Hiking the Skyline Trail

The Skyline Trail is a hiking trail in Jasper National Park renowned for its beauty, it is commonly referred to as on of the 10 best hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies. It starts at Maligne Lake and progresses (predominantly above the tree-line) back over 3 passes and 50km towards the Jasper town-site. It is… Continue reading Hiking the Skyline Trail

Sleep Your Way to Health and Success

HOW TO USE THE POWER OF SLEEP FOR HEALTH AND SUCCESS Sleep is one of the most underrated and overlooked keys to health, happiness & success. I know I’ve been guilty of not giving sleep the attention it deserves. This edition of Your Best Self Minute is inspired by Chapter 4 in my book, Stressed… Continue reading Sleep Your Way to Health and Success

Are You Firing Up More Than Your BBQ?

BBQ’d cheeseburger on a whole wheat bun, anyone? Maybe an ice cream sundae for dessert? Sounds like wonderful summer fare doesn’t it? Well, for those of us in the nutrition-know, we may be screaming, “Don’t do it!” While you might equate firing up the BBQ with yummy eats, what you may not know is that… Continue reading Are You Firing Up More Than Your BBQ?

How to Harness the Power of Visualization

What do Olympic athletes, Tony Robbins, Oprah and astronauts have in common? They all use the power of visualization to achieve their goals! Visualization, also known as mental rehearsal or visual motor rehearsal, is a powerful tool that can really quantum leap you to where you want to be. It’s been used widely in sports… Continue reading How to Harness the Power of Visualization

Protect Against Ticks in Alberta

What you should know to protect against Ticks in Alberta The incidence of ticks are rising in Alberta, but don’t let that spoil your fun outdoors this spring and summer. What you should know about Ticks and Lyme disease and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the pesty critters while enjoying the… Continue reading Protect Against Ticks in Alberta

Sitting is the New Smoking

Have you seen articles online saying sitting is the new smoking? Everyone is aware of the health risks of smoking such as cancer, heart attacks and stroke. Smoking can also cause emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and even low back pain. But did you know that sitting too much is also hazardous for your health? Research that… Continue reading Sitting is the New Smoking

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Remember the classic 80s Tina Turner song? “What’s love got to do with it? …What’s love but a sweet old fashioned notion.” Well it turns out that Tina was actually wrong about love, at least as far as heart health is concerned. Everyone knows that regular exercise, good nutrition and getting enough sleep are important… Continue reading What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Acupuncture Effective for Migraine Prophylaxis

Translation = acupuncture helps prevent migraines! According to a study that was published earlier this year in the JAMA internal Medicine (Journal of the American Medical Association) acupuncture is helpful in reducing migraine frequency, number of days with migraine and pain intensity. For anyone who has already tried acupuncture their response to the above would… Continue reading Acupuncture Effective for Migraine Prophylaxis


Happy New Year, Everyone! I don’t know what it is about going from December 31 to January 1, literally one day to another, but it’s powerful! There’s a sense of a clean slate, a fresh start and that anything is possible. It’s also a time when people sit down to make their New Year’s Resolutions… Continue reading NEW YEAR’S HABITS VS RESOLUTIONS

Meditation: Is It Enough?

Research continues to show a huge array of health benefits for people who meditate regularly. These benefits range everywhere from pain relief and reducing menopausal symptoms to helping people to quit smoking. According to the National Institutes of Health, research is showing that meditation physically changes the brain and may help it to process more… Continue reading Meditation: Is It Enough?