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by / on February 8, 2019 at 9:52 am / in Lifestyle

Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 2

In 2018, 59-year-old grandmother, Lou Yerxa, placed second in the Grandmaster Women’s Bikini category (for women 45 and older) at the 2018 GNC Allmax IFBB Pro Flex Lewis Canadian Classic competition in Moncton, New Brunswick.  In the second of our two-part series, we look at Lou’s workout and read her final thoughts on elite-level body building. THE WORKOUT In preparation […]

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by / on February 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm / in Lifestyle

Lou Yerxa – Maximum Vitality Part 1

THE COMPETITION The Canadian Physique Alliance (CPA) is a group of amateur athletes who compete in bodybuilding, physique, figure, fitness, and bikini categories. On June 16th of last year, they held the 2018 GNC Allmax IFBB Pro Flex Lewis Canadian Classic competition in Moncton, New Brunswick, featuring men’s and women’s competitions in more than 30 categories. Lou Yerxa, a 59-year-old […]

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by / on January 21, 2019 at 8:51 am / in Lifestyle

Resolution Reboot

Have your 2019 resolutions waned?  While a substantial number of goals are set at the start of a new year, many people struggle to get these goals off the ground. It’s the reason why gyms are notoriously packed in January but deserted by mid-February. Achieving a goal is likened to cooking an exquisite meal; you need quality ingredients, a detailed […]

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by / on January 1, 2019 at 9:00 am / in Wellness

Overcoming the 7 Deadly Triggers for Procrastination

Despite knowing what we should be doing, procrastination is pervasive, with “chronic procrastination” afflicting twenty percent of the population. How does the siren call of the snooze button continually overpower our good intentions? Research suggests that when a task is not intrinsically rewarding, is boring, frustrating, ambiguous, unstructured, or lacks personal meaning, the brain’s emotion-driven limbic system senses displeasure and […]

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by / on October 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm / in Wellness

How Affirming Can Help Develop a Success-Oriented Mindset

A common misconception is that acquisition creates a positive mindset. If that were true, there wouldn’t be any wealthy people who are unhappy. If you make the mistake of seeing a healthy psyche as something dependent on acquiring status or wealth, it can lead to the thinking trap of, “Once I get ____, then I’ll be happy,” whether it’s a […]

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by / on August 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm / in Wellness

Which Voice Are You Listening To?

We live in a world of choices. That’s the gift we were given as human beings; the ability to make choices. Unfortunately, many of us, the majority in fact, are not making choices, rather we are just getting by. What we’re really doing is working hard (unconsciously, of course) to keep things the same. But as my father, Bill Nasby, […]

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by / on October 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm / in Health

5 Yogic Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep

Nav is a high achiever. She has lots on the go and tight deadlines to meet. She loves Chai lattes and spicy food. As much as she enjoys her busy schedule, it affects her sleep. She has a hard time falling asleep and wakes up anxious in the middle of the night unable to fall back asleep. Not getting enough […]

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by / on October 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm / in Wellness

Prospecting to Soothe the Soul

Believe it or not, prospecting for business can bring immense peace of mind. Often real estate agents refer to prospecting as ‘cold calling’. Stop doing that! It’s like telling a child, “Don’t climb the tree” – his or her subconscious mind only hears, “Climb the tree”. Start telling your subconscious mind that prospecting is ‘warm calling’, and you will start […]

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by / on June 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm / in Wellness

Hot Hot Choices

For busy professionals with children, everything is about to shift and I suggest we consciously shift as opposed to unconsciously slide. It all kicked off with income tax season (yes, I said that dirty word), then before we knew it we were rolling in to graduations, end of semester picnics, exams and dance recitals – life! Summer is upon us […]

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by / on May 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm / in Recipes

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

BBQ and patio season is almost here. Here’s a light and delicious side for entertaining! This recipe serves 4: 2 roasted red peppers (jarred or homemade) 3 tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving 1 15oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained ½ lemon, zested and juiced 2 tbsp tahini 1 tsp salt Add roasted red peppers, chickpeas, lemon zest […]

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