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Quote lovin’

27 Jan

I LOVE quotes. I love when you read a quote the resonates so perfectly with what you are feeling. This week these caught my eye. Hope you enjoy them too 🙂

I really need to go back to volunteering. I can get so caught up in my own problems, that I easily forget how wonderful it is to help and serve others. My mother has always given me this council, and taught me to serve. As I got older and further away from her advice I realized how unhappy I had become.  Service and caring for others is key. I couldn’t agree more.

 Love this 🙂

Have a wonderful day people! Share some of you’re favourite quotes with me. I would love to see!

On a side note, I have my first IIN (Institute of Integrative Nurtition) exam coming up next week. I will post my results, and also what I have learned in the upcoming weeks. I can’t wait to write more about holistic health, and let you guys know what simple things you can do everyday to improve your overall health.

Take care,


Makin’ my way to the good ol’ US of A!

22 Nov

I’m soooo excited to announce that I will be coming to Los Angeles this March! I will be attending a IIN conference and can’t wait to come back state side! I’ll get to see my Momma 🙂

I saw this YouTube video of an Australian talk show host at the LA county fair and thought that it was quite amusing. What’s more American than county fairs, right? Take a step back in time, and cast your mind back to all  the fun rides, and all the familiar foods like: corn dogs, candy floss……deep-fried kool aid, deep fried watermelon, chocolate covered bacon; and who could forget the old classic raspberry filled doughnuts stuffed with chicken….wait what?!?!? LOL

Here’s one of the many reasons why the world needs more health coaches. Watch and be prepared to feel really sick.

Live well,


Primary Foods

12 Oct


So…I’ve just started this program at Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), and one of the main points of this blog is to take readers along for the ride. I have just finished listening to 3 introductory lessons—one of the lessons was about primary foods. So many health enthusiasts, especially raw foodists, focus WAY too much on eating perfectly (I’m so guilty of this) but end up lacking in other important areas of their life. It got me thinking about the other important areas of life that I have been ignoring.

The areas of focus are: relationships, physical activity, career, and spiritual development (which can include anything from meditation, to journaling)—you don’t have to be religious to have a spiritual life.

Anyway, to start off I thought I would share the areas in my life that I looked at:

Relationships: This is the area that is suffering the most in my life. I definitely lead an overly isolated life, I am extremely introverted (not shy.)  Being an introvert is difficult when trying to socialize. I find a lot of things that people talk about to be superficial and have a hard time pretending that I’m interested. I tend to spend a lot of time by myself, either reading or practicing my photography. I LOVE my alone time but know that this much time alone isn’t good for me. I am also very self-critical, so this year I want to learn how to better accept/love myself.

Physical: This is also an area that needs improvement. When I’m doing physical activity consistently (my personal choice is tennis) I’m fine- it’s when I miss a day or two that I lapse back into a sedentary lifestyle .

Career: I’m currently a student (Bach of Commerce) so my work right now is part time— but I do have specific visions and goals for my career that I am very excited about. I want to build a career around my first love, holistic health and wellness. I am okay in this area.

Spirituality: Good in this area (sort of? ha) I am still evolving, and trying to find what works for me. I do spend much time and thought reading and pondering in this area. I also like to write in my journal, and keep a gratitude list.


–       I will exercise at least 3 times per week

–       I will initiate more activities with friends and family

Live well