let us give thanks for the horn of plenty… of stolen land

In many Indigenous cultures we celebrate the changing of the seasons and thank Creator and Mother Earth for blessing us with a prosperous harvest and bounty to carry into the next season. Giving thanks and giving respect to the land for supporting the livelihood of our communities. Overtime, colonization took this practice and shaped it into something of its own; a celebration of one’s own conquest, admiration toward the Monarch, a Christian ceremony of giving thanks and the list goes on. Each grouping of people recognize and come together to give thanks for many different reasons… but how did y’all forget about the land?

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reflections on relationships

As we usher in fall and libra season, this month we are called to reflect on our most intimate relationships. A call to get curious and notice non-judgmentally the ways that we feel when in connection. Relationships can bring up A LOT OF FEELINGS so be gentle with yourself if tender feelings bubble up this month or while reading this. If judgment of yourself or others gets stirred up as you reflect on this, try parking it to the side or thanking it for being here but that you don't need it right now.  

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Amelia Sloan
october vibes forecast

Firstly, we will briefly recap Virgo Season. We were discovering how solitude could regenerate us in order to be more present with others. We were asking what we had to offer ourselves so that we can be in service to others more fully more readily. We were reflecting and analysing situations bringing more focus to the things that we truly value. We were learning to go with the flow and learning to be in our flow. Knowing that if we honour the change within ourselves we welcome feelings of fulfilment emotional stability and spiritual grounded-ness. 

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Clairandean
is it bad to eat pizza for breakfast

Because I ate pizza for breakfast. I ate pizza for breakfast after eating pizza for dinner the night before (isn’t that how it always goes?), and I don’t feel really good about it.BUT FIRST, let’s dissect this question a little bit.Is it bad to eat pizza for breakfast?Deeming a food as good or bad can be harmful in itself

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Michelle
dangers of diet culture

We live in a society that places a lot of value on physical beauty. Whether through traditional media like TV, magazines, or radio or through social media, we are constantly fed the lie that thinner is better. If it’s not thinner, than it’s about being perfectly toned and shaped. We are reminded that thinner/more toned means healthier and that translates to worthiness.

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Cynthia
an easy way to think about meals

As a nutritionist, I often get asked what we’re supposed to be eating amongst all the conflicting health information out there. I believe this question can stem from feeling out of control around food, so we go looking for food rules that will make it easier to ‘stay on track’. Whether on track means of a diet, lifestyle, goals, weight loss, or whatever else, it's often a tool to further restrict how we eat.

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ditching diet culture

There was a period of my life where the words “21 Day Fix” or “Two Day Cleanse” felt like the answer to all my problems (I’ve done both). And why wouldn’t they be? These programs had all the makings of what I wanted in a diet: a quick timeline and a reassuring word.

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Michelle
reclaiming my health with help

When I read Michelle Cordeiro's piece Shifting Body Perspective: Strong is Not a Look, I was reminded of the struggles many of us face with food and our bodies. I felt validated in the serious self-work I have been doing this year. In 2018, I took the plunge and dedicated all of my energy towards recovering from an eating disorder that I’ve been struggling with for 14 years.

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Morgan Macdonald
mindful ways to boost your energy

I've been going through a slump of feeling quite lethargic lately. I always find that this kind of thing sneaks up on me gradually until I eventually realize that I've been purposely planning my day so I can sneak in an afternoon nap. DO YOU FEEL ME!?

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Michelle
make your own: sauerkraut

I'm all about the DIY, especially when it comes to fermented foods that are normally crazy expensive to buy, but crazy delicious to eat. 

We've talked kombucha on this blog before, and if you're interested in making your own check out that post. But maybe kombucha isn't your thing or you're looking to branch out? Great! Because the feel-good bacteria don't stop there, and can be found in the best sandwich, salad or breakfast topper ever: sauerkraut. 

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it's canada day weekend! celebrate by...

Hey Friends! Robin, here. It's Canada Day long weekend. Your weekend might be filled with bbq hangs, cottage getaways, and toasts with friends and family, revelling in how lucky we are to be Canadian!

Yes. We are lucky. B U T // that luck was built on a pretty dark, tragic, and under-acknowledged past. 

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Robin Lacambra