The new type of power

I’ve been raised without strong feminine role models. I was a proud tomb boy and valued friendships with boys. I used to think that I don’t need women in my life because they just gossip, stab you in the back and they cant be trusted. I even used to think that I only want to work for men, because they are way better leaders and bosses. Oh how little…

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What’s the right way to eat?

My client Kate called in for the first session.

So, Joanna, she said, I just really want to know what is the right way to eat. Just tell me what and when and I will be good to go.

 

This is not an unusual request. With so much conflicting nutritional information out there it is easy to get lost and confused.

 

Unfortunately I had to disappoint Kate, as there is no one…

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What’s your life purpose?

Ever since I was little I was a little different. I liked to play alone, I liked to help around the house, and even then I didn’t have a sweet tooth:)

 

Ever since I was little I had an old soul, I think. I wanted to find my purpose in life. I questioned career advice given to me at school.

I had never been drawn to any of the traditional jobs…

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7 hacks to eating clean on a budget

Clean eating on a budget

I think we can all agree that fresh, homemade, organic food is delicious, and we would happily eat it every day of the week.

 

Yet the bottom line sometimes becomes an issue as it’s no secret that organic, clean eating can be pricy, especially if you have a family to feed.

 

I can tell you, unless you have a whole lot of discretionary income, changing over your way of eating and…

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Are you comfortable asking for help?

Asking for help

I see you – you juggle more roles and responsibilities, than you ever thought possible. You think that unless you do something yourself, it won’t be done properly, and that asking for help means you’re weak.

 

You’re a woman with exceptional strength and ability, one who performs all the duties typically associated with several different full time roles, and you do them well.

 

You’re also a tired woman, the one who snoozes on the…

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10 things you could do before 10am

I’ve never thought I’d say it but I find that how I start my day does influence my day. I’ve been resisting morning routines for a very long time and used to just go with the flow. As I started learning and incorporating different ideas I found that on the days I follow simple morning rituals, my days just flow better and I am more productive. So here are…

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Can snacking be healthy?

I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have cravings from time to time, they happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Cravings can often be prevented by eating balanced meals throughout the day (read more here and here) but we all know that sometimes no…

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The most important thing you need to plan

I let go of setting New Year’s resolutions many years ago because frankly I got tired of writing the same thing every year (lose weight) and never even achieving it. I might have thought that setting resolutions was enough in order to achieve them and it took me a while to figure out that it’s not enough….

 

So instead I do a review of the previous year and set intention…

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4 simple strategies to help you reach THAT resolution

Welcome to the 2nd week of January. How are your New Year’s Resolutions? Holding up strong, I hope.

I know many of my clients (and a lot of other people too!) add “loose weight” to their list of goals for the New Year, and some of them succeed. Have you ever wonder what the difference might be between those who do and those who fail?

It often comes down to the…

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‘Tis is the season to be eat, drink and be merry, and I love it!

I’m spending the holidays at home and can’t wait for the feast. Luckily for me vegetables have always been featured on my family’s menu, and often take centre stage. Is it the same in your family? Or maybe the vegetables get overlooked during the holidays as you prepare to overload on them in the New Year (resolutions, right?)    

Did you know that there…

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