Tag: healthy

A Good Cup of Tea: History and Health Benefits 

The legendary first cup of tea was had by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong while sitting in his Camellia Garden when a leaf from the Camellia tree accidentally dropped into his hot water to flavour what we now call tea. This is probably far more myth than reality however it started, tea has become part

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Happy 29th Trip Around the Sun to Me

Another year older, another year wiser. Many lessons were learned, some easier than others.  These lessons led to reprioritization and focusing of my energy on tasks and habits that were more in line with my long-term goals and values. Here are three areas that have been my focus for growth this last year.  Rest and

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Better Than Store Bought: Homemade Cup of Soup 

It’s autumn up here on Vancouver Island and with the changing seasons comes cooler weather, cozy sweaters and rain. This makes me start craving soups that are full of veggies, noodles and tasty flavors. Yet I work a few part time jobs and don’t always have access to a microwave so it got me thinking

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Food for Thought: The Goodness of Ginger 

One of my favourite flavours especially when the weather starts getting cooler is ginger. From soups to sweets and everything in between, ginger can add a spicy zesty flavour to a variety of dishes. Here are a few things that are good to know about this tasty tuber.  Health benefits of ginger:  In traditional medicine,

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Healthy Habits: The Importance of Rest and Recovery 

This has been coming up in conversations with friends, family and clients lately. In this fast-paced world, we are often praised for productivity and the hustle to reach our goals. Yet if the Hustle is not balanced with proper rest, burnout comes crashing in to make us rest. There are three areas of importance when

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Easy food ideas for when life gets busy 

September is here and with that people are heading back to school, work is coming into the end of the third quarter, and the kiddos are back into the swing of all the school’s activities. As life gets away from us and we try to figure out how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, something often

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Health Habits: Moving your body is more than just for physical health 

Physical activity is something that has a wide impact on many areas of overall health including but not limited to mental health, quality sleep, body composition, confidence and self-esteem and everything that ripples out from there. Yet so many of us struggle to make this a regular habit. Read this blog to learn more.

Feed Your Brain: How to fuel your brain from someone with ADHD

 I was one of the lucky women that was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age and have been managing it with diet and lifestyle since I was in elementary school.  Many women don’t get diagnosed until later in life, which impacts their overall mental well-being as many go decades without an understanding of how

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The Kitchen: Shifting it from a place of shame to a self-care 

“ At the end of the day the kitchen is a great place to start nurturing your self-love and worth” This is a quote that has been on my corkboard behind my computer for the last few years, and I absolutely love it. This quote comes from one of my favourite content creators on Instagram

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Healthy Habits: How to find clarity around your goals and why it’s important 

What progress have you made towards your goals? Did you start with some New Year’s resolutions? And let’s be honest with yourself, are you still working towards them with the same energy as the first week of the new year, or have they fallen to the wayside while other things have taken priority? Now if

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