The 5 side effects of kindness

Last week I discovered a book that I really enjoyed, called The 5 side effects of kindness, by Dr David Hamilton. This book shows how kindness alters the brain, improves the cardiovascular system, is an antidote for depression and slows aging! Being kind doesn’t need to involve doing big huge things, but rather be kind […]

Stressed & tired? Add more pleasure to your day!

Many women and men, tell me they end up at the end of the day falling asleep on the couch exhausted, nothing left for their significant other or themselves. I tell them they could learn alot from my dog Cino. Cino, nickname “cheeky” demands massive amounts of attention, tummy rubs, nose scratches, and treats. If you […]

Wabi Sabi

For many 2016 raked us over the existential coals, and if you are like me trying to understand the why can become almost like an obsession. Wondering what it was that you did in order to deserve such hardship, and thinking that somehow you are lessor for what has happened. Damaged, flawed, lacking in some […]

Acid vs Alkaline – does it really matter?

Our bodies maintain a delicate acid-alkaline balance, measured by using the pH (“potential hydrogen”) scale which ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral, below 7 becomes increasingly acidic, and above 7 increasingly alkaline. Dissolved acid produces hydrogen ions, so the more hydrogen ions in a solution, the more acidic the solution is, and […]

The pursuit of happiness vs joy

Wednesday this week I discovered barre 101, I was transported back to being a seven year old girl in ballet class. It has been ages since exercise brought such a feeling of pure joy. Even though I know that I am not the ballerina I dreamed about being as a child, that little child is still in there […]

Slow down to speed up your metabolism

In the dictionary metabolism means “the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.” With this understanding it would make sense to speed up our chemical processes in order to increase metabolism and we could do that with exercise, drugs, supplements or a combination of superfoods. In reality while these […]

Are we looking at nutrition all wrong?

Food Energetics “Food has more than fuel – it is living experience incarnate” Steve Gagne Recently I came across an interesting book Food Energetics: The Spiritual, Emotional, and Nutritional Power of What We Eat, by Steve Gagne. Steve looks at the principal – we eat according to who we are, nourishing our qualities and limitations with foods […]