Don’t Stop Believing…

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This week I watched a powerful video that I felt compelled to share with to you. If you are subscribed to our newsletter, you would have already received this in your inbox.   If you are not subscribed, you can do so HERE. We promise not to bombard you with tons of emails, and only…

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AV 050 – Nutritional Deficiencies: B Vitamins

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We’ve all starred at a label wondering what all those words like riboflavin, folic acid, and thiamine really mean. The B vitamins are a group of eight individual vitamins, often referred to as the B-complex vitamins. In this podcast, we will take a look at how the B vitamins work so you can begin to understand…

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“Who Am I”

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It’s Wednesday evening and I am quietly reading in the waiting room of the yoga studio. Patiently I wait for an always fulfilling and calming practice led by my favorite teacher, Peter. I consider Peter to be like my little piece of India here in Vancouver 😛 He can create this amazing calm energy in…

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10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Children

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 “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” – Paulo Coelho   Childhood is unarguably the best part of one’s life! I was fortunate enough to grow up in a small…

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AV 035 – Live and Work on Your Own Terms

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  Most of us spend the majority of our lives doing work that doesn’t align with our innermost values, principles and convictions, and most of us hate it. The road to meaningless and unfulfilling work is well mapped – we know how to get there. But what about the road to doing work we care deeply about, that offers…

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Dare to be free?

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Beauty in the mountains, beauty in the sky, the teachings of such,  are here where they lie. If you listen closely,  you can hear it clear, within their silence,  freedom is near. Come back to this place,  to quiet the mind, over and over until, silence you find. Obviously I want you to interpret this…

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Life Should Be Fun And If It Isn’t, Change It Until It Is

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The following post is a guest post by Colin Stuckert, co-owner of The Training Box and Wild Foods. He is  a coach, author, food nut, fitness fiend, and pursuer of all things health, psychology and philosophy. Head on to Colin’s blog  The Gym Life  for plethora of news and articles that will inspire you to be the best version of yourself…

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Why Do We Limit Ourselves?

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Sometimes I wonder why we willingly settle for less when we’re being offered more. Why do people not have drive and passion for more? We often dream and say we want it… but are too afraid to take the action. Why because we feel it’s easier not to try or fail? When think about it…

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Do You Realize What Difference You Can Make?

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  Today feels like a good day for a story. Get comfortable here we go…  A man is taking a Sunday late afternoon walk on the beach hoping to get some inspiration for the busy week ahead when in the distance he sees a small figure dancing back and forward on the sand. He is intrigued. He keeps…

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Be Vulnerable…

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  I wanted to share with you a poem I wrote during my recent visit to India. I think it is self explanatory – however if not… what I am trying to express is how beautiful it is when people are them self and completely open and vulnerable. When one has let the ego, thoughts, attachments etc. all…

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Lessons Life Has To Offer…

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“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” ~ Pema Chödrön I think there are teachings all around us – nature, connections and interactions with people … Everything we encounter – If we are willing to notice them. With that said when I stumbled upon this quote I interpreted it…

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Are You Making This Self-Sabotaging Mistake?

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I love meeting new clients and hearing their story and what brought them to the fitness world. During a consultation the other day with a new client,  I realized how much pressure and expectations we put on ourselves. My new client was telling me how she prefers to workout in her own home alone. She has…

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