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An Update From Michelle

I’m popping in today, before the summer gets into full swing, to share an update with you. For awhile now I’ve been feeling a bit stuck. Stuck in my own health and wellness journey. Stuck in my business. Stuck in my own personal development. Stuck in my physical space and surroundings. It’s a place where the […] Get the full post here

Apple Carrot Muffins – Grain and Dairy Free

A couple weeks ago I had an apple to use up and came across a muffin recipe that sounded yummy. As I mentioned in this post, I don’t always read recipes completely through before I jump in. I got partway into the apple muffin recipe before I realized it called for two apples not just […] Get the full post here

Lemon Coconut Cheesecake Bites

It was my sweet dad’s birthday on the weekend and we had him and my mom over for brunch on Sunday. We were supposed to have them for dinner, but with a snow storm looming (can you believe it?) we decided to do brunch instead so they could get home before the weather turned. We […] Get the full post here

FREE Spring Smoothie Challenge

While it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet here in Nova Scotia, my tastebuds sure are hankering for some lighter foods. And if you’re anything like me, sometimes during the winter, it is hard to get enough fruits and veggies in. That’s why (I’m excited to announce) I’ve created a FREE 48-Hour Spring Smoothie Challenge. The […] Get the full post here

The Sounds of Silence – My Experience at a 10-Day Silent Meditation Course – Part 4

Today I share with you Part 4 of My Vipassana Experience. If you’d like to start from the beginning check out these posts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Bittersweet Endings On Day 10 after breakfast we met in the meditation hall for the last time. We learned the metta meditation of loving kindness or goodwill towards all. […] Get the full post here

Sounds of silence: My experience at a 10 day silent meditation course – Part 3

Today, in part 3 of my series, I share some of the highlights of the actual meditation/retreat experience. Let’s start with the daily schedule. The daily schedule: 4:00 am Morning wake-up bell 4:30 – 6:30 am Meditate in the hall or in your room 6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast break 8:00 – 9:00 am Group […] Get the full post here

The Sounds of Silence – My Experience at a 10-Day Silent Meditation Course – Part 2

If you missed part 1 of my meditation experience you can read it here. No turning back I’m at the airport waiting to board my flight, savouring my last coffee for 11 days (that’s right no coffee at the retreat) and texting my friends and family looking for reassurance and comfort, “I guess this is […] Get the full post here

The Sounds of Silence – My Experience at a 10-Day Silent Meditation Course – Part 1

I’m recently back from a 10-Day Vipassana silent meditation course. It was one of the hardest things I‘ve ever done and one of the most cathartic, profound and valuable. I shared my experience with a few close friends and family members and decided I should probably write about it – as a way to process […] Get the full post here

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Do Instead

I’m sure you are aware there is a bit of an over-emphasis (borderline obsession) with cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol Cholesterol is a molecule, not a substance that sits around in […] Get the full post here

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 […] Get the full post here