How should I workout?

Q’n’A: Exercising.Carolyn: We read so much about exercise but I’m still a bit confused: what should I be doing as I near menopause and become post? Great question!  We were brought up to slog it out; sweat it out – go HIIT or go home.  And yes, as with anything, there is a time and a place for anything. However if you…

Enjoying Christmas by planning ahead!

Christmas can be stress-free….”Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas treeeeee…….” And so the music begins. The decorations have to go up, presents bought, parties attended – or hosted, work organized so you’re ready for the new year; and……what about the family dynamics that need dealing with and…All. That. Food. Right? Christmas every year can seem like a time that is stressful; can BE stressful….but there IS…

The deal about Omegas

What the ‘0’?About Omega 3 Fish oilsRemember; we literally are what we eat. And…. getting the omega’s into our diet is key for us; for so many reasons (and more so if you are of the menopausal age … check out our upcoming interview with Corinna Belizzi on this topic on my show “The Modern Woman’s Menopause Show/ episode available…

The power of Coconut Oil!

7 Reasons Why to Use Coconut Oil It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for you.  People all over the world are experiencing the healthy benefits of using coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume.  Here are the top seven reasons to consider coconut oil as an alternative to other common…

What to know about anti-oxidants.

Amazing Anti-Oxidants The prefix ‘anti’ means against,  in opposition to,  or corrective in nature.  In this case, the ‘anti’ in antioxidant describes the effect these chemicals have against oxidants.   Oxidants, usually referred to as ‘free radicals’ are produced as a natural by-product of the millions of biochemical processes undertaken by the body every minute. The same life-giving oxygen that supports all…

How to Exercise and Burn Fat on a Busy Schedule: The “T” Word.

Lose Weight: How to Exercise and Burn Fat on a Busy Schedule: The “T” Word. In my fitness consulting business, I get the opportunity to talk with women especially from all walks of life about their health, fitness, and weight loss goals (amongst other things).  Whether their goal is to lose weight, gain muscle, stick to an “eating strategy” ), or…

Plan more, stress less.

Why putting together Your daily/ weekly eating plan decreases stress, makes you more productive and changes how you see your day….   Planning your meals wisely is key to not only staying physically fit and healthy, but also to staying mentally strong and being able to best manage your levels of stress.   Think about it for a minute; is…

Eat your Stress Goodbye

Eating your stress goodbye This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never…

Menopause and You: Cardio

Cardio over 40 – the what, they why and the how.It’s logical that many women get on a treadmill, elliptical, bike or otherwise (including running) not just for health but with the goal of losing weight.   I’ll begin with a guide of what we should aim for now we are over forty and/ or somewhere along menopause (that’s from pre to…

Am I being true to me?

How to be true to you.I recently heard a song that really resonated with me since it really got you thinking about what you are doing – and basically if you are feeling fulfilled. I don’t remember the group (it was actually on my Hubby’s hard rock channel) and the words were:  Am I just breathing…or am I living?It was a…

The power of Gratitude

Why be grateful?For your cognitive health amongst other things, that is why. You see…the simple action of gratitude actually benefits our brain health amongst other things.  And think about it – when you are grateful, you tend to have a smile on your face, feel calm….how can you not benefit from these?  However, my friend it’s not ONLY thinking you are…

6 strategies for keeping dementia at bay 40+

Keeping your brain healthy 40+ Cases of dementia are increasing – and women need to know how to keep the brain healthy at any age, but especially 40+. Know why – and know what you need to do for optimal health through menopause and beyond.As women – and 40 plus/ menopausal/ post-menopausal women especially, we need to be very aware…

Finding the calm this Christmas.

Take a breath this Christmas….Try one of the below methods to help create calm in your day….to take you from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest”. Christmas can be tough for many; and with so much to do from prep to post – can be one of the most challenging times of the year.  Why not try something from the…

Want to reach goals for 2023? Know your Stage

So many want to jump in and create those ‘New Year’ goals…but have you ever thought about where you are starting from? Not knowing could hinder your results. Knowing could completely change them!

MUST-do reasons to work out for the body you have TODAY

Have you ever thought about “How” you workout……….and moving along from there “why”? Why I ask this, is because so many still have this image of a certain body type being the “perfect” body.  And….year after year, women strive for this. Cutting calories,  and working out to lose pound upon pound so they can smile at the almighty scale when they…

Your hips don’t lie: how the pandemic has challenged our hips.

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn It’s true. I was reading a great article today in the ACE magazine I receive and it was about this. And the message is too important to ignore ladies. While you’ve been sitting, the hips have been silently suffering. But….we may be finding that now…

It’s all in how you see it….

The importance of perspective.I listened to an incredible podcast this am. About how we look at expectations. About how we think about these. And… about how these expectations and thoughts have the power to affect us down to the core; to our cellular level. As a Health coach I promote this way of thinking to clients daily however he made…

Shine From within. As the SAME you.

We hear every New Year it’s time to renew and try to be perfect again…how about turning this around and going for (especially after this Period we’ve experienced) what makes you smile…deep down and what keeps you healthy and happy – your way?

3 best strategies I’ve learnt for sleep….when sleep doesn’t want to come.

My 3 favourite (and so far most effective) techniques. Lately not only has health been a challenge for me but we decided to toss a big move in there too (I mean, why keep things simple, right?!) aaaaand having just entered the glorious sisterhood of Menopause….you can see there are a few reasons my sleep has been pretty elusive.And yet… there…

Putting You first: it all starts with some questions…..

As women, mothers, business owners, employers, employees, doers – the list goes on – we have so much on our plate. What I’ve found through asking women in the Community is this: we all seem to have the same (or very similar) struggles, challenges, needs, wants….yet we keep putting ourselves last to ensure it all gets done. At what point…

How 10 years as a Realtor made me a better COACH

What 10 years in Real Estate taught me about life, health and Happiness (and ultimately made me a better Coach and Business Woman (Mom and Wife too): “You? ……..A Realtor?”   Those who know me know a few things about my personality,  likes and dislikes – and from these had the above question when they heard in the early 2000’s…

Switch off to switch on success (happiness…calm….)

  Let’s talk time-wasting shall we?   Because at the end of the day, I help so many women hit their goals; live up to their dreams and aspirations and win the day – and although everyone is different and the challenges are varied, MUCH of the lack of achievement until then has much to do with time.   When…

Keep it Simple – and SHINE (or…”stress better”).

“Breath” something so simple right? Wrong; many of us either are “shallow” breathers, taking in and out through the mouth – and thus our bodies can be without us even knowing – in a a constant state of stress.This can mean we don’t sleep well; can be agitated, losing energy and motivation to do things. With the lack of motivation…