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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash   Ingredients: 1 medium sized spaghetti squash 1 small onion 2 cloves garlic 2 Roma tomatoes, diced 1 tsp dried Basil or 1 tbsp fresh Basil 1 cup Cottage cheese or Ricotta cheese ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, grated ¼ cup fresh parsley ¼ tsp salt   Topping: ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly […]

August 27, 2018


  With summer here we typically get outside and move a bit more than during those winter hibernation months. Often we forgo the gym or our fitness classes in July/August as we prefer to move purposefully outside; we hike, we go for walks, we cycle, we garden, we swim at the cottage. What if this […]

July 1, 2018


As a kid growing up in the scouting movement and with a father who was an avid Scout leader, I was very familiar with the motto:  BE PREPARED.  In the book Scouting for Boys Robert Baden-Powell explains its meaning:  “When you are prepared you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty”. […]

April 7, 2018


You know the feeling when you’ve had a good night’s sleep – you’re alert, you have energy, you just feel better.  You’re ready to conquer the world.  When you sleep poorly, even just for one night, things just aren’t quite right: your thinking is a bit foggy, your energy is down, your patience is diminished and you just […]

March 4, 2018


#EatTogether   We Grow Up Eating Together.  Why Do We Stop?   Here is another amazing commercial from President’s Choice.  They offer some insight about Eating Together as a way to connect and expand our hearts (February is Heart month after all).   There are interesting studies that have been conducted on eating together.  Here […]

February 8, 2018


Oh January…. Oh January… you with your “I shoulds”, “I coulds”, “This time I will”,  “This time it will be different”. This month I want you to start your year off on a successful note.  I would like you to focus on commitment – commitment to ONE thing that you feel you need to work […]

January 4, 2018


Connect   Every month I have my clients work on a habit.  This month the habit does not involve nutrition or exercise.  It’s about the heart and making mindful choices to connect with those around you. I was inspired to suggest this habit this month after watching the commercial below.  It brought tears to my […]

December 6, 2017


Bite Sizes Healthy Snacking That Satisfies   Bite Size Habits When undertaking any kind of change, particularly when it comes to nutrition and/or body composition changes, I always find that small choices made consistently are the key to success. Working on one habit at a time does not overwhelm and allows the body and mind […]

November 2, 2017


Thanksgiving Our thought patterns have equal weight in our well-being, just as much as the food we eat and the physical activity we engage in (some would say it holds an even greater importance than the last two). Since October is the month for our Canadian Thanksgiving celebration, I thought we would focus on gratitude. […]

October 2, 2017


What the heck is Essentrics®? E-what?  No, not “eKcentric” (although I have been known to act in strange and unusual ways :)). “Hey Lynne, you spelled it wrong.  Isn’t it Eccentrics with 2 c’s?”  Nope. And no, it’s not kind of like Yoga.  Nor is it kind of like Pilates.  It’s Essentrics.  Essentrics – the […]

August 24, 2017