If you were to ask me what things I’m most grateful for in my life, depression would be high on that list. Yes, I'm grateful for my depression. Now, I say that without sarcasm and I do not intend to belittle the struggle or...
The cliché in healthy eating is "you get out what you put in." But have you ever considered the effects that food can have on your mental health? I'm good at spotting patterns and over the years I have been...
Let me tell you a story. I met a guy and I fell head over heels in love with him. Or at least it felt like love at the time. Do you know that feeling when you don’t know someone that...
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the key to living a healthy lifestyle. As a Health Coach, I have come to learn that people tend to underestimate how important organization is to being fit and healthy. Incorporating organisation into your fitness is as...
We've all been there, the alarm goes off at 5:30 am (for example) and we hit the snooze button and roll over to our other side. Falling back asleep feels so effortless, necessary, it just feels so right. If...
In such a fast-paced world, we often struggle with wanting to slow down and smell the flowers while feeling pressured to get ahead of the pack. All of the hustle and bustle of everyday life can leave us feeling...
The Protein-centric Period When I first started working as a personal trainer in 2001, I followed a very traditional way of eating, which was common in the fitness industry at that very time. I was surrounded by guys whose goals...
  As a registered dietitian, my role includes two major responsibilities: 1) provide evidenced-based nutrition information in an easy-to-understand way, and 2) help individuals create sustainable healthy habits to achieve their wellness goals.  And while the former is incredibly important,...
It dawned on me earlier this week that the only person in my life who would likely not try to sabotage me on purpose is my mother. Even friends - usually the closest - have their weak points, and...
Do you want to spend less time stressing and more time celebrating this holiday season? With dinner parties, house guests, and travel, commitments add up but they don’t have to get you down.  Conquer stress this holiday season with...