August 2018 View

August 2018 Review & Favourites

How is it back to school time already! Even though I'm not a student and don't have any kids heading back to school, September still always feels like a fresh start. It was a busy August, and I have to admit that the summer kind of passed me by this year. I sadly realized this weekend that I haven’t been swimming even once! Hopefully we'll get a few more weeks of summery weather, but I'm also a little excited for all the fall things (and Halloween - the most wonderful time of the year!). Here are a few updates and favourites from August.

Mindful March - Ocean View

Mindful March

So I’ve decided to do a monthly focus for March on mindfulness - and I’m pretty excited about it...maybe partly because 'Mindful March' just sounds so catchy! I’ve been interested in meditation and mindfulness practices as a way to reduce stress and anxiety for a few years. Meditation has proven to be a very helpful tool for calming my worry-prone brain! During March I’m going to look at ways to incorporate more mindfulness into my everyday life.

I joined a time restricted eating study

I Joined a Time Restricted Eating Study

Have you heard of time restricted eating? I was introduced to the idea last year when I first started following the work of Dr. Rhonda Patrick. Dr. Patrick is a biomedical scientist who runs a great website and produces podcasts and videos about health, nutrition longevity and aging - so many interesting topics! One of her repeat podcast interview guests is Dr. Satchin Panda who researches circadian rhythm and the health benefits of time restricted eating. Time restricted eating is basically a form of intermittent fasting, and appears to me to be by far the easiest method to follow. When I learned about the opportunity to participate in an app-based research study I was in!