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#SoberOctober Report

#SoberOctober Report

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So we’re already in November (where has the time gone?) so I thought I should do a quick update/report on how #SoberOctober went for me. Did I do the challenge? Yes! Did I drink way less than usual?… Read More

#SoberOctober anyone?

#SoberOctober anyone?

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It’s been a while since I blogged on here. Partly because I needed to recharge, partly I didn’t feel like I had much to contribute these days. Is there anything fresh to say after 750+ posts? Anyway, I… Read More

#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

#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

#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

#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

#WellnessWednesdays episode 61, Part 2 with Julien Gagnon on yoga & relaxation

#WellnessWednesdays episode 61, Part 2 with Julien Gagnon on yoga & relaxation

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat again with Julien Gagnon, this time on meditation & relaxation. Julien is a master of movement. He has been teaching yoga and ballet for 17 years and is now a consultant to… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #60: Julia Aimers (@JuliaAimers) on @TISWIM and stem cells

#WellnessWednesdays episode #60: Julia Aimers (@JuliaAimers) on @TISWIM and stem cells

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Julia Aimers chatting about Total Immersion Swimming and stem cells. Julia has been coaching since before her teens! She’s the head coach for Team Triumph, a local triathlon club… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #59: Sylvie Manser (@BanffComHouse) on community and opportunities

#WellnessWednesdays episode #59: Sylvie Manser (@BanffComHouse) on community and opportunities

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Sylvie Manser chatting about community and opportunities. Sylvie has been active in the community since her teenage years. Her first real job was at the Banff Community House and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #58: Ryan Grant on running and racing

#WellnessWednesdays episode #58: Ryan Grant on running and racing

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have another special guest, Ryan Grant chatting about racing and running. Ryan has been (very) active for a few decades, dabbling in running, triathlon and adventure racing. And by dabbling, I mean kicking butt… Read More

5 free things that could help your wellness journey starting today…

5 free things that could help your wellness journey starting today…

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I never knew the holidays could be a taxing time on people until I got older. Not everyone enjoys all he eating, drinking and bad jokes at holiday parties. I get that now. And now we have to… Read More