It's no secret that I LOVE chia pudding!! And why not? This simple breakfast has become a staple in my house as there are about a million ways to jazz it up! All of the recipes here are plant-based and easily made vegan (just sub the honey). Plus they're all easy, delicious, and really healthy for you. But what are chia seeds? If you hear chia and immediately start singing that little jingle from the 80's (cue: "ch-ch-ch-chia!!") then you're on the right track! They do h
We've all been there. You were on a roll. Whether it be with a new exercise regime, adding a healthy food to your daily routine, or integrating more self care. Maybe you changed your mindset and were feeling optimistic and excited about what the future holds... Then you fall off track. Whatever you were doing, you stop. Maybe life got in the way. Maybe your routine fell apart. Whatever the reason, you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, uninspired, at a loss. Yo
So you've heard of Health Coaches. And Life Coaches. Nutrition Coaches. Wellness Coaches. There are many titles that may be used by professionals in the coaching industry, but do you know what they all mean and what a coach can do? How will having a coach make the difference to you? Coaching has been around for a long time, but what is it? Most of us are familiar with coaching when it comes to sports. Think of a soccer or football coach. They are an individual with a s
Moving your body. Exercising. Training. There are lots of ways we can describe this seemingly simple thing, yet it can be incredibly complicated and difficult for some of us. There are physical challenges that arise, but more often the mental and emotional blocks are deeper and more challenging to face. I was born into a family that was fairly average as far as activity went. As kids we ran around the backyard and played catch with our Dad. Always at the park, on our bik
Let's start by asking, WHAT is self care? If you speak with me often or read my posts, you'll know that I'm a wee bit obsessed with self care! Unfortunately lately this has become a bit of a buzz word or buzz phrase and there is a lot of confusion around what exactly it means... So let's get clear! Self Care is any activity that makes you feel nourished and taken care of. But this is such a broad definition! So won't this encompass a ton of things? YES it does... and that'
Oh dieting... You've probably been on a diet or two (or ten) in your life. If not, then you likely know quite a few people who have. Whether it looks like a diet or not, anything that restricts your food intake, invokes guilt, has "good" and "bad" foods, and dictates what you should or shouldn't eat is in fact a diet. By jumping on the diet bandwagon, you're supporting a multi-billion dollar industry. Remember it is in their best interest if you have great short term succ
Do you believe you've got the power to create the life of your dreams? Do you think you have control over how you're treated? Over your experiences? The answer is yes. Even if you don't see how, the answer is yes. This is reflected in the following paradigms. What exactly is a paradigm and why is it important? A paradigm is a guideline. It's a basis for how we operate in daily life and can determine how we deal with and react to things. It is not a rule or a law, simpl