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.
New Year, New You — How to Improve Your Overall Wellness in 2021
If you’re like us, you’ll note that 2021 is feeling eerily similar to 2020. That just won’t do. So, if your wellness routine is feeling stagnant, or a little too much same ol’ same ol’, it’s time to take the year, and your routine, in hand.
Take the Polar Plunge — How Cold Can Improve Your Health
All over the Northern hemisphere, a very strange ritual takes place in the first few weeks of the New Year. Hundreds of hardy swimmers gather at various locations to take a dip in whatever wild body of water they can find. They plunge into the icy cold depths to raise ...
5 Reasons Women Don't Weight Train and Why They're Wrong
A few years ago, I got bored of Pilates and decided to take a boxing class. Several painful sessions later, I came to an uncomfortable realization—I was fit, but I wasn't strong . The time had come to lift, and ...
Look After Your Heart! 7 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Lower Blood Pressure
Hearts are everywhere this month thanks to Valentine's Day—gaudy displays in the stores, cutesy cards, love songs on the radio—but how often do we pay attention to our actual hearts, that major organ that keeps us alive.
7 Little Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Relationship (According to Science)
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, images of shiny, happy, perfect couples are everywhere. If you've ever been in an adult relationship you'll know that the reality is a lot messier, and more complicated.
A Valentines Q&A with Intimacy Coach Viktoria Kalenteris
Love is in the air this month, but for some couples keeping the fire alive isn't easy. If you're out of the starry-eyed phase and wondering if you and your partner have lost your spark, don't panic.
Journaling 101: A Beginners Guide to Writing Away Your Worries
I've kept a diary since I was 9 years old and even though some of my earliest entries still make me cringe ( 'Cottage pie for dinner AGAIN. Ugh '), it's a habit I've grown to depend on.
Family Fitness – How and Why to Get Moving Together
For personal trainer Jordan McWhirter being active isn't just a job, it's a family tradition.
Why You Should Be Eating Purple Food
Turn Your Plate Purple - Why You Should Eat Purple Foods If you grew up in a household like mine, you were probably told to “eat your greens”. Turns out, there’s more to eating healthy than simply eating your greens. You need all kinds of colours in your diet, all ...