wellness

It is time for an honest check in on how we are really doing. Stress levels are high, exhaustion levels are up, and patience seems to be waning. COVID-19 is a motivating factor for some of us to increase our healthy lifestyles and overall wellness. It has for others become a bit of a crutch and excuse for avoiding healthy choices. An example of this is thinking that it’s okay to eat junk food, drink beer, and lay on the couch watching Netflix all day because of restrictions.

Parenting is literally the best of times and the worst of times. There are days you hate your life and every other person living under your roof, and there are moments you just cry because it’s so beautiful and you wish your kids would stay young forever. 

To Kate, the Best of Fernie includes exploring the endless trail networks at various speeds; being inspired to push her own physical boundaries by a wonderfully active and motivated community. It’s also been on her mind recently, however, that these things can be a double-edged sword. 

Where do we pick up our vitamins, supplements and natural ingredients or products? Here are your picks for 2020.

Gold: 
The Good Earth
Silver: 
Save On Foods
Bronze: 
Healing Hollow

We are so fortunate to have a plethora of options when it comes to pampering ourselves. Here are 2020's best spas!

Gold: 
Spa 901
Silver: 
Three Sisters Day Spa
Bronze: 
Island Lake Spa
Gold: 
Evolution
Silver: 
Soar Studios
Bronze: 
Essential Yoga Studio

Once in a while if we're not maintaining balance, we leave ourselves open to injury. Here are the three top ways we keep this at bay or work through any injuries that occur.

Gold: 
Physio Therapy
Silver: 
Massage Therapy
Bronze: 
Chiropractic

The holiday season also presents new challenges for us. This time last year many of us were holding open houses, going to shopping parties, and spending time with friends and family in preparation for the holidays.

Just breathe. 
 
I’ve uttered those words so many times this past year. When Covid-19 caused the world to shut down. When I went into labour. When I began to think about exercising again, post-delivery. When I held my crying baby at 3am. On the eve of the US election!...