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
It's not news that stress can have widespread, unexpected effects on your body. It's been linked to illness and increased inflammation, it can negatively affect gut health, and YUP - you guessed it - it can affect your hormones. Ladies, this may not matter to you right now if you're enjoying the child-free life... but if and when you decide you want to start a family, it can be a little bit of a problem. Many women don't run into this problem until they start trying to have kids and it's not … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Improve Fertility while Stressed
Have you been feeling burnt out lately? Stressed? Overwhelmed? How about exhausted? Feeling burnt out is incredibly common Feeling burnt out has become all too common, especially among young adults. If you google "millennial burnout" you get so many hits you don't even know where to start! There are a few different reasons why it is believed that millennial are the "burnout generation", but not everyone believes that it's true. Many older adults believe that millennials are too sensitive, or … [Read more...] about Feeling Burnt Out? How millennials became the burnout generation.
Life's biggest stressors are often attributed to the responsibilities we have in our lives. Our responsibilities as adults, employees, lovers, friends... basically our responsibilities towards being an active and contributing member of society. But what I often see with myself and with my clients, is that we tend to take responsibility for more than what's ours. This post is going to be all about managing stress by learning how to identify your responsibilities. Because the last thing we want to … [Read more...] about How To Manage Stress: Identify Your Responsibilities
The bad news? When the cool weather hits and kids go back to school, most people know that cold and flu season is around the corner. The good news? You can make a conscious effort to boost your immune system, thereby reducing the risk of catching a cold or illness. When was the last time you really thought about boosting your immunity? Do you find that you get sick at certain times of the year, like the fall or winter? What about when you do certain activities, like ride public transit or … [Read more...] about How to Boost your Immune System this Fall
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