Catherine Morris is an award-winning journalist with a bad case of wanderlust and a passion for all things health and wellness. Originally from Northern Ireland, she worked as a news and feature writer for media outlets in the UK, South Africa, France and the Caribbean before settling in Canada. Catherine now lives in Alberta with her husband and rescue mutt and spends her time happily exploring the great outdoors with both.
Drawing Out Distress With Art Therapy
When Estelle Barron was diagnosed with both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus as a teenager, it was a devastating blow for the aspiring dancer. Anxious, depressed, and uncertain she turned to something that had always brought her joy—art. “I found the art process mirrored how I was feeling ...
Tips and Tricks to Eat Well While Maintaining a Budget
Eating Well on a Budget – tips for cash-strapped healthy eaters It’s a pandemic, and as a result, many household budgets are suffering. When times are tough, healthy eating often takes a back seat to just, getting food on the table. There are ways to save money without sacrificing the ...
The Saltiest Self-Care — How More Salt Can Be a Good Thing
Ancient healers have been using salt in traditional treatments for centuries—from Ayurvedic scrubs to Chinese kidney tonics. They knew what science has now established—that the powerful ‘condiment’ has strong anti-inflammatory , anti-fungal , and anti-bacterial properties.
World Wide Wellness—Release and Relax With Egyptian Energy Healing
From astrology to tarot cards, the classical elements of earth, fire, air and water have always fascinated mystics, seekers and healers. An ancient form of Reiki, known as Seichem, aims to harness these elements—drawing on their power to remove emotional and spiritual blockages so the body can heal itself.
Don't Dread the Dawn — 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mornings
In an ideal world, mornings would be a time of reflection and serenity. You'd spring out of bed, greet the day with a smile, leisurely get dressed and enjoy an unhurried, healthy breakfast. Yeah. Right. For most of us, the reality is somewhat different.
5 Reasons Why Acupuncture Should Be Part of the Psoriasis Patients’ Toolkit
When someone suggested Kyra Follis try acupuncture for her psoriasis, she was initially horrified, “I thought, absolutely not, my skin is already irritated, I am not putting needles in it!” Follis, now a nutritionist , was working in an acupuncture clinic at the time, and what she saw swiftly changed ...
More Than Skin Deep—Psoriasis and Mental Health
Imagine living with painful, inflamed, red, itchy lesions covering 70 percent of your body—awful. Now, imagine being shunned by others who are repelled or scared of your skin—that may be even worse. For some people with psoriasis, this is a daily reality...
Unlock Your DNA — Unlock Your Best You
Nature vs nurture. We as humans ask this question a lot. Is your health pre-determined by genetics, or the outcome of your choices and experiences? The answer generally comes down to, both. We’re born with a blueprint, but what unfolds is heavily influenced by how we care for ourselves.