category: Mind-Body Medicine

Health is a State of Action

December 30, 2019

In saying ‘when you do better, you know better’, there must be an acknowledgement that doing requires an expenditure of energy. As we head into resolution season, there are some important things to know about the brain and its correlation with energy if we are to maximize and properly allocate our energetic resources. First, the […]

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The Lens and Aperture of Depression – Mind and Body

November 29, 2019

Depression is multi-faceted in how it affects our bodies and lives. It affects our mood, our cognition, our relationships, and our pain, and generally affects our desire to move and participate in our environment. While I think it is important to understand that sometimes depression is a normal reaction to a life challenge, it occurs […]

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Don’t Jump Outside Your Comfort Zone, Expand It

May 22, 2019

There is an interplay between how our brain functions and how we experience the world. We are complex beings whose genes, history, and culture are in collaboration with the complex structure that is the brain. Learning how our brain works and how to best leverage its strengths is key to how we perceive, and therefore […]

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Own Your Brain

March 29, 2019

Nothing worthwhile or interesting happens with knowing. As I have been learning through orchestrating and conducting the first of my Brainfullness Experiment workshops, as well as noticing the effects of the practice on my own life, I have continued to find things to clarify and helpful tips to share. While we often wonder ‘why’ we […]

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When do people decide to see a counsellor or psychotherapist?

January 30, 2019

I just ended a meeting with one of my clients, someone who has a bundle of things going on in life and who could very well deal with it by themselves. Instead, they decided to seek help and use my services to help align their life with their goals. It got me thinking about how […]

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A Session With Dr. T—The Chiropractic Magician

January 16, 2019

Being a Yoga Instructor you’d probably assume I have a perfectly healthy and mobile body—and while that’s partly true, I’m also at great risk of injury due to popping in and out of poses to demo for students and going to my max for photo shoots (damn you Instagram)! The thing that I found frustrating […]

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A User’s Manual for Your Brain

December 27, 2018

Moonshots rarely begin with brainstorming clever solutions. The kind of personal evolution we are seeking starts with the hard work of finding the right questions. And I believe the primary question to be; “What does it take to feel more capable?” While there are several legs on the stool that comprise our well-being which must […]

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Mind Your Media – Are You Hooked?

December 03, 2018

Writing this was hard because I felt that discussing how media can be addictive would put me in the position of ruining something that is fun for others. However, the reality is that many of us have fallen prey to the addictive nature of social media. These days, we have become the lab rats of […]

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Your Crohn’s and Colitis Coping Cheat Sheet

November 12, 2018

Welcome to a special edition of Lauren’s Top Tips! November is Crohn’s and Colitis Month and, as someone who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at 10 years old, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to cope when the going gets rough.  The best part about these tips is that they are absolutely not […]

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Brainfullness Experiment

October 24, 2018

All of us are looking for magic, with a culture that reinforces it. A partner, a degree, a job, a new stress management tool that will take us to a better place. Our brains are continuously being hacked by media and advertising, and every other external source that profits from our fear. In addition, we […]

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