April Update

Hello everyone! I’ve missed you all so much this month! I haven’t been able to connect with you as much as I’d like. But if I were to have any reason, I hope a vacation in Mexico is good enough! Vacations are funny. For me, they take a decent amount of preparation beforehand, and then […]

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Ambition vs Agoraphobia

When I was in grade 7, we were given a project in art class that required us to choose one word that we felt best described ourselves – we had to write it on this big poster paper and make it, well, a piece of art. I used vibrant colours, big, graffiti-esque lettering, and I […]

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3 Ways to Naturally Increase Dopamine

Have you ever just woken up one morning and thought: Where did my gusto go? My get out of bed and go? Why do I feel so unmotivated? A lack of dopamine could be the culprit! Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure, reward, and motivation. Yep, it sure makes you feel good. And when […]

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Special Announcement – New Ebook!

Today my dreams come true and I am officially releasing this Anxiety Workbook on Standing Strong Wellness. This is such a big deal for me. As someone who has been on their own journey with anxiety over the years, I know how hard it can be to find support out there. This ebook was born […]

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So You Think Anxiety is Funny?

Good, me too. When I’m not having an episode, of course. When I’m knee deep in anxiety, it’s not funny… it’s terrifying. But that’s not what today’s post is all about. Today, let’s keep it on the bright side. Anxiety is funny because it means I can handle huge life changes, but I can’t keep […]

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August Update (& Exciting News!)

I know it’s not the best habit ever to look at my phone first thing every morning, but for the past couple of weeks when I open my eyes I grab my phone, click on my email, and see if I have any news from the school. You see, I’m still waiting to hear if […]

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Anti-Drug? Nope – I’m ON drugs. 

Getting into the holistic health industry is nothing short of fascinating, and on a personal level this journey has changed my life. The learning curve has been more of a steep hill, but I’ve managed it. I’ve made changes not just in food, but also in my routine , and this has given me a […]

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Holy Basil Iced Tea

I’ve been doing something brilliant lately: making time for myself. You never know how easy it can be. For me, it can be something as simple as sitting outside for ten minutes in the sun and just being. Actually, that is exactly what I’ve been doing more of lately. Yup, here in Canada, summer is upon […]

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May Update

I find this time of year to be so interesting. It’s spring. It’s supposed to be a time of cleansing, releasing, growing, and change. A time to bloom. But I never feel like I’m blooming this time of year… I feel like I’m… flailing. Falling? Like I’m floating through space trying to grab a hold […]

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Grounding Cauliflower Apple Soup 

My instructor was talking just the other day about how she defines foods in two separate categories: “noisy” (inflammatory, irritating, disruptive) and “quiet” (peaceful, nourishing, easy to digest). I love that concept. When life is crazy (often) , I am drawn to the quiet foods. The foods that nourish and give, and hardly ask for […]

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