Balanced Living

Healthy Holiday Strategies

Posted by Arja on December 19 in Holistic Health

You already know that you don’t have to eat absolutely everything that people give you, and you also don’t have to eat everything that you see on the buffet table.  But how do you navigate a holiday season that seems to be fueled by sugar and butter alone?

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Smokey Chipotle Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili

Posted by Arja on December 12 in Main Dishes

Sometimes the best recipes come out of nowhere, and without much planning.  It’s even better when they require little to no preparation and can cook themselves in a slow cooker while you go off and enjoy a day with your favourite peeps.  Am I right?

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An Easy Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower Soup (with Kale, of course!)

Posted by Arja on November 28 in Soups and Stews

If you’ve read any other recipes I’ve posted, it won’t come as a surprise to you that I love both soup, and kale.  I love them even more together, and every time I see a recipe that doesn’t have kale included I wonder if it was left out by mistake.  While you might not share my enthusiasm for finding ways to include kale in everything you cook, I’m pretty sure you’ll love this brightly flavoured, creamy-without-cream, warming soup.

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Are You Stressing Yourself Out?

Posted by Arja on November 22 in Holistic Health

Anger flares up.  Maybe it’s a blind rage that makes you feel out of control, or maybe you find yourself lashing out at people, whether you know them or not.  No matter who you are, it’s natural for anger to get the better of you once in awhile.  If, however, you find yourself reacting to everything that gets in your way, even the little things, your overall health and wellness may be suffering as a result.

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DIY Skincare

Posted by Arja on November 13 in Personal Care and Cleaning

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to co-present a workshop with Graydon Moffat, the creator of the non-toxic skincare line Graydon Clinical Luxury by Nature.  I love her line of products and use it on my entire family (dog included!), but what really impresses me about her is how generous she is with her knowledge.

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arja pennanen lytle c.n.p. n.n.c.p certified nutritional practitioner

Arja is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for balanced living. She loves to help people sleep better, think better, feel sexier, and just generally feel better by putting the focus on eating foods that make you feel good. Arja uses whole foods, lifestyle adjustments, herbs, and some supplements to help people feel their best and achieve their health and wellness goals.