Blog Topic: Health

Self-Compassionate Eating

If years of negative self-talk have left you frustrated and unhappy with yourself and your body, you might be ready to consider learning about self-compassionate eating.  Using self-kindness, self-care, eating psychology, holistic nutrition and mindful eating, we work...

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Forgiveness Practice

Like many of us, I too have someone in my life I am having trouble forgiving.  I do realize that this block to forgiveness is not serving me any longer. That resentment actually hurts me. And although I will certainly never condone bad behaviour, and I am clear that I...

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The Link between Health, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Self-criticism does more than make us feel badly.  It is actually bad for our health. Self-Criticism activates the nervous threat response system stimulating the hormones designed to help us deal with danger through a ‘fight, fight or freeze’.  When our...

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Food and Mood

  I get irritable for no reason I’m not me. This isn’t me. My emotions are all over the place I get emotional for no reason and it bothers me Everything in life has a rhythm.  The moon, the water, the plants.  and of course our moods have a rhythm....

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Johanne’s Tofu Satay

Artist Johanne Galipeau is a long term friend offers this simple, heart warming meal on cold, winter nights.  2 cloves garlic – minced 1 tablesp vinegar 1/4 c. peanut butter 2 tablesp. vegetable oil 1 teasp grated ginger root 2 teasp honey 1/4 c soya sauce 1/2 teasp...

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Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, and a team from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute has led a three year study looking at how yoga can reduce post traumatic symptoms in women.  From 2008 to 2011, they randomly assigned 64 women who were suffering from...

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Kindfulness

Mindfulness practice helps us become more aware of what we are experiencing, while we are experiencing it. So we can start to observe ourselves when we are feeling different emotions and reactions and learn how not to react in the moment.  It helps if we can do this...

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