Stress? BOOM! Thrive!

Is there no end in sight of the stress in your life?

Do you feel you cannot get through your day without more coffee or something sweet to eat?

Do you hear yourself saying yes when you want to say NO!

 

Stress is everywhere and often we feel it is out of our control.  You become more irritable, people are pushing your buttons, you want off the treadmill, no time anymore for anything, you start turning down fun invitations, why is there so much drama going on, gaining weight especially around the belly, not sleeping, and frankly you are not having fun in life!  You want to just scream! Let’s change that.

Check out my video:

https://youtu.be/68Q0dOHVp4U

Come to my workshop:  Stress? Boom! Thrive and learn how to say no, effective strategies for making boundaries, learn what is happening to your body during stress, how stress can make you ill and a list of solutions that can bring you back to your happier self! Feel better, take control of your life!  Start thriving.

On Sunday, October 22nd at 1:30 at Maureen Rae’s Yoga Studio from 1:30 – to 4:00. Fee $49 plus HST.  Located at 5234 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke.  Call 416-716-7589 to pay by phone or by Paypal at http://www.mraesyogastudio.com

UPCOMING WORKSHOP – SLEEPLESS TO BLISSFUL SLEEP

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Transense Healing Arts Holistic Centre

344 Bloor Street West, Suite 610

Do you wake up feeling tired?

Are you watching the clock tick away instead of sleeping?

Would you like to see yourself sleep throughout the night?

Nothing feels better than waking up rested and ready to take on what the day brings. So why is it that you cannot get to sleep? Or do you get to sleep and then wake up only to find you cannot get back to sleep? Or perhaps you feel tired even when you have had a full night’s sleep. If you have been sleepless or not feeling rested then you owe it to yourself to come and learn how to get a blissful nights sleep.

Learn what could be the reason that is keeping you up at night; solutions that you can implement to get a restful nights sleep as well as foods and herbs that can help with sleep.

Get that blissful nights sleep!

For tickets click below:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/copy-of-sleepless-to-blissful-sleep-tickets-37875119502

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

FATIGUE TO FABULOUS
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6:30 to 8:30  at Transense Healing Arts Holistic Centre

Do you want to feel amazing?

Are you hearing yourself say that you are just too tired?

Would you like to see yourself have more energy and pep in your life?

Come get unstuck and move forward to a happier, healthier life.

Learn:

  • How to truly communicate with yourself
  • How to achieve more focus in your life
  • Foods that make a huge difference in your energy
  • Super benefits with just a few lifestyle changes

Lots of cool tips that you can take action right away.

Start feeling fabulous today!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fatigue-to-fabulous-tickets-34115168387

Interview on Daytime Rogers TV

My interview with Jacqueline Betterton on her show Daytime on Rogers in York Region.   I talk about my journey from ill health to wellness through food and lifestyle choices.   This led me to study nutrition and why I now work in the wellness industry.  I also talk about the various tests that can do to show you what is going on in your body and how it can lead you to wellness.  When you see what is going in your body it makes changes so much easier. I believe in personalizing clients programs tailored to their individual needs.

http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=17&gid=272458

Money is not the only thing

you need to wake up to in retirement.

I know during my career, I would wake up and wanted so much to go back to sleep. I would start dreaming about how great my life will be in retirement. I imaged sleeping in and waking up without the dreaded alarm clock! I wouldn’t need to be rushing about like a crazy person, there wouldn’t be any stress and all the chores will be a breeze! I would idyllically live out the rest of my life rejuvenated – mostly because I got to sleep in!
Wake Up Refreshed

But sadly the dream is not often a reality. According to a Sun Life Financial Canada survey conducted in 2014, 70% of retirees did not retire on the day they planned and of those 41% did so because of health reasons.

When I retired early, I was in ill health due largely to painful osteoarthritis, obesity and thyroid problems. And my dreams of sleeping in were dashed when I suffered from agonizing insomnia brought on by adrenal fatigue. So much for my idyllic retirement!

The good thing about not working enabled me to focus on myself and come to grips with having to make changes. And it was hard but I did it. I went back to school and learned the connection between food and the effects on the body. If I had known this connection earlier in life, I might have prevented some of my health problems.

Of course this has taught me that it is never too late to change. I eat real food and exercise by building muscles which results in barely noticing my osteoarthritis pain. I no longer limp and I no longer wear plus or XL size clothes! But best of all, I now sleep. I wake up naturally on the days I have no early plans.

So how will you be waking up in retirement? Will you be waking up in good health?

If an 84 year old grandmother

can do it, so can you!

It’s about making a difference.

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed when you hear or see something that you just know is not right. And you say to yourself “well what can I do”. It’s too big. You feel powerless.

TAKE A STAND photoAfter watching the documentary Divide in Concord, I learned how one person, an 84 year old grandmother, Jean Hill made a difference. When her grandson told her about how the ocean was littered with plastic bottles creating environmental disaster, she decided to take action. She saw no need for single bottles of water and wanted them banned in the town of Concord. The documentary shows her struggles with the town and how bizarrely people behaved to fight the ban. After many attempts, the ban finally went through. As a result, the city is building more water fountains. Many other enlightened cities are also banning single plastic bottles of water.

I read that 60 million plastic water bottles are used every day in the USA! Yickes! I wonder what the figure is worldwide. Some of the plastic bottles are recycled and the rest end up in a garbage heap or floating in the ocean.

Do we really need to be drinking single plastic bottles of water? I get that we want to drink water free of chemicals. Worried about chlorine? Then let it stand overnight and it will evaporate or simply filter your water.

I am in awe of people who see something wrong and try to make a difference. She has encouraged me to stop drinking water out of single plastic bottles. If need be, I will drink the tap water. I filter my water at home and take a stainless steel water bottle with me.
Make a difference. Start by reducing or refusing single plastic bottles of water.

EAT LOVE LIVE

Do you realize that your relationship with food can change your life and even lead you to find love?

It can. My blog is to share my experiences that took me from an unhealthy place to a fabulous new life of love, health and wellness.

My life simply got better when I took early retirement. This was the biggest surprise for me. I was too busy to even plan it. People seemed so worried about what I was going to do. Won’t I miss my job? You are too young to retire. My goodness, I was not going off to live on my couch!

I want to show that you can change your life at any age for the better. That it is never too late to regain your health, get your energy back and even find love. eat love live kiwi

After food was prescribed to me from my doctor to regain my health, I wanted to learn more. I went back to school and became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. In 2014 I got married for the first time.

You might ask how did change come about. I suppose the simply answer is food. Food changed everything in my life. It gave me my health back, restored my energy and yes, it even brought me to find my soul mate.

I had no idea just how powerful food was!

My journey is ongoing. I still have struggles but I honestly feel like a kid again! So come along with me and see how I got here and where it goes as I continue to blog about eating, loving and living.