Sorry, But Stop Apologizing

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There’s a running joke that Canadians are always saying “sorry” and while there can be *some* truth to that stereotype, this runs much deeper across all countries and nationalities, especially amongst women. The research backs this up: women are more likely to apologize than men.  There’s some belief that this could be because women are much more socially attuned to …

Toxic Positivity & How Success Relates to Happiness with Melissa Pyne

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I have to be honest here: the whole idea around “good vibes only” is bullshit. There are all kinds of vibes, emotions and feelings, and all of them are perfectly acceptable.  All vibes are welcome here, because sometimes life is messy and overwhelming, and when we feel as though we should be only feeling the “good vibes” all the time, …

You Have Choices: Building a Life You Don’t Need to Escape

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Find yourself constantly waiting for the weekend?  Planning your next vacation before one has even ended?  Stress every Sunday before the workweek starts up again? Here’s my question to you: What are you trying to escape from?   If you find yourself constantly trying to escape your day-to-day reality, something needs to shift. Comfort will feel a lot easier than …

Celebrating Women Supporting Women: Girls Run the World!

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I’ve been reminded more than ever in the past few months the power of women supporting women.  There’s nothing else like it in this world. In honour of International Women’s Day tomorrow, March 8th 2019, I put together this exceptionally special episode featuring 5 different women, from various places spread out across the globe, all with vastly different life history …

Somatic Therapy & How Trauma Shows Up in the Body with Ailey Jolie

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After my own therapist started asking me to question where and how anxiety was showing up in my body physically, it occurred to me that I had never thought about the embodiment of emotion in the body that way before and because fascinated with the topic. When I started doing more research into somatic therapy, I came across the brilliant …

Genetics vs. Environment & the Impact of Choice with Orlena Kerek

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Dr. Orlena Kerek trained as a paediatric doctor and is originally from the UK.  Now living in Spain with her family including her four children, Dr. Orlena previously wrote about picky eating and has since pivoted to a pivoted to a life, health and weight loss coach. We covered a lot of ground in this episode, including: Dr. Orlena’s identity crisis when …

Overwhelm & Information Overload is Our Responsibility

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How to handle information overload.  It’s a question I’m asked about regularly. There’s so much info out there floating around, and with unlimited access to books, podcasts, social media and let loose with a Google search bar, it can feel hard to know where to begin when it comes to making changes to your life. Whether it’s lifestyle, nutrition or …