Lisa Chilvers

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HAPPY. HEALTHY. LOVE.

It’s who you are!

Not feeling that way? You will.

You can change the way you feel and transform your health. It’s called the Loving Kindness Method.

 

Hiya!

I’m Lisa Chilvers, Holistic Nutritionist, Bioenergetic professional and founder of The Loving Kindness Method.

I’m fascinated by energy medicine, holistic nutrition and thriving at life.

And I’m passionate about…

You!

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Like most people, I love to buy new clothing at the beginning of each season. Recently, I’ve started to think about how much energy and raw materials are used up in order to feed our insatiable need to buy more STUFF.

Enter one of my favourite stores, Preloved. Their philosophy is to produce well-designed, sustainable clothing. Basically, they take vintage fabrics and produce one-of-a-kind, comfortable, stylish clothing for women and children.

Preloved is based in Toronto, Canada and has just opened a location in Sydney, Australia. But don’t worry if you don't live close by - you can purchase the fun and fashionable items from their online boutique.

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I loved watching this TED talk about the minds of babies and young children. They understand and learn so much more than we realize. Psychologist Alison Gopnik’s research shows that children are the “brilliant butterflies flitting around the garden and exploring.” I’ll never look at play-time the same way again.

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Reflexologist Caroline Cain blogs about the tips, tricks, and inspiration that she has accumulated in her journey to healthy, happy living. She describes her blog as a forum to “share information on healthy, compassionate & conscious, natural living in the form of tips, natural therapies, REAL food recipes – vegetarian/gluten free/(mainly) dairy free/(many) Raw, using only whole and living foods and natural sugars – beauty from the kitchen cupboard and healthy lifestyle choices.” Her Fertility Fridays posts are a great read for those looking to boost fertility naturally.

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Dr. Weil’s Daily Blog emphasizes that healthy living is born out of the small decisions that we make everyday. This empowering message is driven home with his Daily Tips section full of advice and information about healthy living. The Science and Supplement section is a great read to keep you updated on advances and hot topics in health.

  • 52

Everyone can appreciate the benefits of physical exercise but how many people take the time to train their brain? Improve your brainpower over at Lumosity, with neuroscientist-designed exercises proven to improve memory, attention, and problem solving-skills. There are plenty of free, mind-sharpening games to enjoy, and the option to sign up for a premium membership to access all that the site has to offer. They even offer gift memberships at various price points - such a great present to give!

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The New York Times said it best when they described plant-based medicine hunter Chris Kilham as being “part David  Attenborough and part Indiana Jones”. Author, TV reporter, educator, and medicinal researcher, Kilham travels the world working with shamans, healers and other experts and shares information about his journeys and findings on Medicine Hunter. His columns and media coverage can be found on the site as well, making it a handy one-stop shop to find out more about botanical medicines, protecting the natural environment, and supporting indigenous cultures.

 

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The new school year is just a few weeks in, and if you are responsible for packing kids lunches and snacks you are probably already strapped for ideas. Old standbys like peanut butter are off limits and if the product isn't in fun packaging or you have a picky eater, it can be difficult to come up with ideas. We've compiled a list of kid-tested, healthy snacks that are high in protein, tasty and unique alternatives to other packaged snack food options.

Made from roasted sunflower seeds, delicious Sunbutter is free of gluten, all tree nuts and peanuts, making it an ideal option for school lunches and snacks. It tastes great on celery, on bananas and, of course, for making sunflower seed butter and jam sandwiches!

Popchips: Popchips are a delicious ‘popped’ chip containing half the fat of regular chips. By applying heat and pressure to a corn-kernel sized piece of potato, a popped potato chip is born. A snack-sized bag contains only 120 calories and comes in eight yummy flavours.

GoGo quinoa cookiesThese gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are as good as the real thing. For those of you with children who are sensitive to wheat, eggs, or dairy this is an awesome go-to cookie for recess snacking.

FruitzioThe folks over at Crispy Green have found a way to turn fruit into a unique, healthy snack that’s sure to be a hit on the playground. Each crunchy snack size bag contains one whole fruit, is fat free, free of preservatives, and has 100 calories.

Elevate My BreakfastWe all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but with so many of us rushing to get to school on time, it is often neglected. Packed full of real whole fruit, whey protein, almonds and walnuts, Elevate My Breakfast squares are protein rich, and are a fast and tasty way to ensure you child gets off to a good start.

Roasted Soy Beans by The Bean LadiesKids will go bananas for flavours like Apples and Cinnamon, Canadian Maple Eh?, and Pomegranate & Pear. These beans are non-GMO and gluten free, making them an awesome high protein, low allergy school time snack. The Bean ladies have just opened a store-front in Brampton, Ontario, but the rest of us can order directly from their site.

