• Blog,  Exercise,  Goals,  happiness,  Nutrition,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    How to Conquer Stress and Put the Joy Back in the Holidays

    December brings festive parties, fun times with family, favourite traditions… and stress. How much stress? According to a Healthline survey, the combination of joy and pressure that makes up the month of December means that more than 60% of us find the holiday season somewhat to very stressful. Considering the many factors that make up holiday stress: the tricky family politics, the joys of winter weather, busy schedules getting in the way of regular exercise, the endless appetizers, and of…

  • Blog,  Features,  Stress Management

    If you are not Failing, you are not Trying Hard Enough

    I have always been afraid of failure. I am sure that most of us are. However, some people are much better at framing their failures than others.  The fear of failure has held me back from trying so many things, and having so many experiences.  As I approach 40, this has been one of the major hurdles in my life that I would like to get better at.  As Gretchen Rubin says, we need to find the fun in failure.…

  • Blog,  Updates,  Weight Loss

    A New Tool in My Toolbox

        I am always trying to improve my clinical skills and find new ways to help patients improve their health. I have recently taken a Metabolic Analytics course from Charles Poliquin. Many of you may not know who this is, but he is the Jon Bon Jovi of Metabolism! He has worked with professional athletes for years and has developed a program that can determine hormone imbalances based on where people distribute fat. I have used the BIA (Bio-Impedence…