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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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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20 Original Gift Ideas for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

Hey, Happy Healthy Lifers! Today’s post has been contributed by one of my fave guest bloggers, Ashley Erikson. She has some great ideas about holiday gifts, and I for one could use the help! Enjoy. xo The Christmas season is in full swing, and many of us still haven’t done our shopping. It’s okay; it’s…

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Kris Carr's Crazy, Sexy, Cancer

I read Crazy, Sexy, Diet by this woman years ago, and thought it was SOOOO inspirational. But before that book was this one, and the accompanying documentary. Below is the 8 minute trailer, and it’s well worth a watch. Kris Carr was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer, and stopped the disease it its tracks…

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Raising Disease-Free Children: is this possible?

Since I’m always really interested in preventative medicine (AKA: real food), this question is one bangs around my head every now and then. Diseases and disorders such as some cancers, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues, acid reflux, and heart disease are all largely treatable—and preventable. Why wait until you’re feeling like crap and…

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Vancouver Man Says Yoga Gave Him His Life Back

Happy Meatless Monday, friends! I’ve had yoga on the brain lately. I miss it. I haven’t practiced since the end of November, and it’s completely invading my dreams. Also, I’m becoming pretty un-bendy, and considering how un-bendy I was before, this news is not good. Anyway, today’s post was also shared with MyVanCity.ca, a Vancouver…

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5 Reasons Why Yoga Needs to Be in My Life (and probably yours, too)

So…I’ve been busy lately, and something had to give. Fascinatingly, I chose yoga, and not, say, seasons 1 and 2 of Damages. Hmm….that was an interestingly BAD decision, and here’s why: 1-      My inflexible body became, seemingly overnight, much less flexible. I didn’t really think it could get any worse, but I surprised myself with…

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Want to Help Lessen Your Symptoms of IBS? Try Yoga.

Anyone who suffers from digestive issues has probably been told to exercise. But how many of you would consider yoga exercise? When most people (who don’t practice regularly) consider it, they tend to underestimate the ancient practice’s ability to tone and sculpt, let alone help with GI issues. But yoga is amazing for taming that…

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