Fitness on a Budget

There is no denying that we all know that being active is good for us. It benefits our sleep, our immune health, our mental well-being and our overall self confidence. But it can also feel like it breaks the bank, and I often hear from clients that they can’t afford …

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Brighton Adventures

Hidden between Cobourg beach and the gateway to the County, Brighton is a gem like no other. This town caught our eye as soon as we moved to the area five years ago. It’s a small character town, with friendly folks, good coffee, a lake near-by, a provincial park down …

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Your Real Food Guide to Eating Out

Regardless of what eating plan I am using to reach my goals, it’s main focus is ALWAYS real food based. I shop the perimeter of the grocery store, frequent farmers markets, cook and bake from scratch, buy my meat direct, and grow when I can. And I encourage my clients …

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How to Stay on Track with your New Years Goals

Did you make new years goals or resolutions for 2018? Are they fresh in your mind and you are full throttle to achieving big things this year? If you are then congratulations because starting is one of the hardest steps.  It’s one week into 2018, and before you know it …

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8 Tips to Family Travel on a Budget

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “how do you manage to go away for a whole month?” I am certain I could afford another one month vacation! I am no novice to the travel scene. I am a gypsy at heart and after 20 years of …

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Quinte West and PEC’s Healthy Holiday Bucket List

With the kids off school, extra time off work and some serious positive spirit in the air, December holiday’s aren’t just for Christmas cookies, bailey’s in your coffee and BBC season specials but ALSO the perfect time for some extra focus on health, activity and wellness. My family and I …

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Dear Schedule Haters…

Some people thrive off of scheduling every hour in their day, making all the to-do lists and following structure to a tee. Others, like me, love a balance of routine, organization and some serious spontaneous moments in-between. And some don’t fall in either category. Are you that person that cringes …

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7 Tips to Get your Family Eating More Real Foods

As the years go by and your nutrition habits get stronger, making solid food choices gets easIER BUT there is always work to be done. I constantly assess where we are with our family eating habits. Are we getting sick too often for our liking (the gut and immune connections …

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6 Tips for Staying Active while Travelling

The fan is gently spinning above me, the roosters are having their morning ritual in the distance, the stars are still out and no other family-being is stirring. It would be VERY easy for me to close my eyes again and go back to my blissful Mexican dreams. But I …

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Refuelling the Body & Mind

As parents we are trying to do it all. Clothe, feed, clean, make money, drive, shop, budget, stay active, repeat. It’s a never ending juggling act. Every 400km or so you stop your car and refuel it with more energy to last the next 400km. So let me ask you …

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