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#WellnessWednesdays episode #43: My episode on the @DizRuns podcast

#WellnessWednesdays episode #43: My episode on the @DizRuns podcast

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays we’re changing things up a little. I’m featuring a recent interview I did with Denny Krahe from the DizRuns podcast. We chat about my football background/injury and how I got into running. We also… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #42: Lawrence Ringwald (@LBRTRAINING) on sprinting and coaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #42: Lawrence Ringwald (@LBRTRAINING) on sprinting and coaching

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Lawrence Ringwald on sprinting and coaching. Lawrence is a former sprinter with a specialty in the 4x400m, having represented Canada in sprint events on numerous occasions. Now he spends these days… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #41: Leandro Nosal (@LeaDosal) about winemaking

#WellnessWednesdays episode #41: Leandro Nosal (@LeaDosal) about winemaking

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Leandro Nosal  about winemaking. Leandro is from Argentina, the Mendoza region to be specific, where he grew up on big family meals and wine. His family has been involved with wine… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #40 Shannon Rector on the BC Bike Race (@BCBikeRace) ‏and the November Project (@nov_project)

#WellnessWednesdays episode #40 Shannon Rector on the BC Bike Race (@BCBikeRace) ‏and the November Project (@nov_project)

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Shannon Rector on the BC Bike Race and the November Project. Shannon has been an athlete most of the life, from cycling to horseback riding. She just got back from the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #39 – Part 2 with Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes) on gender stuff in endurance events

#WellnessWednesdays episode #39 – Part 2 with Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes) on gender stuff in endurance events

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat again with Jessica Kuepfer on endurance events and gender stuff. We catch up with the multisport athlete as she heads into her first Ironman race. We also talk her training including qualifying for… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #38, Philip Evans (@FilipEvans) on food and sustainability

#WellnessWednesdays episode #38, Philip Evans (@FilipEvans) on food and sustainability

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Philip Evans on food and sustainability. Philip is a curious soul who loves food. He left the UK on an adventure that took him to Macedonia where is he now a… Read More

Recent secret to my happiness? Get cooking!

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So I’ve always had a love of cooking. I think I got it from my Grandmas (they make the best soup!) since my Mom never had time to get around to it when I was a kid. That… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #37 – Part 2  Luke MacDonald (@LukeShoeFitter) on giving back

#WellnessWednesdays episode #37 – Part 2 Luke MacDonald (@LukeShoeFitter) on giving back

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with an old friend and a local legend in Halifax, Luke MacDonald. Luke is a former competitive runner turned shoe fitter turned shoe store owner. And a big philanthropist. And an all-around… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #36, Johana Kariankei on running in Kenya and pacing as a job

#WellnessWednesdays episode #36, Johana Kariankei on running in Kenya and pacing as a job

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Johana Kariankei on running in Kenya and pacing as a job. Johana is an upcoming world-class runner and pacing extraordinaire. He hails from Kenya, where he left home as a teen… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #35, Laurel Schut on yoga healing and food security

#WellnessWednesdays episode #35, Laurel Schut on yoga healing and food security

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Laurel Schut on yoga healing and food security. Laurel is a renaissance woman. She loves to teach yoga and kettlebell training, and now branching out in barre and spinning. She’s also the… Read More

5 of my favourite self care sessions these days…

5 of my favourite self care sessions these days…

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As I get older, recovery is way more important. And so is self care, especially since our lives are getting busier by the day. I’m still very busy and active these days but it doesn’t feel as bad… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #34, Julien Gagnon on going back to basics in yoga and movement

#WellnessWednesdays episode #34, Julien Gagnon on going back to basics in yoga and movement

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Julien Gagnon on going back to basics in yoga and movement. Julien is a master of movement. He has been teaching yoga and ballet for 17 years and is now a… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays Podcast update: We’re on iTunes!

#WellnessWednesdays Podcast update: We’re on iTunes!

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This is pretty exciting! My podcast is now available on the iTunes store. We’re starting with a few episodes now and will be uploading more episodes every month or so since we’re now above 30 episodes produced. I… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #33, Part 2 with Ashley Mathieu (@AshleyMathieu_) on #LCHF and hormones

#WellnessWednesdays episode #33, Part 2 with Ashley Mathieu (@AshleyMathieu_) on #LCHF and hormones

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have our first Part 2 interview. This one is with the always entertaining Ashley Mathieu. In this one, we catch up with Ashley and then dive into weeds about keto and LCHF. We… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #32, Denny Krahe @DizRuns on running pain-free & online coaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #32, Denny Krahe @DizRuns on running pain-free & online coaching

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Denny Krahe on running pain-free & online coaching. Denny was a reluctant runner in his teens and early 20’s before really taking it up in his late 20’s. He loves it… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #31, Ian Loughead @ianloughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels

#WellnessWednesdays episode #31, Ian Loughead @ianloughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ian Loughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels. Ian is a local running/multi-sport superstar based in Halifax. It wasn’t always that way though as he really started running as 30something, barely… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #30, Robyn Baldwin @RobynBaldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS

#WellnessWednesdays episode #30, Robyn Baldwin @RobynBaldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Robyn Baldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS. We chat about how she was skinny-fat (her words, not mine) before she got into fitness. She then went into figure competitions before… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #29, Dai Manuel @DaiManuel on lifestyle and fitness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #29, Dai Manuel @DaiManuel on lifestyle and fitness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dai Manuel on lifestyle and fitness. Ironically Dai was morbidly obese as a teen (with a BMI over 40) before he really found fitness. After starting to work in the industry… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #28: Monologue on becoming a caveman…

#WellnessWednesdays episode #28: Monologue on becoming a caveman…

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we switch things up from the usual interview format. I’m solo (hence the monologue tag) and I chat about how I’m trying to become more of a caveman for 15 minutes or so. I’m talking… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays Round-Up: All the good stuff from 2017

#WellnessWednesdays Round-Up: All the good stuff from 2017

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Episode #16, Jessica Kuepfer on endurance events and blogging Episode #17, Dr. Sarah Pressman on the science of happiness Episode #18, Dr. Brittany Moran on running injuries Episode #19, Terri Storey about mental health Episode #20: Monologue on… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #27, Victoria Cleary @VCAthletic on treating athletes and Olympians

#WellnessWednesdays episode #27, Victoria Cleary @VCAthletic on treating athletes and Olympians

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Victoria Cleary on treating athletes and Olympians. Victoria is an athletic therapist based in Petawawa who treats all kinds of innjuries and people. She’s also been involved with the national women’s… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #26, Noel Paine @NoelPaine on running long and short

#WellnessWednesdays episode #26, Noel Paine @NoelPaine on running long and short

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Noel Paine on running long and short. Noel has been running for longer than some of you have been alive. He’s also done it all, from 100 metres to 100 kilometres…. Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dre. Annie Jean about foot care and training for races. Annie is a podiatrist and a local athletic superstar. We chat about how she got into her career and her recent amazing… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #24, Jon Ruby (@Jonnyruby) on spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom

#WellnessWednesdays episode #24, Jon Ruby (@Jonnyruby) on spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jon Ruby about spiritual fitness and hitting rock bottom. Jon is a former addict turned preacher and community organizer. He also has a great laugh! We chat about his take on… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #23, Olympian Evan Dunfee (@EvanDunfee) about #Rio2016 and #LCHF

#WellnessWednesdays episode #23, Olympian Evan Dunfee (@EvanDunfee) about #Rio2016 and #LCHF

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Olympian Evan Dunfee about his experience in Rio 2016 and his nutritional experiences. Evan is a record-setting race walker based in British Columbia and he has represented Canada numerous times around the world…. Read More