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10 Ways to Stay Stress Free During Pregnancy

| November 15, 2017 | 10 Comments
10 Ways to Stay Stress Free During Pregnancy

      10 Ways to Stay Stress Free During Pregnancy Pregnancy can be very exciting – but for many women, it can also be stressful. Constant worrying can have an adverse effect on your health, and it can even cause behavioural issues and other problems for your baby after he or she arrives. While […]

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6 Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem

| November 8, 2017 | 7 Comments
6 Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem

    6 Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem Everyone has a thyroid gland. It is a butterfly-shaped gland that is in the neck. Its main job is to produce hormones that are essential for brain activity and metabolism. While the symptoms of a thyroid problem may be vague, there are some signs that […]

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How to Train Yourself to Wake Up Early

| October 30, 2017 | 13 Comments
How to Train Yourself to Wake Up Early

    How to Train Yourself to Wake Up Early Genetically speaking, human beings are wired to get up as the sun rises, and to go to sleep as it sets beyond the horizon. However, because of a huge advancement in technology in just the last hundred and fifty years and of our modern, hectic […]

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Stay Ahead of the Cold & Flu Season #Church&Dwight

| October 23, 2017 | 6 Comments
Stay Ahead of the Cold & Flu Season #Church&Dwight

It’s that time of year again! The time for sweater weather, runny noses, chills, and sore throats… Wait, that isn’t the fun part of Fall! You’ve guessed it: with Fall also comes the start of the cold and flu season! Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to protect you and your family. By following […]

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Drink up!..with Hidrate Spark! #Review

| October 23, 2017 | 3 Comments
Drink up!..with Hidrate Spark! #Review

      Drink up!..with Hidrate Spark!  I, like most people, did not drink as much water daily as suggested. The Hidrate Spark helped me to get on a better track to a more healthy lifestyle. This product and associated app (Hidrate Spark in your phones App Store) let you set a recommended daily intake based […]

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A Dash of Sweetness To Your Life

| October 9, 2017 | 14 Comments
A Dash of Sweetness To Your Life

A Dash of Sweetness To Your Life     So, how do we care for our whole selves when, as mothers, we lead busy, other-focused lives? We start, little by little, weaving true sweetness into our days. We choose to honour all the parts of ourselves with small tokens of acknowledgment. And the beautiful thing is, […]

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Break Out the Teal!

| September 14, 2017 | 9 Comments
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Break Out the Teal!

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Break Out the Teal! It’s September again. School is starting back up for the kids. Cooler temperatures are on the horizon. And women all across Canada and the United States are breaking out their teal to support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! This year while we don our supportive […]

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng

| August 23, 2017 | 15 Comments
6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng

    6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng Whether you prefer Asian, American or Canadian ginseng, using it as part of your health regimen is beneficial to both your mind and body. These are just a few of the great health benefits of ginseng.             Helps Manage Diabetes Ginseng has been shown to lower fasting […]

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Beat the Heat with the Raspberry Mint Iced Tea Recipe – Adult Version Included!

| June 16, 2017 | 37 Comments
Beat the Heat with the Raspberry Mint Iced Tea Recipe – Adult Version Included!

  Beat the Heat with the Raspberry Mint Iced Tea Recipe Mint is a popular herb which has several benefits including proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems. It is a well known mouth and breath freshener that is scientifically known […]

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Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

| June 9, 2017 | 10 Comments
Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

  Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children       Did you know that children are being marketed to on a daily basis? This is especially true when it comes to the food they consume.  We all want what’s best for our children—especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. […]

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Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 23 Comments
Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

  One of the biggest challenges both my clients and I face is finding the time to take care of ourselves! We want to be fit, energetic, and confident in our own skin, but who has the time (and often the money)? Gyms, trainers, recovery, meal prep, grocery shopping, family-friendly meals, and actually cooking! It […]

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When Not Working out Brings You Closer To Happy

| January 31, 2017 | 8 Comments
When Not Working out Brings You Closer To Happy

    When Not Working out Brings You Closer To Happy We typically think that in order to get into fabulous shape we have to bang out extraordinary workouts daily and sacrifice all things yummy for boiled chicken and broccoli.    But here’s another perspective.    When we exercise it’s pretty taxing on the body […]

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5 Tips to Help Fight #BlueMonday

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
5 Tips to Help Fight #BlueMonday

  Tips to help fight #BlueMonday Have you heard of #BlueMonday? It’s the third Monday in January and the day that we feel most miserable after the holidays – likely because the holiday cheer has long faded, we’ve possibly already broken our New Year’s Resolution and it’s just oh so cold outside!  Below is a […]

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Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

| November 21, 2016 | 8 Comments
Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing #ChurchAndDwight

Movember – How Moms Can Help Make Their Moustached Man Look Amazing!     I honestly think it’s definitely not our favourite look, but it’s for a good cause, so we’ll grin and bear the men in our lives growing a moustache in support of Movember.  Who encouraged the men in our lives to skip their […]

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4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

| October 26, 2016 | 9 Comments
4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

Menopause. It is a transition women go through that signals change in our lives. Some of its symptoms are more unbearable than others. Need a few ways to help get through this time of your life? Here are four tips that will help you manage menopause. Working it out     Keeping your body physically […]

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Self-Awareness = Happiness

| September 20, 2016 | 14 Comments
Self-Awareness = Happiness

  As my children are growing, so am I.  Feeling that what I am doing has a real purpose and meaning that matters to me makes a huge difference in my life. It makes getting up each day the most exciting thing in the world. Forget trying to force myself to work hard, it becomes more important to remind myself to […]

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See How to #BecomeAFriend with Dementia Friends Canada

| September 19, 2016 | 10 Comments
See How to #BecomeAFriend with Dementia Friends Canada

    Were you aware that three out of four people know someone living with dementia? I was one of them. I say this because someone close to me had lived with this condition and is no longer with my family. This very special person was my grandfather. I have so many fond memories of […]

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Have Confidence with #PoiseImpressa Bladder Supports

| July 4, 2016 | 4 Comments
Have Confidence with #PoiseImpressa Bladder Supports

Stress Unitary Incontinence (SUI). What is it? SUI happens when pressure is placed onto the bladder, causing the involuntary leak of urine. Did you know that 1-in-3 Canadian women keep quiet about this condition and that it impacts on their quality of life? SUI makes some women feel ashamed for having to constantly worry about […]

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5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

| June 27, 2016 | 8 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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Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

| May 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms   In between round trips to school, extracurricular activities, preparing meals and working, who has time to exercise? Not everyone can be Tracy Moore and juggle two kids, a work life and look fit. Or so many moms think. Fitting in a workout session to a hectic daily mom […]

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PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

| April 4, 2016 | 8 Comments
PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II

  PANDAS : My Son’s Healing Journey – Part II In my last article, I shared with you a very personal story regarding my son’s health. He was diagnosed with PANDAS, which is a temporary problem caused by inflammation in the basal ganglia of the brain.  This inflammation is triggered by an infection, such as […]

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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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