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About healthyhappynaturopathy

I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor working in Newmarket and Maple, Ontario I am an advocate of individualized and specialized medicine, about treating individuals as a whole, and evoking our own healing properties. To me, being happy is being healthy, and health flourishes with a positive mindset.

Are you OK?

“Are you OK?” Three little words that evoke more power than we think. Three little words we don’t ask, or answer honestly, enough. Three little words that evoke care and compassion. What is “OK”?  It’s a relative word meaning different … Continue reading

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Reflect and Resolve

It’s that time of year again – the time for all of those procrastinators to get all of the year’s lessons and learning in one day!  I, like many people, love to reflect on the year on the last day … Continue reading

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Hope – More than a Word

Hope is more than a word.  It’s a noun, it’s a verb.  It’s an ideology, an art you practice every day with every situation.  It’s a constant and continuous choice.  It’s not “blind faith” – it is pure faith in … Continue reading

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Calming Christmas Crafts for Kids

  As a kid, my favourite holiday was Christmas and my favourite pass time was crafting (and still is).  Imagine my delight when each year my Mom would pull out the craft case and we would make and paint Christmas … Continue reading

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The Empathy Epiphany

Empathy.  The art of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.  A crucial component of the human condition.  In regards to someone you love and have similar opinions to it’s easy to have empathy.  When it comes to someone you “hate” … Continue reading

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Beyond the Mask

As a child I loved Halloween.  It was a holiday were it was acceptable to embrace what I loved – dressing up (yes, I’m ignoring the whole folk lore and dark undertones of the holiday’s origin, but as a kid … Continue reading

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Back To School – Student Self Care and the 3 B’s

Happy first week back to school! I’ve been greatly enjoying the kid school pics hitting my facebook homepage (bonus points for the kids rocking their own style… especially if it’s rainbow glitter) and the eclectic array of coloured pens, pencils, … Continue reading

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Sunrise Sunset – “Soul”stice Reflections 

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Life Lessons From a Two Year Old

I took my nephew to the aquarium yesterday. This kid is an absolute water kid – he lives in the pool/bath and loves sea creatures (must be the Pisces in him).  I was certain he was going to be “Gaga” … Continue reading

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Be the change you want to see

“4% of what you see is real” That was the opener to the talk I heard last week (thank you Hayhouse).  The number may be skewed, but the concept is true.  What we see forms our reality and what we … Continue reading

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