Disconnect to Re-connect

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  Through decades of yoga, meditation, movement, supporting others, and research, I have become increasingly aware of the power of self-awareness, self-compassion and self-reflection on living with integrity. I often use the word integrity to define one of the intentions
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Summer Yoga and Lifestyle Tips Below are some movement and lifestyle suggestions to complete the summer wellness series. I always have a difficult time making generalized suggestions as each individual is unique. These suggestions are based on some of my
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Boundaries: Summer Wellness

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 Boundaries In part one of the Summer Wellness blog series we discussed how the summer months for many come with increased energy and motivation.  However, sometimes with an abundance of energy and motivation we can easily over commit to everything and
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Part 2 Summer Wellness: Nutrition and Digestion   Because the Summer is associated with fire element and the digestive organs in many natural health paradigms, I thought I would briefly explain the anatomy and physiology of digestion We are a gut
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 Part 1 Summer Wellness:  A Time of Transformation and Growth The Summer is a season of abundant energy, growth, expansion, activity, and transformation. The additional hours of sunlight may increase energy, productivity and mood; however, some may also struggle with
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The Dirt on Cleansing….. Did you know that the body naturally contains “toxins” and there are more bacterial cells in your body at times than your own cells? Did you know your body is designed to “cleanse” all on its
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Spring Wellness Part 3: COMPOSTING

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COMPOSTING The art of composting involves taking all of the dead, rotten stuff in your life and turning it into nutrition and fuel. This composting practices has allowed me to understand my behaviour through a compassionate lens and then be
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Mental Detoxification involves working with the thoughts and beliefs that are tainting our perceptions. Our mind and body are not separate and therefore in order  to have a healthy vital body the mind must also be healthy. A wellness program that
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Spring Wellness Series- Part 1

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  Increased daylight hours and warmer temperatures may bring a sense of renewed energy and anticipation. Spring is about new beginnings; it’s a time of germination and creation.  After a long winter of dormancy where energy conservation and introversion protect
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The Power of Self-Compassion

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The Power Of Self Compassion   Over the past couple months, I have been conducting a study on self-compassion and its effect on inner-criticism, shame and anxiety. Through both research and personal experiences, I can say that self-compassion has a
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Lets talk about STRESS

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  Stress plays a huge role in physical and mental health and therefore understanding it and being proactive about managing it is crucial to overall health and wellness. Much of this discussion can be found in my book, Empowered Body:
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Enlighten: awareness and unraveling of the connective tissue matrix.   “The inner postural attitude is reflected in the outer posture and this in turn effects our entire fascial system and being. The patterns we take on are a shape of
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