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Countering Effects of Sitting

The average person spends at least 9 hours a day sitting. It’s hard to deny that the advance of technology has made us a very sedentary society. Sitting has been coined “the new smoking” and almost everyone who sits in front of a computer at work is dealing with postural stress. Regular massage can counteract the imbalance caused from too much sitting, which can show up as pain and tightness in the neck, shoulders, and lower back. Massage therapy is the skillful manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, combining kneading, pressure, and percussion of the muscles to restore balance and posture

21-day Health Challenge ~ Ready for a Better You?

Looking for ways to improve your health? Exciting new advancements in simple, effective, safe and affordable options are making it easier for people to feel better. Tired of not having enough energy? Want a safe, effective and natural way to lose weight? Struggling with balance, mobility, sleep or pain? Or do you simply want to improve your performance during your sport? Join those who are taking back control of their health and enjoying better quality of life. Every ‘body’ deserves hope ~ the choice is yours.

Purify Your Home

Here in Canada, due to our colder climate, we tend to seal our homes and buildings with deadly precision. We use the term “deadly” because there is a possibility of over 1500 invisible and potentially toxic substances contaminating your air space right now, Isn’t it time you took control over what you’re breathing? With active purification technologies such as ionization, UV light and Activated Oxygen; we can now effectively remove smoke, odours, allergens, bacteria and viruses! Purifiers such as the pureAir 500C are effective solutions that have a whisper quiet fan when running.

Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?

When tiny tears occur in the thick, fibrous band of tissue reaching from your heel to your toes (called “fascia”), inflammation and pain are the result. This is plantar fasciitis and left untreated, can produce heel spurs. A number of things can contribute to plantar fasciitis. While men can get plantar fasciitis, it’s more common in women. You’re also more likely to suffer from this condition as you age, or if you’re overweight or on your feet for several hours a day. VoxxLife socks and insoles are proven to reduce pain and improve circulation, thereby encouraging healing.

Product Review: Women’s Sage Blend

Are you menopausal and experiencing hot flashes, hormone unbalance, mood unbalance, irritation, and low energy? Beneficial for unwanted menopausal symptoms, the Women’s Sage Blend contains the essential oils of clary sage, lemon, geranium, cypress, peppermint and chamomile. Add 4-5 drops of Women’s Sage blend to your diffuser at night or 4 drops to 1oz of coconut oil and massage on your neck, chest and feet both morning and night. During the day, apply 1 drop to your Aromatherapy Necklace or Lava Bead Bracelet. Essential oils are one way to manage symptoms and as a bonus: you’ll smell great!

Learn to Master Self-Compassion

’Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. This year, why not try something a bit different? Commit yourself to the cultivation of self-compassion. Research demonstrates a strong link between self-compassion, health, and wellness. Indeed, many experts believe it to be fundamental to good mental health. Cultivate self-compassion through a positive daily mantra. Write a kind letter to yourself at the end of each week, by taking the perspective of a loving friend. Once you’ve mastered self-compassion, turn your attention to others. Showing compassion for others is a surefire way to create happiness in your life.

Book Club: Prime Time

Structured Energies for Peak Life Experiences. Prime Time is an enormously thought-provoking manifesto that amounts to an instruction manual for individuals wishing to have a more balanced and spiritually fulfilled existence. Manitoban, Suzanne Forcese offers a high-level explanation of the concept of living a Structured Life, and of doing so by way of very practical steps. Learn a new approach that dives deep into the amazing world of Structured Energy.

Grandma’s Home Remedy

Chicken Noodle Soup for Colds. This well-loved, homemade comfort food is perfect for any chilly day when your cold won’t go away. The carrots, celery, parsley, onions and chicken are loaded with nutrients to boost your family’s immune system and have you back on your feet in no time. A bowl of soup is packed with electrolytes that will hydrate you and your loved ones throughout the day. Delicious steam clears runny noses and sore throats and brings warm sensations to your skin. It’s no wonder this has been a family staple for generations.

Clean Eating: Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats

Ingredients: 2 cups filtered water, 2 cups almond milk, 1 cup steel-cut oats, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 1 cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts. Directions: Stir together all ingredients except Hemp Hearts in a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6 hours or overnight. Stir in Hemp Hearts until well combined just before ready to eat. Serve topped with milk, fruit, nuts and more Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts.

Mindfulness Retreat

The power of mindfulness meditation is well recognized. Indeed, it is the foundation to my personal wellness. But, first I needed to understand the science behind it. Once I did, I knew it was the tool I had been seeking.
Join me at Chalet Point Retreat Centre, where I lead classes in a variety of topics: understanding the concept of self, exploring the mind-body connection, the power of focused attention, and the psychology of motivation. Overlooking beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Chalet Point is just a one-hour drive from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Perfect for small groups, with half-day, full-day, and overnight options.