An Easy Way to Measure Portions

There’s an easy way to learn how to portion food on your plate using only your hand, which is rather convenient since you always have it with you! Use the flat of your hand to measure out fruit and vegetables, except starches like potatoes. Use the palm of your hand to measure protein like meat…

Eating for Each Season

You may have heard about the importance of eating locally, this fits in naturally with the idea of eating seasonally.   Eating foods that are in season helps to keep us attuned to the Earth and the cycles of nature. It helps reduce allergies when we consume our local foods. Another benefit to eating foods that…

The 3 A’s of Coping with Stress

Coping with stress is individual. A person’s response to stress is dependant on their personality, their history, influence by previous experience with similar situations, their perceived control over the stressor. It is based on this assessment that a person then responds to the stressor. This is why each individual may respond completely differently to the same…

Variety in Exercise

Pre-pandemic I was doing CrossFit. It was working really well for me. Then, everything changed. It took me a while to figure out a home workout routine. Sticking to a home schedule is not my strong suit. Sticking to a workout routine period is my constant struggle.  I have found a lot of variety and multiple…

10 Things that Gain Your Time Back

Our phones suck away a lot of our time. Have you ever figured out how much time you spend on your phone in a day? There’s apps for that, but I’ll save you some time and stress… On average, people spend about three hours per day on their phones. How many people complain that they don’t…

Mountains, Oceans & Skies

I love British Columbia, Canada. I don’t live there, but I love to visit. I’m in awe of the mighty snow-capped mountains. I love the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shore. I love the never-ending sky as it stretches out over the water. This is the place where I catch my breath. Mountains…

Where I Started. Where We Are.

I don’t remember the moment I realized I had to make a change. It was a long time ago. But I do remember the moment I took my first step towards learning to be a healthier me.  I sat on the floor of Chapters in front of whatever section contained books about detoxing and I…

Be Gentle with Yourself

Ever have a day where you feel paralyzed? You can’t focus? You’re just stuck? I’m having one of those days. I should have been ecstatic about today. The kids are in school and my husband went into work at the office and I had a rare day all to myself. It should have been a…

What is Stress?

Through this blog, I’ll share information for stress management, my own personal stories of dealing with stress, as well as recipes, and lifestyle habits that help our bodies and minds deal with stress. Let’s explore, together, how to feel good in our day-to-day living.  To understand stress, first we need to understand homeostasis. Don’t worry, this won’t…