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Tips from a Health Coach

Think of this as an open journal where I share my learnings, mindset and favorite things to feel my best.

This is meant to be a humble and safe place to inspire you and give you some tangible, easy-to-implement lifestyle hacks to elevate your life and wellbeing.
There is no method to my madness here. I use this blog to drop some nuggets of information that worked for me and my family.

My 3 Takeaways from the 2021 Biohacking Conference

May 10, 2021

For the second year, I had the pleasure of attending the 2021 Virtual Biohacking Conference to learn from thought leaders on the newest proven strategies to optimize health.

But what is Biohacking - you may ask? Dave Asprey is considered...

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Get your free Call to Nature Meditation

May 04, 2021
Vanessa Grutman, IHP
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There is no doubt that the pandemic is starting to hit us all hard with social restrictions, zoom meetings after zoom meetings and the inability to travel.

When you feel the stress build up, I highly suggest you take 10 minutes to yourself to...

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7 hacks to stay hyper-productive while remote working

Apr 26, 2021

Let's face it; remote work is not going anywhere.

Even if and when we return to a new normal, there is no doubt that many businesses will integrate a hybrid work model. For more than a year now we've shown that a) it works and b) businesses can...

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How I give my coffee grinds a second life (for my skin)

Apr 12, 2021

What do you do with your coffee grinds? Throw them in the garbage (compost please?).

If so, here's a secret I do at least once a week for my SKIN...and it involves coffee grinds!

I save fresh ones and put it on my skin. Yep, you read that...

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Easy Healthy Snack Bites for Kids // Protein + Fibre + Collagen

Mar 28, 2021

This quick recipe is a snack winner! 

It's the perfect alternative to sugary granola bars in our house!

If your kids are like mine, they're ALWAYS hungry. I hate filling them with granola bars and crackers so I came up with this recipe,...

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Could it be mold? What to do!

Mar 15, 2021

(disclaimer: this blog relates my personal experience and should not be used as medical advice)


Upon arriving in our new nature paradise, we were faced with a mold bad luck.

The house we moved into from the city was a definite upgrade: only...

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Our DIY Mud Kitchen for less than $100

Mar 15, 2021


Last Spring I was looking for a way to keep the kids close to me when working in the greenhouse. I wanted to be able to keep an eye on them but have them play freely.

We decided to build them a play platform with a sandbox and a mud...

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Infrared Sauna - Why I love it!

Mar 01, 2021

[not sponsored]

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Infrared Saunas are sold-out and we hear about them everywhere.

Why now and how can it impact your health?

The long and short of it is: infrared (IR) saunas allow you to sweat toxins...

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I swear by my Bulletproof Coffee - a detailed guide on why + how to make it.

Feb 07, 2021
(Not sponsored)

I wasn't always a coffee drinker. I only started enjoying the caffeine boost when I became a mom.

I remember the odd times I'd be sipping on black coffee to get a boost for University exams but that was it.

With motherhood came the...

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Dressing for the Weather to Enjoy Nature in Winter

Jan 31, 2021

I've never been a winter person. Let's be honest; going outside in winter takes effort.

I had to warm up to it 15 years ago when I was a Cardio Plein Air instructor. Teaching outdoor workouts 365 days per year in Montreal...from +30...

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