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#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

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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 awareness for a little less than 20 minutes. I’m talking about my experiences with awareness,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Leila Attar on addiction and mental health. To say Leila has been through a lot is an understatement. She’s very open about her previous drug use that culminated with a near-deadly… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep. Dr. Ruwan is a sleep physician with a specialty in respiratory, treating patients with disorders such as sleep apnea. In this episode, we chat about the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48:  Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48: Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jen Broad on happiness and laughter. Jen in becoming an old friend and an all-around wanderlust and wonder woman. I truly admire her self-care regimen so I wanted to bring her… Read More

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

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If you follow the blog, you shouldn’t be surprised that I love podcasts. It’s where I get the majority of my research/info these days. Here are a few I love, all related to the wellness theme! 1. Tim… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47:  Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47: Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ben Leiken on mental health wellness. Ben is Supervisor, Mental Health at Ottawa Public Health, and mental health is definitely a subject he likes to talk about. We chat about the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Janet Gray on financial wellness. Janet is now a fee-for-service financial advisor after spending a big part of her career as a financial planner. She’s seen it all though her years… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ian Clark about the world of coffee. Ian is a coffee connoisseur and a self-indited coffee nerd. He’s been involved in the coffee business for close to 15 years as a… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #44 Part 2 with Dai Manuel (@DaiManuel) on lifestyle and fitness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #44 Part 2 with Dai Manuel (@DaiManuel) on lifestyle and fitness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we do a Part 2 with the great Dai Manuel on lifestyle and fitness. As you may know, Dai was morbidly obese as a teen (with a BMI over 40) before he really found… Read More

#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