Dealing with Loss, Naturally

Everywhere you look today, there are people dealing with loss. Whether it be work-related, having possessions stolen, a financial set-back, diminished health or even the passing of a loved one, grief and sadness are a part of life. As my family continues dealing with loss of our dad/grandfather/great-grandfather/partner . . . I have been reminded of a few steps that while they will not eliminate...
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Healthy Travel Tips

It’s officially SUMMER! That means lots of good things but one of them is the increase in weekend road trips and vacation traveling AND the desire for healthy travel tips. While there are huge restorative benefits to holidays, here are a few simple travel tips to ensure your vacation produces rest and recuperation rather than irritable bowel dynamics and immune-system suppression! (i.e....
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Aging Well: Keeping Your Telomeres Happy

A couple of weeks ago, a friend/long term client suggested I consider the topic of “aging well” for some of my blog posts. So, decided to start with a little blurb on how to maintain the health of what would be considered the very foundational determinants of aging – telomeres. According to the simplest dictionary definition, telomeres are a compound structure at the end of a chromosome....
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Calming your Brain for a Good Night’s Sleep

Many people lament that they do not sleep well. Perhaps you too suffer from this dilemma Ensuring your bedroom is dark, removing disruptive pets, and using a low-level “white noise” to help tune out traffic and barking dogs are three solutions towards providing a good sleeping environment. But what about the interior disruptions, the noise in our mind that Dr. Mercola refers to as “cognitive...
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Five Steps to a Healthier, Happier Gut

Karen is a prairie girl now residing on the East Coast of Canada. She’s an active outdoorswoman, community builder and supporter of local food goodness… and a fabulous raw-food chef! Join In Balance consultant Karen Toews to find out how five simple steps can create a healthier, happier and more BALANCEd gut! For some people (other than holistic nutritionists!), talking about “the gut” can be...
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Using Essential Oils for BALANCEd Health

Karen is a prairie girl now residing on the East Coast of Canada. She’s an active outdoorswoman, community builder and supporter of local food goodness… and a fabulous raw-food chef! Find out more about Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Karen, below. Join In Balance consultant Karen Toews to find out how you can use essential oils to get back to a more BALANCEd you! As a holistic...
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