Workout Clothes I’m Currently Loving

There’s a reason why athleisure is such a huge industry right now: it’s comfy, flattering and so wearable. Although I love to dress up, I mostly wear workout clothes on an everyday basis because they make me feel so comfortable and at home in my body. I truly believe that one of the biggest keys…

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Aromatherapy Products I’m Currently Loving

The weather in Toronto has been absolutely dreary this weekend: insane winds, a non-stop snowstorm, cold, slush—the works. When the weather has me down, I rely even more heavily on things like exercise, music and aromatherapy to lift my spirits and keep my mood elevated. Scent is one of our most powerful senses for influencing…

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How to Decide On A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

When I enrolled in my 200-hour yoga teacher training program two years ago, I didn’t put much thought into it. I knew I wanted to study yoga, so I did some research on the best programs in Toronto, called Downward Dog Yoga Centre, and as fate would have it, the program was starting that day—within…

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Reformer Pilates: What Is It and Why Should I Try It?

When I first saw people doing reformer Pilates, I thought the machines looked more like torture devices than exercise tools. Granted, they can look intimidating to a beginner, but I’m so glad I pushed past my initial discomfort to give it a try. First things first: what the heck is reformer Pilates? I’m sure most…

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My Favourite Supplements for Relaxation

The other day, I listened to an amazing podcast by Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra about healing and the mind-body connection. Deepak talked about how our bodies have the ability to create the exact chemicals and molecules we need for relaxation, dealing with pain, or healing from illness, but we have grown accustomed to relying…

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How to Debloat When You’re Feeling Puffy

I don’t know if I’m just super sensitive, but these days, it seems like I’m always puffy. Everything from sugar to a bit of alcohol inflames me, so I’m always looking for the best ways to debloat my entire body. Ever since I stopped drinking alcohol, I’ve noticed a HUGE difference in general puffiness, especially…

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From Toothpaste to Floss: Mouth Care the Natural Way

With so much conflicting information out there, it can be tough to figure out how to eat, dress and live in ways that are healthy for you and the planet. I definitely don’t claim to be the queen of living a non-toxic, eco-friendly lifestyle, but I’m trying to learn bit by bit, and last weekend…

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Talking Food, Body Image and Balance with Holistic Nutritionist Kayla Kervin

I’m so excited about today’s blog post because I’m trying something a little different and featuring my very first guest: Kayla Kervin. Kayla is a holistic nutritionist and blogger at Kale Ahhh, and she spreads such beautiful messages about health, balance and body confidence. I first met her through my friend Courtney (who, incidentally, is…

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My Thoughts on Alcohol and Developing Sustainable Habits

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember a little post I did a while back about swearing off alcohol for good. It was just after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and I was super sure I would never get drunk again. The post even had a super dramatic,…

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Why Cacao is My Latest Obsession

There’s been a lot of buzz about “superfoods” lately, and while the term may be overused, it definitely speaks to the curative powers of natural produce like blueberries, goji berries and everyone’s favourite, kale. It’s common knowledge that the foods we eat are our medicine, but did you know that they can also promote better…

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Food Freedom: My Journey with Type One Diabetes, Weight Loss/Gain and Finding Balance

Disclaimer: I am still probably in what they call “the honeymoon phase” of type one diabetes, which is why I don’t need any insulin right now. My doctor says my case is abnormal and my sugars will probably go up overtime regardless of what I eat, so please don’t take my case as average. Low-carb…

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Travel Review: Weekend in Banff

I can’t believe it’s been over two months since we travelled to Banff for my sister’s bachelorette weekend! Time really flies when it’s not winter. Now that it’s August, I thought it was time to share a long overdue travel roundup of our trip. Looking back, I’m so glad we decided to forgo Vegas or…

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Why Canadian Cottage Weekends are Good for the Soul

This summer, my boyfriend and I have made it our intention to get in as many cottage weekends as possible. Our Summer of Cottaging began during the May long weekend at a rental cottage near Haliburton, and since then, we’ve visited three others, including his family cottage in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. There’s something…

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