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Here you will find conversations on topics that matter; nutrition, stress, sleep, relationships, movement and my favourite topic, habits. 

My Life Sucks!

My Life Sucks!

These are the words that are resounding around my house…coming from the mouths of my 18- and 20-year-old children. And my response? It sure does. With the third wave of lockdowns just coming to surface, I am really starting to feel for these kids. They have entered a...

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Do you have a food addiction? (Part3)

Do you have a food addiction? (Part3)

I once read in order to develop a habit, success is the secret sauce. I believe this to be true with many bad habits we want to drop and new habits we want to create. This can work with food as well, but it depends on the intensity of the signal sent to our brain...

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Do you have a food addiction? (Part2)

Do you have a food addiction? (Part2)

The way I see it, and from what I gathered from my clients, our relationship with food can be broken down in two ways: healthy and unhealthy. Unhealthy often begins with a physiologically-based craving, which turns into an emotional craving. HEALTHY What defines a...

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Do you have a food addiction?

Do you have a food addiction?

No one wants to talk about it; however, it exists.  People talk about it in my room because it is a place of no judgement. They can talk about their cravings openly.  It is a craving like every other craving out there; cravings for heroin, cocaine, tobacco, sex, porn,...

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Betrayals No. 7 and 8 Two behaviours that need your attention

Betrayals No. 7 and 8 Two behaviours that need your attention

Ever wonder how a simple roll of the eyes can lead a friendly conversation to full out fighting? Or how you feel when your partner constantly points out your poor grammar and then follows with, ‘I am only trying to prevent you from embarrassing yourself in front of...

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Betrayal No. 6 Mismatched Sexual Drives

Betrayal No. 6 Mismatched Sexual Drives

Guess what? Just because this is more common than not, it doesn’t mean it is something to ignore. Similar reasoning may occur when visiting your primary care provider with a complaint about X and you are told, ‘Well, you aren’t getting any younger; that symptom is...

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I Knocked, But No One Was Home | Betrayal #5  Absenteeism

I Knocked, But No One Was Home | Betrayal #5 Absenteeism

I had clients call their spouses or parents ‘emotionally retarded’. They feel the person is incapable of showing empathy. As humans we are all wired to love. Therefore, change is possible for everyone. Becoming aware is the first step to change. The person who shows...

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Functional Medicine Practitioner

Functional Medicine Practitioner

 Today I wanted to share something about my services that I have not yet formally announced. You may have heard me mention the term functional medicine to you from time to time. Let me briefly tell you what it is and why I decided to become certified as a functional...

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Dotting the i’s – Monthly Newsletters

Power of Self-Determination – November 2020 Newsletter | December 11, 2020 | Read more

Meet Anna Hunter and Luke Palka | October 2, 2020 | Read more

I believed in myself | September 3, 2020 | Read more

Happy Terry Fox Day | August 3, 2020 | Read more

Jardins St-Léon Gardens | July 4, 2020 | Read more

Interview with the de Luca family from Winnipeg and all about EVOO | May 7, 2020 | Read here

Meet Lia Anderson and all about Green Tea | April 7, 2020 | Read here

 

General Newsletters

Functional Medicine | March 5, 2021 | Read more

Ask me Anything | March 2, 2021 | Read more

Ask me Anything | February 9, 2021 | Read more

Ask me Anything | January 22, 2021 | Read more

Just a quick update | January 15, 2021 | Read more

Happy New Year | January 1, 2021 | Read more

Happy Holidays | December 24, 2020 | Read more

Happy Canada Day | July 1, 2020 | Read more

Opt-in/out for newsletter: Guidance, Insights, Success Stories | June 13, 2020 | Read here

Oh Canada – A Patriotic Moment | April 7, 2020 | Read here

A Challenge for You | March 29, 2020 | Read here