Sandy O'Shea

Be True to your Authentic Self

One thing that has been of utmost importance to me in the past couple of years is authenticity.   Here’s why…. Most of my life I was told I was “too much” … too loud, centre of attention too much, talked too much … you get the point.

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My “Secret” to Making Lasting Changes

You’ve come to see me because you’re tired of being tired and having no sex drive. We talk about all the different aspects to your life … nutrition, activity, lifestyle, relationships, self care, and so on. I’ve devised a plan to help you regain your energy, your

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Sex and Communication

Yesterday I attended a workshop called “Create your Exceptional Life” which is the brainchild of Barb Takeda of Soul-Full Expressions. It’s an amazing experience and I encourage you to look her up on Facebook under “Create your Exceptional Life” if you’re in the GTA and come out

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The Importance of Strength

How important is being strong and fit? It’s critical. It helps with posture, with the ability to walk, climb stairs, carry groceries, gardening, you name it … fitness helps. I’m not even talking about being competition ready. I’m talking about everyday life. I’ve noticed a big difference

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Living out your Comfort Zone

Lately the subject of getting outside of your comfort zone has come up a LOT. What IS your comfort zone and why should you push past it? Is it a relationship, a job, a friendship, your sex life? I’m a sex and hormone nutritionist so my focus

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Summer Flings

This article was originally published in the Summer, 2017 issue of Resilientista magazine.  This is an online magazine targeted at women who have gone through a major change in their lives.  The subscription is free and you can sign up for it here. In fact, the Spring, 2018

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Spring Clean your Body

This article was originally published in the Spring, 2017 issue of Resilientista magazine.  This is an online magazine targeted at women who have gone through a major change in their lives.  The subscription is free and you can sign up for it here. Spring is almost upon

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Looking forward to 2018

I wrote this yesterday on January 1, 2018.  It seemed like the perfect day to think about this new year. I’m not sure I could articulate this any better so I wanted to share this with you. A friend of mine wrote the following yesterday on Facebook. 

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My first year in business – 2017 in Review

Today is my day to review what happened in 2017 … the good, the bad and the ugly so I thought it would be the perfect day to write this post. Here’s the thing. The “bad” and the “ugly” were probably more important in shaping who I

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Keeping it real and raw

On November 21st I posted a Facebook live video. It was raw, real and very emotional. The response I received from this video BLEW ME AWAY!! Did it start off sounding like I needed help? Yes. Was that the purpose of that video? Absolutely not. But guess

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Christmas Challenge

This is something that has been on my mind the past several years. Yes, Christmas is fast approaching. There’s a reason they call it the “silly season” for a reason. So many people get so stressed out, both time wise and financially. Why is there so much

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Acceptance

This is a subject that I hadn’t really thought that much about until recently. Perhaps because I just took it for granted but there are so many people who do not. What do I mean by acceptance? It’s multi faceted. Most importantly there’s acceptance of yourself as

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Gratitude and Growth

Last weekend was Thanksgiving and although we didn’t have a big family gathering, I did take some time to recharge. The past couple of weeks have been unbelievably transformative for me and for that I am incredibly grateful. I’ve questioned so much about myself lately. I’ve struggled

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What’s it like to work with me?

I was asked the other day by a friend of mine just what it was that I do which prompted this post. A lot of people might not know what I do … only that I’m a nutritionist and I talk about sex a lot. LOL So

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On loss, vulnerability and expectations

Last Thursday marked the 9th anniversary of my mom’s death. She had a tough last few years and although I’m not one to give into feelings of guilt, this one was hard to dismiss. I felt like I had abandoned her somewhat at the nursing home. I

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Gratitude

It’s something that not everyone is conscious about and even those of us who are, don’t always express it or are evenly consciously aware of it all the time. It’s gratitude. A while back, I was keeping a gratitude journal. It was just a book to keep

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On proposals and getting what you ask for.

