Whole Body Attitude of Gratitude Meditation (or extra self-care for sleep and stress!)

Whole Body Gratitude Meditation

In these times of change, stress, fear, and anxiety for many, I have been contemplating the nature of difficult emotions more than usual. Specifically, I have been reflecting on the practical tools and habits we can adopt to help us manage and process our emotions when they challenge us. In writing my newsletter last week, […]

4 Simple Swaps for a Healthier Cinco de Mayo (or any Mexican feast!)

4 Simple Swaps for a Healthier Cinco de Mayo (or any Mexican feast!)

If you live in the US, you may have celebrated the fabulously colourful holiday of Cinco de Mayo at some point. Cinco de Mayo is commonly thought to mark Mexico’s independence, but it actually marks the country’s victory over France during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Here in Canada, Cinco de Mayo […]

19 Fun and Festive Ways to Celebrate and Honour the Spring Equinox

19 Fun and Festive Ways to Celebrate and Honour the Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox arrives tomorrow, quite a bit earlier than it normally does. In fact, according to various sources, this is the earliest it has arrived in 124 years! Although there is so much we can’t control these days, we can always choose how we react and respond to whatever comes our way. I’m choosing […]

9 Favourite Self-Care Habits and Practices for Spring

9 Favourite Self-Care Habits and Practices for Spring title

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” -Anne Dudley Bradstreet Back in 2016, I published a round-up of eight of my favourite self-care habits and practices for winter and it’s been one of my most popular […]

Coconut Cashew Basil Curry Soup (from Seriously Good Freezer Meals)

Coconut Cashew Basil CurrySoupSeriously Good Freezer Meals

If there is one meal or food I could eat every day, rain or shine, day in and day out, it would have to be curry! Hands down. Like it doesn’t really have any competition (at least in my belly).   Disclaimer: I believe in full, clear and honest disclosure. I received an advance review […]

8 Cheap + Easy Ways to Exercise at Home Indoors When There’s a “Bomb Cyclone” Outdoors

Indoor home exercise ideas

Hi! I hope you’re reading this from Panama or Jamaica or somewhere else warm where the temperature is above freezing. It’s currently -30 Celsius here (that’s -22 Fahrenheit for my American readers!) and cold enough to kill the new battery in my car and freeze the HOT WATER pipes in my house. Ugh. On top […]

Healthy, Organic, Ready-to-Eat Meals in Toronto? Fresh City Farms to the rescue!

When Fresh City Farms contacted me recently and offered me a complimentary shopping spree, I was thrilled to participate! Even though I don’t live in Toronto, I have been a huge fan of Fresh City Farms’ approach to fresh, locally grown, organic food for many years. They are both a city farm and an online grocer […]