Creativity, Essays, Happiness, health coaching, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Nutrition, Physical Wellness

Organic Stores are a Better Deal Than Big Box Stores in Some Ways. You Just Have to Think Differently.

I've subscribed to Ramit Sethi for a while now and have been following his work.  I like his honesty and punchy emails. Today's email was "10 extravagances people pay for."  He had asked his readers to submit their answers to this question with an explanation. There was one in particular I LOVED that made me… Continue reading Organic Stores are a Better Deal Than Big Box Stores in Some Ways. You Just Have to Think Differently.

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Essays, Happiness, health coaching, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Nutrition, Physical Wellness, Spirituality

How to Handle Food Saboteurs and People Who Don’t Support Your Lifestyle Change

I've been on a pretty major health / lifestyle overhaul the past few years and it has been the most fascinating (and challenging) growth experience. Last summer, I rejoined Weight Watchers. I've had success on it before and it's a short, beautiful walk from my house.  The ritual of the weekly weigh in, the outstanding… Continue reading How to Handle Food Saboteurs and People Who Don’t Support Your Lifestyle Change

Creativity, Essays, Happiness, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Nutrition, Physical Wellness

An Explanation of Health Coaching – Repairing my Body After Three Babies (Part 1)

You may be familiar with professional coaching, which has been well established for some time now in the executive and leadership space. Coaching standards are high and we have an international body to regulate the quality, ethics, and professional standard of coaching (as well as coach training programs.)  I myself am a professional coach and… Continue reading An Explanation of Health Coaching – Repairing my Body After Three Babies (Part 1)

Essays, Happiness, Nutrition, Physical Wellness

Healing My Body after 3 Babies x Is This Ankylosing Spondylitis?

A long blog title to be sure, but one that attempts to sum up what has been a rather complex mat leave. During my third maternity leave (this past year,) I committed to myself that I would finally address a host of issues in my body and heal it. I set out my intention that… Continue reading Healing My Body after 3 Babies x Is This Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Nutrition, Recipes

My Favourite Weight Watchers Zero Point Noodles – These are also Paleo Noodles!

As many of you know, I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers, having successfully lost weight on the program in 2006 while I was in University.  After having my third baby in the summer, I am back on program, getting back to my healthy goal weight.  I delivered at 237lb and my goal is… Continue reading My Favourite Weight Watchers Zero Point Noodles – These are also Paleo Noodles!

Book Club, Happiness, Life Hacks, Nutrition, Sleep

Bulletproof Coffee for Moms – How to Manage New Parent Sleep Deprivation and Brain Fog.

Bulletproof coffee has revolutionized mornings for this tired mama of three.  But what on earth is it? It sounds rather rugged and hardcore, doesn't it?  Don't be intimidated. It is quite simply a way of preparing your coffee with a few extra products and a blender.  It has changed my morning game completely.  I am… Continue reading Bulletproof Coffee for Moms – How to Manage New Parent Sleep Deprivation and Brain Fog.

Book Club, Happiness, Life Hacks, Nutrition, Organization, Productivity, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects:  Never Forget to Take Vitamins – Using Charles Duhigg’s Book The Power of Habit

Yes ,this one is straight from the original GML Project list in my lovely little journal, which I have kept to this day.  It was one of the first tasks I undertook and it really has a soft spot in my heart. In order to accomplish this, I had to buckle down and study the science… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects:  Never Forget to Take Vitamins – Using Charles Duhigg’s Book The Power of Habit

Essays, Happiness, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Physical Wellness

The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Take the Lone Wolf Approach to Workouts

Reading time:  4 minutes Why you should read this:  You will walk away with a newfound appreciation of why you should workout alone + increase your odds of "Getting it done."   So often we hear about overcoming the isolation of maternity leave by doing things with friends, family, acquaintances, etc. but I am strongly… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Take the Lone Wolf Approach to Workouts