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Health Coach Reba
9:09 am

Lessons Learned

Well folks, I sadly have to say that I will be packing this in, and closing up shop. At the moment, I can't see any way out of this. I'm sad to do it, but I'm giving up. I just don't have it in me to keep it going. Read More

Health Coach Reba
9:49 am

Bio-Individuality

The thing is, if you've been trying to lose weight by following all the of "conventional wisdom" advice and it's not working; you're not losing weight, you're not getting stronger, you're not getting healthy, then it's time to change course. What's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome. For decades now "conventional wisdom" has told us that calories in/calories out, low fat, high carb, grains, and manufactured foods are "healthy". And yet the rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc etc ad nauseum have skyrocketed! Read More

Health Coach Reba
12:31 pm

How Not to Waste Money on a Healthy Eating Plan

There are many ways to save money when you're eating healthy on a budget, and I think the most important way is JUST DON'T WASTE IT! Sometimes this may get lost in the overall message of eating right. Is eating healthy more costly than eating junk food? Not here in Canada it isn't, but in the US, land of the Dollar Menu, yes, it can be. So here are some tips on where you can not waste money, starting with the download from the Civilized Caveman linked above. Knowing how long foods generally "last" is half the battle, and knowing how to store them is the other half. The third half (yes, I suck at maths!) is knowing what to buy, and what not to buy. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
1:53 pm

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

So, as you may have guessed from today's title, "Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail" I'm going to give you some tips on how to ensure (as best as one can) that you're never caught somewhere without food so that you either go hungry, or have to make choices that may not be very healthy, or may actually make you sick. Read More

Health Coach Reba
2:28 pm

Healthy Community

My workshop was based on 3 premises. The first being the Ontario Healthy Community Coalition, which is a part of an International Healthy Community coalition. They have some great resources on how to build a healthy community. Now I'm not just talking about people being "healthy" within their community. I'm talking about healthy unity. Leaders working together and bringing together diverse groups to work together for a healthy community. Healthy communication, and cohesive blending of individuals to make a whole. Whether you're a "solitary" practitioner, or a member of a larger group (Grove, Coven, Shire...), my goal is to bring people together to present to the wide world a functioning community. As my friend Rev. Terrie Brookins said at the closing rite, we are the fringe, but we are all Pagan. We may have our differences in practice, but we have that in common. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:16 pm

Personal Record

Yesterday afternoon I competed in the annual Warrior Games. I didn't compete last year because I had tweaked my back, and I was studying for IIN. I had competed 2 years ago though, and I did quite well and was proud of myself then. Yesterday I broke not just a Personal Record, but also the women's field record for javelin throw at our games. I chucked that javelin 37 feet 7 inches! Two years ago my best throw was only 20 feet 2 inches! HA! I am quite chuffed. I placed second in the women's overall, and yes, I am quite proud of myself. I also lifted what was dubbed the "original recipe" rock, which weighs about 80 pounds. I almost got it to my shoulder, but couldn't quite get it up over my boobs. I will keep practicing though! Kreacher won't like it, but he'll just have to suck it up. He's the heaviest thing I've got to practice with. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:12 pm

Cookin' up a Storm!

I also had ordered The Blue Zones Solutions book with an amazon gift card I had from doing Ipsos polls online. The Blue Zones is part of what I'm basing my August "Healthy Community" workshop on. I also got The Headstones CD Love & Fury. Because Hugh Dillon. I love the Headstones, I sadly do not own (until now) any of their CDs. I'm not quite sure how that happened. I love all of them and could listen to them all day. Thank goodness for YouTube! I'm not always all business, I need some music and recreation too yanno! Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:07 pm

Grocery Store Tour

A lot of us have grown up in the generation of TV Dinners, packaged convenience foods, and commercials telling us the Lucky Charms are part of a complete breakfast. So, we go into the grocery store and head directly for the frozen food section, then the boxed cereals and cookie aisles, and we're outta there! How often do you go into the fresh produce section, the meat section, and that's it? Is your buggy piled high with boxes and packages, or is it piled high with green leafies, fruits, vegetables, and foods that require actual cooking, not microwaving? Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:04 pm

Batch Cooking for Busy Families

I used to skip breakfast every day as well. I used to hit the snooze button at least 6 times before dragging my ass out of bed to the shower and was still draggin' it as I hopped in my car to battle the rush hour traffic. Since I upgraded my diet to whole, natural foods, I haven't hit the snooze button at all! I get up, I get dressed, I walk the dog for 45 minutes to an hour, then come home and cook myself an awesome breakfast. A good, filling and nutritious breakfast is soooooo important to get your day started right, I really can't stress this enough! A good breakfast should keep you going for several hours, you won't have a crash and binge mid-morning. You should be good to go until lunch time, or even beyond. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
1:57 pm

Whew! Been Busy!

I have a few silver linings amongst the storm clouds; a few *very* awesome friends, as well as my own pit-bull like tenacity to never give in, keeping me going forward, when all I really want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep until the world goes away. Rip Van Winkle had the right idea I think! The best(worst?) I can do though is just binge watch on Netflix. I finished off Breaking Bad over the course of a couple of weeks, now I'm working on Sense8. Read More

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