This is the quintessential spring soup. Most of the ingredients are readily available in this season. Ayurvedically, it ticks all the spring diet boxes: pungent foods (ginger, scallions), astringent foods (watercress, peas), and bitter foods (watercress, turmeric). These flavors are meant to help support the body’s natural inclination to purify and renew.Read More
A significant component of the Phoenix-Hearted Woman retreats is the concept of self-care and managing our energy for resilience. Our Spring 2019 RADIATE Retreat included a versatile and delicious dip. Following Ayurvedic principles for a diet that aligns nicely with spring, this dip uses fresh herbs and legumes to help us shift from heavy, warming comfort foods of winter to the lighter fare of spring.Read More
The equinox is a time of balance. As the sun crosses the equator, there’s a balance between daytime and nighttime. Autumn straddles the extremes of hot and cold (summer and winter). It is also a time of transition. Autumn eases nature’s energy from the external splendor of summer heat and turns that energy inward–and invites us to do the same.Read More
In her book, How Women Rise, leading authority in women’s leadership, Sally Helgesen, explains that what may have brought women to their current successes will actually hold them back from further advancement. In this article, we shares the twelve behaviours that hold women back that Delaney learned during a lecture, at which Sally Helgesen discussed what she has learned from her over 30 years as a leadership coach and researcher of women’s leadership.Read More
A willingness to seek input and feedback from others, on your ideas, your decisions, or your management and communication style, is an important way to grow in your leadership skills and stand out as an effective leader, but there is an art to seeking feedback effectively.Read More
A significant component of the Phoenix-Hearted Woman retreats is the concept of self-care and managing our energy for resilience. However, sometimes you just want a satisfying treat, something delicious, especially when you feel the ‘hangries’ are upon you. These chocolate energy bites provide a decadent, whole-food treat for sustained energy and cognitive functioning. They were an absolute hit at our spring Radiate Retreat!Read More
A significant component of the Phoenix-Hearted Woman retreats is the concept of self-care and managing our energy for resilience. Our Spring 2019 RADIATE Retreat featured a delicious stir-fry that was so popular we all had seconds.
Following Ayurvedic principles for a diet that aligns nicely with spring, this flavourful stir-fry is a shift from heavy, warming comfort foods of winter to the lighter fare of spring.Read More
Do you frequently fatigue part-way through your day? Are you increasingly frustrated, or quick to anger at times? Do you sometimes find yourself unable to come to a decision with confidence? These could be signs that you are not eating for energy and the well of your resilience is going to run dry.Read More
Drinking plenty of fresh water is the most undervalued source of physical energy and brain health. Here are four reasons hydration is vital for your resilience.Read More
Books and Articles to Help You Revitalize.
We share what we are currently reading and why we recommend you consider reading these, too. In this post we review books and articles that support you in deepening your well of resilience: The Breathing Book, Embers and 6 Tips for a Mindful Exercise Routine.Read More
At this winter’s REVITALIZE retreat, we crafted a hearty and warming retreat menu that would give us sustained energy for all the thinking, learning and yoga activities we were engaging in.
Eating mindfully for sustained energy is a tremendous gift you can give yourself that will support you in being the best version of yourself.Read More
We think, we feel and we sleep much better, and our ability to tolerate stress increases when we have moved our bodies, but we don’t need to push ourselves to extremes or make exercise feel like a chore. The key is mindfulness. Here are 10 ways to bring mindfulness and joy into having a body.Read More