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My Morning + Evening Tonic For Mental Exhaustion & Restlessness

I just returned from my parents home in Ontario just this past week. We did a lot of resting and relaxing after a pretty chaotic week at work (and life for that matter). We’ve spent some time with my brothers and their family in a cottage (total “summer in Ontario life”). We then went home to my parents house where I spent a boat load of time in my mom’s garden and my dad’s cabin. Because the town where my parents live is a couple of hours from most major cities, a lot of time is spent outdoors. Fine by me – there is nothing better than Vitamin N!  We were outdoors outside most days and I couldn’t believe it when I came across a huge field of wild blueberries. It was a dream! Read the rest of this entry »

Mentally Exhausted? Why Supplementing Is Important!

I want to tell you a quick little story that continues to come up for me as I work with women both in my nutrition practice but even in my daily job. And, it’s all about the importance of supplementing, especially if we’re feeling mentally exhausted or even restless for that matter.

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

My friends, I have been eating these amazing bites like they’re going out of style!!! They are so simple to make and trust me, you can whip them up in less than 10 minutes! But, let’s have a quick chat before we go there.

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3 Natural + Non Toxic Cleaning Recipes

I always say that we put so much emphasis on the foods that we eat, the amount of exercise we should get, and making sure that we get those 8 hours of zzzz’s a night.  Don’t get me wrong, that’s really REALLY important.

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The #1 Reason Why You May Be Struggling To Lose Weight

I often work with women or listen to women who are struggling with losing weight. “I’ve been working out every day and yet I can’t lose those last 5 pounds”.  Or, “I eat so healthy! I’m paleo – I’m vegan – I’m macrobiotic! And, still, I can’t lose it”.

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Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (vegan)

I know. It’s taken me way too long to post the Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.  I posted this shot week’s ago and I’ve only just had the time today to get it out to you all.

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Roasted Carrot Hummus

Happiness is …. Spring time!  I’m sure that you’re with me on that, right?

I am sitting in a massive craving for some sun and warmth, and mostly, REST. James and I are off to Los Angeles and Palm Springs in exactly two weeks to do just that. I’m also curious in exploring the L.A Health food scene for both research and inspiration. Even just walking through Whole Foods in the U.S is an experience all in itself since a lot of the products I see online are not available here. So, now I get to try them myself!

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5 Signs That You May Be Headed To Burn-Out

I’m a Human Resources Manager with a large hotel (within a large chain) in Vancouver BC. It’s a great place to work actually – great people, ever-changing, and not without it’s set of challenges like any job. This job actually keeps me connected with the women that I work with – career-driven women!  I value that connection and I can honestly say that I truly understand the challenges.

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Why Over-Exercising May Be Sabotaging Your Health

What!?!?  Is Julie actually implying that exercising is detrimental to my health?  If that’s what you’re thinking (and now your confused or worried), hang on a quick minute and let me explain.

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My Favourite On-The-Go Snacks (mostly Paleo)

In an effort to minimize crappy, cannot-pronounce ingredients, I love to make my own snacks. And, for the most part, these are not time consuming.  What I do try to avoid is grains, refined flours, and minimal sugar, if any. Why? Because they tend to spike blood sugar which essentially will make us crave and grab for even more sugary and refined foods that do more harm than good.

I’m going to give you the snacks that I make myself and those that I grab from the store, on the go!

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