January 17, 2019

The sun is nature’s best source of Vitamin D, which is why it’s essential to supplement in the winter. 

Why is Vitamin D important?

  • It supports mental health and brain function, including mood (especially those that are affected by SAD in the winter), creating memories and decision-making. Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with a spectrum of conditions ranging from depression to Alzhe...

January 11, 2019

We’re a few weeks into January and many people have made new years resolutions to exercise more, get a gym membership or just add more movement into their days. 

If you are someone starting a new exercise routine, please remember these 5 keys to success…

1. Warm up and cool down properly. A warm up can be as simple as 2-5 minutes of light aerobic activity (walking at a fast pace, running, biking, ro...

January 4, 2019

Her name is Courtney Bell and she is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She's also a member of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). 

She has worked in a community setting for many years, and has recently decided to pursue her own private practice. She specializes in working with children, youth, young adults and the...

December 3, 2018

It’s called the wall bridge. 

(Well, to be totally honest, I don’t actually know what it’s called but you’re essentially making a bridge against the wall, so lets just call it a wall bridge.)

It’s a fantastic movement to break up extended periods of sitting or desk work since it targets your thoracic spine (think, area between your shoulder blades) and shoulders. It does this all while helping to co...

November 23, 2018

Shoveling, not typically at the top of any Canadian’s winter to do list….

Especially since picking up a shovel and moving hundreds of pounds of snow, particularly if you've been living a relatively sedentary lifestyle for several months, is a massive stressor on the body, putting a large strain on your joints, muscles and cardiovascular system.

But consider this...shoveling is also a fantastic oppor...

November 12, 2018

Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows…

Some days are full of temper tantrums, bills to pay, deadlines to meet, disagreement with your spouse, piles of laundry, traffic jams, emergencies and struggles with your health.

And some days your circumstances are so awful that it can seem impossible to put a smile on your face and keep moving forward. But as Gretchen Rubin taught me years ago it’s almo...

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