How to reduce overwhelm and fatigue with restorative yoga

This weekend I have really been feeling the dark moon energy. I know many of my female friends have been too. Last night I taught a restorative yoga for the dark moon phase class. I practiced the sequence myself as I was planning the lesson and it was exactly what I needed to ground myselfContinue reading “How to reduce overwhelm and fatigue with restorative yoga”

New Year Women’s Wellness challenge!

It’s that time of year again… the deep winter when we take stock of the year that has passed and start envisioning what we want to create in the year ahead. Last January, I decided to run a Real Health January series where I posted a new blog every day sharing health tips and bustingContinue reading “New Year Women’s Wellness challenge!”

Hormonal imbalance symptoms in women

As a Nutritionist and Women’s Wellness Coach, I often work with women who want to balance their hormones. Hormone imbalances are actually very common and there are actually over 50 hormones at work in your body! But what are the hormonal imbalance symptoms in women that you should look out for? 10 hormonal imbalance symptomsContinue reading “Hormonal imbalance symptoms in women”

Why is understanding the menstrual cycle stages important?

Understanding the menstrual cycle stages is not just for women who are trying to get pregnant. It is an amazing way for any woman to connect with her feminine body and develop on a psychological and soul level. Our menstrual cycle is the rhythm of our life, like an under current which is always presentContinue reading “Why is understanding the menstrual cycle stages important?”

Follicular phase recipes: Berry smoothie bowl

I know it’s so stereotypical for a health blogger to share a smoothie bowl recipe. At this moment there are over 2 million posts on Instagram with the hashtag #smoothiebowl. But hey.. they taste good and they can be a great healthy breakfast so why not! This recipe is great for the follicular phase (i.e.Continue reading “Follicular phase recipes: Berry smoothie bowl”

How to practice yoga inversions with your menstrual cycle

Today I am on day 9 of my menstrual cycle. I finished bleeding on day 5 so I am now into the follicular phase or “inner spring” of my cycle. For the last few days my yoga practice has included lots of inversions. This is an amazing way to rebalance the body after your period.Continue reading “How to practice yoga inversions with your menstrual cycle”

Yoga and the menstrual cycle / Yoga for women

Today I decided to post my first video on Youtube – eek! I really wanted to share how yoga can benefit women and how we can modify our practice to align with our hormonal cycles. I’m not very confident with speaking in front of a camera but I’m sure that will improve with time andContinue reading “Yoga and the menstrual cycle / Yoga for women”

How to reduce stress and balance hormones

We all know by now that stress plays a major role in our overall health. Stress has been linked to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and most definitely to hormone related conditions such as PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea. It is important to reduce stress and calm down your nervous system to heal from anyContinue reading “How to reduce stress and balance hormones”

Emotions in motion (when PMS hits hard!)

As I am writing this, I am on cycle day 33 and expecting to start my period any day. I can feel it coming in my physical, mental and emotional body. The last few days I have been feeling really lethargic and unmotivated, my body aches and even an hour walk left me in needContinue reading “Emotions in motion (when PMS hits hard!)”

Menstrual cycle tracking: your unique self-care tool

With my health coaching clients we look at many things that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, movement and stress-management. But the most important self-care tip that I recommend from day one is to get to know your menstrual cycle. This can be either through a menstrual cycle tracking app or using aContinue reading “Menstrual cycle tracking: your unique self-care tool”