• Gym Movement
    Health

    Can Movement Impact Your Mood?

    Can movement impact your mood? 100%! I focus a lot on healthy eating and a balanced diet when I talk about mental health. And for good reason, it’s the foundation upon which everything else builds. Without proper nutrition, there’s no energy for the body to use, no fuel. And if your body (and brain) are missing key nutrients, it can lead to mental illness and imbalance. So that’s always where I start when I speak about recovering from depression and anxiety. Movement is the next building block that’s super important after food. It can feel like you’re in a vicious circle. With depression comes lethargy, laziness, low energy, low motivation.…

  • Health

    The Benefits of Meditation

    I share a lot about the benefits of meditation and with good reason, I credit a HUGE part of my healing to meditation. The process has taught me to release my thoughts instead of clinging to them. To find stillness within me and not be pushed around by my emotions. It has brought me a sense of peace that I was never able to find in my life before; when I was dealing with such deep depths of depression and overwhelming anxiety. I still overthink sometimes (who doesn’t?) – but I now have a tool that is so powerful in bringing me back to calmness and clarity! I find most people…

  • Quinoa Taco "Meat"
    Dinner,  Vegan

    Quinoa Taco “Meat”

    I used to believe it would be hard to make the switch to being vegetarian or even vegan. That I would miss all my favourite foods and not have very much variety in my diet. I was so wrong. The world today has a vegan option for almost anything! This Quinoa Taco “Meat” is no exception. Mimicking the texture of ground beef, it’s awesome to use in burrito’s, taco’s or even chili’s. Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse and I use it a ton in place of meat and even rice sometimes. It’s pretty neutral on it’s own, but this recipe mixes it with some spices to kick it up a…

  • Forest Bathing
    Health,  Mindset

    Finding Stillness

    If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t I’d love to have you) then you’ll have an idea of important a connection to nature is to me. And I believe it’s that connection that has supported me greatly on my mental health journey. Finding stillness and quiet is so important when it comes to mental health. Away from all the noise of society, social media, work etc. It promotes this incredible sense of peace and all the incessant overthinking and negative thought spirals just get quiet. Time spent in nature brings about this feeling of smallness. Which sometimes is a very good feeling. It makes you realize how small your…

  • Almond Butter Cookies
    Baking,  Vegan

    Almond Butter Cookies

    While I’m all about healthy eating, I still enjoy some sweets sometimes. The thing about it is, I don’t believe in “cheat days” or beating myself up over eating a cookie. That’s just not a healthy mindset towards food. So I enjoy my sweets without the guilt. And one of the ways I do that is to make my sweets as healthy as I can, using good ingredients and no refined sugar. That way I’m satisfying my sweet tooth, and not sacrificing my health. These Almond Butter Cookies are my newest cookie obsession. I’ve been allergic to peanut butter all my life, and everyone always raved about peanut butter cookies.…