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Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Featured, Inspiration | 0 comments

Exercise Brightens Your Day

Exercise Brightens Your Day

Brene Brown’s “Power of Vulnerability” available on is my favourite recommend right now. Check out an interview in Huffington Post about her views on her research in guilt, shame & vulnerability see

Kudos Ms. Brown – your work is a great support to many of my clients (and myself). When we consider our learning through the performance pressures of a comparison and competition culture, its easy to see why creativity and innovation is in crisis. When we are so worried about the results of our work rather than the play and joy in sharing ideas, no wonder anxiety and depression rates continue to climb in our children and ourselves. Lets get back to play for play’s sake, learning for learning sake, and sharing ideas because the world is just better when we do. You make me want to sing Michael Jackson’s song “We are the World”. (Jo-Anne, August 30, 2013)

Trying to shed a few pounds? Water may be your new best friend (check out July 7, The Globe & Mail, Lesley Beck)

“It’s a mantra of most diet plans: Drink water and plenty of it. But does drinking more water really help melt away the pounds? According to a new report, it’s a weight-loss aid you might want to put into practice”.

For the study, published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Germany reviewed evidence from 11 studies that investigated the link between water intake and body weight.

Love Lesley’s reminder to drink more water for weight loss .. it’s also a great way to boost your energy! With all this great weather and your increased participation in sports, you may not be replacing your fluids…this then gives you symptoms of fatigue, constipation, itchy skin and actually affects your brain function too. Now that’s a little depressing. Drink water. I agree Lesley.. and it’s such a simple way to start feeling better energeticly too! cheers, Jo-Anne (Tuesday, July 9, 2013)

Want to have a better day today? According to new research exercise improves your ability to think faster “A new study suggests that elite athletes are able to process cognitive information faster than most,” says Psych Central (Michael Kesterton, Globe & Mail Tuesday March 26, 2013 “Tom athletes think fast”.) This research suggests that athletes have better information processing and response time versus non athletes. Its no surprise to me and there is so much research to support benefits to brain function, reduced stress, and significant improvement in overall wellbeing. If you have been feeling off your game lately, start tomorrow with a brisk walk or run. Be your own experiment. Rate your mood before your exercise 0 – 10 and rate how you feel after. You be your own judge. One of your best motivators is YOU! Even better, ask a friend to join you. Pay it forward! Its a beautiful Vancouver day today!


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