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It’s 2020! The start of a new year; the start of a new decade. Starting a new year calls for new plans, new resolutions and new dreams. Some we accomplish; others we don’t. Some are nice-to-haves; others are life-changing. Here’s a new habit that I hope you will consider. After all, a plethora of research confirms the positive impacts on your health and happiness, and your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.   Embracing your community and friends. It sounds simple enough, but the reality is that our busy and bustling lifestyles can push healthy...

  A new documentary wins our hearts: HEAL. Often, on our quest for healing, we forget a fundamental truth: our bodies are interconnected systems that depend on each other to function. Healing, therefore, is complex and it can never consist of one unique formula. Collating the insight and experiences of scientists, healers, renown spiritual teachers and patients, Heal cleverly navigates the complexities of holistic healing. As a wellness coach, wellness practitioner, and patient, I treasure teachings that are educational and holistic, and that acknowledge the role of energy. Based on my learnings from the...

 Kung Hei Fat Choi! The Year of the Pig is upon us. I wish you all love, luck, and laughter! As every year tends to throw in a medley of wonderful experiences and unexpected stumbling blocks, how do we fly with the highs and flow with the lows? Gratitude. "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...

Have you seen Angst? It’s the kind of movie that has you hooked from the opening credits. Designed to raise awareness of anxiety, the documentary takes you on a real-life journey with kids, teens, educators and experts sharing the causes, effects and much-needed support for those battling with anxiety. As a mother and a wellness coach, I am grateful to my daughter’s school for carving out time and space for its community of parents to watch this eye-opening movie and learn how to identify and address anxiety in their little loved...

As October – the month we honor mental health – draws to a close, let us remember that acknowledging and respecting our mental wellbeing is imperative all year round. All too often, we focus on the physical being, spending our time and resources to keep our bodies fit, healthy and strong, and we overlook our mental health. However as David R Hamilton, PhD, shares in his book “It’s the thought that counts”, medical research shows that body and mind are intertwined. Every thought, feeling, and intention you have sends ripples throughout your...

It’s that time of year again – the time when major family shifts typically take place. Relocation, redundancy, retirement, a new job, a new boss, changing schools, puberty, menopause, or the break of a relationship all pose huge transitions in our lives as we change from one state or condition to another. Even when - deep in our hearts and minds - we know the change we’re experiencing is positive, resistance, fear, uncertainty and feelings of vulnerability can wreak havoc with our emotional, mental and physical states. What is it about how our...

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”   A tough medical diagnosis, loss of a loved one, family relocation, a stressful boss at work, heart-breaking animal welfare and environmental issues may shake us to the very core, creating a sense of despair and impotence far greater than what we can cope with. How do we navigate life’s choppy waters? When we’re toppled off balance and life as we know it drastically changes, what can we do to regain our power?   Accepting or...

It’s the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese calendar - a year for ACTION. Not only that but it’s the year of the Earth Dog. For each zodiac year (tiger, rabbit, rat, pig, snake, horse, ox, dragon, sheep and dog) is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Wood, Water, Fire, Metal and Earth. 2018 meets the element of Earth. As we welcome new beginnings, how can we go about building Energy to promote Action, with the trusted support of Earth? Let’s start by cleansing...