Mindfulness

3 Reasons Why I Love Counselling

3 Reasons Why I Love Counselling

I believe that counselling is a healthy habit for all individuals as it provides an opportunity for reflection and personal growth. Unfortunately, there is stigma around counselling and some people talk themselves out of attending a session because they fear that they will be labelled as "someone with issues". It pains me that there is still stigma and misconceptions around counselling in this day and age because I know how transformative counselling can be for one's health and relationships. In this blog post, I will give you a glimpse of why I love counselling others so much.

My Iron Brother

My Iron Brother

This an inspiring story that has been on my mind lately, involving my younger brother, Diego. Wanting to show his children an example of a healthy lifestyle filled with challenges and positive habits, he turned his life around. Diego went from being overweight and a smoker to being a fit Iron Man race finisher in a short period of time! He achieved his ambitious goal using determination, strategy, discipline and resiliency and you can do it too! 

Mindfulness for every day

Mindfulness for every day

Nearly twelve years ago, I attended a program on mindfulness that was based on the first book written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. I initially took this...

Taking the Right Steps to Reduce Stress

Taking the Right Steps to Reduce Stress

Living a life of zero stress is a romantic ideal some of us strive for, yet we all know it’s as impossible as seeing a unicorn (a real one, that is...

5 Good Reads to Start 2018 in a Mindful and Healthy Way

5 Good Reads to Start 2018 in a Mindful and Healthy Way

In the last few years many of you have reached out asking me to share some of my favourite books on mindfulness, meditation and self-help. So this year, I decided to write a few blog posts that include a list of my favourite books and a brief description of why I think everyone should read them at least once in their lifetime!

Olga’s Way Holiday Gift Guide

Olga’s Way Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and the hunt for the perfect Christmas gifts has begun. Why not give the gift of relaxation this Christmas? Check out Olga's Way's Holiday Gift Guide for thoughtful gift ideas!

Retreats

Retreats

5 reasons that will make you want to book a yoga/meditation retreatAre you tired of looking for, but not finding affordable and local yoga/mediat...

I am a refugee. Thank you, Canada.

I am a refugee. Thank you, Canada.

"I am a refugee" was the only phrase I knew in English 15 years ago, when I arrived to Canada for the first time. The celebration of this nation's ...

Mindful Living

Mindful Living

12 years ago, when I took my first mindfulness course, I remember thinking that the teachings were incredible and wishing that this information was...

6 Anti-anxiety essentials

The following are products I absolutely love to use when under stress, anxious or, simply when wanting to calm the mind;

a. Rescue Remedy: This is a homeopathic spray that you can carry in your pocket and use as needed. It will not make you sleepy, but it will definitely calm your nerves. I have also used their "Rescue Night" and it is also effective in helping inducing sleepy mode. You can order this from: www.well.ca

b. Tulsi Sweet Rose Tea: I first tried this tea at a Yoga training. I fell in love immediately. It is soothing, calming and it really does slow down the thinking mind without making you drowsy. You can order this from: www.iherb.com

c. Weighted blankets: These blankets are of different weights they are usually hand made so they can be expensive. However, due to their weight, they help adults and children feel grounded, comfortable and anxious free to sleep. I recently got one and I absolutely love it! It feels like someone is hugging me while I sleep....and I ADORE hugs! You can order yours from; www.blanketsthathug.com

d. Dewdrop Aromatherapy Diffuser : This diffuser from Young Living Oils is one of my favourites! it is small but it is strong and it stays on for several hours. The best part is that it turns off on its own! I have one in my bedroom and it is on most nights. You can order yours from: www.youngliving.com

e. Lavender Oil: This type of oil is well known for its calming effects. It will not only help with your sleeping (diffused or on your skin) but it will also give your bedroom an incredibly peaceful scent. I personally find it grounding and fresh. You can order it from: www.youngliving.com

d. Eye Pillows: I love, love, love the Halfmoon eye pillows! they are filled with flax seeds and you can order them with lavender scent! I use them to meditate, and also to enhance following asleep. They come in cute different fabrics and are made in Canada! You can order one from www.halfmoon.com