Posts in the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Healthy Hydration this Summer

When I walk down the grocery aisle and spot the fluorescent drinks out of the corner of my eye I wonder how much colouring are added to those drinks. When drinks glow, they have to go! The concept of an electrolyte drink is a brilliant one. As we sweat we need to replenish are sodium

How to Deal With Darkness

Spring is upon us, and the longer days couldn’t be more welcome. Toronto saw a mere 12 hours of sunlight for all of January. Even for those not usually touched by Seasonal Effective Disorder, the absence of sunlight was felt. There has been a significant lack of metaphorical LIGHT as well.  We are in a

SPRING EQUINOX – SPRING REVOLUTION

It’s January 1st and the yoga studio is packed with yogis. Barely 10cm separates each mat, making for many modifications in my practice. And while I’m humbled to share in my yoga community intent on connecting mind and body through breath, come middle to late February, the class size has returned to “normal” – full

What the world needs now…is LOVE… sweet LOVE

With the tragic events and current upheaval in the world today, it is my strong belief that our response should be love. Anger is paralyzing. Love is freeing. In many ways we are responding with love, ie The Woman’s March, mourning together over the tragic events in Quebec, standing up for one another in our

The Languages of Love

Love is more than a feeling. It is a language, and not everyone speaks the same one. Falling in love is intoxicating. Literally. The hormone cocktail your body produces at love’s first blush is the chemical equivalent of being high on cocaine. And as anyone who has been in a long term relationship can attest,

Toxic Masculinity

On Breakfast Television, a young boy from Montreal was reviewing toys.  He could not contain his excitement for one toy in particular – a giant pink Barbie plane, complete with true to scale seats, drink/snack trolley, seat trays – you name it! The host of the show made two attempts to redirect this boy’s attention

Embracing Your Inner Goddess

The transpersonal essence of the Inner Feminine, the Divine Feminine is something that has been revered since ancient times.  We can see echoes of this secret language in symbols like the Venus of Willendorf or Mother Goddess, the Venus of Berekhat Ram – all of which demonstrate the importance of women throughout the ages.  We

Oh MAMA: the journey to motherhood

The dog ate my homework. Almost. I am slipping this in just under the wire. I am writing this at 4am, surrounded by darkness, in my jammies. The truth is I haven’t worn anything but jammies most of the week. I am pregnant. And I have been in the throws of some pretty serious morning

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9 Simple Ways of Letting Go

There are moments that stay with us for a lifetime, experiences that leave indelible marks upon our hearts and souls. These marks become maps showing us where we have been. They remind us of who we were and reveal who we are becoming. The more we experience life, the more of these moments we accumulate. Sometimes

Do I need to take a probiotic?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked in practice. Generally, I respond first with a definition. ‘Probiotics refer to the billions of bacteria that live in your gastrointestinal tract.’ Here are some reasons why I recommend their use: 1) Digestive disorders (symptoms of gas/bloating) 2) Poor dietary intake 3) Antibiotic use

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