Live It Active – On the Radio TODAY!

Good morning, good morning. OK, I promise to establish my regular posting schedule next week. It has been slightly nutty around here, but that is just no excuse. I wanted to let you (my lovely readers) know that today at around 1:30 PM or so, I will be on the show Accessibility Matters on CFRU … Continue reading Live It Active – On the Radio TODAY!

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Do something nice…for someone else

I firmly believe that we need to be good to ourselves before we can be good to others. I believe that this blog has provided a plethora of material on how to be good to yourself. So now, I think we can be good to someone else or perhaps a group of others. The bonus? … Continue reading Do something nice…for someone else

Being mindful can be lonely

Tonight at mindfulness class we discussed how becoming more mindful can be lonely. Allow me to elaborate. As you develop a greater awareness of your self and your surroundings you begin to become more mindful of others. This is largely because you are now checking in with yourself more and more, which is allowing you … Continue reading Being mindful can be lonely

The bento box – a sodium goldmine

So you like sushi? More specifically, you enjoy the delicious bento box. Even more specifically, you like the chicken supreme bento box. Even if you don't partake now, this article will likely you prevent you from ever doing so. Featured in the Toronto Star, the article discusses the merits or perhaps the lack thereof, of … Continue reading The bento box – a sodium goldmine

On Getting the Operating Room Staff Grooving

I just got back from a breakfast session with the operating room staff at Guelph General Hospital. The session focused on stress management techniques. I focused on two techniques - mindfulness meditation and structured/unstructured physical activity. I have to be honest, I was very stressed for my stress management presentation. I was concerned for a … Continue reading On Getting the Operating Room Staff Grooving

Getting a workout in on holiday

Taking a break from work (i.e. a vacation or staycation) is a necessary part of life. You need to rest. You need to relax. You need to rejuvenate. If you don't, you won't be as productive at work or home and likely, not be as contented with your life overall. My point - it's important. When … Continue reading Getting a workout in on holiday

Belated Wednesday Workout Tip: Sleep – your hunger hormones need it

I was chatting with a good friend of mine who mentioned her weight seemed to be slowly increasing, yet her workout hadn't changed. I guess you could call it somewhat of a plateau, however, a plateau is usually associated with little change in weight. She mentioned that when she was sick and managed to sleep, … Continue reading Belated Wednesday Workout Tip: Sleep – your hunger hormones need it