“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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“Do You Have Enough Time in a Day?” by Suzanne Rivard

Have you ever wished for a few more hours in the day? Why is it that some people seem to get everything done effortlessly and others feel that time constantly eludes them? The secret to managing your time well isn’t working more hours.  It is about prioritizing the important things and learning to use the…

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“Do You Stay Stuck In Your Stress?” by Suzanne Rivard

Some of you may not know, but my background is strongly rooted in computers. Coming out of high school I obtain a Computer Science degree and was a computer programmer for over 15 years. As a trained computer programmer I tend to think logically, and analyze a lot. I’m a problem solver and implement solutions.…

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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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