2017: The Year of Self-Care

self-care

Happy New Year, everyone! As 2017 commences, I’m sure many of you are doing what I’m doing: trying to mindfully come up with a tangible wellness goal. My usual go-to is “I won’t drink any alcohol in January!” or “I will work out every day no matter what!” But you know what? Those goals usually…

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The Unanimous Cry for Better Sleep

Better Sleep

We Need Better Sleep A while ago, I read a blog post titled “Yoga Doesn’t Take Time; It Makes Time.” At the conclusion of my read, I remember thinking that it sounded like it made sense, but in literal terms, to do an hour’s worth of yoga meant that an hour was taken away from…

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In Defense of Juicing + Blending

It’s no secret that I love to juice and make smoothies. In fact, it’s not unusual for me to go through the day with nothing but, then eat a solid meal for dinner. Some say that this is weird and unhealthy because juicing involves the removal of fibre, and blending means you’re not actually chewing…

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The Launch of Vegetarian Comfort Foods + More

This week’s been crazy. Actually, honestly, this whole month’s been crazy. Or the summer. I don’t know…but the madness is both exhausting and exhilarating. On August 4th, my second book was let into the world: Vegetarian Comfort Foods. This seemed amazing to me. I was at my family’s cabin last year when I was negotiating the…

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Are You a Dirty Vegan?

As Canadians and Americans increasingly make the move towards veganism, some are doing it right, and others are…not. It seems pretty straight-forward, right? Vegan equals no animal products. But just because you aren’t consuming animal products, doesn’t mean you’re making healthy choices that are synonymous with veganism. Three Major Reasons People are Taking the Plunge…

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Better than Botox: 10 Hacks for Younger-Looking Skin

Maybe I’m writing this because my birthday is today. As each year goes by, I notice more and more fine lines on my forehead and grey in my hair. I also swore I would NEVER get botox, but I’ve caught myself staring into the mirror on more than a couple (or a hundred) occasions, physically…

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Green, Oolong, and Black Tea: What’s the Difference?

For those of you who may not know, I’m currently in the throes of writing a book on medicinal tea. I’m deep into the research phase of the project, and stumbled across the answer to the following question: what’s the difference between green, oolong, and black tea? If you know, and are pretty sure I’m…

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5 Ways to Improve Gut Health TODAY

It’s no secret that if you want to strengthen your immune system (something we all want to do at this time of year), you have to start with your gut. Your intestines are the key to great health, and when you provide a good home to your good bacteria, you’re subsequently telling the bad bacteria…

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Is 2015 the Year for Radical Self-Love?

I attended a yoga class this morning, and, as always, benefited spiritually as well as physically. I was so thankful to have been granted the opportunity to make it to that class, and I wanted to share what I walked away with. We all began by laying on our mats, on our backs with our…

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