Elisabeth Ricarda
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5 Anti-Aging Beauty Tips

Did you know that our biggest organ is our skin? It can give us clues into how our health is doing, and let us know what’s going on on the inside. Symptoms such as acne, dry skin, or bags under our eyes are all indications that our body might be missing vital nutrients or isn’t digesting something properly (or we’re not getting enough sleep!). Read More

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What I Eat in a Typical Day

As a Health Coach, people often want to know what my own personal diet looks like. Let me show you, in this week's blog post! Read More

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What I've Learned About Wellness from Hispanic Culture

I’ve always been enthralled with Hispanic culture. When I was growing up, I loved the Spanish language and was lucky enough to have a close friend who lived in Guatemala. Each time she’d come to visit, I loved hearing stories about her homeland, and was excited to wear whatever Mayan inspired clothing and jewelry she brought with her. It always made me feel welcome, the way she greeted everyone with a hug and a kiss rather than a handshake. From her I learned about refried beans, avocado with salt and lime, and of course fresh fruit with every meal. Throughout the years, my interest in Hispanic culture grew, and I've been lucky enough to meet wonderful people from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Spain, and other countries - and they were all more than happy to share their food, traditions, and culture with those around them. Read More

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What I've Learned About Wellness from the Moroccans

In my 10 days here, I’ve gotten a glimpse into everyday life for Moroccans. I’ve seen colourful and chaotic markets, families riding donkeys along the side of the road, and men languishing in the afternoon sun for hours, with a cup of mint tea and a cigarette. Of course smoking isn’t healthy, but in a lot of ways the Moroccans seem to be ahead of North Americans when it comes to overall wellbeing. A few things have stood out for me, and I’ll likely be implementing them in my own life once I’m back home. Read More

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10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about organic shopping for beginners. The thing is, eating whole, organic, fresh foods CAN get pretty pricey. Right now, unhealthy foods are heavily subsidized, and this creates an incentive to buy them. But we all know that this has long-term side effects, including higher health-care costs and a lower quality of life. So this week I want to share some tips with you on how to maximize your pocketbook and your health. You don’t have to give up one to have the other! Read More

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5 Tips for a Healthy Superbowl Party

If you want to enjoy the Superbowl (and February!), but still stay on track with your wellness goals, follow my easy tips below. (Or if you're like me, and don't even know who's playing in the final, save these for your next get together!) Read More

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Interview with a European Fashion Model

This week I’ve decided to share a mini mid-week post with all of you! Lucky for me, I know some really interesting people, and one of those people happens to be my cousin, Julia, who is a fashion model in Europe. A woman of many talents, she is also a competitive dancer, and has won such titles as “Miss Salzburg 2006” and “International Model of the Year Austria 2006”, among others. Oh, and she also happens to be trained as a lawyer. We were talking about life and health recently, so I decided to ask her a few questions, and she was kind enough to agree to a short interview. Here’s what she has to say about modelling, staying in shape, and what her guilty pleasure is! Read More

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