Why You Should Love Essential Oils

If you were faced with a bacterial infection and were without western medicine, would you know what to do? What if you were travelling and got nauseous but didn't have Gravol? You need a pain reliever and there isn't Advil or Tylenol in the house...   The Solution: Essential Oils! There is an oil for every aliment and need and societies have been using them … [Read more...]

Warm up with Green Tea

Green Tea Benefits

It's 1pm and I'm holding a tea to warm me up. Outside right now the thermometer reads -23  in Celsius and thats before humidity and windchill. I always enjoyed that I grew up near the water, but today as I look at the frozen winter and stiff trees I'm just glad I'm inside with a wood stove. This winter I've made herbal teas my drink of choice, specifically green tea. Mint … [Read more...]

2015 Is On Fire

new year commitment

Set fire to the New Year! This isn't going to be a year of resolutions. It's going to be the year of commitments. Resolutions are goals without the plans. Listing goals isn't enough. The goals need to be planned and thought out in order to achieve them. My father was recently telling me about an old Russian tradition. You write down your goals for the new year, burn … [Read more...]

Why Water?

Why Water?

Holiday season... A time of overindulgence. Even the most dedicated fall off the wagon at this time of year. That extra piece of pie, more gravy, sweets, snacks and a glass of red or beer to wash it down with. Hide the scales!! With all these extras laying around there is a major deficit in something thats crucial, even healing. WATER!!!! People are drinking more just … [Read more...]

There Is No Tomorrow

There Is No Tomorrow

Productivity. People say it all the time but what does it actually mean? For me, its waking up and my first article of business is the one thing I want to do the least that day. It’s the task that makes you uncomfortable. It’s the task that pushes you past your comfort zones. For me that is the foundation of productivity. There are so many productivity software programs … [Read more...]

Healthy Substitutes

healthy substitutions

Downsize your dinner with healthy substitutes! Creating healthy dinners doesn't mean you have to compromise on great taste. As the holiday season approaches making conscious healthy food choices will keep you on track with your goals and start the new year off right, instead of playing catch up. Try these replacements when your planning your family's meals   - … [Read more...]

Cold Season: Fight Back!

Cold Season Natural Remedies

Friday night I had a weird tickle in my throat and overnight it manifested into the cold from hell. Dizziness, sinus pain, headache, barking cough and congestion I had it all. Day one and two were so intense I barely left my room. I had miso soup, medicine, throat lozenges, a jar of Vicks and a box of Kleenex in my defense lineup, it wasn’t working. I went to the hospital, … [Read more...]

Time Management: Work and Home

work and life balance

When you're working a 9-5 you have to be a pro at time management. You need to know when to get up to have enough time to get ready for work, how long it takes to commute to work, 8 hours of scheduling and allotting  your free time at the end of the day. The clock is both your saviour and your enemy depending on the hour. I don't have a typical corporate job. I work for … [Read more...]

Benefits of Pure Shea Body Butter

healthy glow

Want your skin to have a healthy glow? And be delicious to the touch? Me too, so I tried Pure Shea Body Butter a few years back and am still using it today.  I was doing lots of research on the best skin moisturizers, and I found Shea Butter to be in the top of the list so here you go... History: Shea Butter is derived from the nut of the Karite tree. Pure or natural Shea … [Read more...]

The Road to Healthy Eating

Road to Healthy Eating

Last week I attended a workshop that undoubtedly made a lasting impact on my career, in both business strategy and health and fitness. This workshop was also a 22 hour drive from where I live. I was sick with the cold and travelling in a car with 3 other people. Sounds fabulous right? The morning we left I was able to eat my usual breakfast (an egg and vegetable scramble, … [Read more...]