Charlotte Singmin holds a Bachelor of English from Queen's University as well as close to 500 hrs in Yoga Teaching certifications.
She provides corporate yoga and meditation services as well as hosting yoga retreats, wellness events, and writing health and green beauty articles.
What is it about the loss of childhood figures and teenage icons that seems to rock us to our core? It struck me that these memories from our past, brought up by the untimely passing of our idols, finds us transported back to a place and time before all of the real, hard to process sadness was let in; a time before grab em by the pussy, before nightclub shootings, and school shootings, and so many shootings.
At times like these, whether our hearts are heavy with the weight of the world or we are fearfully facing our own personal troubles, it's of utmost importance to connect; connect with each other, connect with the earth, connect with ourselves.
Workplace wellness programs are a growing trend rooted in necessity. Progressive companies are recognizing the importance of treating employees like human beings, moving away from the nose to the grindstone, work til you drop mentality, and instead supporting a healthy balance of work and personal endeavors.
It's February and Canadians are feeling the cold. But what if instead of complaining about the cold or contributing to the general hate on for winter we kept our complaints to ourselves and focused on all the other stuff, the good stuff, on everything we have to be grateful for?
Remember how great you feel after Monday night yoga class? Well imagine feeling that way for an entire week! At a yoga retreat you will eat well (often vegan/vegetarian/raw, and always healthy!), get plenty of time to rest, and have the opportunity to practice yoga at least once a day.
Rushing though meals, eating junk food or snacking late at night are unfortunately too typical habits of our modern day existence. An unhealthy diet has serious repercussions, and can result in depleted energy, stress, and illness. But being busy doesn't necessarily mean having to forgo healthy eating habits; it just requires some knowledge and organization.
For me, choosing a vegan diet for my son was a fairly simple decision. All parents want the best for their children, and I believe that the best choice for both him and me is a balanced, plant-based diet. I substantiated this belief with a professional opinion before I began introducing solid foods.
Quinoa is a nutrient dense, multipurpose food, perhaps most familiarly recognized as an alternative to rice and pasta, but actually incredibly versatile to prepare. Experiment with one or several of these five plant-based ways to enjoy quinoa, and add wonderful health benefits to your diet.
Whether you drink your kale with a side of spinach and sprouts, or mask the grassy goodness with mango and sweet summer berries, green smoothies are leading the way to optimal health. Here are ten of my favourite reasons to enjoy at least one glorious green smoothie a day.
Winter is finally over and at long last spring is here! What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than by spring cleaning our lives, not just our closets. We can use this time to make over our meal plans, dust out our thought patterns, and shed new light on our routines.
The latest news about potentially restricting strollers on the TTC upsets me not only as a mom, but also as a proud Torontonian, and as a fellow human being. Imagine if this stroller limit were to pass, what kind of Pandora's box would we be opening, what "inconvenience" would be next? People in wheelchairs, or on crutches? Women carrying numerous grocery bags?
It's common to feel overwhelmed by holiday pressures and commitments, but it's crucial to find productive ways to alleviate stress, as left untreated, it can be a gateway to many illnesses. There are many things you can do to reduce stress and boost your healthy during the long and hectic holiday season. Here are five tips to stay healthy and relaxed during the coming months.
For me, becoming vegetarian has been a slow journey of personal discovery and growth. But turkey dinner at Christmas and at Thanksgiving was one of the final carnivorous traditions I held on to -- I could avoid meat all year it seemed, but on these particular holidays I gave in and celebrated "turkey day." This year I plan to try something new and start my own tradition.
Many of us find it hard to take time out for yoga, even though the health benefits are proven. Try these tips, and make it easier to commit to a regular practice. Be good to yourself by consistently bringing a little yoga into your life!
Gluten sensitivities or intolerances can be frustrating and painful, not to mention inconvenient and downright dangerous. Thankfully, there are ways to eliminate gluten from your diet without radically altering your lifestyle. Knowing what alternatives are available, and where to look for them, can make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle easier.
Trying out any new activity can be intimidating, especially one where advanced students are twisting their bodies into pretzel-like poses. Don't let fear of the unknown keep you from discovering yoga, and radically improving your health. Use these six tips to help demystify your first yoga experience and get yourself to class!