habits

January 9, 2020

What is your one word or phrase that captures your intention for 2020?

Happy 2020! While there is nothing magical about the start of a new year, many people find January is like a clean slate – a chance to reflect on where you are in your life and where you want to go. Choosing a word or phrase to anchor you into […]
October 16, 2019

Processed Foods: Does your diet need an upgrade?

Data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey found that almost half (48%) of the foods Canadians eat are from ultra-processed foods suggesting that many Canadians need an upgrade to their diet. Are you one of them? Almost all food is processed in some way. Food processing includes physical, biological […]
September 9, 2019

Non-scale victories: setting health goals beyond weight loss this fall Part 2

Trigger warning – the following post has weight talk as it explores weight gain in midlife. If you or someone you know is struggling with their eating or relationship with food, please contact a regulated health professional or visit http://nedic.ca/ In part 1 of this post, I challenged readers to explore […]
August 18, 2019

Non scale victories: setting health goals beyond weight loss this fall Part 1

Trigger warning – the following post has weight talk as it explores weight gain in midlife. If you or someone you know is struggling with their eating or relationship with food, please contact a regulated health professional or visit http://nedic.ca/ Our bodies change as we go through life. Related to […]
May 29, 2019

9 questions to ask yourself when you do not reach your goal

Have you ever set a goal and not accomplished it? It isn’t the best feeling. Most people post only their successes on social media, which means that our social media feed is skewed full of other people’s awesome lives and successes while we wallow in our own shame storm of […]
April 1, 2019

The process of accepting your changing midlife body stings

I just switched my closet from winter clothes to spring clothes and I have noticed that a few of my shirts are tighter and shorter…and it’s not my dryer! I have become “thicker” everywhere. I went out clothes shopping and am at that critical point where I am just on […]