I cried in the gym of a Kansas City Sheraton hotel

Yesterday morning, I cried in the gym of a Kansas City Sheraton hotel.

I’d just finished my workout and yoga practice, and was finding my stillness in meditation when my eyes started to water and I noticed a wee bit of tightness in my chest and throat. I’m always amazed at what my body reveals when I slow down a little bit and tune in.

Instead of pushing away the uncomfortable sensations, I leaned right into them.

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Claim your FREE cookbook and fight hunger

Want to claim a free cookbook and fight hunger? #feedthehope

That's right, today I'd like to share with you a free cookbook and give you an opportunity to play a role in fighting hunger in Canada. Help Us Feed the Hope - that's the title of an initiative by Catelli Foods in collaboration with chefs and dietitians {including me!} across Canada. You get recipes created by [...]

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4 Recipe Ideas for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

In honour of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12), I shared four recipe ideas with Global Calgary that are nourishing and pleasing. Back when I was living my life with a dieting mindset, grilled cheese sandwiches were foods that I labeled “bad,” or foods I thought I shouldn’t have. It’s amazing how this has shifted [...]

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2 Keys to ease stress eating

2 Keys to Ease Stress Eating #nutritionmonth2017

We all eat when we’re not physically hungry and use food for comfort or to ease stress some of the time. That’s so normal. So human. The challenge is when food becomes a go-to mechanism for soothing, distracting, or numbing uncomfortable emotions. Or when it’s consistently used to “take the edge off” after a long, [...]

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A Mindful Approach to Picky Eating #nutritionmonth2017

A Mindful Approach to Picky Eating #nutritionmonth2017

Picky eating can make mealtime feel like mayhem. There is only so much you can do to get your kid to take in nutritious food before throwing in the towel and giving them whatever the heck they want. Makes perfect sense that managing picky eating is one thing dietitians are focussing on to help families [...]

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Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

This was definitely the most delicious thing I ate this week. Seriously. How did I not think about making an aioli using almond butter, before this? The Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli was featured on Global Calgary in my segment about mindfully enjoying nuts and seeds. So now that you watched the video, are you ready [...]

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3 Unconventional Tips for Better Digestion #nutritionmonth2017

3 Unconventional Tips for Better Digestion #nutritionmonth2017

Embarrassing and uncomfortable digestive symptoms suck. When you are experiencing gas, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, etc., it makes sense you want to find a solution and you want it, like yesterday.  It’s natural for people with digestive woes to start looking into what they are eating that could be contributing. Unfortunately,  this can sometimes turn into [...]

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Should I really be doing that for my health? #NutritionMonth2017

Have you ever asked yourself: “should I really be doing that for my health?” Food fads are prevalent and this information age we live in can lead to incredible overwhelm. That’s why all week, as part of #NutritionMonth2017, dietitians across the country are educating about how to tease out fact from fiction and determine what [...]

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6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Mentor

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Mentor

So you’re tired of feeling stuck in your body, overwhelmed by the “should-do’s”, obsessed with what goes in your mouth, or like you just keep failing. And you’re considering hiring a wellness professional to help you move out of your rut and gain some healthy momentum. First off, kudos to you, it is a huge [...]

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Why I am Not A Weight Loss Coach

Why I’m Not a Weight Loss Coach

I don’t consider myself a weight loss coach. “But you’re a dietitian! Who’s all about people loving their bodies. Isn’t that what you do? Help people lose weight, so they can finally love their bodies?” Nope. When I launched Worthy and Well, I don’t think I ever said - “you need to lose weight - [...]

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What to Do When You’re Just Not Feeling the {Self} Love

What to Do When You’re Just Not Feeling the {Self} Love

Many folks are gabbing on about self-care and self-love these days, which is great, right? But what happens when loving yourself feels like something on the “should-do” list but it’s just not happening right now. What then? Dr. Justine Dowd on Mindful Self-Compassion You Don’t Need Another Tip, or Trick, or Meal Plan

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