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#WellnessWednesdays Update: 3 questions to ask yourself!

#WellnessWednesdays Update: 3 questions to ask yourself!

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So I will be taking a break from the podcast for the summer to recharge and re-focus. When I started the #WellnessWednesdays podcast more than 2 years ago, it was to share all kinds of cool stories and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #77: Monologue on how I deal with depression

#WellnessWednesdays episode #77: Monologue on how I deal with depression

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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 deal with depression for a little less than 15 minutes. I’ve touched about… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #76: Barb Cartwright (@CFHS) on the joys of pet ownership

#WellnessWednesdays episode #76: Barb Cartwright (@CFHS) on the joys of pet ownership

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Barb Cartwright chatting about the joys of pet ownership. Barb is CEO of Humane Canada (formerly the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies) and represents the largest animal welfare community in… Read More

5 easy nudges to better health you can start now!

5 easy nudges to better health you can start now!

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Unfortunately there are no magic formulas. I know, bummer! I’m not usually this much of a Debbie Downer on Friday morning, stay with me. Nudges have been an amazing addition to my life. They’re usually micro steps that… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #75: Dr. Clare Sullivan on digestion

#WellnessWednesdays episode #75: Dr. Clare Sullivan on digestion

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Dr. Clare Sullivan chatting about digestion. Dr. Clare Sullivan has always been brought up with a natural outlook on life, especially in the nutrition realm. That led her to… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #74: Bhante J (@bhante_j) on Buddhism and meditation

#WellnessWednesdays episode #74: Bhante J (@bhante_j) on Buddhism and meditation

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Bhante J chatting about Buddhism and meditation. Bhante J was born and raised in Sri Lanka and knew at a young age that service was his path. He joined… Read More

On the road again: Upcoming running workshops in #Montreal (Sat May 26) & #Halifax (Sat June 9)!

On the road again: Upcoming running workshops in #Montreal (Sat May 26) & #Halifax (Sat June 9)!

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Hello again folks, it’s been a while since I wrote about my upcoming workshops since I don’t teach all that much anymore… I am excited about some workshops in the next month though! First off I’ll be heading… Read More

Experience Report: @Peak_Races Bloodroot Ultra

Experience Report: @Peak_Races Bloodroot Ultra

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Short story: Ultras 2, Eric 0. See below for some more details. For those who have been around for a while, you might remember the crazy experience in North Dakota a few years back. Needless to say, I didn’t finish that one. Quite… Read More

It was the day before the Peak Bloodroot Ultra…

It was the day before the Peak Bloodroot Ultra…

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When all thro’ the house: Nothing much. Just my mind being it’s overactive self. I’m about to take off for Vermont with my lovely mother to do the Peak Bloodroot Ultra. I’m doing the 30 mile (about 48k) option,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #73: Amanda Loudin (@MissZippy1) on running and journalism

#WellnessWednesdays episode #73: Amanda Loudin (@MissZippy1) on running and journalism

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Amanda Loudin chatting about running and journalism. Amanda is a journalist who followed her heart. She managed to merge her two passions of writing and running to make a… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #72: Eben Britton (@edsbritton) on the NFL, life after it and cannabis

#WellnessWednesdays episode #72: Eben Britton (@edsbritton) on the NFL, life after it and cannabis

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Eben Britton, chatting about the NFL, life after it and cannabis. Eben is a former NFL lineman who’s become an advocate for the healing powers of cannabis. He’s seen… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #71: Alex Bernier (@mythoughtfood) on the carnivore diet

#WellnessWednesdays episode #71: Alex Bernier (@mythoughtfood) on the carnivore diet

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Alex Bernier, chatting about the carnivore diet. Alex is a kinesiologist who went to McGill to learn more about the body after a career in hockey. He’s been a… Read More

