Although I had tried espresso at my Nonna's house as a child, I had my first cup of coffee in grade nine on a family trip to Cuba. I remember the warmth of the creamy coffee cascading down my throat. I remember the sweetness tickling my tongue and thinking so this is what all the fuss is about. And so began my biggest vice to date.Read More
Now that the high of the holiday season is over, the January blues have begun for me. For as long as I can remember January always felt so long for me, and especially when I lived in Ottawa when it was usually a very cold month. It was always harder to get outside in January because it was so cold and hibernating always sounded more appealing…Read More
My life has changed dramatically over the last two and a half years. I have been so lucky to have had two pregnancies, delivering two healthy baby girls. After having my babies, my body has changed. Well, duh right? I was expecting that it would of course! What I was not expecting was just how much I would have to change my fitness and nutrition regimen to get back into shape.Read More
There is a lot of pressure that comes along with ringing in the New Year. We often lose sight of the little things we can do to be happier and healthier because we are so focused on the big “resolutions”, some of which are actually detrimental to our global health. Here are five simple steps you can follow to ensure that you start the New Year off with a bang. Which one will you try?Read More
In need of some motivation to kick start your New Year’s resolutions? Drea Wheeler is all the inspo you’ll ever need. Drea is a Montreal-based private fitness trainer and lifestyle coach. She’s also the force behind Bodylicious, a heart-pumping cardo-dance sweat session she teaches at Victoria Park, a multistudio fitness boutique (which she is also a partner in!).Read More
Few days have passed since we welcomed the New Year and most people seize this opportunity to start fresh. A clean slate means making resolutions for the betterment of people’s quality of life. In general, this time of the year also triggers many to jump-start their health journey or to make room for improvement.Read More
Happy New Year HIH Family! In the new year, everyone has things they’d like to change, for me, this year I’d like to be more conscious about the ingredients in products I’m using. I’m not someone who is allergic to a lot of things or have sensitive skin so I wasn’t too picky when it came to the ingredients list in my products and as a girl … I use so many products on a daily basis!Read More
Growing up, my mom would always make this dish for us that she called “eggs with sauce”.
Because, honestly, that’s all it really was - freshly cracked eggs sitting in a delicious & flavourful tomato sauce, usually served with a bit of bread to soak up all the runny yolk and sauce.
The start of a new year is a beautiful time. It's a universal feeling where everyone you can turn the page of one year to another and have a fresh start, which I find amazing.Read More
So apart from trying to go to the gym once a month, I decided to direct my focus elsewhere. By the time I’d hit my early 20s, I could barely do a pushup, couldn’t hold my balance well, and came to terms that good endurance was all but a myth.Read More
Can you believe that 2018 is almost over? This year, in the world of health and wellness, fitness lovers got technical when it comes to exercise, nutrition and what we do in our spare time in order to enhance performance and become the best version of ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I found that this past year saw more health trends emerge than ever before – everything from the increasingly popular keto diet, to collagen supplements, and everything in between. These are some of the notable health and wellness trends that emerged in 2018:Read More
Time is precious. It is also finite.
As someone who moved out at quite a young age from a small town to the big city for school, and then picked up and moved to a different province a few years later when a work opportunity arose (hello MuchMusic VJ Search!), I’ll be honest in saying I wish I carved out more time for family.Read More
Nestled at 2335m.a.s.l and surrounded by majestic volcanoes, Arequipa is also known as the “white city” because of its baroque-style buildings made of sillar, a white volcanic rock.Read More
Finally, spring, or should I say Summer? Is upon us – at least in the Toronto area. We had an extremely long winter and needless to say, we’re all probably craving some sunshine and fresh air that doesn’t hurt our faces.Read More
As I continue to travel the world, I hope to inspire others to embrace and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Through travels, mountain expeditions, yoga and meditation, I share my experiences and tips to help you stand tall like a mountain and live the life you are meant to.Read More
I think we can all agree that one of the biggest barriers against taking the leap of faith & pursuing a healthier lifestyle is the lack of time for preparation. I won’t lie or sugar coat it. It’s definitely true; committing to healthy habits, such as meal preparation, is time-consuming. It takes a lot of planning, dedication & motivation to the bigger picture: living a healthy lifestyle. But trust me when I say that all that time & effort is worth it! Not convinced? Read on!Read More
Statistics say that only 3% of the population will transform their bodies in one’s lifetime. That’s crazy to think, isn’t it? That’s such a short percentage of our earth’s population. I am proud to inform all of you that that I am part of that 3%.Read More