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Create Your Own Happiness This Holiday Season

Written by: Brittany Lyonette This year with COVID restrictions in place, many people are already grieving the loss of their family get-together, traditional social gatherings, and that good old fashioned holiday cheer.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, or simply enjoy taking time off in December to see family and friends, I think we can all agree that the holiday season is going to feel a little bit different this year.   Normally at this stage of the game you’d be seeing all the “How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays” articles, giving the advice to “just say no” to that extra serving of apple pie, or to “be the healthy holiday host” by offering a healthier snack option at your family dinner.  But this year,...

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My MoveForward Fitness Journey

Written by: Danielle Kerr I started training with Tom back in Oct 2018 when my sister gifted me some Personal Training sessions.  At the same time, I was going through a very difficult period in my life: my relationship was rocky, I had just sold my house, I was studying part-time, teaching yoga during the week, and on top of all that I had my full-time career.  I was beyond stressed, wasn’t eating well, wasn’t exercising, and just simply wasn’t taking care of myself.  That first month was hard.  Most days I only showed up to the gym because I knew I had a session booked with Tom and he would be waiting for me.  After a while though, I...

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Three-Day Autumn Cleanse

Written by: Danielle Kerr As we transition into autumn, the crisp days and cool evenings will encourage a cascade of brightly coloured leaves to fall from the trees.  At this time our bodies will also undergo and shift in preparation for the new season, making it the perfect time to do a cleanse.  This three-day Ayurvedic cleanse will help your body transition smoothly into autumn by giving your digestive system a break, soothing your intestines, and helping to shed toxins from your system.  It is important to note that even though this cleanse is extremely gentle and shouldn't cause too much discomfort, you may still experience highs and lows, both physically and emotionally.  This cleanse should not be undertaken if...

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3 Reasons Why Going Outside is Important

Written by: Thoman Lyonette It's no secret: soaking up nature in all kinds of weather is an essential part of being happy and healthy.  Despite knowing the benefits, for many people spending time outdoors every day just is not high on their priority list.   Here are three reasons why you should make going outside every day a daily habit: 1. Relieve Stress We can all think of a time in our life where we felt the effects of stress.  Not only does stress feel horrible on a visceral level, but it is also associated with conditions such as depression, obesity, and high blood pressure.  It can wreak havoc on your health AND your healthy mindset. Studies have shown that being outside for as...

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