Category Archives: Healthy Living

9 Simple Practices for Daily Self-Love

9 Simple Practices for Daily Self-Love

I wrote this article for my newsletter subscribers last week, and many people seemed to enjoy it… so I thought it would be fun to share it with you too! I’m thinking about l-o-v-e this week, but not the overly commercial kind. Instead, I’m thinking about all the ways to celebrate ourselves: how we care […]

“A Look Ahead” Goal Planning Exercise (+ free template)

A Look Ahead Goal Planning and Future Journalling exercise

I enjoy future journaling and one of my favourite New Year traditions is doing a visioning reflection. It’s meant to be a casual, non-structured writing and dreaming activity like the one I’m sharing today. I first created this worksheet back in 2013 and in light of everything we’ve all endured this year, I thought it […]

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

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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 […]

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, […]

9 Favourite Self-Care Habits and Practices for Spring

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“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 […]

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 […]