After going through my very first pregnancy with Finn, I wanted to share my favourite resources that taught me everything I know about pregnancy, labour and childbirth. Without these I don't know that I would have felt as prepared, educated and empowered as I did. These are my top resources for a healthy pregnancy, labour and birth. If you don't know me, you wouldn't know that I'm an information junkie. If I'm interested in a topic, I want to read everything about it. I'm especially … [Read more...] about My Top Resources for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
I was never a big traveller as a kid, but over the past few years I've been on enough flights and overnight trips that I know exactly which health & wellness essentials to pack for travel. I'm currently packing for a trip to Vegas (this time for work, not for fun!) and I am in the process of creating my travel checklist. As such, this post is super easy to write. So let's get to it - my travel checklist: Kelly's top 8 wellness essentials for travel! Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness … [Read more...] about Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness Essentials for Travel
Sitting is the new smoking - isn’t that what people are saying? How many of us are sitting down for the majority of our day without integrating any movement into our lives? Most of us use excuses like we don’t have time for exercise, we hate exercising, or we don’t know how to exercise for our bodies. But these are all just excuses. Let me share with you 5 exercise ideas for a healthier life. Nature designed us to move Not too long ago, most people were active in their day-to-day lives. In … [Read more...] about 5 Exercise Ideas for a Healthier Life
How often have you felt like your thoughts take over your life? Or that your brain never ever stops? Or that you're always thinking, even when you're not actively thinking? What if this kind of thinking, this never-ending brain activity that goes nowhere important, might be contributing to the stress and anxiety you experience in your daily life? All of our automatic thoughts are conditioned From a young age, we experience the world and learn every single step of the way. What we … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Practice Mindfulness to Reduce Fear and Anxiety
I'm BACK! If you haven't noticed I've been quiet on my site because... I got married last weekend! It has been a whirlwind few months and wedding planning became far more chaotic than I expected it to. In order to protect my energy, I had to step back a little bit from the blog. But it's perfect, because now I get to write a post about how important it is to protect your energy to avoid burnout! Because believe me, if I hadn't let some things go, I'd probably be lying in bed for the … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Protect your Energy to Avoid Burnout
Does balance exist? What a loaded question... Honestly, this one has required some serious thinking. After having spent some time pondering the idea of balance - heck, I even have a few programs surrounding balance - I've come up with an answer. It may not be the popular answer, but it is mine. Yes, "balance" does exist - but probably not in the way that you think. Let's start by diving into some of the common arguments for why balance does NOT exist. Many people who don't believe in … [Read more...] about Does Balance Exist? Here’s My Answer.