Experience report: 2018 MEC Spring Flyer Run

Experience report: 2018 MEC Spring Flyer Run

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Keto for the win! So nice to get out for a 2+ hour run and not worry about nutrition. I think I can honestly say I’m fat adapted now. Another piece of decent expenditure (half marathon) with minimal… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #70: Mark Sisson (@Mark_Sisson) on importance of play and metabolic flexibility

#WellnessWednesdays episode #70: Mark Sisson (@Mark_Sisson) on importance of play and metabolic flexibility

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Mark Sisson, chatting about the importance of play and metabolic flexibility. Mark is an icon in the world of fitness and nutrition, and a big influence on me and my… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #69: Ben Dionne (@FS_Chats) on being diagnosed with schizophrenia

#WellnessWednesdays episode #69: Ben Dionne (@FS_Chats) on being diagnosed with schizophrenia

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Ben Dionne, chatting about being diagnosed with schizophrenia. Ben was a seemingly normal kid growing up in the boonies before he headed off to the big city for college… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #68, Part 2 with Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on his new book, Endure

#WellnessWednesdays episode #68, Part 2 with Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on his new book, Endure

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have Alex Hutchinson again, this time chatting about his new book :  Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. As we chatted in part one , Alex is a journalist and writer who does the Sweat Science and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #67: Dr. Alvin Danenberg, DDS (@DrDanenberg) on oral health and ancestral nutrition

#WellnessWednesdays episode #67: Dr. Alvin Danenberg, DDS (@DrDanenberg) on oral health and ancestral nutrition

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Dr. Dan chatting about oral health and ancestral nutrition. Dr. Dan is a dentist by trade who’s had a long and illustrious career. He did have a bit of… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #66: Marianne Gee (@TheBeeGal) on keeping bees and growing your own food

#WellnessWednesdays episode #66: Marianne Gee (@TheBeeGal) on keeping bees and growing your own food

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Marianne Gee chatting about keeping bees and growing your own food. Marianne kinda fell into beekeeping after finding them in a wall in her new house. She was so… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #65: Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on running and journalism

#WellnessWednesdays episode #65: Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) on running and journalism

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Alex Hutchinson chatting about running and journalism. I’ve been a bit fan of Alex’s work for years now, even quoting his research in many blog posts. For those who… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #64: John Sokolowski (@JohnBSoko) on going to the Olympics

#WellnessWednesdays episode #64: John Sokolowski (@JohnBSoko) on going to the Olympics

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, John Sokolowski chatting about going to the Olympics. John grew up in a pretty athletic family where his parents competed for their homeland of Poland and his older brother… Read More

Cold and hot exposure: The lazy way to workout!

Cold and hot exposure: The lazy way to workout!

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Sometimes you wanna do an epic 2 hour snowshoe or a big workout weights. But sometimes it’s tough just to get out and do something. This is where my “lazy” workouts come in. And as I get older,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #63: Ryan Butts (@TankActionSpa) on flotation tank therapy

#WellnessWednesdays episode #63: Ryan Butts (@TankActionSpa) on flotation tank therapy

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Ryan Butts chatting about flotation tank therapy. Ryan is an athlete who figured out the key to getting gains: Recovery. His research led him to trying flotation tanks and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #62: Kristy McConnell (@obpwellness) on psychology and running

#WellnessWednesdays episode #62: Kristy McConnell (@obpwellness) on psychology and running

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Kristy McConnell chatting about psychology and running and how they can go together. Kristy is a registered psychologist and an avid runner near Calgary, Alberta. She combines running/walking with… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & mental health…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness & mental health…

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Mental health is key and it’s everywhere these days. And that’s a good thing if you ask me! Here is a cool program from the University of Windsor (my old employer) featured in the Windsor Star by Kelly Steele. *** Apparently running is good for… Read More

Experience report: CrossFit Class at CrossFit NCR (@CrossFitNCR)

Experience report: CrossFit Class at CrossFit NCR (@CrossFitNCR)

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After years of being bombarded by the CrossFit folks (who isn’t?), I finally gave in. My friend Laura was a gracious host for an intro class at CrossFit NCR . It was a Monday night class with all kinds of… Read More