When people ask how long I’ve been married I say “20 years”. They’re caught off guard when I say something to the effect of “when he said yes” when referring to the proposal. Yes … I proposed to my husband. The story goes like this …. We

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Transformation

I believe we are constantly changing. Does transformation mean something huge that takes place in a short period of time? Sometimes. But sometimes, transformation happens in small ways that accumulate over time. And sometimes those small ways are the things that set you up for a major

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Looking Ahead to 2017

Yes … I know it might seem a little cliché and everyone and his brother seems to be doing this … but given recent events I thought it appropriate to provide you with an update on what’s in store for Stepping Stones Wellness in 2017. For those

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2016 – A Year in Review

Since this is my last Thursday post for 2016, I thought I’d take the opportunity to take a breather from the subject of sexual health and wellness and talk about this past year. To say that it has been an interesting one is a huge understatement. I

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Pushing too Hard and Self-Care

I generally keep to a regular writing schedule and have been writing about each hormone and answering 5 questions for each hormone. Last week I took a little detour and published the talk I gave last Sunday. This week … we’re taking a left turn at Albacerque.

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It’s about Strength of Body and Spirit

Normally I would be writing about what supplements to take to control high estrogen.  But given the fact that I am Canadian and The Tragically Hip just performed their last concert, and given the response to that concert, I feel compelled to write about something different. I’ve either

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The Importance of Journalling

When I first started working with my health coach several years ago, he encouraged me to start journaling.  My thoughts, my fears, my successes…anything that happened and how I felt about it. I thought he was crazy.  What on earth could writing about what happened and how

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Turning the Big 5-0

So what does 50 mean to me?  Endless possibilities.  I encourage you … no matter your age … to pursue your dreams, no matter how lofty they might be.  If you shoot for the moon and land in the stars … life is still going to be

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Sandy O'Shea

Managing Stress in a Crazy World

The past two and half years have felt like a constant roller coaster.  And that takes a toll on the body. It started with 2 years straight of juggling a full time job, school, my husband and my friends and family as well as keeping my house

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The Challenges of Maintaining Balance

One of the biggest challenges in life is maintaining balance.  It’s not as easy as it sounds.  My sister encouraged me for years to maintain balance … which sounded like a fabulous idea … I just didn’t know how to. Between work, home, relationships, trying to shop

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Why Detox? What’s in it for me?

First of all, when I refer to detoxing, I don’t mean buying the supplements or packaged cleanses.  I’m talking about eating whole foods that are good for your body. Even as a nutritionist, I’ve struggled with the idea of detoxing because to me, detoxes always meant some

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Comparison – The Self-Esteem Killer

The story goes like this.  At 46 I was fat, unhealthy and unhappy.  I met someone who helped me.  I lost 60 pounds in a year, got my health and fitness levels back to where I was when I was in my 20’s.  I was so inspired

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My Story

This was me in 2008.  I was 5’7″ and 221 pounds.  I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life but never like this. Back when I was twenty-two I was a little overweight and when I decided to get in shape it didn’t take long.

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On success, setbacks and moving forward.

This has been a tough post for me to write because it exposes a part of me I never wanted anyone to see.  It shows that I am human and therefore subject to all those very human and annoying emotions.  It articulates the triumphs and the struggles

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Turning the Big 5-0.

So what does 50 mean to me?  Endless possibilities.  I encourage you … no matter your age … to pursue your dreams, no matter how lofty they might be.  If you shoot for the moon and land in the stars … life is still going to be

Read More »

Managing Stress in a Crazy World

The past two and half years have felt like a constant roller coaster.  And that takes a toll on the body. It started with 2 years straight of juggling a full time job, school, my husband and my friends and family as well as keeping my house

Read More »
Sandy O'Shea

The Challenges of Maintaining Balance

One of the biggest challenges in life is maintaining balance.  It’s not as easy as it sounds.  My sister encouraged me for years to maintain balance … which sounded like a fabulous idea … I just didn’t know how to. Between work, home, relationships, trying to shop

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