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The History of Psychedelics in Relation to Wellness

From sacred rituals to indigenous medicinal traditions to therapeutic potentials to sociopolitical movements to taboo retaliation… psychedelics have had quite the crazy trip over time. The use of hallucinogenic substances dates back to ancient civilizations, where they used psychedelics for medicinal healing, shamanic rituals, and spiritual enlightenment. Our modern society has developed a different outlook […]

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November 13, 2022

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Breathing Exercises to Relieve Anxiety

Breathing is something that we all do pretty mindlessly. After all, it’s essential for us to survive! So, what is there to really think about? There is more to breathing than meets the eye (yes, that pun was intended). Breathwork can be a powerful practice that supports us in all aspects of life. What is […]

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October 12, 2022

Meditation

Wellness in Virtual Reality

A little peace and mindfulness may be exactly what we need in an atmosphere that is constantly hustling and bustling with creative endeavours, strategic ventures, and deadlines. Anxiety, exhaustion, and burnout are prevalent all throughout life… including in the Metaverse and Web3. So why not offer the support of wellness initiatives in this space too? […]

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April 27, 2022

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Welcome to EsvedraVerse

You may have recently heard the term Metaverse, but what exactly does this entail? The defining feature of the Metaverse is the feeling of presence – feeling as though you are truly connected to those you are interacting with online. The Metaverse opens up the door to experiencing many social platforms on an entirely different […]

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November 17, 2021

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Where to Travel if You are in Need of Some Spiritual Healing

The big question that everyone seems to ask themselves at one point or another during their lives is: “Where do I belong in this world?” It is easy to feel lost – both literally and figuratively – when you don’t know where your place is yet, which is a struggle for more people then you […]

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August 29, 2022

Travel

Finding Your Mantra

A mantra may sound very straightforward, a concept that is easy enough to grasp and simple enough to practice. However, mantras hold a lot more power than we might realize. A mantra is a word or a phrase that is often repeated to shed light on a positive and transformative energy. It is unique and […]

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June 20, 2022

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Navigating Fitness Industry Basics

I think the most underestimated part of being a kinesiologist is helping people navigate the information out there. Many of my clients often come with questions and confusion about how to workout, diet properly, practice good overall fitness, even how and when to stretch! The internet can be an enormously useful tool or a depressing […]

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May 21, 2022

Yoga & Fitness

Tell Me Some Hard Truths

In May 2021, I wrote an article called, “Tell me lies, tell me lies, tell me sweet lies” (read it here). This article debunked some of the most common fitness industry lies, as well as answered some questions I had been getting from clients. However, in today’s post, I want to talk about some difficult […]

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April 17, 2022

Yoga & Fitness

The Best Feelings in the World

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the bigger picture and continuously be looking onwards to the next momentous life achievement or goal. We often look for satisfaction and fulfillment in these seemingly pivotal events that we strive so hard to reach. What we sometimes seem to lose sight of is – what […]

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April 6, 2022

Holistic Wellness

The Mind-Muscle Connection in Exercise

Hey there! My name is Melissa and I’m a BCAK kinesiologist and personal trainer in beautiful Langley, BC.  Today I want to chat about the importance of the ‘mind-muscle connection’ as I’ve noticed this to be a re-occurring topic with my clients lately.  Maybe you’ve never heard of the mind-muscle connection before.  Well, the concept […]

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February 19, 2022

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Places That Seem Otherworldly

Our world is full of unfathomable beauty. Mystical and magical places exist in real life, places that are so enchanting they seem as though they are straight out of a fairytale or a fantasy. It is so easy to get caught up in the mundane aspects of life and to stay in our little bubble […]

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February 3, 2022

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