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All I Want For Christmas

All I Want For Christmas… This time of year is about gratitude. It’s about appreciating what we have.  Family, friends, health, abundance… Yet there are those in our community who still need support. Those who don’t have these things. We can help them! From now...
The Psychology of Fasting

The Psychology of Fasting

Maybe you are interested in fasting to improve your physical or spiritual health. Maybe you are just curious.  It is present in cultures and religions around the world, but is gaining appreciation in the west. Jesus went fasting for forty days and forty nights, but...
5 Rules to Staying Injury Free While Running

5 Rules to Staying Injury Free While Running

The last thing any runner wants is to be sidelined from an injury. Luckily there are ways to stay injury free and decrease your chances of needing to take an unexpected time out from training. Make sure you have the right shoes for your feet It is worth getting your...
Enjoy Your Meal This Thanksgiving

Enjoy Your Meal This Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, it may seem like a difficult task to maintain a wellness diet. However, with a few considerations it is possible to enjoy your meal without feeling like you are holding back. Eat Small Meals Throughout the Day As a part of your...

More Pollution? Time To Detox!

It was just over a week ago that we woke up to a red sky, smoky air, blowing in from the devastating forest fires inland.  Today i look out my window, and am struck by the grey veil that blankets the entire lower mainland, from the ground, seemingly up to the...
Childhood Sport Injuries

Childhood Sport Injuries

  Childhood Sport Injuries  Childhood sport injuries are an epidemic, and it shouldn’t be a surprise. I only have to look as far as my kids’ weekly schedule.  Not only do they have gym class and running at school, there is also soccer, baseball, skiing, swimming,...
Headaches: Not Normal!

Headaches: Not Normal!

So you tell yourself your headaches are normal: “It only happens if I am tired or hungry.” Or maybe it is constant and debilitating. If you have headaches then I am here to tell you that there is no such thing as a “normal headache.” There are...
Eat Healthy During Christmas

Eat Healthy During Christmas

I love the holidays, and I love to eat, so holiday dinners are my favourite!  Buttery potatoes, juicy roasts, colourful trifles… you name it, I’m all over it! The problem is that I often find myself going overboard, especially at a party. At best, I end up...
4 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress

4 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress

The holiday season is a happy time, and is also a busy time. As the urgencies pile up, so do the emotional, physical, and chemical stressors. Shopping, meal planning, financial strain, cold weather, and the increased intake of alcohol, sugar and fats are all examples...
Got Fresh Veggies?

Got Fresh Veggies?

The best way to ensure that your family’s eating fresh vegetables on a regular basis is to have a variety of them on-hand and ready to throw on the grill, in a steamer, blender, salad bowl, dip or recipe at any given time. This can easily be done by blocking out a 1-2...