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5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

| June 27, 2016 | 10 Comments
5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

If you’re an expectant mom, you’ve likely heard that exercising throughout pregnancy can bring with it a host of benefits for both mom and baby: it can give you more energy, reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, help you stay more comfortable and pain free throughout your nine months, reduce stress and may help […]

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12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Prevent Adrenal Fatigue

12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Prevent Adrenal Fatigue

What is stress? Any life change, whether positive or negative is a stress on the body.  The adrenal glands which sit on top of the kidneys pump out cortisol, also known as adrenaline, in response to stress. Normally cortisol is higher in the morning and lower at night.  It peaks in response to stress to […]

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Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

| May 31, 2016 | 6 Comments
Your Whole World Is On Your Shoulders

  Your Whole World is on Your Shoulders Now that your little one is born, you’re learning what putting baby first means to your body. While prioritizing your child is normal, taking care of your health is equally important. Let’s face it – lifting an infant several times a day is hard work, and can […]

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Motherhood

| May 11, 2016 | 6 Comments
Motherhood

  I Have A Firm Belief… I wanted to share my thoughts with you on motherhood. My belief is that mothers deserve to own their health, to put their health above all others so they can actually love with all their vitality. Mothers leave the biggest contribution to legacy on this planet. During my childhood, […]

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Spring Spruce-Up for Your Home #AlwaysDiscreet

| May 9, 2016 | 8 Comments
Spring Spruce-Up for Your Home #AlwaysDiscreet

With all of the snow gone, it is finally time to thinking about welcoming sprint into our homes. It can be done in simple ways, or it can involve fun DIY projects to improve an area of your home. Here are some ideas you can use to give your home a spring spruce up! A […]

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4 Fun “Me Time” Ideas for Spring #AlwaysDiscreet

| April 4, 2016 | 3 Comments
4 Fun “Me Time” Ideas for Spring #AlwaysDiscreet

Never feel as though there is any time in the day for yourself? Now that spring has arrived, maybe it is time to celebrate the start of a new season with taking time for the person who may not be taken care of during the day: You! Take a look at some of these fun […]

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Why Are You Still Crunching?

| March 28, 2016 | 13 Comments
Why Are You Still Crunching?

  Why Are You Still Crunching? To be honest, I’m a little surprised that we’re all still crunching in classes, in gyms, on TV, in magazines… a lot. I thought that we would be moving towards more functional, effective core exercises by now but the overload of abdominal crunching in addition to the increased number […]

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The ABCs of Vaginal Dryness and Solutions to Relieve It #AchieveComfort

| March 22, 2016 | 3 Comments
The ABCs of Vaginal Dryness and Solutions to Relieve It #AchieveComfort

  The ABCs of Vaginal Dryness and Solutions to Relieve It Vaginal dryness. Never heard of it before? It sounds like a rare condition women suffer from that is difficult to deal with and to relieve. Let me tell you that is more common than you realize. There are many options that alleviate vaginal dryness […]

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4 Ways to Spring into Spring 2016! ~ Giveaway Tickets to Ottawa Women Show ~ CAN 04/07

| March 17, 2016 | 14 Comments
4 Ways to Spring into Spring 2016! ~ Giveaway Tickets to Ottawa Women Show ~ CAN 04/07

March is (finally) here, folks! This is gets me thinking about the warm days of spring that will be here in just a few weeks. Since we will be kissing the winter snow goodbye soon, I want to start to focus on springing into spring this year! Here are four ways I will be celebrating […]

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Xenoestrogens, What Are They And Why Should I Avoid Them?

Xenoestrogens, What Are They And Why Should I Avoid Them?

    Xeno-what?! Xenoestrogens are chemicals that imitate estrogen and act like estrogen in your body, negatively impacting your hormone balance.  Health conditions associated with excessive xenoestrogens in the body include PMS symptoms, fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer, early puberty, ovarian cysts, migraines and weight gain. Probably the most famous xenoestrogen is BPA, the bisphenol-A found […]

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House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

| January 5, 2016 | 7 Comments
House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

When I was pregnant I felt as big as a house, a giant house, an apartment building actually.  To be fair, it had been used as rental property to three tenants at one time or another. And even  though I made a fantastic landlord (clean, non smoking unit, no view but centrally located!), I had no problem […]

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4 Tips to Help Become More Confident in 2016! #Underwareness

| January 4, 2016 | 10 Comments
4 Tips to Help Become More Confident in 2016! #Underwareness

