September is the New January

We moved into our new house in Westboro 2 weeks ago and this is our first normal-feeling week in a while. Most of the boxes are empty and we’re trying to get back into a routine. I’m finding it a bit challenging to get through my day smoothly as I’m still not sure where things are, and going from a bungalow, where everything I needed was on one floor, to a 3 storey house is definitely an adjustment. I’m forever running up and down the stairs to grab something I forgot – good exercise I guess. Becoming comfortable in a new space and neighbourhood just takes time. That being said, I’ve already met some really nice people, and we absolutely love our new house & neighbourhood.

September is a nice time of year to move because it’s the time of year where you feel like you have a fresh start. September is always the start of a new school year, and even though most of us have been out of school for a while, I feel like we never lose that feeling of starting fresh.

I see all the kids heading to school with their shiny new backpacks & clean shoes and I’m nostalgic for that feeling of starting fresh and embarking on new challenges. January is all about new year’s resolutions, but September is a motivating month and a good time of year to set goals. A few of my September resolutions:

One personal goal of mine is that I’ve always wanted to write a book. I love writing and I love health & nutrition so what better way to marry the two? I won’t say too much, but the wheels are in motion to make that goal a reality. Stay tuned for posts that focus on: toddler nutrition, strategies and approaches around toddler meal-time and homeopathic alternatives to medicine.

Yoga is something I’ve wanted to get back into. It’s not only good for your body, but good for your mind. It forces you to hit pause on the busyness of life and slow down, breathe, meditate and do something truly good for your body, mind & health. There are literally 10 yoga studios near my house so both my husband and I are going to get into it this fall.

I want to expand Jack’s palette using fresh, natural ingredients. Parents are terrified to add too much salt and sugar in their kids’ food so the result is usually bland food. Like talking and walking; it’s really important to develop your child’s taste-buds, and a great way to do that is using fresh herbs. Parsley, basil and mint are awesome flavours and have health benefits as well. My goal this fall is to incorporate more fresh & dried herbs in Jack’s meals. Stay tuned for some recipes!

What are your September resolutions? Are you feeling motivated to start fresh?

About Lauren

Welcome! I’m Lauren Follett. A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America. The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in. As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices. I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.

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