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Weight loss progress and your need for sleep

 During the winter months, you may have felt more like staying home doing nothing and could have found yourself attracted to eating comfort foods. That’s understandable if you think of the animal kingdom where many species choose to hibernate. The additional fat layer would provide an extra layer of protection from the elements. Now with the warm weather of Spring and approaching summer, you probably feel drawn to spending time out doors. You may feel inclined to eat lighter especially with the greater availability of locally grown fruit and vegetables.

Fitness and the mind-body connection

You may remember, Heather Speer who was our Fitness Coach at the old location of Healing on the Danforth. She is still following her passion helping clients achieve their fitness goals. She knows how to motivate people and understands that physical health is an important part of wellness. She walks the talk. She's also a warm and loving person.

I recently came across this blog posting from Heather on a site called "Psychotherapy Matters." To me, this article summarizes what makes Heather different from other personal trainers 

I've done something to my back

My motive for writing this blog is personal. I’ve somehow done something to my lower back and I’m finding it hard to straighten up, let alone work. There doesn’t seem to be any specific cause of the discomfort such as a fall or accident. The most comfortable position for me is horizontal on my back. Movement is difficult, my walking is stilted and I’m shuffling.

Coffee

Here are just a few thoughts on coffee - such an important start of the day for so many. I buy unroasted organic green coffee beans when I am down in Mexico. On a baking tray, I spread out enough beans in a single layer to last about three days. Then I place them in an oven at 450 degrees F for fifteen minutes. The result is coffee even richer in antioxidant properties than an orange. Freshly roasted coffee also lacks the bitterness common in the store-bought variety. Is coffee good for us? There are usually two different answers so I will briefly state them in point form.

Gratitude

Just after the Canadian Thanksgiving celebration, I am feeling very grateful for all the positive things that I have in my life. I have my family, my health and I have a vocation that I truly love. I have been practising as a shiatsu and massage therapist now for more than 21 years. Above all, I have a loyal clientele that have supported me in my journey so that I could make a livelihood. I offer you all a very big thank you. I will try to keep you in good health and will share with you any new learnings that may be relevant.

Healthy lunches for kids

Now that summer is over and the return to a more structured routine, the following blog may help you plan your childrens’ lunch time meals so that they receive the nutrition that they need for growing minds and bodies. Gwen was for many years the nutritionist at my old location of Healing on the Danforth.

Reblogged by kind permission by Gwen Calleya-Cortis, MA, RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist)

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