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José González will headline Wanderlust Whistler 2016

A deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing and sonics sets him worlds apart, José González has been announced as the headliner for the Wanderlust Festival in Whistler, BC this year!  Joining José in the Wanderlust Whistler lineup will be Steel Pulse and the Rising Appalachia, along with the world’s top Yoga instructors and more. WHAT IS A WANDERLUST FESTIVAL? Wanderlust Festivals are all-out celebrations of mindful living. It  begins by bringing together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation teachers, musicians, speakers, artists and chefs for a four-day festival all in the breathtaking setting of Whistler, B.C. Taking place July 28 – August 1st at Whistler Resort. Wanderlust Whistler...

New Service Targets Overstressed Vancouver Residents

In today’s world of endless distractions, always-on connections, and breakneck speed work, it’s easy to feel drained and anxious. Instead of addressing the root cause of stress, too often we medicate it away with caffeine or even prescription drugs, which, over the long run, run our batteries still lower. These symptoms of low energy include: feeling frequently tired, anxious or overwhelmed and over time, this will lead to deficiency in self-care, especially around energy and health. It’s an unfortunate fact, but in today’s world of endless distractions and rapid pace, self-care in the area of health frequently falls to the bottom...

Why Health Coaching Will Impact Baby Boomers

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Coaching is one of the fastest growing career options of this decade! Wikipedia refers to health coaching as a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to listen to their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action. As this niche grows, so does the demand for licensed or certified health coaches. These coaches are health and fitness experts who help develop a regimen to achieve goals such as increasing energy, lowering cholesterol, improving eating and sleeping habits, or boosting immunity....

Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

With the majority of us living in cities, our toxin levels are at a high. We are surrounded by pollution from the air, water and wastes and are affected by these toxins on a daily basis. It’s unfortunate to say that our food is no different. With pesticides, herbicides, or antibiotic and hormone fed animals, our diet is also changing from how our ancestors ate. Do you eat organic? An alarming number of us don’t. Our busy lives have us rushing 24/7 and we hardly stop to think about what we are putting in our mouths. Why eat organic? People...

Eating Clean But Feeling Worse

How is it possible to feel worse once you’ve ditch the Frosted Flakes and french fries for kale and chia seeds? After following health blogs, impressive Instagram accounts and Facebook Pages that offer daily nutrition tips, you’ve decided to say adios to the processed foods in your life and begin eating clean. The gorgeous visuals of real, whole food seem to pretty much guarantee massive amounts of energy, a lean physique and a new way of life. You’re sold! From now on, it’s green smoothies twice a day and veggie based meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Quinoa cupcakes and raw hemp seed...

5 Tips to Eat Healthy and Convenient

If you could choose just one culprit that could halt your eating healthy intentions, what would it be? If convenience is what you answered, you’re certainly not alone. So what's a busy person like you to do when you’re not only tired and starving but in between meetings, appointments, work or school (or all of the above?) Who could blame you for craving a chocolate chip cookie and a latte? The not-so-tricky trick is to make eating healthy more convenient than the stop at the coffee shop. Here are some simple tips to help you with your eating healthy choices, so that...

Are We Passing the Grade? Chemicals in Canned Food Liners

First sent out in 2008, this is a good reminder. BPA, the hormone-mimicking chemical that was found in hard polycarbonate plastic water bottles is also in the liners of canned food. I've noticed a big change in the kinds of water-bottles people cart around. Those colourful hard plastic ones have become an endangered species, due to the risk of bisphenol A (BPA) leaching into the water. Everyone appears to be switching to the stainless-steel variety, which seems to me to be a much better choice. When huge outdoor-gear companies like Mountain Equipment Coop listen to their customers' concerns and decide to stop...

The Importance of Purpose: What is the Purpose Behind Your Health Goals?

When meeting a client for the first time I always ask a few questions about their health goals going forward. This helps me determine if their goals are realistic and how they've gotten to the point of sitting and talking with me. I can usually tell a few minutes into our conversation how dedicated this person is going to be, how much energy and time it's going to take from me to help them and whether they'll actually achieve the health goals they've mentioned. The reality is, not everyone has the drive, determination, dedication and purpose driving him or her hard...

Why It’s Not Too Late to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the ball dropped and millions welcomed the start of 2014, countless people made a promise to make a fresh, healthy start – after all, a new year means a New Year's Resolutions and a new you, right? Well, according to new proprietary research from Gold's Gym, that new you might just have an expiration date.  Culling through four years of membership check-in data from Gold's Gym locations throughout the country, the brand began noticing a drop-off in membership check-ins starting around February 12th and leading to large number of consumers quitting the gym altogether by February 18th – the day that Gold’s...

Why the War on Small Farms Is Impacting Our Health

Are you not as healthy as you might be due to the politics of food? That statement may seem ridiculous, but it might be quite true for many if you are unable to access food you consider to be healthy. And for the American readers here, your food options are about to shrink even further due to politics. More and more people are rejecting factory farms, conventional mono-crop farming methods and GMO food and are instead seeking to contract directly with farmers that grow the organic produce and raise the pastured meat, poultry, dairy and eggs that they want . Big Food...