By Monica Grainger, MSW, RSW Establish a regular eating schedule. Plan when you are going to eat and what your meals and snacks will be ahead of time. You are less likely to be tempted by unhealthy food. Know your triggers. Do you tend to eat when you are bored, anxious, or excited? Do you succumb to your cravings? Are you in social situations where you are offered food? Do you think about food, imagine having your favourite dessert? Being able to predict what will trigger overeating or grabbing junk food will help you reduce your exposure to it. […]
Burnout Prevention with Dr. Alexia Georgousis, ND In this workshop, Dr. Alexia offers techniques on how to: RESPOND vs REACT Build RESILIENCE and STRENGTH Feel CLEAR & CALM WHEN: Thurs. Nov. 14th, 7:30-8:30 pm WHERE: Innate Wellness, 5 Quebec Avenue COST: FREE
By Alexia Georgousis ND, CPC, Conscious Awareness Coach Emotions are a part of who we are as human beings. They are bundles of energy in motion. The key is to understand emotional energy needs to move through us rather than stay still. Learning how to feel our emotions, learn from them and let them move through us is an essential life skill. Being emotionally aware is also referred to as waking up or becoming more conscious. More research is also supporting the importance of becoming more consciously aware of our emotions. According to John Gottman a psychological researcher: “emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships” […]
Conscious Awareness Facilitation is a unique type of coaching developed by naturopathic doctor, Alexia Georgousis. It is intended to help you become more self-aligned and self-directed. In these one-on-one sessions, Alexia will provide you with various awareness practices specific to your needs. You can feel more present, more calm and more engaged in your life by learning and practicing conscious awareness techniques. Feeling more joy and ease begins with awareness of ourselves. Once we become aware, we are better able to respond instead of react. We are no longer hostage to our emotions and we are then able to make choices that support the life we want to create. […]
By Innate Wellness Team Part of Mother's Day is helping Mom celebrate the time and mindfulness she has put into parenting. We all need a reminder every now and then that we are doing a good job! For parents, a daily pat on the back is important. That is why we have brought the Ritual Tea to our 'Breakfast in Bed for Mom' feature. The Ritual Tea is formulated to be consumed daily in a window of calm with deep breathing and positive reflection on all the things we have done well. This rooibos blend includes the calming flavour of lemongrass with the warming and uplifting tastes of ginger, pink peppercorn, cardamom and cinnamon. Find your grounding and positivity in a mug of tea! For medicinal teas, steep 1 Tbsp of loose leaves for 10 minutes. Drink warm and with time to reflect.
By Dr. Keara Taylor, ND Are you feeling tired or sluggish? Have you been experiencing a low mood, weight gain or difficulty losing weight? These are all symptoms that potentially point to an issue with your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located in the neck and controls many vital functions of the body including energy levels, metabolism, body temperature, and heart rate. The thyroid gland can be overactive (hyperthyroidism), or underactive (hypothyroidism), although hypothyroidism is more common. Additionally, women are more likely than men to experience a thyroid issue at some point in their life. Some other symptoms of hypothyroidism include: cold intolerance, constipation, brain fog, irregular periods, heavy periods, infertility, high cholesterol, hair loss, and fluid retention. […]
By: Lindsey Danisch, MSW, RSW There’s lots of talk these days about anxiety. It seems to be more prevalent in today’s society. There are different types and severities of anxiety. It’s important to be reminded that anxiety is a normal human emotion and often a very helpful feeling. It can keep one safe, excited, motivated, on-time, and working hard. For some, it can develop into an emotion that interferes with daily living or quality of life. […]
By: Geraldine Del Monaco, Energy Healer & Intuitive Practitioner Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family! Prior to the first day of school, your anxious child may cling, cry, have temper tantrums, complain of headaches or stomach pains, withdraw, and become sullen or irritable. Worries are common. Anxious children and teens worry about many different school-related issues, such as teachers, friends, fitting in, and/or being away from their parents. Also as parents, we often have high expectation and when they are not met, we can unconsciously transmit our frustration to our kids. The following are a list of physical and emotional signs of anxiety that parents can watch for: […]