Category Archives: Huffington Post Blog

Knee-jerk reactions to failing to meet your health goals don’t work

Within fitness discourse, supposedly “soft” concepts such as “compassion,” “appropriate responses,” and “self-trust” are too often understood as, at best, secondary to the discipline needed to “be fit” and, at worst, the opposite of what a “disciplined” person needs. READ … Continue reading

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Knowing your flavour of self-sabotage is half the battle

We all have a unique “flavour” (or multiple flavours) of health self-sabotage — a personalized justification system we use to rationalize our unhealthy choices. The trick is to identify your unique flavour — what I often refer to as your … Continue reading

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I Thought I’d Hate Meditation — Until I Found My Fit

Until recently I believed I was the type of person who would hate — and suck at — meditation. I was also stuck in my ways. I liked what I liked and avoided what I didn’t. Then I decided to … Continue reading

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Most People Shouldn’t Attempt Low-Carb Diets Like Keto Or Paleo

Sustainable health change occurs not by finding a “perfect” diet — finding is fairly passive — but rather through creating an individualized health “mix.” Creating is active, and health is an active process. To create an individualized health mix, you have to learn about the various nutrition options … Continue reading

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What to know before you go vegetarian or vegan

I have a bugaboo about the concept of the “perfect diet.” There is no one “perfect” diet; everyone’s ideal eating “mix” will be unique to their needs, goals, and genetics. Hence this blog series. My goal is to present pros … Continue reading

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The ideal diet is one that works for you

PART ONE: what is your ideal diet The unfortunate truth is that there is no one “perfect” diet. There is no single diet that works for every person; rather elements of different protocols might resonate with different people. I am not … Continue reading

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Why the salad is queen of the ‘unhealthy healthy foods’

Last year I wrote a blog post on what I call “unhealthy healthy foods”. The main take-away was that we need to become aware of sneaky foods that seem healthy but that end up stealthily sabotaging progress. Actually cutting out … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things: The Spring Edition

It is that time again … “favourite things” time! In February 2016 I compiled my first “favourite things” blog — a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. I am now obsessed with these lists; stockpiling … Continue reading

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You Are Not Your Cravings or Your Unhealthy Thoughts

We all have cravings. We all want to skip workouts. We all do the “should I or shouldn’t I?” internal health debate. You know what I am talking about: the internal push-pull that happens right before we decide to make — … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things: The March Edition

My March “Favourite Things” blog is out! My #1 favourite thing this month…..”cardio / weight” combo classes! Tried ScullHouse Rowing this morning, Bodies By Elle at Elle Fitness and Social a few weeks ago, and I am going to OrangeTheory … Continue reading

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Have A Plan And Make Bad Habits Utterly Inconvenient

Consistency is paramount when working toward any health goal; abstaining from cake one time will not shed stubborn pounds. To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences — your daily … Continue reading

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Unbend: Pain-Free And Productive Cooking

For all of you cooksout there….or bartenders….or cheese mongers……or anyone who stands for long periods of time! READ MORE

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10 Kathleen-approved fitness hacks

Need some extra #motivation??? Try a #fitness #hack 🙂 Thanks Lisa Davis of @healthmediagal1 for the inspiration!!! READ NOW!

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How To Create A Health Strategy For Long-Term Results

In my most recent Huffington Post blog I discuss “appropriate responses” and how they are the key to adopting a healthier lifestyle. I am kind of obsessed with the topic at the moment! Basically, respond don’t react!! Take a read!!!

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My favourite things — the 2017 edition

“You are worthy of self care” and “your body is not a garbage can”….these quotes and more in my first Huffington Post blog of 2017:-) Read the column for some health inspiration!! READ NOW

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Choose joy by choosing to exercise

What do my love of celebrating every and all holidays (especially Christmas) and my love of exercise have in common? They are both examples of how I actively decide to be happy. I am a big believer in “mind over … Continue reading

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Searching for motivation? Try having some fitness fun

As most of you know…..I LOVE trying fun fitness class!! In honour of my current trip to NY in my most recent Huffington Post blog I outline a few of my favourite workout classes and studios 🙂 Need some motivation? … Continue reading

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A few of my favourite things — The November edition

My November Huffington Post “Favourite Things” themed blog is out. The only thing I forgot to mention was how much I LOVE the countdown to Christmas….I am especially loving the Starbucks X-Mas cups 🙂 Counting down to Christmas is 100% … Continue reading

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The do’s and don’ts of supporting a loved one on their health journey

I am really proud of this Huffington Post blog. Why? It is a #TalkToMe blog which means I included mini videos (which is HUGE because I am technologically stupid) AND because with my mom’s help I got to tackle an … Continue reading

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The dos and don’ts of supporting a loved one on their health journey

I am really proud of this Huffington Post blog. Why? It is a #TalkToMe blog which means I included mini videos (which is HUGE because I am technological stupid) AND because with my mom’s help I got to tackle an … Continue reading

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