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Recycled Erasers and Corn Pens:  Make note-taking fun! A pen and a highlighter in one, these are made from biodegradable corn plastic and recycled cardboard.  The cute pen-shaped erasers are made from recycled rubber.


Non-Toxic GlueThe Coccoina Glue Stick is safe for the environment, and for your kids too! It’s free of solvents, petroleum and is non-toxic. It’s yummy fragrance smells like almonds.


Reusable bags: Making the switch to reusable sandwich bags could keep thousands of plastic baggies out of landfills. Lunchskins sandwich bags are a colourful solution to plastic sandwich bags. Made from food-safe materials, they are quick-drying, greaseproof and dishwasher safe.


Laptop Lunchbox: Using a reusable lunchbox is a great way to significantly reduce the amount of waste generated from packing school day lunches. The included guide provides great tips for picky eaters, quick-reference shopping lists, creative lunch menus, and tips for reducing lunchtime waste.


Tree Saving PaperTree-free Rock Paper notebooks are made from limestone “pulp” and are completely recyclable and biodegradable, making this paper a sustainable back-to-school choice.


The Biodegradable Myth

At first glance, biodegradable bags seem like a solution to waste management issues, but after reviewing reuseit.com’s post on biodegradable bags you may rethink the use of them.


4 Tips to Reduce Back to School Waste

1. Use recycled 30% post consumer paper or buy paper products that are made from materials other than trees.

2. Use reusable containers – mine are made from glass with plastic lids.

3. Use non-toxic products and supplies, like the ones mentioned above.

4. Reduce the amount of new clothing you buy.  Be creative - buy used clothing, take part in a clothing swap or rework old clothing. 

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Oh She Glows is full of inspiration and vegan recipes for people looking to treat their body with the kindness and respect it deserves. Writer Andrea Liddon is candid about her struggles with disordered eating and compulsive exercising and her journey towards health and happiness. Recipes are easy to find thanks to her Recipage, with featured recipes and a handy search function.

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Lindsay Coulter is the Queen of Green over at the David Suzuki Foundation. It’s her mission to make green living accessible by providing informative tips and recipes that make your life “easier on the environment”. Be sure to check out her how-to videos that demonstrate the simple ways that you can integrate environmentally friendly choices into your life, and her very inspirational post about shifting the discussion from “I’m one small person, what can I do” to “I’m one small person, look what I CAN do.” 

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While working in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, I would use deep breathing techniques with my clients as a way to reduce stress and help them cope with physical pain. It hadn’t occurred to me that this was a form of meditation and that mediation starts with the breath.

Now that we’ve been using the So Hum meditation from 6 Ways Deep Breathing Helps You, I wanted to share another beneficial breathing technique. This is great for clearing mental fog or waking you from that afternoon slump. Before you can calm the mind you must control the breath.  To help further your experience try Breathing for Clarity and Calming:


1. With the right hand, fold your index and middle finger and curl them into your palm. Your thumb, ring and pinky fingers should be sticking up. Now place your middle finger and index finger between your eyebrows.

2. Place thumb on the right side of your nose and ring finger on the left side.

3. With the thumb, close off the right nostril.

4. Inhale slowly and comfortably through the left nostril.

5. With your ring finger close off the left nostril.

6. Open and exhale through the right nostril slowly and comfortably.

7. Inhale slowly and comfortably through the right nostril.

8. With your thumb, close off the right nostril.

9. Open and exhale slowly and comfortably through the left nostril.

10. Inhale slowly and comfortably through the left nostril.

Follow this pattern for a minute, and gradually increase the time to your level. As you breathe, feel your thoughts become steady, clear, and focused.

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The idea that food is medicine is being examined and put to the test in these three powerful documentaries. Each film has a unique and exciting message, empowering us as viewers and showing that science proves that we are not just a product of our genes, that through conscious choice we have control over our body. Explore the profound effect whole, natural foods have on our health - check out these 3 Films Showing How Vegan Eating Heals.

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days.
Filmmakers document the transformation of six diabetics who agree to embark on a diet consisting solely of vegan, raw foods. Documenting the 30 days that follow, this film debunks the myth that type-two diabetes is irreversible


Forks over Knives
This film follows the journey of two pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, examining the role a plant-based diet plays in reversing and preventing virtually all degenerative diseases.


