Tips for spring cleaning your kitchen

Blog Post - spring clean kitchen - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

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. With the change of season, especially from winter to spring, as I start to notice drawers overflowing, cupboards jam-packed, and old jars starting…

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5 tips to help you get a good night’s sleep

Blog Post - 5 sleep tips - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

You know the benefits of a good night’s sleep. It can improve your mood and your mental alertness. Help your body repair and heal. And can even boost your physical appearance. The circadian rhythm is your biological process that wants you to be awake from sunrise to sunset and sleep soundly throughout the night until…

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5 ways to find the right food for you

Blog Post - right food for you - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach (1)

When I reflect back on my work with clients and my own personal health and wellness journey the one key concept that was reinforced time and time again, is that there is no one-sized-fits-all diet for everyone. In health coaching circles we call this bio-individuality. It recognizes that each of us is highly individualized with…

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8 causes of your food cravings

Blog Post - 8 causes of cravings - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Whether it’s salty foods like chips and pretzels, sweets like chocolate and ice cream, or sour tart tastes like pickles and sour candy, most of us have some type of regular food craving. But what is your body trying to tell you when you get those urges? Chances are, it’s not that it needs some…

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8 tips to help you get moving

Blog Post - 8 tips moving - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

One of the most common strategies for overall health and well-being is exercise. Our bodies were designed to move. Yet it’s the area many people struggle with the most. Do you spend most of the day sitting in front of a computer and then most of the night sitting in front of the TV? We’ve…

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Tips for stocking a healthy kitchen

Blog Post - kitchen tips - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Being prepared and having the right tools and ingredients on hand will make living a healthy lifestyle much easier and help to keep your meals interesting and delicious. Kitchen tools Most people are set up with the basic kitchen essentials — some good sharp knives, assorted pots, mixing bowls, whisks, tongs, spatulas, cutting boards, colanders…

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Try a healthier start to your day

Blog Post - HEALTHY BREAKFAST - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

If you’re trying to cut back on sugar and refined foods, one of the hardest meals is breakfast. A few factors make breakfast challenging. You’re tired. It’s early. You don’t have a lot of time to prepare and to get creative in the kitchen. Plus there are so many convenient, quick breakfast options on the…

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The key to successful healthy eating

Blog Post - Key to Healthy Eating - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Most of us have a desire to eat healthier and we have some knowledge about healthy foods. Unfortunately, information and intentions don’t get the healthy meals on the table. If they did, we’d all be eating clean and healthy every day. What trips us up the most around healthy eating, and derails our good intentions,…

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Build your love muscle

Blog Post - Build your love muscle - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

I follow a meditation named 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 posts really stuck with me. It was…

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Change is hard and support helps

Blog Post - Change is hard - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

When trying to make a health, wellness or lifestyle change it’s crucial to your success to consider your sources of support and connectedness. Our modern lifestyles can be very isolating. We’re busy, overwhelmed, tired and stressed. This can lead to spending a lot of time alone and a loss of connection with friends, family, communities,…

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