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You’ve accepted that “diets” — the kind that you go on and then off of — don’t work.

You have tried quite a few and with little long term success and you’ve had enough.

Why bother? It’s too much effort, and you’ll put the weight back on anyway right? In fact, you’re keeping in with the statistics that 90–95% of all diets fail.

But you don’t want to be the norm. You want to be the exception.

You want to be and eat healthy without the drama of “dieting”.

Not having to stress about how you look and what you…


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You love chocolate. The smell. The smooth creaminess as it melts in your mouth. The happy memories of Easter searching for the Easter eggs, hanging with your friends watching movies, your first Valentine’s Day.

You love it so much that you hide how much of it you eat. Hide the wrappers, eat when no one is around, stash some in a drawer ‘for later’.

You wear your badge of “Chocoholic” with pride (on the outside). But inside you know you can’t stop even though you want to.

If only there was a way to enjoy chocolate without the remorse…

Why We Food Shame

We…


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OUCH! Your joints are feeling stiff and sore, and you’re losing that spring in your step.

You have pain in your knuckles that you haven’t felt before, and a weird clicking noise from your right knee that comes and goes.

It isn’t fair! You’re not that old!

Unfortunately, time waits for no one, and your body is giving you signs that it would like a little tender loving care. Now! Please.

Try these ideas out to let your body know you are listening.

(Disclaimer: the following ideas are general in nature. Effectiveness will of course depend on your unique circumstances…


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“Eat your greens. Otherwise, you won’t grow up to be big and strong!”

How many times did you hear that growing up? For me — too many.

Yes, you know vegetables are important. Yes, they have lots of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need, not just to grow big and strong but to improve and maintain our health too. But you just can’t get over how yuck they taste.

Fortunately, there are ways to eat healthily and to get the nutrients we need without eating our veggies, or at least not being able to taste them as much.

Here…


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It’s 3am and you’re staring at the ceiling. Again.

Your mind is racing. It can’t and won’t stop, no matter how much you wish it would.

You know you’ll be exhausted in the morning, but you’ve learned to run on adrenaline (and coffee, and chocolate). Feeling tired and living in a fog is the new norm.

It’s not fun. There’s no joy here. Just survival.

You wish you could fall asleep and stay asleep like you used to.

Here are some tips and ideas for that good nights’ sleep you’re craving.

(Disclaimer: the following ideas are general in nature. Should…

Sheree Clayden

Naturopath and Nutritionist with a love for all things weird and wonderful (and chocolate!)

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