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Canada

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July 7, 2019

Brushing my teeth at bedtime... Ella Pants comes and stands in doorway of the bathroom. 

Hey mom, you know that guy in the cartoon ? 

What cartoon? I ask (a little confused). 

You know ,that guy in the cartoon, what’s his name? Michael Jackson?

(she points to a magazine I have on a pile of boxes in the hallway with David Bowie on front cover)

I laugh.

No that’s not Michael Jackson it’s David Bowie.

She says: well, you know what’s weird about him?

No I say.

Well, she says... everything about him is weird.

I laugh and say, well yes and isn’t it fantastic?

I then say, well he is one of my favourite artists of all times.  I even wrote a university art history dissertation on him

Are you in love with him? She asks.

I say, well he was pretty amazing.  A great artist, singer, songwriter, actor, painter etc

She asks- Did you ever meet him? 

I ask, do you mean did I get to see him live? in a concert?  

Yes, she says. 

Well, yes I did (and I tell her that story). She is enthralled and asks... what did he look li...

July 7, 2019

Pancakes on the weekend are an easy and tasty option that my kids love!  I like throwing  a few chocolate chips in mine!  You can also top these with fresh fruit, compote, whipped cream, nut butter etc   Add in some hemp hearts or chia if you desire.  Can be modified to be gluten free or dairy free.   I double the recipe and keep half in a shaker cup for easy pouring later in the week for a quick meal option.

1.5 cups flour (I use white or a gluten free blend)

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3 tsp baking powder (gf if needed)

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 A dash of sea salt or pink himalayan salt

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1.5 cups vanilla almond milk (I use either regular or unsweetened)

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1 large egg

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1 TBSP maple syrup or honey

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5 TBSP melted butter or, butter replacement if you wish dairy free 

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1.5 tsp Vanilla extract

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Mix dry and then add wet and mix well by hand. Then cook up like you normally do pancakes :)  Heat a pan on medium heat, butter it up and pour in around 1/4c of batter per pancake (or less or more as you wish).  Once the batter shows...

January 2, 2019

Today I spent hours decluttering and sorting in our home. This is an ongoing project for me and it feels great. I feel like I am continuously lifting weight away from our home and freshening the energy. It is a slow process but when we are done it is going to be so worth it. 

 In this process today, I came across my book with old measurements from 2015/16 during my fitness journey when I had my cancer diagnosis a few months after giving birth, and pre and post surgery.  I had ended up messing up my abdomen after surgery with a giant (surgery related) hernia that I exacerbated unbeknownst to me and took over a month for my medical team to diagnose.

These past two years, I kind of gave up on my fitness routine due to this hernia, chemotherapy side effects, extreme fatigue, depression and anxiety etc and focused more on nourishment/nutrition, taking care of my mental health and self care.   That journey is still in progress and I also now finally feel ready to focus again on fitness. T...

December 9, 2018

Do you believe in magic? I believe in magic... the magic of the universe, the magic found in the little things that surround us every day, the magic of love, the magic of circling and sisterhood, and family and community.

I also believe in creating magic and ritual for, and with, my children, be it through holiday rituals, charging our gemstones in the moonlight, essential oils, salt baths and discussing the rhythm of the seasons...finding joy in nature and creativity.

To share a little of this magic; here is my easy  DIY Salt Scrub Recipe! 

You can use this in your shower or in the bath when you are taking time for you and your self-care.  Make sure to take your time, breathe deep and soak in the goodness of the salts to help draw out impurities and relax your muscles and while brightening your senses with your favourite essential oils.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 cups unrefined sea salt, Epsom salt or pink Himalayan salt

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil or fractionated coconut oil

  • 8...

December 7, 2018

If there is one small thing that each one of us can do to enrich our lives, it's to practice mindfulness. "Be all there"… Mindfulness refers to a state of being fully present in the present moment, with acceptance and without judgement.  Sometimes this is easier said than done…we are often juggling a number of different commitments; it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or distracted.

“Practising mindfulness briefly throughout the day is going to have an effect on your neural development — it’s going to have an effect on your capacity to self-regulate.” (Catherine Phillips, Edmonton psychiatrist)  Self-Regulation  is our ability to gain (or regain) a sense of control over our behaviour and emotion in our lives.

