My Fave At-Home Health Resources

Try a bunch and find what works for you

Meditation and mindfulness

Dawn Buse

  • Dawn Buse is a doctor, professor, and licensed clinical psychologist who conducts research on migraine, pain, and stress, among other conditions. Her website has a bunch of great resources, including relaxation recordings.

Calm

  • My go-to app for daily meditation, which features a daily Calm, sleep stories, Masterclass  education series, and meditations like Seven Days of Anxiety/Focus, etc.

Insight Timer

  • I love meditations led by Sarah Blondin.

Headspace

  • This app has a great meditation for those suffering pain.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Passive Muscle Relaxation

  • Just do a search on YouTube. I love this one.

Tara Brach

Mental Health

MindShift app

  • CBT-based by Anxiety Canada

STOPP app

Five-Minute Journal

Dr. Allison Answers

  • Allison is a clinical psychologist who shares so much invaluable information on her website on topics like anxiety, anger, self-compassion, happiness, productivity, gratitude, and more. Check out her meditations, too.

Exercise

Yoga with Adriene

Down Dog Yoga

@activelyautoimmune on Instagram

Romney Studios

  • I haven’t signed up for their workout series, but they share some good exercises on their Instagram.

Entertainment

Audiobooks

  • Audible, iBooks, Overdrive or Libby apps.

Podcasts

  • I love Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Oprah’s SuperSoul and Masterclass, and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, among many others.

Healthy Pear Crisp

Those of you who know me know I often refer to fruit as “nature’s sugar,” and nothing could be more true for delicious, ripe, in-season pears right now. I’d take a juicy, nourishing pear over a lollipop any day — and do! Especially if it’s in the form of pear crisp.

This harvest time in Ontario (my favourite time of year, by the way) means Bartlett pears are so fresh and perfect for eating whole or baking. Not only tasty, pears are also a great source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium.  Continue reading “Healthy Pear Crisp”

5 Ways to Manage Fear So You Can Crush Your Goals

Today’s very special post is by Dr. Allison — a licensed clinical psychologist who helps people lead healthier, more meaningful lives. With fear being such a regular resident in our minds, I hope you find her advice as illuminating and helpful as I do. 

Continue reading “5 Ways to Manage Fear So You Can Crush Your Goals”

Peaches n Cream Overnight Oats

The perfect meal prep breakfast with the sweetness of fresh, juicy peaches

Continue reading “Peaches n Cream Overnight Oats”

Vegetable power bowl meal

5 Steps to the Perfect Power Bowl

How to create an easy, nutritious (and Insta-worthy!) bowl meal

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s been a challenging couple of months with my injury and making improvements and renos to our new house. While the health thing certainly is a legitimate reason for not having been as active on here lately, part of me has been holding off because I haven’t been able to come up with a good, long piece. Continue reading “5 Steps to the Perfect Power Bowl”

Keys

Our First House: Lessons Learned

There’s no place like (your first) home! Tips and tricks we learned in the house hunt process. Continue reading “Our First House: Lessons Learned”