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Archive for the ‘Diet & Food’ Category

22 Ways To Stress-Free Living and Uncluttering Your Mind

Monday, August 11th, 2014

It’s just about that time – the evenings are getting darker, earlier, the kids are prepping for back to school, summer feels like it’s going by in the blink of an eye, and we’re getting ready to put away our white skinnies. It’s for this reason that I decided back in May, that this summer, I would come from a place of YES instead of my usual place of NO. “No, you can’t stay up 30 minutes later,” “No, you’re in your pi’s, we can’t go to Dairy Queen tonight,” or “No, I can’t meet you for coffee, my friend, because I have too many deadlines.” I decided that “no” was not going to dominate my vocabulary. Summer is a perfect time to say YES to our life. I woke up this morning and had a big ‘AHA moment’ as I felt the ‘No’s’ creeping in again… and want to make sure I’m still seizing the moments.

In my AHA moment this morning, I realized that we are SO MUCH IN CONTROL OF OURSELVES AND OUR LIVES. We are in control of our health, our well-being, our mental state, our marriage, our career, our happiness. Everything. It’s up to us to give ourselves the best life possible. No one else can do it for us, and truth is, it’s best when we can do it for ourselves. It was a powerful realization.

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6 Smartphone Apps For Summer Fun!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Speaking of Mother’s Day, I re-posted a little inspiration on Instagram that is a real “truth bomb,” and something my own mother, a women’s therapist for over 25 years has always taught me. I know this as truth. These words are real, and are ones to follow on a daily basis.


Thankfully, summertime is around the corner. In Montreal, we’ve been seeing more sunshine, warmer temperatures, and it’s putting our city in a festive spirit. To gear up for one of my favorite seasons, I wanted to share some fun, must-have, summer apps for your smartphones and tablets. I love sharing ways to simplify our lives, and these are just fantastic.

1. OneNote


Recipes and Tips for Healthy Eating on Super Bowl Weekend

Friday, January 31st, 2014

By Guest Blogger Tosca Reno

One of America’s favorite pastimes is gathering for the Super Bowl, which often involves a spread of unhealthy food options. But you know what? Spending time with your friends and cheering for your favorite team should not have to add to your waistline! Eating clean can be easy, even at parties. You just need the tips and tools, and I’m excited to share them here for Women On The Fence readers!

My method is simple: I trim food decisions into a simple guide to eating right. The concept: 51 Food Laws to take with you to the grocery store. Perfect for Super Bowl Weekend!

Just a few of the Rules highlights: (more…)

Wordless Wednesday: #JuicingFail

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

So yesterday, I held myself accountable to my ONE New Year’s resolution – which was to become more domesticated. Please refrain from laughter. While you might already be Miss Martha Stewart in action, I am not. After doing my first-ever “Brazilian Body” class at the gym, I felt motivated. So I walked into the grocery store across the street and decided I was going to make my own green juice! You know, cuz it looks idiot-proof. And why should I keep buying juices when I can make my own? How hard can it be to throw 5 veggies in a juicer? I found a recipe online from a reliable source, and I was ready to go.

Things were looking promising. Kale, parsley, lime, apples, cucumbers. The “healthy complexion” juice.

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5 Exercises To Incorporate Abs Into Your Workout Routine

Monday, January 13th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Vesna Dodevka

Happy 2014! I am sure you already know that some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, work out more frequently, and be healthy.


Did you also know that many people share similar workout habits? They come to the gym, pull out their crispy clean workout clothes from their gym bag, fill up their water bottle and off they go to the gym floor.

On average, they work out for one hour, doing all sorts of exercises such as lunges, squats, shoulder presses. They work on all their muscles groups, often skipping their abs because, let’s face it, once you lie down on that mat to do abs at the end, you’re pretty exhausted by then. Or, if you haven’t run out of time, you just might throw in a set of 20 and rush off to the locker room to shower.

Now, I don’t mean to act as your personal trainer, but I do want to mention that your core which includes your abs, obliques and lower back are the powerhouse of your body where a lot of your strength comes from, so you don’t want to skip it. Trust me.


How To Stay Healthy During The Winter Months

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

I can’t believe it’s almost that time again… winter. Beside beautiful falling snow, winter often brings something entirely different — flu season!  In fact, my family’s skin has already faded from golden brown (summer lovin’) to pale white to green-like. My boys have started their first runny noses, and are actually both home from school today (ugh). We slacked off with our health regime all summer long, because we had the benefits of natural sunlight, the great outdoors, and we ate a ton of fruit. However, with back-to-school, a bunch of kids packed into close quarters, for hours on end, it’s only a matter of time before everyone is sick again.

So, seeing that it is December, I wanted to give you some great ways to “flu-proof” yourself and your family this winter season. I am tightening up my regime, and I already have my kids back on their vitamins and pro-biotic. If you’re on the fence about what works and what doesn’t with regards to your family’s well-being, let me give you some proven facts. Even with germs spreading like wildfires, you can absolutely take your health into your own hands. There are many way you can lower your risk of getting sick.


Healthsgiving: Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

By Guest Blogger Josh Bowen

You’re going to do it. You know you’re going to do it. Hell, I’m going to do it! Yeah, I’m going ALL IN on Thanksgiving. Most of America will. However, you don’t have to deep fry your turkey or use four packs of butter in your “mashed taters” to have a great, tasty Thanksgiving.

Here are some healthy alternatives to help make your Thanksgiving a Healthsgiving:

Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole