What Are You Hungry For?

As a dietician, wherever I go I get tons and tons of questions like:  “What is the best food to eat?”, “Should I eat more protein?”, “Aren’t carbs fattening?”,  “Butter or Margarine?”  While these are good questions and important to know, in my experience, when you...

5 Ways to Sustain the Joy in Your Life

We are right in the middle of a season that puts a lot of emphasis (and pressure) on being happy, festive and joyous.  And while I always think that celebrating is essential in our lives, sometimes the Christmas/New Years hype and holiday frenzy can leave us feeling a...
Finding Your Fullness

Finding Your Fullness

Do you always feel hungry? Are you always looking for ways to feel happier? Are you always striving to do better — not quite feeling good enough? You are not alone. Our brains are wired to meet 3 basic needs: avoid pain, seek pleasure and attach to others. In...
Is Comparison Despair Weighing You Down?

Is Comparison Despair Weighing You Down?

“Comparison is the thief of joy” — Theodore Roosevelt Do you ever look at people and think that their lives are so much better than yours? Do you ever wish that you had someone else’s body, their house, their job, or their money? Do you ever look at someone then...
The Perfect Cure

The Perfect Cure

In a former life, I may have been known as a “perfectionist” and while children will quickly rob you of that title, I must admit that at times I still struggle in it’s grip. I have tried very hard not to lay that mantle on my children and a mantra in...

Don’t be afraid of failure

With the release of the movie Harry Potter 7 and all the excitement that brought to my household this week, I am reminded of the moving speech that JK Rowling gave a few years back to the graduating class of Harvard University. The Harvard Magazine has posted both a...

Poverty Thinking

Do you think the glass is half empty or half full? Do you focus on what you don’t have or the abundance that is around you? I, for one,have an abundance of: …air (kinda important) …books (right up there next to air for me :)) …food (please don’t look in my...

I am Somebody

A few years ago now I stumbled upon a self-help book whose message inspired and stayed with me. In it’s essence: help yourself by helping others. Me to We-Turning Self-Help On its Head written by Craig Keilburger illustrates how we can find purpose, meaning and...
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