Hooray! The new year is here! It is a time of year when people look towards the possibilities of what can be achieved in their lives. Some look to improve themselves physically or financially, while others look inward to try to be a better version of themselves. Confidence is a trait we all have, but […]

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Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

| December 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

It’s that time of year again – people start thinking about what they can improve on in the New Year; and even before the holiday baked goods hit the table, health and fitness are usually top of mind. As a good friend of mine coined, I have been “r-alking” (run-walking) for a couple of years […]

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A New Mom’s Prep List to #AchieveComfort

| November 25, 2015 | 6 Comments
A New Mom’s Prep List to #AchieveComfort

  Moms-to-be have so many things to think about and to get ready before their new bundle of joys grace their world. I have been a new mom three times, and my family made sure we were ready to make each new addition to our family happy and comfortable. Now that one of my best […]

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4 of My Must-Have Travel Items

| October 5, 2015 | 15 Comments
4 of My Must-Have Travel Items

Whether it is a road trip or a flight off to a fun destination, I love to travel. I pack my bags and take off to begin memorable adventures. Though I tend to bring more items than I need to, there are certain things I always carry with me when I am away in order […]

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Heal Cracked Heels with Footlogix Medical™

| September 16, 2015 | 11 Comments
Heal Cracked Heels with Footlogix Medical™

Dry feet and cracked heels has been an issue of mine for some time. Especially with all of the great weather we had this summer, I sometimes suffer from the skin on heels splitting and bleeding due to my feet being exposed to the sun. It has been some time since I have had softer, […]

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Ego Boost

| September 2, 2015 | 9 Comments
Ego Boost

With small kids, I don’t always have the time to fix myself up each day. That, and it’s not too motivating (or practical) to put on the face and flat-iron the hair for a day of horsing around at the playground or digging at the beach. But I do try to be presentable in public. […]

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DIY Healing Spray

| August 3, 2015 | 16 Comments
DIY Healing Spray

DIY Healing Spray (Great for array of skin ailments and irritations) 1 cup rose water ½ cup aloe vera juice 1 tbsp jojoba oil 10 drops lavender essential oil 1 fine mist amber spray bottle (avoid clear bottles, they can’t protect the properties in essential oils, glass is also preferred but not a must…) Directions: […]

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Surviving Bed Rest!

So, a few weeks ago, we had a little scare… It was Mother’s Day, to be exact, and I started having contractions. They were coming every 6-8 minutes and were pretty intense, but I couldn’t tell if these were normal Braxton hicks or something to actually worry about. I said to my husband, “lets just […]

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Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

| June 2, 2015 | 7 Comments
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness 2015

Postpartum Progress will be represented in Ottawa at a fundraising event called Climb Out of the Darkness. Postpartum Progress is a nonprofit organization. Each year the board elects to donate a percentage of funds raised by Climbs held in selected states / provinces to local, independent, registered nonprofit organizations that provide direct services, such as support groups, […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Ahhhhh with HemoClin #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

| May 27, 2015 | 93 Comments
Give Yourself the Gift of Ahhhhh with HemoClin #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/22

Having each of my three children was one of the best experiences of my life. Seeing their faces for the first time are moments I will treasure forever. Even though having my children was amazing, my nine months of pregnancy did not go by without its challenges. There were times when I did not feel […]

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Spring Cleaning

| April 14, 2015 | 9 Comments
Spring Cleaning

‘Tis the time of year for spring cleaning. Given the nature of my business, it is certainly on my mind, no matter what the weather is doing. There is just something about this time of year which inspires a sense of renewal and an urge to clear away dirt and mess. There is the unpleasantness […]

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This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

| April 6, 2015 | 12 Comments
This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

Here is a picture of one pound of muscle versus one pound of fat. Amazing, isn’t it? My big question to you is: which would you rather have? Many of us already know the benefits of strength training. Wonderful things like improved posture, increased metabolism, potential decreased risk of injury, increased bone density and increased […]

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Tips to Get You to a Fantastic New You!

| February 24, 2015 | 10 Comments
Tips to Get You to a Fantastic New You!

I do not like to declare resolutions for myself at the beginning of each year. I feel as though there is so much pressure to meet certain goals, and if I do not meet (or even try to meet them), then I feel as though I have let myself down in some way. Instead, I […]

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