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Heads Up – Winter Cleanse is here! Save the date

Thanks for taking a moment out of your busy, hectic day to get a sneak peek of my Resolution Reboot Winter Cleanse. I know it feels too early to be talking about cleansing in January while you are in the midst of your shopping, baking, organizing, planning and socializing! But it’s December 12th already and the New Year will here before [...]

Build your love muscle

I’ve been following a meditation teacher for awhile now. His name is Jeff Kober. In addition to being a Vedic meditation teacher, he’s also an actor and played a pretty mean dude on The Walking Dead a few seasons back. Kober writes these wonderful “Vedic Meditation Thoughts of the Day” and one of his recent [...]

Here’s How to Make Cooking More Fun – And a Recipe

The fall of the year is a great time to get into the kitchen. If you love cooking, nothing is more grounding, comforting and enjoyable than nourishing yourself and your family with soups, stews, roasts, hearty root veggies and an array of baked goods with apples and pears. Can’t you just smell that sweet apple [...]

Ketogenic Diet 101

The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, very high-fat diet. It has recently gained a lot of popularity in wellness circles because of some of its health benefits. A ketogenic diet has been shown to help some people lose weight (yes, even with high fat). It can also help improve certain health conditions, like [...]

Sneak Peek of Fall Cleanse – Early Bird Ends Tonight

Are you on the fence about signing up for my 7-Day Fall Cleanse? Maybe you’re ready for a change, but perhaps it feels a bit scary to jump into something new when you don’t know what to expect? And, if you’re like me and you’ve tried lots of different diets, you may be wondering if [...]

Small Change, Big Gain

One of my core philosophies when it comes to making dietary and lifestyle change, is to start with the baby steps. It’s all about starting small. Implementing even the tiniest movement toward your goal can help you gain momentum, feel successful and have the desire to keep going. If you tried to tackle a huge action step first [...]

New Dates for FREE 3-Day No-Sugar Challenge

I’m super excited to announce the fall dates for my FREE 3-Day No-Sugar Challenge – Sept 15-17!  Read all about it and sign up here.  If you’re anything like me you are winding down a summer of indulging, imbibing and totally enjoying yourself. Which I am 100% in favour of! We have to take time to relax, chill [...]

Three tasty summer zucchini recipes (including brownies!)

Our garden went mad while we were on vacation this summer. When we came back our veggie boxes were overflowing with three types of lettuce, bok choy, swiss chard, kale, and for the first time, zucchini. It was so exciting to see so many big orange and yellow flowers decorating the tips of these perfectly [...]

5 Tips for coping with vacation temptations

I’m just back from an amazing summer vacation in New England with stops in Watch Hill, Rhode Island; Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard; and Cambridge, Boston. I believe we should enjoy our vacations and all the delicious delights that come with them – the food, drinks, treats, people, places and activities. With that mindset, I indulged, imbibed [...]

Join my FREE 48-Hour Smoothie Challenge

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we often choose convenience over nutrition. By making this compromise, many of us are challenged to get enough fruits and vegetables into our diets. That’s why (I’m excited to announce) I’ve created a FREE 48-Hour Summer Smoothie Challenge. The Smoothie Challenge is a great way to [...]

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

The warmer weather is coming, and for those of us living in more northern locations, that means we’ll be able to get some natural vitamin D. YES! Among the vitamins, vitamin D is pretty special. And because we get it primarily from the sun, many of us have a hard time getting enough and are [...]

Five snacks your waistline and tastebuds will love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But what usually comes along with this combination are additional words like “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.” Right? Well it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious. My rule of thumb for [...]

5 tips for better sleep (and a recipe)

Have you said goodbye to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and a yummy recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing. I’ve been speaking to more and more of my clients these days [...]

Want to be a health coach?

I get inquires on a weekly basis about my training as a healthy coach and the school I went to. If you are someone who is interested in a career shift, becoming an entrepreneur and having a rewarding career helping people live healthier lives, then please read on to learn about a special enrolment bonus my [...]

Get a sneak peek (doors closing soon)

Are you on the fence about signing up for my 7-Day Spring Cleanse? You’re ready for a change, but perhaps it feels a bit scary to jump into something new when you don’t know what to expect? And, if you’re like me and you’ve tried lots of different diets, you may be wondering if this [...]

Enjoy a low carb Easter!

As we head into the Easter weekend I’ve got a few tips and suggestions for getting through the chocolate onslaught without completely sabotaging your good healthy efforts. I’ve curated some online resources for Easter dinner and sweet treat Easter goodies. Typically, it isn’t the actual dinner that gets us into trouble but the chocolate, candy, snacking, desserts and fancy [...]

