What do Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jordan, George Washington, Muhammad Ali, Bob Marley and Will Smith all have in common?
(no it’s not that they all have male genitalia, but I think that is also correct)
Scientist, Nerd, Activist, Athlete, Politician, Fighter, Musician, Actor – each excelling in completely different domains yet all had the capacity to muster the tenacity to be brilliant, despite poor odds.
I recently threw my hat in for the wellness expert host on a new daytime TV show that CBC is set to air this Fall. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the cut but the application was an exercise in clarity and I thought some of the material might be interesting for people who want to get to know me better.
Maybe her birthday’s coming up or more likely, you’re scrambling because V-day’s this weekend and you’re still humming and hawing about which angle to take this year.
Are you the type that plays it safe with chocolates, flowers and a cheesy hallmark card? Or are you an ‘experiential gifter’ treating her to a dinner, spa day or trip outta town? Continue reading
Why do we love?
Besides being a distraction from work, a way to pass the time and a convenient comfort, does love do anything to directly impact our health? Does it affect our thoughts, physiology and perception of the world? Continue reading
In early 2013, I saw 3 pictures of a husky/collie/mutt named Monte and I fell head over heels in love.
He was 8 hours away and I wasn’t planning to get a dog. The only descriptive info I had was his age – 6 years (though later we discovered he’s probably closer to 8, 9, 10…), so I dusted off the Puppy Plan I wrote up years ago (when I used to frequent petfinder.ca as distraction from studying) and gave the SPCA a call. Continue reading
Nothing kills the mood faster on a romantic getaway or a vacation with friends than a bout of explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting. Jam-packed travel schedules, awkward sleeping arrangements, experimentation with local cuisine and nasty foreign microbes all increase your likelihood of contracting an uncomfortable illness that will surely put a damper on your time away from home.
Holidays are supposed to be relaxing, fun and stress-free. The best way to make the most of your epic adventure is to be prepared for the worst and try these natural solutions for healthy travel Continue reading
It has come to my attention that a surprising amount of my talented friends, family and patients are unhappy with their chosen career (yes, at some point or another, you chose it).
What’s even more shocking is that they’re okay with that. They accept it as their reality: “I have to work this job because it provides the money I need to live the life I want to live…”
As an ND, I get to see first-hand the direct connection between job satisfaction, happiness and health. Continue reading
Eating well is vitally important to your overall health – remember, food is your medicine. What you put into your bodies is what fuels your thoughts, feelings and the physical energy to go about your daily lives. Awareness is everything; but it’s hard to be aware when you don’t have trustworthy resources or are bombarded with too many conflicting “facts.” Continue reading