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10 Ways to Stay Stress Free During Pregnancy

| November 15, 2017 | 11 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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4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Back to School Germs!

| November 9, 2017 | 10 Comments
4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Back to School Germs!

4 Fabulous Tips to Fight Fall Germs!  The leaves are creating a colourful patch work blanket on the ground. The air is crisper. The kids are have their back to school routines down to a science. These are just a few tell-tale signs that fall is here to stay. You know what else happens during […]

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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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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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Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure

| September 27, 2017 | 9 Comments
Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure

  Breast Isn’t Always Best: A Breastfeeding Failure     Breastfeeding: Nature’s way of making you feel like a maternal failure. Since the dawn of time, women have produced life-sustaining nourishment for their babies. This nourishment helps a baby grow, creates a bond between mother and baby, alleviates financial stressors, and is said to have […]

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How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

| September 6, 2017 | 9 Comments
How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth

How to Prevent Tearing During Childbirth     One of the things I hear the most from women when we talk about labor, is the fear of tearing during childbirth. It is the not knowing how bad you will tear, the pain you might feel from it. I truly understand that fear. Almost 90% of […]

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Women’s Health: Five Tips to Keep a Healthy “down there” this Summer! #ChurchAndDwight

| July 28, 2017 | 3 Comments
Women’s Health: Five Tips to Keep a Healthy “down there” this Summer! #ChurchAndDwight

Women’s Health Five Tips to Keep a Healthy down there this Summer July may already soon be over, but summer certainly isn’t! I find myself enjoying (and appreciating!) more and more the beautiful summer sun during clear afternoons, whilst relaxing on the patio with a glass of wine (or two!) in hand. Being able to […]

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Setting Personal Boundaries

| May 10, 2017 | 21 Comments
Setting Personal Boundaries

Setting Personal Boundaries Within the context of my practice, many of my clients often have issues regarding personal boundaries and responsibility to others.  We are seeing more and more social media and reality shows which often encourages and entice people in accepting all sorts of behaviours from others.  I have personally seen this constant type […]

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How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life  

| March 16, 2017 | 21 Comments
How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life   

Let’s face it, our mommy lives can get pretty darn hectic, which can make us quite stressed out. Some amounts of stress can be healthy, but when we are stressed out for long periods of time, our body will start showing signs that we need to slow down, take a deep breath (or two) and […]

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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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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright And a Macaccino Recipe

| November 25, 2016 | 20 Comments
May Your Days Be Merry and Bright And a Macaccino Recipe

  It is all too easy to truly miss enjoying the magic of Christmas. Everything leads up to that one special day, and within the blink of an eye, it is vanished until next year. All the stress over shopping, cooking, receiving guests, card sending, fending off a seasonal cold, can propel us into a […]

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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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Confession of a Guiltless and Well-Rested Mommy

| October 24, 2016 | 8 Comments
Confession of a Guiltless and Well-Rested Mommy

  CONFESSION OF A GUILTLESS AND WELL-RESTED MOMMY   I have a confession to make and I know many of you will identify with what I am about to share with you. I, Julie Cloutier, lay down next to my 5 year old son every night to help him fall asleep. There, I said it […]

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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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Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

| August 29, 2016 | 5 Comments
Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos

    Staying Calm in the Midst of Kid Chaos For most moms, life is hectic. Shuffling kids today care, school, sports; running to the grocery store; making breakfast, lunch, and dinner; not to mention making a living. Stress abounds, and it is very difficult to keep your cool when your daughter is crying because […]

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Do Less, Be More

| August 8, 2016 | 7 Comments
Do Less, Be More

    Thanks to the Ottawa Mommy Club, I was one of the lucky ones to attend the pre-screening for the movie Bad Moms this week. Even though the story was laced with tons of humor, the message I came out with was, do less, be more. We are busy, really busy. We are working […]

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Wakey, Wakey

Wakey, Wakey

I do  love seeing my kids’ shining little faces each morning. But sometimes, particularly lately where the early July sunrise means “it’s daytime, Mama” as of 5 a.m., it’s also nice to dream of a bit of time to come to terms with reality first. Wakey, Wakey! Every so often, I get a teaser. Nice […]

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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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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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