Why I Want to Become a Triathlete

Why I Want to Become a Triathlete

Hearing each person’s name get called out and seeing them cross the finish line at Victoria’s Half Ironman struck an emotional chord. I didn’t even know these people, but knowing what it took for them to be there and what they have faced in life made me happy to see them succeed and achieve their goal.

I Ate an Entire Bag of Chips... This is What Happened

I Ate an Entire Bag of Chips... This is What Happened

As your levels of serotonin plummet, your body begins to crave carbs and sugar. These "comfort foods" boost levels of serotonin, making you feel happier and relaxed. However, because they lack nutrients, your body will experience a crash and you'll end up craving more junk.

What I Learned From Placing Last at the Spirit Run

What I Learned From Placing Last at the Spirit Run

It was a grey and cooler morning in Vancouver this past Sunday. I bundled up and wore many layers to keep myself warm while managing a booth at the Vancouver Spirit Run, one-day cross-country and trail running event that took place at Jericho Beach Park and featured runs for all ages.

How to Eliminate Your Bad Habits (with ease)

How to Eliminate Your Bad Habits (with ease)

In order to achieve your health goals (or any goal for that matter) you have to focus on altering your habits to compliment your goals. (Bad) Habits start off slowly and gradually, and before you know it they are integrated into your daily life. What happens when you adopt a bad habit that is no longer serving you? How do you alter your habits in order to achieve your goals and thrive?

Inside The Wellness Show Vancouver (Part 2)

Inside The Wellness Show Vancouver (Part 2)

Last month I shared with you a few products that I discovered and tried at the Wellness Show Vancouver. After a few weeks of product testing, I would like to share with you the second instalment featuring beauty products, nutritious food and health services. 

Meaningful Chat with Connor Meakin from Pure Bone Broth

Meaningful Chat with Connor Meakin from Pure Bone Broth

As an entrepreneur (I started a jewelry line a few years ago), I'm always drawn to what inspired people to start their own business, what fuels them and where they envision themselves in a couple of years. It such a great feeling to hear people dream big and obtain a level of success they've never imagined. I had the pleasure to connect with Connor Meakin from Pure Bone Broth and ask him how he got started, the benefits of bone broth, his biggest life lesson and his favourite soup recipe (it's a must try!!) 

Ways to Beat the Mid Afternoon Slump + Snack Ideas

Ways to Beat the Mid Afternoon Slump + Snack Ideas

We’ve all been there, it’s late in the afternoon and we have zero energy left for the workday. Do you find yourself reaching for that quick energy fix candy or coffee in the afternoon? Try these simple nutrition and lifestyle tips to avoid the afternoon slump that will keep you energized throughout the whole day.

Why You Should Stop Searching for Happiness

Why You Should Stop Searching for Happiness

Happiness is something we all strive for. We seek it in our jobs, relationships and even our possessions (new car, new house, etc.). We often assume that happiness can be achieved if we build a relationship with a certain person or if we land our dream job or buy a house. However, happiness is not an end destination. Happiness cannot be found in things or people. It's found within. 

Are You Eating For Energy?

Are You Eating For Energy?

This week for my March is Nutrition Month series, I'm featuring Mandy King, Holistic Nutritionist. She is going to dive straight into it with eating for energy. Often when we are hit with the midday crash or need a quick energy boost, we reach for the sugary, processed snacks. They might boost your energy for a short period of time, but you'll be back to your sluggish ways in no time. Not only will you be feeling more sluggish, but you are depleting your body of what it really needs.

Nutrition Month: How Do We Go About Changing Eating Habits for the Better?

Nutrition Month: How Do We Go About Changing Eating Habits for the Better?

March is nutrition month and I've got quite the line up of amazing nutritionists throughout the month who will be sharing their knowledge and tips on nutrition. We'll be discussing how to change eating habits (read below), how to incorporate more nourishing foods, what foods to incorporate before and after your workout and snack ideas for avoiding the midday crash (one I've been experiencing way to often). First off, we have the inspiring Britt Martin from Fit Britt. 

Inside the Wellness Show Vancouver (Part 1)

Inside the Wellness Show Vancouver (Part 1)

This past weekend I attended the Wellness Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. An event dedicated to resources you need to help find the balance in your life. There were numerous workshops, seminars, and demonstrations in addition to the endless list of exhibitors. There was truly something for everyone. For example, those interested in fitness had the opportunity to participate in a dance demonstration, speak with owners of various fitness studios, and learn more about local fitness and lifestyle services.

What Are The Reasons Behind Your Actions?

What Are The Reasons Behind Your Actions?

 

Are you practicing yoga or exercising to lead a lifestyle that you think others will admire you for? Are you living a lifestyle for a particular status? Are you working out and following a restrictive diet because you want to lose weight so others will find you more attractive? What are the reasons behind your actions?

What is the biggest obstacle that stands in your way right now? + Recipe

What is the biggest obstacle that stands in your way right now? + Recipe

The day is gloomy. It feels like the perfect day to stay in bed with a good book or movie and endless amount of snacks. It also feels like a good time to take a moment from the chaotic day and reflect on my life's challenges, opportunities and successes. Let's dive into a Meaningful Eats discussion.

Indulge In Chocolate Guilt Free

Indulge In Chocolate Guilt Free

Whoever knows me, knows that I love chocolate. Spicy. Salty. Caramely. I'll have it all. When I was little, my favourite chocolate was Reese cups. I loved taking one cup out at a time, pealing the paper cup and savouring every bite as it melted in my mouth. But things have changed over the years. I still love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, but reese cups are full of sugar. Now when I eat a Reese cup, I instantly feel a burning sensation in my throat. I've also stopped eating the traditional bars because they contain dairy (I cannot digest the protein in milk and feel foggy after consuming it, so I've decided to follow a dairy-free diet). –