Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner.
Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.
For decades, women have been told they need to change their bodies to be beautiful. In recent years we have been challenging that narrative to make the world a more body-positive place for everyone. These best friends are doing just that with their “same outfit, different body types” pictures and videos, proving that all bodies are beautiful. […]
Life as a single parent is not easy. You’re trying to be a present and engaged parent for your children. At the same time, you likely have to hold down a career where you also need to be focused. There are chores to be done, bills to be paid, and on top of all that, […]
I had to look back on my life when I came across this, the second-born that I am (albeit not a second-born son). I may not be a criminal, but I’m certainly the dauntless one in the family, if that counts. Several studies have tried to determine the effects of birth order on certain aspects […]
When you go through a challenging period in your life, you often feel the effects physically. Whether it’s pain, fatigue, or both, you feel like you’re just sort of dragging yourself through life. This is what we call soul exhaustion: You’ve been through a lot, and your spirit is depleted. This is what soul exhaustion […]
Childhood trauma and its impact is a highly discussed and studied topic. Many psychologists and researchers have noted that there are specific trauma behaviors that childhood trauma survivors express as adults. For these people, recognizing these behaviors in themselves and understanding why they display them can help them heal from those situations and not have […]
Take a minute, close your eyes, and picture the ocean. Immerse yourself in that imagery: Hear the sounds of rolling waves, feel the warmth of the sun or the touch of an ocean breeze on your skin. Maybe you can even taste a bit of the salt-soaked air. Picturing this scene, how do you feel? […]
Our beloved planet is full of varying types of minerals. Some of these are common, and some are exceedingly rare. The universe contains an even greater array of “impossible to naturally exist” materials, thanks to its vastly different atmospheric conditions. A few years ago, meteorologists discovered a mystery meteorite that contains an ultra-rare quasicrystal. This […]
When you hear the names Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, and Eleanor Roosevelt, what’s one characteristic that comes to mind that unites them all? For me, it’s incredible strength. These women are three of the strongest women in recent history, despite overcoming challenging and traumatic childhoods. We tend to always look at the negative aspects that […]
When you were in grade school, were you any good at math? I know I certainly wasn’t. That being said, I am pretty confident I can now solve a kid’s math problem as an adult. This problem, however, is driving the internet mad. There are debates in offices and across dinner tables worldwide over the […]
Have you been seeing a lot of dragonflies buzzing around lately? Sometimes, they come in mating pairs tagging along each other’s tails and flying in spiral motions. Do you avoid them or do you sit up to watch? Like butterflies and moths, dragonflies are some of the most symbolic insects in nature and may serve […]
All couples have arguments, but it’s the way they have these arguments that can make or break their relationship. Marriage and love experts agree that arguments are okay and totally normal in a relationship (they can actually enrich two people’s understanding and respect for one another) —just as long as they do it right. But […]