Ugh. That hurt. In fact it still kind of does. The worst part is I didn’t see it coming even though I absolutely should have which kind of makes me feel even more ridiculous. You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been a little MIA over the last couple of months. I’d love […]
By: Erin Treloar
What if I told you those cravings that are haunting you or that stomach ache or your out-of-control eating habits are actually a really good thing?
When we are in pain, craving things we wish we wouldn’t (hello chocolate, sugar and caffeine) or finding it hard to break unhealthy cycles like overeating or negative self talk it’s really hard not to get frustrated with our body. It feels like we’re not in control and thoughts like, “If only I wasn’t so…” or “why can’t I be more like…” or “I hate that I feel this way.” start to sneak in.
The symptoms, cravings and behaviours you are experiencing all have a positive intention for you. They’re not bad at all and in fact, they’re just trying to help you even if it doesn’t feel like they are. (more…)
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Whether you admit you need help getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night or you are still in denial about your need to catch zzzz’s, chances are you could use an intervention: a full two-thirds of Americans & Canadians say they have trouble getting enough shut-eye at least once a week. That’s a pretty harrowing number, considering that sleep is absolutely essential for good health and optimal functioning.
Commit sleep sabotage and you’re putting yourself at risk for the following… (more…)
By: Dr. Kelly Vincent, Registered Psychological Assistant
Ok, so why is moving so important?
If we could do anything for ourselves, especially when we are feeling not-so-great, it would be to GET MOVING. Exercise is one coping skill that provides more bang for your buck.
There is also a biological reason why we should be moving! Benefits.org summarized it best, “doctors recommend that we all exercise regularly because our bodies need to be physically active. We sit throughout the day while working and then sit more while relaxing with friends and family either at home or out on the town. Because of all the sitting we do our bodies do not work the way they were designed to work, or at least we don’t achieve the peak performance that we would if we were still living as hunter-gatherers. Hence we turn to exercise to ameliorate some of the effects of our sedentary lifestyles.” Essentially, our bodies were programmed to move! Like food and water, our bodies NEED exercise in some form or another.
What do the experts recommend? Read on to find out…
Photo by Ainsley Rose As I write this I am 39-weeks pregnant and any day now my whole life will change (it sounds dramatic but it’s kind of true!). Two weeks ago, as I was winding down work, I found myself pretty overcome with fear. > Fear of labour > Fear of having to step […]
Mindfulness and meditation are no longer just trendy buzzwords but proven health practices with a dedicated line-up of high profile practitioners including Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry and Lena Dunham. Despite the long list of benefits (think increased happiness, reduced stress, greater productivity and increased self awareness) it can still feel really hard to squeeze […]
Everyone knows you’re supposed to drink about 8 cups of water a day, but how many of you aren’t meeting that quota? I get it, you’re busy and that next jolt of java is your number one priority. If you’re really serious about improving your health though, the habit of hydrating needs to be at […]
The Self Love Club is a movement powered by MARY YOUNG, a Canadian lingerie and loungewear line that empowers females to embrace their individuality and to refuse contortion into industry definitions of sexy. We want you to be a part of it. The club is not the company, the club is not purchasing a garment, the […]