The Gift of Mindfulness

November 5, 2014
Hosted by Laurie Hibbard

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Life today is a smorgasbord of offerings, and we tend to take advantage of all we can, as quickly as we can. From food to activities to possessions, there is so much to choose from that we wind up sampling a little of everything. The drawback to doing so is that we consume it all in haste and without thinking, thereby losing our connection with our thoughts, our bodies, the people around us and our environment. The end result is feeling uncomfortably full, unable to sleep and wondering why we didn’t make better choices. Is there a more desirable way to approach life so that we feel more satisfaction and less stress? My guest this week is Tracey Delfs, life coach, yoga teacher and student of renowned Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. Join us as she shares her thoughts on how we can bring the gift of mindfulness to the buffet of life.

Nutritional Wellness - Beyond Food

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You know blueberries are good for you, but you don’t know why. You’re considering going gluten-free, but not sure what gluten is. You’re eating well but on thyroid medication, not sleeping well, and gaining more weight than ever. What’s going on?

Despite the plethora of information about food and nutrition, we are getting sicker and fatter every year. Nutritional wellness starts with the right food, but there’s so much more that’s affecting your health.

Nutritional Wellness Beyond Food looks at why we're not being nourished by what we eat. For example, what are the causes of digestive and hormonal imbalances that could be at the root of declining health? How do skipping breakfast, rewarding yourself with a glass of wine after work, and engaging in mindless habits thwart your efforts? Have you considered how the food industry and government directly impact your health? Join us to discover the many healing solutions to help you attain health, wellness and longevity.

Laurie Hibbard

Laurie Hibbard, BA, LLB, RHN, is a holistic nutritionist certified by the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she is currently one of the lead instructors in Calgary, Alberta. She has her own nutrition practice, Lighten Up With Laurie, and specializes in women’s issues and weight loss. She is a self-confessed recovering lawyer who left a thriving practice to raise two sons, who are now grown, and is now following her heart to her true passion of health and nutrition. Laurie aspires to be a physically and mentally fit centenarian and works with her clients to achieve the same goal.

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