Voyage to Betterment
When one man reduces his heart disease risk by 63% in 30 days, people from all walks of life become inspired to adapt to a similar primate-based food plan. In as little as 30 days, the significant improvements to health are dramatic. This film doesn’t end with nutrition, but follows these participants on a journey for positive change - body, mind, and spirit.

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Like most people, I love to buy new clothing at the beginning of each season. Recently, I’ve started to think about how much energy and raw materials are used up in order to feed our insatiable need to buy more STUFF.

Enter one of my favourite stores, Preloved. Their philosophy is to produce well-designed, sustainable clothing. Basically, they take vintage fabrics and produce one-of-a-kind, comfortable, stylish clothing for women and children.

Preloved is based in Toronto, Canada and has just opened a location in Sydney, Australia. But don’t worry if you don't live close by - you can purchase the fun and fashionable items from their online boutique.

  • 45

I loved watching this TED talk about the minds of babies and young children. They understand and learn so much more than we realize. Psychologist Alison Gopnik’s research shows that children are the “brilliant butterflies flitting around the garden and exploring.” I’ll never look at play-time the same way again.

  • 56

Reflexologist Caroline Cain blogs about the tips, tricks, and inspiration that she has accumulated in her journey to healthy, happy living. She describes her blog as a forum to “share information on healthy, compassionate & conscious, natural living in the form of tips, natural therapies, REAL food recipes – vegetarian/gluten free/(mainly) dairy free/(many) Raw, using only whole and living foods and natural sugars – beauty from the kitchen cupboard and healthy lifestyle choices.” Her Fertility Fridays posts are a great read for those looking to boost fertility naturally.

  • 61

Dr. Weil’s Daily Blog emphasizes that healthy living is born out of the small decisions that we make everyday. This empowering message is driven home with his Daily Tips section full of advice and information about healthy living. The Science and Supplement section is a great read to keep you updated on advances and hot topics in health.

  • 52

Everyone can appreciate the benefits of physical exercise but how many people take the time to train their brain? Improve your brainpower over at Lumosity, with neuroscientist-designed exercises proven to improve memory, attention, and problem solving-skills. There are plenty of free, mind-sharpening games to enjoy, and the option to sign up for a premium membership to access all that the site has to offer. They even offer gift memberships at various price points - such a great present to give!

  • 82

The New York Times said it best when they described plant-based medicine hunter Chris Kilham as being “part David  Attenborough and part Indiana Jones”. Author, TV reporter, educator, and medicinal researcher, Kilham travels the world working with shamans, healers and other experts and shares information about his journeys and findings on Medicine Hunter. His columns and media coverage can be found on the site as well, making it a handy one-stop shop to find out more about botanical medicines, protecting the natural environment, and supporting indigenous cultures.

 

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The new school year is just a few weeks in, and if you are responsible for packing kids lunches and snacks you are probably already strapped for ideas. Old standbys like peanut butter are off limits and if the product isn't in fun packaging or you have a picky eater, it can be difficult to come up with ideas. We've compiled a list of kid-tested, healthy snacks that are high in protein, tasty and unique alternatives to other packaged snack food options.

Made from roasted sunflower seeds, delicious Sunbutter is free of gluten, all tree nuts and peanuts, making it an ideal option for school lunches and snacks. It tastes great on celery, on bananas and, of course, for making sunflower seed butter and jam sandwiches!

Popchips: Popchips are a delicious ‘popped’ chip containing half the fat of regular chips. By applying heat and pressure to a corn-kernel sized piece of potato, a popped potato chip is born. A snack-sized bag contains only 120 calories and comes in eight yummy flavours.

GoGo quinoa cookiesThese gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are as good as the real thing. For those of you with children who are sensitive to wheat, eggs, or dairy this is an awesome go-to cookie for recess snacking.

FruitzioThe folks over at Crispy Green have found a way to turn fruit into a unique, healthy snack that’s sure to be a hit on the playground. Each crunchy snack size bag contains one whole fruit, is fat free, free of preservatives, and has 100 calories.

Elevate My BreakfastWe all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but with so many of us rushing to get to school on time, it is often neglected. Packed full of real whole fruit, whey protein, almonds and walnuts, Elevate My Breakfast squares are protein rich, and are a fast and tasty way to ensure you child gets off to a good start.

Roasted Soy Beans by The Bean LadiesKids will go bananas for flavours like Apples and Cinnamon, Canadian Maple Eh?, and Pomegranate & Pear. These beans are non-GMO and gluten free, making them an awesome high protein, low allergy school time snack. The Bean ladies have just opened a store-front in Brampton, Ontario, but the rest of us can order directly from their site.

