Bone Up on Healthy Aging

Canadian Health Food Association Trade Show Friday, September 18, 2015 1:15 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building Aging well involves providing our bodies with what they need to for ongoing repair and maintenance – as well as soothing inflammation, aches and pains so we can keep doing the things we love. Join Lisa Petty […]

Will you join me for Afternoon Tea?

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It’s quite possible that, like me, you’re experiencing the roller coaster ride otherwise known as peri-menopause (which, by the way, starts at about age 35 whether you feel it or not). Anyway, peri-menopause has kind of taken me for a loop lately. On the one hand, I’m lucky: I don’t have any serious symptoms that […]

You don’t have to do it ‘all’ – by yourself.

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We can have it all. We can do it all. Whatever ‘it’ is, as women, we’re capable of it. I don’t have any hesitations about agreeing with either statement. The thought that follows for me, however, is: do we have to? In order to be considered an empowered, 21st century women, are we required to […]

Mineral Make-Over

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Gone are the days when “natural mineral make-up” meant women looked like they had mud on their cheeks. New colour formulations help women create their own signature look, safe in the knowledge that they’re reducing their exposure to questionable chemicals. Natural mineral make-ups are formulated without chemical dyes, fragrance, mineral oil, parabens and preservatives—all of […]

Cold + Flu Season

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Respiratory tract infections are the most common illnesses in the Western world, and involve diverse symptoms including nasal stuffiness or runny nose, sore throat, headaches, cough and fever. Most children get up to 9 bouts per year, while adults experience 2-5 episodes. Your best defense is a good offense. If you aren’t interested in hibernating […]

I can’t get no… sleep

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As you may know, this September I added a little extra to my schedule and I’m now working on my Master’s degree. I’m really enjoying the new experiences that come with being a mature graduate student, but I have a slight complication I wasn’t expecting. I. Can’t. Sleep. And I really like my sleep. Correction: […]

Get your beauty sleep

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Nourishing yourself involves something very simple that seems to be difficult for many of us to fit into our busy schedules: sleep. Health problems like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression – and obesity – are related to the amount and quality of your sleep. Sleep deprivation studies reveal escalated stress, higher blood pressure, impaired glucose control, […]

What is the online assessment all about?

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I frequently get the question: “What’s your Assessment all about?” Today, I thought I would take the opportunity to explain the process, in case you’ve always wondered but haven’t asked yet! My training and perspective is holistic, and that means a few things to me. Number one, I believe that – although we all have […]

What Meryl Streep said.

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Meryl Streep, of course, is one uber famous actor. While we might actually have quite a lively debate about her talent (my appreciation of it doesn’t always match up with the critics!), I have great respect for her as a woman. And although one can never be sure when one reads that this or that […]

Back to school!

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When you live in Southern Ontario like me, back-to-school takes place the day after Labour Day. And though it’s been a long time since I actually went back to school, every year I get a little bit excited as the big day approaches. It’s almost a second New Year: a chance to start again. (Of […]