Health and Nutrition
it is the body out of balance.
Moods Magazine - Supporting individuals living with mood disorders and educating families, friends and co-workers on the subject of mental illness. As the regular contributing writer of Nutrition and Wellness features for Moods Magazine, Kelly has authored over 20 articles for the Toronto based publication with a national circulation.
WH Foods - Providing healthy eating ideas that are convenient and affordable.
Alive - Focusing on natural health, fitness, nutrition and holistic healing.
Dr. Weil - Offering the integrative approach to healing - an intelligent combination of conventional and alternative medicine that attempts to restore the focus on the body's internal healing system.
Whole Health - Providing integrative health and wellness solutions.
Release and Renew
Tzivia Gover - Mindful Moments for Stressful Days - simple ways of finding meaning and joy in daily life - practical meditations for living, loving and healing.
Mayo Clinic - The yoga approach as a way of calming the body for the more difficult work of calming the mind.
Kadampa Canada - Buddhist teachings and meditation centers across Canada.
Caroline Myss - Intuition and energy anatomy.
For Children and Adolescents
About Kids Health - Health and wellness featuring an extensive health library from the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.
Kids Health - Dedicated to improving the health and spirit of children.
Campaign For Real Beauty - Fostering positive self-esteem in young girls and teenagers.
Some of my favorite local businesses
Credible Edibles Café - This unpretentious café is nestled on a quiet corner in the heart of Wellington Village. Menus change seasonally and are sourced from local, fresh ingredients. In the warmer months, you can sit outside on the cozy, private patio to enjoy your lunch.
DavidsTea - I'm not sure you have to be a tea lover to fall for DavidsTea… walk in and experience his masterful blends – a permanent collection of over 100 teas - each imbued with its own unique, sensual flavor. Current favorites: Chocolate Chili Chai (also delicious in muffins); North African Mint and his unmatched Matcha.
ORESTA Organic Skin Care Confectionery - This beautiful skin care confectionary inspired by the artwork of Christopher Griffin, is a neighborhood gem. Oresta specializes in organic, earth-friendly facials and body treatments that will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and refreshed. Treat yourself to a treatment by Oresta or Lisa and experience the sensory pleasures of massage and aromatherapy with the help of invigorating fragrances such as paprika, lime and cocoa and soothing ones such as rose, calendula and hibiscus… You may never want to leave!
Food to Grow - Enjoy healthful ingredients, quality service and professionalism from the personal chef services of Michele Piironen.
Singing Pebble Books - For its small size, Singing Pebble stocks an impressive selection of books dedicated to health and healing, philosophy, psychology, metaphysics and spirituality. You will also find an eclectic collection of music, videos and one-of-a-kind gift items - jewellery, stationery, inspirational offerings - within its quiet, peaceful walls.
I really liked Kelly's comprehensive approach. We didn't just talk about diet; we talked about lifestyle, exercise, stress levels, etc. and how all of these things are interconnected. Kelly made a huge effort to understand what I needed by focusing on my specific concerns and taking a common-sense approach to my diet. She didn't recommend potions or magic bullets and didn't advise following any bizarre or trendy diet. Instead, Kelly gave me practical and realistic advice about things that I could do better. She also backed up all of her recommendations with thoroughly researched analyses (which I loved) and supplemented her advice with recipes; perfect.
Her advice, by the way, was spot on. I feel so lucky to have found her and cannot recommend her services highly enough. It is very rare that I feel like I get my money's worth for a particular product or service today. For the thoughtful care and detailed analysis I got from Kelly, I feel like I should have paid her more. A lot more. She's that good.
Thank you so much, Kelly.
-- Ivan Martin, Ottawa
-- Tamara, Ottawa
-- Amy, Ottawa
-- Monique, Ottawa
-- Lila Fraser,
former Canadian National Team Water
Polo Player, Triathlete and Competitive
-- Paula, Ottawa
-- Sylvie, Ottawa
-- Andrew Riddles, Marathon Runner, Ottawa