“Be the Creative Force of Your Life” by Suzanne Rivard

Many people choose to let life happen to them. They feel like they have no control over the events in their life. They just respond to whatever is happening in their life. As a result, they may feel stuck or have little ambition and/or drive towards a brighter future. Others feel like they’re living their…

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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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“The Importance of Relationships” by Suzanne Rivard

Connection and relationships with others play vital roles in our lives. They help bring meaning and a sense of belonging to our lives. They help us contribute to others and feel like we matter; to give and receive love. Without them many feel lost, isolated, alone and have no sense of love in their life.…

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“Starting 2014 with Reflection & Resolutions” by Suzanne Rivard

Reflection The holiday season can be a hectic time for many. It’s a wonderful time to connection with family and friends, but can also be a cause for stress. We don’t take the time (or have the time) for ourselves to relish on our life and what we are grateful for. Did you have the…

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“The Serving Size Secret You Must Know” by Suzanne Rivard

Quick quiz: how many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars? Hint: it’s not “one.” Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half servings per package. Can YOU Eat Just One? Sure, you could go ahead and enjoy just half…

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“Exactly How Full is Your Glass?” by Suzanne Rivard

Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water. How do you see it – half-full or half-empty? Consistently finding the glass half-empty – and the world as a difficult place – is a hallmark of negativity. Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart…

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“Go Beyond the Salad” by Suzanne Rivard

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate…

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“Isn’t Fat Bad For Me?” by Suzanne Rivard

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to…

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“Why Forgiveness Helps You Heal” by Suzanne Rivard

Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted? Do you remember how you were feeling at the time? I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. Think about it…

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