We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are – Anaïs Nin We all view reality through the filter of the emotional state we are in. If you wake up in a bad mood, worried, feeling [...]

Healthy Boundaries

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection – Buddha This unprecedented time has given us an opportunity to pause, reflect and focus on the [...]

Timely Nutrition Tips

We can empower ourselves by choosing what we put into our bodies. We need to take control by strengthening our immune system, to remain strong and healthy through these times.   Become [...]

A Collective Exhale

This uncertain time has been one of heartbreak, tremendous pain, health struggles and grief for many of us. Our health is precious and we have to handle it with care. We owe it to ourselves to [...]

Stress Management Tips

When you let go of the need to control things in your life, your attachment to the outcome of things, you move into a state of neutrality and are able to accept whatever may happen next. -Feed [...]

Managing Stress

I recently went through a period of very heavy stress. What I noticed was how difficult it was to turn off my body’s stress response. My body had registered “CRISIS!” and even just thinking about [...]

The Power of Perception

I used to think it would be great to go and live in an isolated area somewhere in Asia, meditating and doing yoga all day. By living that lifestyle, I thought I’d be safe and free from all [...]

How I Learned Happiness

(Written by Breanna Pegg) The story of how I discovered the way to live a truly happy and joy-filled life began on December 30, 2013. I was driving towards a bridge in my hometown of Saskatoon, [...]

Are you Constipated?

(Written by Natalia Hnatiw) Chances are that most of you are constipated to some degree. Did you know that the average 45-year-old person has about 10lbs of built up fecal matter in their colon? [...]

Steps to Health

Become more mindful of your thoughts. If you are thinking negative thoughts, remind yourself of the things you are grateful for. When you are grateful you can’t be miserable! Studies have [...]

Back to School

(Written by Natalia Hnatiw) Whether you’re a student or a teacher, the transition from summer vacation to a regular schedule and heavier workload may cause you to place less focus on your health [...]

Eat Your Way to Beauty

(Written by Natalia Hnatiw) The strive for beauty may seem like a vain one, but in reality, the way you look on the outside says a lot about the state of your health on the inside. Do you have [...]

Anti-Aging Tips

Your skin is you body’s largest organ and the earlier you start to take care of it, the easier it will be to maintain its youthfulness later on in life. Health is wealth. Make sure your [...]


This month our focus is on heart health. Researchers have found that most heart attacks occur between 8-9 o’clock on a Monday morning. Many illnesses are manifested from emotional discord, [...]

Herbs for the Bedroom

Sometimes we need a little help to get the fire going. Here are a list of herbs that can ignite the flame. Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for [...]

Diet and Disease

  I have been seeing clients for many years and the one thing that many of them seem to have in common is a lack of understanding of the impact food has on their health. I have been asked to [...]


(Written by Tara Portelli) Chaga: The Diamond of the Forest When you stumble upon a tall birch tree and you look up to admire the unique colour and texture of its bark, your eyes may drift to the [...]

Are you Constipated?

(Written by Natalia Hnatiw) Chances are, you are constipated. Did you know that the average 45-year-old person has about 10lbs of built up fecal matter in their colon? That’s a lot of poop. This [...]

Male Menopause

Did you know that men go through menopause? It’s called andropause and I know a lot of women reading this are smiling right now, so let me explain. Andropause is caused by low testosterone and [...]

Graduating From Our Past

(Written by Nicole Amber) So why is it that we continually remember our past experiences and hold onto them? It’s often more comfortable than to change through letting go of the identity we have [...]


(Written by Natalia Hnatiw) As you have probably figured out, Ara and I love our chocolate. Chocolate has been considered an indulgence, or a “guilty pleasure,” but it doesn’t have to be [...]


When I began writing this newsletter I started thinking about summer approaching and the warmth of the sun. It has been a long and arduous winter with power outages, ice storms, endless snow and [...]


As I was beginning to write this issue, I couldn’t help thinking about how good it feels to accomplish the things we set out to do. I just finished writing a book (it’s now off to the [...]

Falling Into Place

(Written by Aranka Shkolnikova) As autumn approaches, our sentiments, moods and energy can change in subtle ways, or sometimes quite visibly. Some of us become very busy organizing family [...]

A Plan For Change

When I started to write this September issue, I kept thinking about change and renewal. You can almost feel the change in the air. One morning you wake up and it’s already September, and [...]

What’s your excuse?

(Written by Frances Michaelson) We all have excuses. Let’s face it, it is human nature. We are a very busy species and it is extremely difficult to manage to do all the things we would like [...]


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss I woke up this morning, put on The Today Show and heard the story of a woman, named, Susan [...]

Food and Pleasure

Before the holidays, I went for allergy testing to find out what foods I have become intolerant to. To my surprise, the list was really long. My body began to react to my favorite food choices [...]


As we look at the barren trees, we can witness the cycles of life and nature and reflect on the cycles of our own lives.  Just as nature appears to have gone inward, we too should focus our [...]


This is a time of harvesting, setting priorities, clarifying our intentions and thinking about new projects and goals. We need to be open to new ideas and experiences and to use our creativity to [...]


It is not always so easy to forgive, especially when we feel we have been wronged or hurt. We can change the way we look at a situation, understand that it’s not always personal and appreciate [...]

Compassionate Listening

In our daily encounters, there may be misunderstandings about what was said or what we think we heard. Often times we jump to conclusions, creating many of our problems. Through our personal [...]

Gazpacho Vegetable Soup

Healthy Recipe 8 peeled organic tomatoes 2 cucumbers 1 Spanish onion 4 stalks of celery 1 large clove of garlic finely minced chopped fresh parsley, coriander ½ tsp sea salt and pepper to taste 1 [...]

Staying Focused

Why do we stop doing the things that make us feel better or are leading us to our goals? How many of us start out with the best intentions of following a food plan, treatment regimen or exercise [...]

7 Healthy Habits @ Work

  1. Take the stairs or go for a walk. Just 10 minutes of physical activity is important for mind, body and soul. It helps to rejuvenate you with energy and clears your mind. Studies show [...]


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