So, whenever you feel yourself floating away and running on auto pilot, or killing time by being glued to your device…stop;  take a deep breath, take in your surroundings and, check in with yourself.  How is your body feeling? Are you tense? Unclench your jaw, dro...

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Just like keeping our bodies fit helps us stay strong and fight off disease, keeping our minds fit helps us stave off mental illness and keeps us feeling good. Regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status, mental illness can take a toll on anyone’s life. In fact, The Scientific American reports that mental illness is even more common than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Fortunately, adopting a lifestyle that’s centred on self-care can go a long way to help keep your brain healthy. Here are some tips to get you started.

Stop Overworking Yourself

Job burnout is a common cause of mental distress, resulting in depression, anxiety, and even physical exhaustion. It occurs when we take on too much at work and put excessive pressure on ourselves. Pay attention to the following signs of burnout so you can take action to protect your mental health:

  • Constant fatigue

  • Sleeplessness

  • Getting sick often

  • Headaches and/or chest pain

  • Impaired concentratio...

October 14, 2018

If you are eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise, then you know you’re on the right track to a healthy life, but could you be missing a key element of well-being? Self-care is just as important to your wellness as burning calories and consuming nutritious foods, so make sure you are leaving time for it in your busy schedule. Looking for some ideas on how you can balance your fitness plans with self-care? Here are a few ways you can take care of yourself as you take care of your body. 

Combine Self-Care with Getting In Shape

When you think of self-care, you likely think of activities like yoga and that’s for good reason. Yoga is an excellent way to decompress, but did you know that the right kind of yoga can be an amazing overall workout for your body? Practicing positions like plank or wheel can get your heart rate up while challenging your muscles. Yoga isn’t the only way to combine self-care with exercise. You can relax while swimming or taking a hike through the woods. Hi...

I’ve only recently actually started to reflect on what self care is and what it means.  When someone asked me what I do for self care, I would always answer, “I don’t know!  Nothing I guess!”  Ask anyone who knows me fairly well and they will tell you that I am not a person who is easily in tune with myself it takes a lot of patience and a lot of work for me to answer the tough questions.

When I really started to think about it, I practice self care every day and didn’t even realize it.

I go to the gym every day in the morning, not because I want a hot body, but because I love being strong and enjoy the atmosphere.  I plan out my food and meals every day because I love eating and looking forward to what goes into my belly next!  I go to bed early most days because I love the feeling of waking up refreshed and not tired and cranky.  I read a novel instead of watching TV because I love how the characters make me feel like I am right there in the moment with them.

Some ot...

*Rosalyn Fung is a Self-Love Life & Business Coach for Women and Entrepreneurs. She is PASSIONATE about specializing in helping women entrepreneurs who suffer from “not enough syndrome”: self-sabotaging behaviours, overwhelm, burn out, and lack confidence to put themselves out there, by shifting core beliefs and develop business strategy systems so they can ultimately get more clients, make more money and CREATE HIGH IMPACT in this world.

Do you have a favourite self care or self love ritual or routine that you do daily? Why? And how does it help you?

As an entrepreneur, it’s INCREDIBLY important for me to be grounded both in mind, body and spirit.  

At night, I look at my calendar and make a checklist of what I am going to focus on the next day. This helps me stay focused and clear. When I don’t do this, I feel scattered.

As a daily ritual, I love to exercise first thing in the AM, followed by a meditation with self-reiki. I sometimes also pull out cards (I LOVE Gabby Bernstein’s The Univ...

Self-care is a big buzzword now. We've all heard it, but why is it important, and what is is really? I'll break it down for you and share what it has done for me.

SELF-CARE SAVED MY LIFE!

That's right! Before I began to care for myself aka self-care, I was just going along on the ride of life. I didn't give my journey much thought, nor how I was showing up in the world, or what I really wanted for my life. You see, many of us are living on auto-pilot, clueless to the crazy thoughts that keep us up at night, we think stressed is a way of living, and that we have no control of our lives. 

WHAT SELF-CARE LOOKS LIKE FOR ME


We wake up tired, run around and get everyone up and out the door. We're lucky if we grab something to eat on our chaotic way out the door. We go to work where we're not happy. We rush out of work at the end of an exhausting day, late to grab kids who have to change for dance or sports in the car, and we're lucky if we have time to hit a drive-thru in all our daily madness....

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