Types of Meditation

Meditation is hard work, and it’s no surprise why many people give up after attempting it a few times. You have probably asked (or wondered) what type of meditation is the best, or what type of meditation is the most effective.  It simply comes down to the meditation you feel you can connect with, and…

Hand Mudras for Meditation

In my post How to Meditate, I briefly mentioned hand mudras during meditation, which I cover in this post. You are probably familiar seeing statues of Buddha’s with different hand gestures, or seeing someone meditating or doing yoga, positioning their hands a certain way. The most common mudra you may see is the Anjali Mudra…

How to Meditate

If there is one thing I truly appreciate, its meditating. People tend to think of meditation as sitting in a quiet room, in lotus position, with your eyes closed, saying “om” Like many people, I was weary on how to meditate, and giving reasons like “I don’t have time”, or “I can’t sit still”. Truth is,…

Mama Earth Organics Review

When I moved out to Durham, farmers markets had closed for the season, and I still wanted to commit my health to organic and local fruits and veggies, so I signed up to Mama Earths Organics food delivery service. They provide different basket sizes to order (I’ll get into that in a bit), but my…

Self Motivation

Ever lack the motivation to do anything? Working out, be social, deal with the kids, work. We’ve all been there (are there), but the #1 key in getting your motivation back is doing something you want to do… that’s right – you! Many people (myself included), tend to put others first, or completely slack in doing something for myself….

Detox, Diets and Cleanses

When in conversation on living a healthy lifestyle, whether with friends/family or people I meet, diets, cleanses and detoxing always come up. One of the major misconceptions is being misinformed on either 3. Detoxing, removes unhealthy toxins from the body Cleansing, cleans out specific organs (colon, liver, kidneys, digestive tract) to excrete waste (this also includes supplement cleansing)…

Well.ca Review

Well.ca is my most favorited health, beauty and skin care store online! Since moving away from the busy-ness of downtown and to the burbs, there is not much selection, when it comes to a vast array of health related products. It was so easy to find anything health/food related downtown, but ordering from Well.ca makes it…

How to Eat Clean

When it comes to social media, I think 95% of my food images are hashtagged with #CleanEating and #EatingClean; and if you are an avid follower of healthy related accounts, you’ll notice most pictures usually depict healthy meals, or meal prepping. The first step to clean eating is cutting out the “bad foods” such as processed…

Cheat Days

Do you ever find, when you are with someone who has decided to change their eating lifestyle, but down something that isn’t part of their “diet”, they immediately (without question) justify its their “cheat day”. “Cheat Day” just sounds uncommitted and poor reasoning to eat whatever you want for an entire day. Anyone who is…

Committing to a Workout Plan

If you’re like me, I like to follow a workout program that I can dedicate myself to. Finding the right program is key. You want to follow something you know you’ll commit to, whether it’s 15 minutes of cardio, or 30 minutes of cross-fit, an hour of power lifting, or waking up at 7am to…