“Be Gentle on Yourself!” by Suzanne Rivard

Be Gently on Yourself! We all have times in our life where we have what I like to call life experiences. Some of them bring great joy, such as the birth of a child or a wedding. While others can be challenging. Perhaps someone passed away, a relationship has ended or what you set out…

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“Primary Food – What is It?” by Suzanne Rivard

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Here’s another great resource from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition! PRIMARY FOOD Nutrition is a secondary source of energy. Primary foods, or nonfood sources of nourishment, are what really fuel us. As children, we all lived on primary food. Lovers thrive on the pure bliss and peace they are experiencing, while passionate entrepreneurs are fueled…

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“20 Ways to Live a Charmed Life” by Suzanne Rivard

  As part of my health coaching program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I’ve been given great resources to share with my clients. The following article is one of the resources which resonated with me deeply. It’s based on living a charmed life from Victoria Moran’s Creating a Charmed Life. Who wouldn’t want to live a charmed life! 20 Ways…

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“Why You Need To Stop Checking Your Phone All The Time” by Suzanne Rivard

We’re so caught up with technology. I know that I’m guilty of that. A friend of mine shared a post from Dani Marie Robinson and I found it very appropriate. I couldn’t write it better myself. I resonate with her message. She starts with… I just watched two of my fellow human beings walk across a…

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“Do You Play Enough?” by Suzanne Rivard

Life can be really busy. We have work, the kids, our household chores and the list goes on and on. We get caught up in all we have to do and simply forget to take time out for ourselves. We forget to take time to play. Taking time out to play and enjoy yourself can…

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“Have You Heard of a Gratitude Board?” by Suzanne Rivard

  The other day I was really struggling to shift myself into a more positive and productive space. In the past I would reflect on things and people that I’m grateful for and also write them down. It dawned on me that having a visual reminder that I can look at daily would be very…

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“Relaxation and Exercise” by Suzanne Rivard

Summer is often a time for serious play, time off and deep relaxation. Many of us use the summertime to rebuild our reserves for the rest of the busy year. In our work-crazed society we can lose sight of the benefits of slowing down and taking time to rest. Now that summer is in full…

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“Gratitude in Times of Challenge” by Suzanne Rivard

Being grateful for people and things in your life shifts how you view life. When you are in a place of gratitude life is more joyous. You notice the good in people. You celebrate even the small things. Everything is as it should be and you’re happier! It’s in the times of challenge when it…

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“Heal…Grow…Thrive” by Suzanne Rivard

My personal journey has been one with many cycles of healing, personal growth and thriving. The 3-stage cycle occurs over and over, each time expanding and changing me into a better version of myself. Each cycle gets me to my next level, to the next phase of my life. Each cycle allows me to be…

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“Spring is Upon Us!” by Suzanne Rivard

Thursday March 20th is the first official day of spring. After the long and cold winter we been experiencing many of us are looking forward to the change of season, present company included. What a better way to shift you into a more positive and uplifting space then to start thinking about spring-cleansing, also referred…

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