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An Update: My Struggle with Low Cortisol & Adrenal Fatigue (Part 2)


“Julie, are you okay”. My husband asked. We were having our usual weekend long coffee in a local coffee shop. It’s a weekly tradition for us both to sit for a good hour or two where I catch up on emails, newsletters, blog posts etc.  “Why?” I ask.  “You just seem ‘out of it'”. Lethagic, low energy, distant.

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Success with Ease and Joy? My Balanced Life Interview (Free Online Event)


Do You Want More Ease and Joy in Your Life and Work?

I’ve spent years and YEARS trying to find this myself.  I certainly didn’t do that well considering my energy tanked, anxiety was a daily occurrence, and healthy sleep wasn’t even in my vocabulary. It was so frustrating and from a career perspective, it probably halted my ability to take on the next step in my career.

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Healing Beauty Mist


One of the biggest and most impactful changes that I made to my health was when I detoxed my beauty products. Through my own personal study of health, I quickly learned how important it was for me to take a look at what I was putting on my skin.

Many of the chemicals found in your over-the-counter beauty elixirs can wreak havoc on your health. Research has shown that there are certain chemicals that may cause long-term, gradual changes to your health with hormonal imbalances being one of them. Repeated exposures can even cause you to develop an allergy.

This recipe calls for Aloe Vera Juice and Witch Hazel. Both are readily available at most health stores and they have the ability to soothe, refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Rose Water is full of antioxidants, decreases inflammation and also has the ability hydrate the skin.

I’m in love with essential oils and I have found pure grade, organic essential oils critical to my beauty care. My three favorites are:

Frankincense, which may help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenate the skin. And both geranium and lavender, which have soothing abilities for occasional skin irritations and may reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

Healing Beauty Mist
2 parts distilled or clean filtered water
1 part medicinal aloe vera juice and/or witch hazel
1 part rose water
2-3 drops of pure essential oils such as lavender, frankincense or geranium

Mix all ingredients in a small, dark glass spray bottle. Spray onto face after freshly washing your skin, after sun exposure or to hydrate your skin throughout the day!

To learn more about healthier skin care products or to look up how healthy your products are, refer to the EWG’s Skin Deep Data Base.

Muir Glen Organics + Fire-Roasted Baked Eggs


I’ve just planted my first garden that I was able to get through a local community plot. Every single item in there is GREEN (oh, except for the tomatoes and orange peppers),100% organic, and non-GMO!!  It’s just such an amazing thing to be able to grow your own food and have complete control over what you bring into your home and fridge.

Now, growing your own vegetables isn’t possible for everyone. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t play a big part in ensuring that you’re bringing the best quality ingredients into your home.

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Body Love – Body Confidence w/ Liis Windischmann (Part 2)


Hi there loves!

Thank you for the great response a few weeks back on post about “Body Love” and the importance of finding a healthy connection with your body. On the heels of that discussion, I joined a coaching group that was created to help health practitioners like myself work with clients that struggle with unhealthy patterns of eating.

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Body Love + Body Confidence w/ Liis Windischmann (Part 1)

Hi there!

I’m so glad that you stopped by today because I have such an important message and story to share. In fact, it’s something that I haven’t shared before. But, first, you all know that I’ve been working on my nutrition certification, right? Getting up in the early mornings (before my day job) to help develop plans for women to address and support their health concerns is what drives me!  I just love it.

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Choices Markets: 1 Day Meal Plan (PLUS, A GIVEAWAY)

One Day Meal Plan

I don’t know about you, but I often struggle with coming up with meal ideas, especially when I have to factor in breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Then what happens when you have kids or a finicky husband with meal restrictions?  Sometimes we just need help.

That’s why I have teamed up with Choices Markets here in Vancouver to highlight three ways they can help to inspire you in your wellness goals and menu planning!

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Choices Markets: Quick & Easy Coconut Soup // Vegan & Paleo Options


Hi there!

It’s Sunday and I’m jamming on my computer, sipping coffee and working on a whole lot of things for Eat-Life-Balance.com.  For those of you new to my site, I am in the process of obtaining my certification for nutrition.  Part of that process is starting nutritional consultations to fine-tune my skills in providing others (clients) with nutrition and lifestyle support for optimal health.

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(GIVEAWAY) Shift For Good: Simple Changes for Lasting Joy Inside and Out

Shift for Good 1

When I started this Eat-Life-Balance.com, I quickly knew what my message would be: building a lifestyle around health and wellness goals. And, that starts and ends with finding balance and joy within yourself first.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Dr. Nekessa Remy – Holistic Health Advocate

Dr. Remy

When it comes to holistic health, Dr. Nekessa Remy is the whole package.  She is a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, fitness trainer, and health advocate.  In her practice, Dr. Remy specializes in injury management through chiropractic rehabilitation.  Her real purpose: to ensure that a healthy lifestyle can be attainable to anybody who wants it.  We totally agree.  To this “super-doctor”, healthy living is a right, not a privilege.

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