  • 87

Recycled Erasers and Corn Pens:  Make note-taking fun! A pen and a highlighter in one, these are made from biodegradable corn plastic and recycled cardboard.  The cute pen-shaped erasers are made from recycled rubber.


Non-Toxic GlueThe Coccoina Glue Stick is safe for the environment, and for your kids too! It’s free of solvents, petroleum and is non-toxic. It’s yummy fragrance smells like almonds.


Reusable bags: Making the switch to reusable sandwich bags could keep thousands of plastic baggies out of landfills. Lunchskins sandwich bags are a colourful solution to plastic sandwich bags. Made from food-safe materials, they are quick-drying, greaseproof and dishwasher safe.


Laptop Lunchbox: Using a reusable lunchbox is a great way to significantly reduce the amount of waste generated from packing school day lunches. The included guide provides great tips for picky eaters, quick-reference shopping lists, creative lunch menus, and tips for reducing lunchtime waste.


Tree Saving PaperTree-free Rock Paper notebooks are made from limestone “pulp” and are completely recyclable and biodegradable, making this paper a sustainable back-to-school choice.


The Biodegradable Myth

At first glance, biodegradable bags seem like a solution to waste management issues, but after reviewing reuseit.com’s post on biodegradable bags you may rethink the use of them.


4 Tips to Reduce Back to School Waste

1. Use recycled 30% post consumer paper or buy paper products that are made from materials other than trees.

2. Use reusable containers – mine are made from glass with plastic lids.

3. Use non-toxic products and supplies, like the ones mentioned above.

4. Reduce the amount of new clothing you buy.  Be creative - buy used clothing, take part in a clothing swap or rework old clothing. 

  • 84

Oh She Glows is full of inspiration and vegan recipes for people looking to treat their body with the kindness and respect it deserves. Writer Andrea Liddon is candid about her struggles with disordered eating and compulsive exercising and her journey towards health and happiness. Recipes are easy to find thanks to her Recipage, with featured recipes and a handy search function.

  • 58

Lindsay Coulter is the Queen of Green over at the David Suzuki Foundation. It’s her mission to make green living accessible by providing informative tips and recipes that make your life “easier on the environment”. Be sure to check out her how-to videos that demonstrate the simple ways that you can integrate environmentally friendly choices into your life, and her very inspirational post about shifting the discussion from “I’m one small person, what can I do” to “I’m one small person, look what I CAN do.” 

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While working in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, I would use deep breathing techniques with my clients as a way to reduce stress and help them cope with physical pain. It hadn’t occurred to me that this was a form of meditation and that mediation starts with the breath.

Now that we’ve been using the So Hum meditation from 6 Ways Deep Breathing Helps You, I wanted to share another beneficial breathing technique. This is great for clearing mental fog or waking you from that afternoon slump. Before you can calm the mind you must control the breath.  To help further your experience try Breathing for Clarity and Calming:


1. With the right hand, fold your index and middle finger and curl them into your palm. Your thumb, ring and pinky fingers should be sticking up. Now place your middle finger and index finger between your eyebrows.

2. Place thumb on the right side of your nose and ring finger on the left side.

3. With the thumb, close off the right nostril.

4. Inhale slowly and comfortably through the left nostril.

5. With your ring finger close off the left nostril.

6. Open and exhale through the right nostril slowly and comfortably.

7. Inhale slowly and comfortably through the right nostril.

8. With your thumb, close off the right nostril.

9. Open and exhale slowly and comfortably through the left nostril.

10. Inhale slowly and comfortably through the left nostril.

Follow this pattern for a minute, and gradually increase the time to your level. As you breathe, feel your thoughts become steady, clear, and focused.

  • 135

The idea that food is medicine is being examined and put to the test in these three powerful documentaries. Each film has a unique and exciting message, empowering us as viewers and showing that science proves that we are not just a product of our genes, that through conscious choice we have control over our body. Explore the profound effect whole, natural foods have on our health - check out these 3 Films Showing How Vegan Eating Heals.

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days.
Filmmakers document the transformation of six diabetics who agree to embark on a diet consisting solely of vegan, raw foods. Documenting the 30 days that follow, this film debunks the myth that type-two diabetes is irreversible


Forks over Knives
This film follows the journey of two pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, examining the role a plant-based diet plays in reversing and preventing virtually all degenerative diseases.


Voyage to Betterment
When one man reduces his heart disease risk by 63% in 30 days, people from all walks of life become inspired to adapt to a similar primate-based food plan. In as little as 30 days, the significant improvements to health are dramatic. This film doesn’t end with nutrition, but follows these participants on a journey for positive change - body, mind, and spirit.

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... or jump to: 2018, 2017, 2016
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