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3 Benefits of Meditation

I don't know about you but I've fallen off the meditation wagon... And let me tell you, I'm feeling it!! When I take the time to meditate I'm much more relaxed, less anxious, and respond to stressful situations from a level headed place.  You wouldn't think taking 5 minutes a day to stop the rushing and focus on your breath would bring so much goodness into your life, but seriously, it does.   Meditation offers numerous benefits, but here are three key advantages: Stress Reduction: Meditation is renowned for its ability to reduce stress. By practicing mindfulness and focusing your attention on the present moment, you can alleviate the mental and physical symptoms of stress. Regular meditation promotes relaxation, lowers cortisol (a stress...

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Unlocking Happiness and Positivity: The Power of Gratitude

Unlocking Happiness and Positivity: The Power of Gratitude Expressing gratitude is like a magical elixir for the soul. It's a simple practice that can have profound effects on your happiness and overall well-being. Numerous studies have revealed the incredible benefits of daily gratitude, showing that it can lead to significant shifts in both mental and physical health. The Science of Gratitude When we take the time to be thankful for what we have, our brains respond with a rush of feel-good neurotransmitters, namely dopamine and serotonin. These little powerhouses are responsible for elevating our mood, creating a sense of happiness and contentment that ripples through our daily lives. The Positive Psychology of Gratitude Positive psychology, a field focused on human...

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My Top 5 Tips for Achieving Your Goals This Fall

Happy September!  I have to say, this is by far one of my most favourite times of the year, it's like the new year but with pumpkin spice and crisp air.  This time of year is perfect for getting back into routine and getting back on track with your goals, or maybe even setting some new ones.  So, I thought that sharing my top 5 tips for goal setting might be helpful for you right now.  This is a lengthy one, so I recommend setting some time aside, grabbing a tea, and even a notebook to start implementing right away.   Pick one goal to focus on at a time Have you ever been so out of routine and so far away from...

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Let's Talk Mobility

What is Mobility?  Mobility is a pretty hot topic these days and rightly so. Having good mobility means you can move your body through various movement patterns with no restrictions. In other words, you can move or be moved freely and without pain.  When someone says that a person has “good mobility”, they mean that they have good range of motion at their joints and they have the control and strength to move their body through that range.  When we lack mobility in the body we can feel ‘stuck’ or unable to perform different movements, like lifting your arms above your head, or getting your hips below your knees in a squat.  Mobility is made up of 3 components; range...

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3 Ways to Get Back into a Routine After Summer

Summer has a magical way of pulling us out of our regular routines and encourages us to live in the moment and take advantage of sunny days. This is true for me anyway. So much of our life is scheduled with endless appointments, meetings, and to-do lists. Since I can remember, I’ve always eased off the gas as July rolled around. But as August comes to a close, I always find myself so excited to get back into a routine. I’m a very type A personality, with calendars and lists and I love sitting back, looking ahead to September and all the potential the month brings. Here are my top 3 tips for getting back into a routine after summer:...

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