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Anxiety Coping & Grounding Techniques

Kassandra Heap is a remarkable Calgary-based psychologist who graciously took time to chat with nudemarket about techniques for dealing with common symptoms that may arise during this time of change and uncertainty. We asked about how we can support children during this time, especially since they may be going back to the classroom, and how we can take care of ourselves the best way possible to support others. 

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6 Ways to Build Resilience for Back to School Season feat. Psychologist Mallory Beaker

Practicing Positive Psychology and Building Resilience With Psychologist Mallory Becker Mallory Becker is a psychologist from who makes her sessions feel like you are talking to a friend. We were drawn to her welcoming personality and appreciated how she gets down to the point and shares an abundant amount of proven strategies to help reach personal growth. We reached out to her after finding her business page on Instagram, and being greeted with an array of positive messages about anxiety, mood, resilience, relationships and parenthood. A post of hers that caught our eye, in particular, was an image of a roadway, and on in "resilience" was written in chalk. She followed the picture by a definition of resilience, and some...

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Eating in the Season!

There is a unique enjoyment to picking fresh apples from a blooming tree in your backyard, or roasting a potato your friend has unearthed from their own summer garden. From chatting with Kye, a local Calgarian farmer, we know eating local food in season is also highly sustainable. Eating Calgary-grown crops that are in season is a special treat, because let’s be honest, Calgary is not the greatest hub for harvesting all-year-long. This is why we love eating what is in season from our local farmers gardens while we can.  Some reasons you should be eating with the seasons: 1 - The food is more nutritious  Foods consumed when in season are much more nutrient dense and delicious, because it...

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Is Eating Local Food Better?

We were curious about the phrase you hear thrown about often: “eating local is better.” Our peanut butter is ground, packaged and managed locally, but our nuts are grown outside of Canada. Some might wonder why this is, and we wanted to find out… is this the most sustainable option or is locally grown food really better?  We were lucky enough to chat with Kye Kocher, a former manager of YYC growers and now distributor through his own delivery service, Chef’s Farmer. His farm, Grand Trunk Veggies, dwells in a few backyards and supplies Calgary with high quality greens.   “I’ve always been interested in work that positively impacts the environment and the more I learn, the more it seems...

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