Elisabeth Ricarda
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Health Advice from an 86 Year Old Yogi

My new grandmother-in-law, Laura Beth, is an inspiring woman. At 86, she’s still driving, practices yoga daily, volunteers regularly, and walks faster than I do! We sat down to talk a bit about health and wellness, and the time she got caught doing a headstand naked - in her 70s! Read More

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Guest Blog Post: The Journey of Change

My journey started with nutrition. I can honestly say that my initial idea of a hearty/ healthy meal was spaghetti and meat sauce, along with Pillsbury croissants and a glass of milk. Maybe a side Caesar salad if we felt adventurous. My first stop on the way to “healthy eating” was the food pyramid I recalled from grade school. Intuition tipped me off – something didn’t seem right about it. Read More

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10 Foods a Health Coach Always has in her Kitchen

A great way to stay healthy is to always have fresh, whole foods at home. It helps to mitigate those craving-induced trips to the coffee shop or nearest fast-food joint. Meal planning is an ideal way to stay on track, but isn’t always feasible. For days when I haven’t planned ahead, I feel good knowing that I can whip something up by always having the following foods in my kitchen. Read More

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How I Got My Highschool Body Back

Time for some real talk. For those of you that didn’t know me in 2011, you may not know that I gained over 30 lbs (14 kgs) that year. No, I wasn’t sick or pregnant, and so the weight gain both shocked and upset me. Read More

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What I'm Grateful For (Even When Things Aren't Going Well)

In honour of Thanksgiving weekend, I’d like to share with you my gratitude list. Most nights before bed, I like to take a few moments to write down what I’m grateful for that day. Even when things aren’t going as planned, here are the things that always make the list: Read More

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4 Healthy Habits I learned from the Europeans

Europe. It’s a beautiful continent with a long, rich history. I’ve always felt privileged to have such close ties to it, as both of my parents were raised there, and the majority of my extended family still lives there. Having visited a handful of times myself, I’ve learned that Europeans have some great health habits we could all learn from. Read More

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Tips to Stay Motivated this Holiday Season

With American Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas decorations everywhere, it’s time to gear up for the holiday season. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, or some other occasion, there are likely to be lots of sweet treats, family parties, and delicious cocktails in your near future. While I’m all for celebrating and enjoying this time of year, I also know that it can be one of the toughest for staying healthy and motivated and not getting caught up in gluttony and guilt. Read More

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5 Things You Can Do To Be Healthier Today

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for some health tips you can start incorporating into your routine, right now! I know that most of you already have a good understanding of this topic - but for those that don’t, we’ll get you caught up and making healthier choices in no time! Lucky for us, there are countless ways to bring happy, healthy habits into our lives, and I’ve listed just five below. Read More

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My Adventure: From Anxiety to Health Coaching

This is my first ever blog post, and I’m really excited about it! And a little bit terrified too, of course. If you don’t already know me, allow me to introduce myself. Read More