Posts tagged mindfulness
When Your Body Attacks Itself - A New Perspective on Healing Autoimmune Disease

As a naturopathic doctor as well as something who suffers from an autoimmune condition, I know a thing or two about healing autoimmune diseases. It all works and the results are certainly there when patients follow the protocols. But what I think is MAJORLY overlooked and under appreciated is on another level.

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How to Create the Perfect Morning Routine

Ever wonder what a morning in the life of a naturopath is like?  Well, I'll tell you.  While some mornings I can't ever seem to hit the snooze button enough times, I do make a conscious effort to begin my day in a way that's going to make me feel like an awesome human being.  It may not always be easy, it may sometimes be the last thing I want to be doing, but comfort zones are not a thing that I'm keen on having in my life.  Here are my top tried-and-true tips to help you create an awesome morning routine.

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What You Need to Know about Eating Disorders

Last week was Canada's Eating Disorders Awareness Week and with that in mind, I wrote this article with the goal of increasing awareness of such a serious illness.  Eating disorders are not a choice but rather a serious illness that should be approached as such.  Lack of treatment can lead to years of struggle as well as a list of health concerns and even death.  It's important that we, as a community understanding more.

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Do You Really Understand The Pursuit Of Happiness?

I have a confession to make.  It's a pet peeve of mine to hear people say that all they want is just to be happy.

By all means I definitely don't think that the desire to be happy is a bad thing.  But what happens when something pops up in your life that makes you unhappy?  Do you feel like you've failed because you don't feel happy?  Do you feel like the "Universe" is against you, that people are out to get you, that happiness is not meant for you?  Do you really understand what it means to have happiness in your life?

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It's Time to Start a Healthful Habit

This time of year can be particularly grey for many of us.  We're in the depths of winter, it's cold out, we're stressed from driving and shovelling snow all the time and the fun festivities of the season are over.  Sigh.  It's back to the grind of day-to-day life.

But does it have to be?

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Mind your Time this Holiday Season

There's no better time than the holidays to work on your mindfulness practice, or start one up if you haven't already.  With all the food, social activities and gatherings, it's hard to stay in the moment while you're busy planning ahead for the next family dinner.  

This holiday, I challenge you to instil a little mindfulness.  

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The Self-Care Essential Most People Forget

Christmas this year came with a fun little read I had published on one of my favourite websites, MindBodyGreen.  In this article, I write about travel and how important it is for your own personal growth.  Travel is an excellent opportunity not only to learn a bit more about other cultures but also to learn more about yourself.  It's a perfect way to throw yourself into situations that may cause discomfort, such as learning to speak a new language or tour through streets of cities you are unfamiliar with.  

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Maintaining Eating Disorder "Recovery" During the Holidays

The holidays can be a mixed bag of feelings for those "in" or maintaining "recovery" from an eating disorder - on one hand it's exciting and fun to attend holiday parties and spend some time with friends and family.  On the other hand it's terrifying.

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