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Month: January 2016

Stories I loved this week.

Happy weekend! I am so thankful to have the next two days to rest, relax, exercise and spent time with my guys. It’s been a hectic few weeks with two weekends in a row of all day lectures, on top of settling into a new contract. No complaints though –…

Do you read labels?

One of my favourite things to do is spend an hour or two browsing the aisles of a health food shop like Whole Foods, Planet Organic or As Nature Intended, looking through the products, seeing what’s new, picking things up, flipping them over and reading the labels. Do you read…

I Tried It: Keeping A Food Diary

  My second assignment for my second year of nutrition requires me to keep a food diary. Sounds too easy, right? Copy down breakfast, lunch, dinner and Bob’s your uncle. For this exercise, we need to record every single element of each meal and put this information through a food…

Stories I loved this week.

Winter has officially arrived in London. It’s been really cold here this week, so we’ve had to pull out our parkas and toques and snuggle down. I like it. Our food is either nutritious or not. We are healthy or we are not. If we eat nutritious food, we may…

Stories I loved this week.

Sometimes it’s important to get a reminder to be gentle with yourself. I got a big one this week when my new job finally kicked into gear and I came home each day very tired with only enough energy to eat, hang out with my husband and son and zone out…

Stories I loved this week.

The first week of the new year is finished! Did you make it though okay? I started a new contract on Tuesday, finished a big assignment for my nutrition degree and have lectures this whole weekend. But I’m ready for it and feel really refreshed after the Christmas break. How…

Do you need to detox?

At this time of the year, newspapers and magazines are filled with weight loss, fitness and detox stories. I admit, I do enjoy reading them and seeing what nutrition & exercise (mis)information is being passed around. One of my biggest gripes is seeing articles that talk about needing to detox…

What I’m Reading: 10% Happier

Everyone seems to be talking about mindfulness these days.  A few months ago, I was wandering around Indigo, a fabulous chain of bookstores in Toronto and decided I wanted to read something about mindfulness and meditation, to learn a bit more. I didn’t fancy a long tome ala Eckhart Tolle,…

Stories I loved this week.

It’s 2016! How are you feeling about the new year so far? I’m going into it feeling refreshed, healthy and optimistic. I start a new contract on Tuesday, so it’s going to be interesting going back into the world of work after two months off. Weirdly, I drink more coffee…

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