
Greetings Wellness Warriors! A colleague of mine shared this with me and I thought it was a perfect message to share. It seems we keep getting busier and busier, and cooking has become an 'inconvenience',
ENJOY SOME SOULitude TODAY
Today, practice breathing fully and deeply, often throughout your day. Consider taking a breathing space every half hour or hour. Each time, checking in to how you feel and what you need in that moment;
With so much information being thrown at us every single day, and what feels like every minute, we can feel overwhelmed and quite honestly, fearful. Most often and unfortunately, depending on your medium of choice,
PERMISSION TO DAYDREAM
One of the most powerful practices you can incorporate into your daily routine is setting clear intentions for the upcoming day, week, month and beyond. Since the theme of this month is simplicity, let's start
Simple Living - Day 2 Yes, I said eat "more". That means add in, amp up, increase, and stimulate feelings of abundance. The modern day dieting mentality is about elimination, deprivation, less, removing, cutting out.
Welcome to my Simple Living "project". As I reflected on April and how I wanted to continue spreading the message of Whole Health, I thought, "Why not share daily tips and reminders that would help
Breathing New Life
Nature gives us the opportunity to reflect. With Spring season and another new moon cycle on their way we are given powerful symbols of change, new beginnings, renewal. As we watch nature awaken from winter
Free Yourself Friday
Greetings fellow Wellness Warrior & Happy Spring to you! By 'Free Yourself', I'm referring to letting go of habits and choices that no longer serve your highest good. Choices that hold you back, and keep
‘Get Off the Scale’…
Last night, I happened on this quote from Steve Maraboli, author of "Life, the Truth, and being Free". So often we put so much, even all, of our power into the number on the scale.
Lightening the Load
My journey into body acceptance and love...
Lessons From a Mother…
This morning as I walked to my car the calmness and warmth of the air stopped me, as if to say, ‘Stay’. It was zero degrees Celsius, but in mid-winter that can feel ‘warm'. I
More Heart, More Health
Today marks the Feast of Saint Valentine, or as many of us know it as, Valentine's Day. This day for many prompts the purchasing of romantic gifts, candy, flowers, dinners, and red roses. For others,