Balanced Living

Holiday Survival Guide

Posted by Arja on December 12 in Holistic Health

It’s a mere 2 weeks until Christmas and if things aren’t feeling crazy for you yet, that’s probably about to change in the next few days.  Between office parties, neighbour’s parties, holiday shopping, baking, decorating, cooking, wrapping presents, and still trying to go about the business of your day to day life, maintaining your health and sanity may seem like a pipe dream.  There’s no doubt about it, Christmas and the lead up to New Years can be a very busy and stressful time for many people.  So, how do you keep your energy up and your stress down as you cruise the pot luck tables by day, and overcrowded stores by night?

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A Daily Dose of Joy

Posted by Arja on October 26 in Holistic Health

Do something you love everyday.  That should be everyone’s motto, don’t you think?  It doesn’t have to be extravagant, or even take a long time, but each and every day we should take a minute or two to just be genuinely happy.  No strings attached.

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Are You Getting Your Zzzzz’s?

Posted by Arja on June 20 in Holistic Health

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night, tossing and turning in frustration for what seems like an eternity?  Perhaps you fall asleep when you get into bed, but wake up a few hours later and can’t get back to sleep right away or maybe you even have some combination of both problems.  No matter what form your sleep troubles take, if you’re not waking up in the morning feeling rested and ready to face your day then you’re not getting a good night’s sleep.

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Let’s Talk About Stress, Baby

Posted by Arja on March 4 in Holistic Health

Are you experiencing insomnia?  Maybe you’re suffering from chronic headaches or depression?  You could even be having digestive issues or noticing an increase in irritability?  Any of these symptoms could be an indicator that you’re dealing with increased stress levels.

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Making and Keeping Your Goals to Get Healthy

Posted by Arja on January 25 in Holistic Health

Health and vitality isn’t merely about eating good food, although that is a major component.  In order to really make an investment in your longterm health you should also incorporate regular exercise into your weekly routine.  Starting any exercise program can be daunting and many people find that they’ve gone off track before they even start to reach their goals.  I’ve enlisted the expertise of my good friend, personal trainer Tracy Simmons from Commit to Fit to help you set some reasonable goals.

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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.