I’ve been actively removing sugar from my life, and it’s a daily battle. Some weeks I’m great, and then I find myself returning home from shopping with two boxes of cookies!
I do like my Madeleine’s with afternoon tea. I’m not trying to “quit sugar” because it’s the latest fad, I’m doing it for several important reasons. Read More

Wellness is a growing philosophy based on the belief that western and eastern medicine, fitness, mental health, beauty regimes as well as other health practices such as aromatherapy, massage, spiritual connection and coaching should come together, blended into our daily lives. When practicing wellness, our aim is to create and live a balanced lifestyle. Read More

This Sunday evening I decided to go vegetarian; much to the dismay of my hubby who loves to eat meat.  This recipe is for six people. I usually make large portions for our Sunday dinners so we can have leftover on Monday.

The following recipe is created by yours truly; inspired by my Italian heritage and my husband’s Shri Lankan roots. It has a Southern Asian focus, which took me several years to appreciate turmeric and coriander spices, more importantly how to use them. If you’ve never tried turmeric, it has a slight lemony aroma and mildly aromatic scents of ginger. I usually add this spice to plain rice. I’ll have another post on Turmeric. Let’s return to the wonderful vegetarian couscous dinner, which I hope you will enjoy. I look forward to hearing from you!  Read More

Living Well, Part 1

I often hear, “Where do I start?”

And, that’s because we all want good nutrition and understand that it is available to all of us but it’s over-whelming. Do we stop eating carbs or just bread and is that all kinds of bread or simply white bread? Conflicting headlines, daily health news, different health programs about what to eat, how to stay healthy and where each one of should start in our own path to living well. Read More

It is possible to lose weight with Mindful Eating?

Before Essentrics, I was an avid yoga student, attending class at least 3 times a week. During this period, many of the yoga teachers would provide weekly intentions, from practicing on “being present” to mindful eating. This isn’t like getting excited about going to your favourite restaurant, instead this is taking your time to look at your food, be grateful for the food on your plate and tasting every morsel. Read More

Benefits Of Circular Movements in Active Stretching Classes

Why do the Active Stretching Classes concentrate on the rotation of the joints in addition to an overall #Stretch and #Strengthening routine? Read More