Tips for spring cleaning your kitchen

When the birds start to chirp, the buds start to blossom and I no longer have to wear my winter coat and boots, I usually get in the mood for spring cleaning. I‘ll admit, cleaning is not my strong suit. My husband and I keep our home fairly tidy and it gets a good cleaning [...]

It’s HERE – my new spring cleanse!

I am so excited today to launch my BRAND NEW spring cleanse! That’s right. It’s all new (well except for the name) Release & Renew is so fitting for spring, I just couldn’t let it go. But everything else – recipes, length, protocol, website, design and supporting materials – all BRAND SPANKING NEW! After running my previous cleanses and detoxes for the last four years (spring, fall and [...]

How I finally felt better – and you can too!

While now I am a health coach and understand how to feel my best without taking drastic measures, it wasn’t always that way. For a big chunk of my life I didn’t feel good.  Back in my 20s I struggled with digestive issues, bloating, constipation, started to gain some weight and so I began researching various healing diets, [...]

Reduce inflammation & feel great – early bird ends soon!

As I shared with you a few days ago, there was a time in my life when I struggled with my weight, energy levels, foggy headedness and digestive issues. Before I became a health coach, I kept searching for the magic bullet that would make me feel better. I tried many diets, supplements and sought out different health [...]

Coconut Banana Protein Bars – Recipe

After the gym or yoga I like to refuel with a little protein snack before I can get to a full whole-foods meal. It’s important to replenish, especially carbs and protein, after a workout since we deplete the glycogen in our muscles and breakdown, and can even damage, some of the proteins in the muscles. After we exercise our body [...]

Are you ready to train your brain this spring?

Science has proven the power of the brain and visualizing. Check this out: Scientific studies reveal that when you visualize an action, you stimulate the same brain regions as when you actually perform that action. Cool! Medical studies prove that when stroke victims imagine moving a limb – even after it’s paralyzed by a stroke [...]

NEW DATE: Spring Vision-Board Workshop

Well spring came in like a lion today in Nova Scotia with a freezing rain storm that has closed public schools which means kids are home for one more day after the March break. Not exactly the lamb-like start we might have hoped for this spring. Oh well, not much we can do about the [...]

My new favourite salad – Crunchy Chopped Asian Chicken Salad

At this time of year I always get a little bored with food. My palate is growing tired of the winter fare – the root veggies, stews and big pots of soup. At the beginning of the winter season I love these meals but after three or four months of the same old, same old, [...]

Chocolate Avocado Cake

I’m always on the hunt for sweet treats we can enjoy from time-to-time, for special occasions or when those sweet cravings hit. Because I help my clients manage their blood sugars and move away from processed refined sugars, many people mistakenly think I will tell them they can never have sugar again. Well that would be a pretty miserable existence wouldn’t it? While some [...]

Announcing Next Vision-Board Workshop – Get on the VIP List

I’m excited today to let you know another Manifest Your Dreams Vision-Board Workshop is in the works. The workshop in January had such an awesome response (19 out of 20 spots sold) and such great feedback (see below), that I want to do it again! Here’s a picture of the group in January with their [...]

Five tips to minimize risk of Alzheimer’s

Every year, 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. Currently there are 564,000 Canadians living with dementia and there are more than one million Canadians affected directly or indirectly by the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is one type of dementia and the most common. In recognition of Alzheimer awareness month, I dedicate today’s column to understanding the [...]

Five steps to a healthy smoothie

I had the opportunity to be a guest on Global TV recently demonstrating how to make a healthy smoothie. The hosts loved my blend of organic blueberries, organic spinach, cacao powder, avocado and water (see recipe below). I believe smoothies can be healthy, convenient additions to a whole foods diet. Here are a few reasons why, [...]

Five common mistakes we make when creating resolutions

Creating resolutions and setting goals for the new year is a natural thing to do in January. You want to change aspects of your life, make improvements, achieve goals and live your dreams. As you flip the calendar onto a fresh new year, you may feel ready to drop old patterns and create new habits. [...]

Low Carb Holiday Recipe Round-Up

During the holidays there are so many food related gatherings it’s always good to have some tasty recipes on hand for entertaining, contributions for potlucks and to have done-ahead for pop-ins and for family nights at home. Today I share with you a round-up of some low-carb alternatives to many of the traditional gourmet and comfort-food delights [...]