Friday, February 24, 2012

Sugar Blues

Do you have the Sugar Blues?

Written by:  Milissa Harding, Certified Holistic Health Coach and a monthly guest blogger for the Entrepreneurial Moms of Toronto.

Are you the type of person who has cravings for sweets?  Do you have low energy in the middle of the day?  If so, you are not alone.  Did you know that the average person consumes, on average, 100 pounds of sugar and sweeteners per year?  Did you also know that, as human beings, we are naturally wired to love the taste of sweet things?  What we need to know, however, is how to have a healthy relationship to sweet foods (yes, that’s possible!) and how to be in control when your sweet tooth begs for more sugar.  It’s not about deprivation; it’s about freedom-the freedom to enjoy the foods you love and have sweetness in your life without the side effects or the guilt.

The Truth About Sugar
·         Sugar is highly addictive
·         Sugar causes fatigue, depression and nervous tension
·         Sugar can weaken the immune system
·         Eating too much sugar can lead to Type 2 diabetes and obesity

Getting Control  Over Sugar Cravings
·         Make sure you’re well-hydrated
·         Enjoy a variety of sweet fruits and veggies, like apples, pears and sweet potatoes
·         Keep your stress levels under control; stress and sugar cravings don’t mix!

It’s important to know that your sugar cravings are not the enemy.  Having sugar cravings, believe it or not, is your body’s way of getting your attention in order to communicating important messages.  As a Health Coach, I support people just like you to dig deeper to understand the root causes of their sugar cravings and help them to permanently change their relationship with sugar.  If you think you would like more support to handle sugar cravings, I invite you to contact me for a free 1-hour health consultation.  Please visit my website at:, or drop me an email at: for more information.  Let’s see how I can support you!

Milissa Harding is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  She works with busy moms to provide health and wellness support in areas such as:  improving nutrition, increasing energy, decreasing stress, managing sugar cravings and weight loss.  She shares a mini-weekly newsletter filled with healthy tips and recipes, and she conducts free health consultations to help you identify your nutrition and energy patterns, and create a personalized Action Plan to help you get started on reaching your health goals.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Family Day Traditions

According to Wikipedia, Family Day is celebrated in some provinces of Canada one of them being Ontario. This day is a statutory holiday taking place on each third Monday in February.

Did you know that Family day is not recognized as a federal holiday therefore federal employees in all provinces are required to work? Feels good to be an entrepreneur doesn’t it?

Ever since the inception of this day in Ontario in 2007, and officially celebrated on February 18 of 2008, it created a total of 9 public holidays per year n Ontario.

What’s there to do on this day?

Since it is a day in celebration of families, many people plan to do family friendly activities on this day particularly going to museums, art galleries, outdoor skating, watching movies, board games and arts andcrafts with the kids. There are many other activities in which Ontarian families, Torontonian families in this case, take part on this day and one of the famous one will be paying a visit to family members who we do not get to see often. Some people are not so blessed to having family close by to visit but that does not mean that friends cannot be considered family on this day. Also, just because we plan activities on a budget it does not mean that we cannot have a fun and engaging day.

Entrepreneurial Moms of Toronto Family
We cannot stress it enough on how happy and fortunate we feel to have such wonderful members for whom we consider as family. We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you every second Tuesday of each month where we all get an opportunity to engage, empower and network. We would like to leave you with some ideas on what we, Entrepreneurial Moms of Toronto leaders do on this day:

In my family, during this weekend, we make finger food sometimes from scratch such as personal pizzas. We use individual slices of bread, add some tomato paste and cheese on top and, if we choose to, we can add on our own favorite ingredients and while they bake in the oven we set up a picnic scenario on the living room floor.  After we eat and clean up we are making some hot chocolate and popcorn while we get ready to watch a family movie. My kids love this idea as it is fun and they are engaged in the planning, setting up, cleaning up and picking their favorite flick. It never fails. We use this idea even when we have something planned for outdoor during the weekends but the weather does not permit us to follow through.

Although there is not much planned this year, my 7 years old is looking forward to a game of Monopoly followed by a family movie. Personally I am happy we are all going to be together in a day off.

My family spends a lot of time together in general therefore this family day is not going to be anything special, we are going out for sushi as a family.

We hope your family day is fun and engaging. Please let us know in the comments bellow your Family day tradition. #EntMomsTo

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The week of Love

We here at Entrepreneurial Moms of Toronto take Valentine's Day seriously, so much so that we have moved our Masterminds event to next week, Tuesday February 21 st.
We would like to thank you all for your support so far. Our members and our visitors have shown us so much love that we feel blessed because of it.
We hope you will enjoy today with your loved ones...and remeber that love comes in many shapes and sizes.
Firstly, love for self is what's more important. Secondly, love for the ones around us. And one big important factor, if you're single don't forget the love that your friends have for you and you have for them.
Women to women, we feel blessed to have a great leadership team and to have you beside us to share all that you've got to support each other.
Much love to you all from us here at Entrepreneurial Moms if Toronto.
#EntMomsTo Team.

We hope you will join us on February 21, 2012 to find out your money type with money expert Trish Petersen. For more details and to register go here.