Health & Wellbeing


Winter is my country (but then there's March) ~ Part one

Winter is my country (but then there's March) ~ Part one

I love the rolling mountain winter landscapes of Quebec, the ski hills and all the snow. I haven't had a strong sense of "home" as a place since leaving Alberta as a twenty-three year old wife and new mom, but winter mountains come close.

Working part-time, throwing another ball in the air

Working part-time, throwing another ball in the air

Working part-time has been like throwing another ball in the air and adjusting everything else to accommodate it. And it makes me feel vulnerable because now there's another person in my life who I might disappoint. Tasks I might not be able to accomplish. Maybe I'll fail.

How to define health and what food guru can I trust?

How to define health and what food guru can I trust?

With all the options of our North American diet, conflicting scientific data, advertising, and evolutionary biology not caught up with huge societal changes of the agricultural, industrial, and technological revolutions, the message I internalized was this: I can't be trusted to just follow my taste buds or cravings to the best diet. My body will betray me.

High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

My confidence has returned. I don't feel broken anymore. And at least a majority of the time I feel I have the tools to handle what comes my way. This is a vast improvement from four years ago and from the crippling self-doubt I've experienced with bouts of anxiety since.

At the end of winter I publish a new blog series (and a surprising insight about energy)

At the end of winter I publish a new blog series (and a surprising insight about energy)

Getting ready to publish a five part series inspired by a weekend ski trip in February. But first, let me tell you about this winter in which I was busy, energized, and happy. Happy, in winter!

Herbal Mushroom Chai (and some talk about adaptogens, stress, and anxiety)

Herbal Mushroom Chai (and some talk about adaptogens, stress, and anxiety)

A brief discussion of adaptogens, cortisol, stress and anxiety. And how we can nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits with nutritional supports and cozy rituals, like the brewing of warm beverages in winter.

Are you ready for cold & flu season?

Are you ready for cold & flu season?

I didn’t need random recipes, I didn’t need extraneous information I wouldn’t use. What I wanted was a clear set of instructions to walk me through preparing for, and dealing with, cold and flu season. So I made one.