Are you CONFUSED about what you should be eating?? Should you eat less meat? Be vegan? Or vegetarian? Wait, what is plant-based? What about keto? Or Paleo? Here's the thing... SO many people are confused and it's no wonder, there's a million and one people with opinions on this subject. There is NOT one right way to eat. There isn't a label everyone will fit under. Here is my opinion and my experience with veganism, vegetarianism, and ultimately plant-based eating. The Histor
Your body is where you live. It is the thing through which you experience this life and it's constantly conspiring to keep you here on this planet. Your lungs breathe, your heart beats, your neurons are firing, your digestive tract is working... all with no conscious effort on your part! Personally I think that's pretty damn rad!! Yet so many people struggle with a negative body image. With hating the body they live in. With the self loathing that can come along with it all.
Okay Moms (and Mums) around the world... this one's for you! Do you love your body? Like REALLY love it? Becoming a Mom is one of the most amazing journeys of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s not without its ups and downs. The changes in your body image and how you see yourself can be some of the toughest to deal with and often least talked about! So that question of “do you love your body?”... How do you answer that? What does loving your body actually mean? Well I’ll tell
In all of my time as a coach and through many conversations, there are a few main questions and challenges that seem to come up again and again when it comes to beginning a solid self care routine. And, no surprise there, the challenges are generally not knowing what to do, not feeling like it's possible to find the space in life, and feeling guilty about it... So let's dig in and have a look at each of these! What to do? From a quick brainstorm, here are 30 Self Care Activi
Labels are funny things. If you call yourself one thing then stray slightly outside the boundaries of what's deemed acceptable, suddenly you're not allowed to call yourself that thing anymore. I have been vegan & plant-based since mid-2017. But am I truly vegan? I say yes. But I eat honey and own leather boots and a down-filled vest from before I changed my eating habits. I also occasionally eat a tiny bit of egg, fish sauce, or cheese. So, many people would argue that I
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
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
You've probably heard about grounding (AKA earthing) practices. But do you know what grounding is? And do you understand the theory behind why it's good for you and how it works? Well never fear, because here we're going to break through some of the confusion and get clear on: -What grounding is. -Why it's good for you and deserves a spot in your self care routine -How to incorporate it into your busy life! What is Grounding? Put simply, grounding is the practice of connecti
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'