How I found a meditation practice that works for me

I’ve meditated on and off for the last 30 years. Every self-help book and approach I’ve read about finding peace, joy and happiness, suggests meditation as the key path. As a seeker and an introvert (always in my head), I’d been looking for the thing that would help settle my active mind and bring me…

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How stress impacts the body & three strategies to start managing it

I think it’s pretty safe to say that all of us experience some sort of stress in our lives. Maybe it’s coming from work – whether you’re self-employed or working in an organization – maybe it’s related to your finances, health, family responsibilities, client demands or a relationship. Whatever the source, stress affects us all.…

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How NOT to deal with stress

In the past, whenever I was overwhelmed, stressed and exhausted, my approach to work through it, was to try and deal with the source of the stress. First, it was the job I was miserable in. If I could just leave and find a job I was passionate about, I’d be less stressed. Next, when I started my health…

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3 easy ways to decrease stress

Blog Post - 3 Way to beat stress - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Is the daily toll of stress impacting your health? You live a busy, hectic, frantic life. Work demands, kid’s activities, relationships to nurture, a home to maintain, social activities, finances to manage, errands to run — it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. Stress has become a normal part of our daily lives.…

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7 tips to keep you well nourished this summer

The summer can be a challenging time to stay healthy. It’s vacation time, you’re socializing more, having fun and not as concerned with your regular healthy routine. I’m all for this and 100 per cent believe you need to take these time-outs to chill, relax and enjoy! To stay active, healthy and have the energy…

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8 tips for mindful summer eating

During the casual, fun, lazy days of summer it’s easy to get distracted from our daily healthy habits. Vacations, family gatherings, weddings, socializing with friends, beach days, camping and other summer activities are filled with fun foods, outdoor eating, treats, ice cream, alcohol and other unhealthy goodies. I’m a big proponent of enjoying our lives.…

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5 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…

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Fiddleheads are here!

They’re back, but only for a short time. So get them while you can. They won’t be here long! Fiddleheads are my favourite spring vegetable. Growing up in Nova Scotia meant we got a chance to enjoy these tender, wild, spring treats each year. I’ve always loved vegetables. And strangely enough, my preferences were always…

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Refresh your eating and lifestyle habits this spring!

Tired and bored of the same old meals? Feeling in a food rut? Ready to ditch the heavy, wintery foods and lighten up your eating, energy and mood for spring? Don’t have the time or energy to research new recipes, figure out how to eat more locally or organize your life for better health? I’m…

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Are you well fed?

Blog Post - Well Fed - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Have you ever considered the idea that the food you eat may not be your primary source of nourishment? Yes, the food you eat fuels your cells, muscles, tissues and brain. It gives you the energy to move, grow, heal and think. But, I consider it to be secondary to all the other things in…

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