Let’s Get Happier

Do you remember this childhood song? “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it and you’re not afraid to show it, if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” So, are you happy? If you’re having difficulty answering with …

Three Exercises for Low Back Spinal Stability.

Dr. Michaud’s favourite Three Exercises for low back spinal stability. I do these three exercises at least twice every day: A. The curl-up. B. The basic plank. C. The side plank.  They are meant to increase endurance of the muscles around your spine. These exercises are low-intensity, which means that they are very safe. The point of these three is …

How to Stay Healthy this Winter

This blog/video is inspired by chapter 7 in my book Stressed Self to Best Self™. I am going to focus on 5 powerful things to help you stay healthy this winter. The reason people get sick isn’t because of bacteria and viruses. We’re exposed to bugs all the time. Every time we use the door handle going into an office …

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 typically completed over 3 or …

Mindset in Business

How you approach your life and your business has a huge impact on the level of your health, happiness and success. This is also known as mindset, a word that’s used a lot in the business world. In this video episode of Your Best Self Minute, I examine the difference between being driven vs being inspired. While they may look …

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 Self to Best Self™: A …

Passion for Bodybuilding

In 2015, I discovered a new passion for bodybuilding. Inspired by my spin/yoga instructor who holds a title in women’s Muay Thai kickboxing, I became motivated to compete and reach the next level. She believed in me. So I stepped onto the stage as a Natural Figure Athlete, and the same year I crossed over into the Bikini category. I …

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 the grilled food you’re eating …

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 psychology for decades as well …

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 outdoors. Ticks are parasites that …