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Growing a veggie garden

I am so delighted.  Making the decision to grow some food has brought me so much joy and I feel tremendous appreciation for the simplicity of it all.  Especially during a time when I often find myself fluctuating in and out of states of worry, distress and unease. As someone who is relatively new to gardening, it has been so lovely to connect with neighbours and family members for guidance and advice, to map out [...]

By |March 29th, 2020|Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Best pizza dough recipe

For a while now I have been experimenting with different pizza dough recipes, trying to get the taste and consistency of thin crust pizza. As a family we don't eat any dairy, so the purpose of pizza for us is not just a vehicle for the delivery of cheese. Every aspect of the pizza has to shine and a good crust really makes the difference. I found this Best NY style Pizza dough recipe from [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Food & Nutrition|

We know how to do this

"When a widespread difficulty like the Coronavirus pandemic grows, it becomes important to draw on our inner strength. It is the time to pause, reflect and bring wisdom, courage and care to ourselves and those around us. We human beings have survived for a thousand generations, helping one another and inspiring each other. We know how to do this. Instead of getting caught in collective fear and anxiety, we can remember to take a breath, [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Mindfulness, Uncategorized|

Your help is needed. Period.

Periods might be tough to talk about sometimes, but they are just a fact of life. Monthly menstruation products are a basic necessity. Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products. But if you’re living in poverty, access to products can be challenging. For homeless youth or women living on the street – it’s even more challenging. For other people, there are challenges when you consider [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Women's Health|

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition affecting 10%–15% of women between the ages of 24 and 40. It is caused by the endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, growing outside the uterus. Endometriosis may contribute to the following symptoms: Pain during menses Pain with intercourse Infertility The common treatment approach is to stop pain, regulate bleeding. suppress the growth of lesions and, if needed, remove inflammatory tissue. This can include common pain suppressing & anti-inflammatory [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Pain, Women's Health|

When should I roll?

Our fledgling world has become an incredibly complex and high-technology driven little sphere in the vast and apparent swirling chaos of the greater universe. We are constantly seeing the fringe of what is possible crashing through the barriers of what was previously considered impossible. God particles. Nano-bots. String Theory. Cadbury's secret. Exciting and complex times we live in. But often the simplest and most elegant solutions to problems are the most impressive. Enter the foam [...]

By |March 1st, 2020|Massage, Pain, Stretching and Strengthening|

Peanut Butter Balls

While not gluten-free myself, I do dabble in alternative flours and vegan arts as they create some very healthy and delicious options.  Angela from Oh She Glows is one of my go to sites when I want something that tastes like the real deal but moves slightly toward the healthier side. A favourite in my household are these peanut butter balls and will certainly be making them for my special someone this Valentine's Day!  They're [...]

By |February 9th, 2020|Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Keep Your Gut in Check

The time has finally come. This is the year I am going to put in a great effort to be more mindful of the foods I am consuming. Obviously, cutting out gluten and refined sugars are high priorities. However, before I focus on eliminating foods from my diet, I would like to start on a more positive note by including healthy foods in my diet. Foods which are fun, cheap and easy to make at [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Food & Nutrition|

Become Sea Glass – Brave the Waves!

I remember reading this post about sea glass some years ago and feeling deeply touched at the time.  It’s the kind of wisdom that the heart recognizes as truth and it made me take pause… to reflect and to feel my heart be tenderized by the beauty of the imagery.  I’ve just come across it again and as I struggle with feeling some hard edges, reading this feels helpful and a good reminder.  I hope [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Mindfulness, Uncategorized|

One Small Thing

As another year gracefully fades and a new one eagerly appears on the horizon, it's natural for us to reflect on what we experienced the past twelve months and how well we moved through the world both physically and emotionally. This process is, of course, the catalyst for many people's resolutions for the new year. To what we bring our attention and awareness depends on much, but I am going to ask you to bring [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Mindfulness, Uncategorized, Wellness Wednesday|