Author: Kasandra Monid

Kasandra Monid is the founder and owner of ThinkLife Wellness. For over a decade, she has been helping people to stress less and live better through one-on-one sessions and corporate wellness seminars. As a wellness advisor, Kasandra believes that genuine well-being is the equal care of mind, body and spirit and uses her formal training as a life coach, nutritionist, chef, and in mindfulness and traditional Chinese Qigong to help people achieve wellness through basic preventive self-care. Kasandra lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband. Outside of work, she enjoys watching absurdist Spanish comedies, cooking, drawing and playing her ukulele.
Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play
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Embracing Our Passions: The Health Benefits of Play

I would rather die of passion than boredom. Octave Mouret in Au Bonheur des Dames by Émile Zola Happy New Year! As 2018 unfolds, I wish everyone health, joy and prosperity. The last year for me was a transformative one, filled with travel, new friendships, and assorted challenges. Two pivotal moments stood out – one…

My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up
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My Summer Challenge: I Performed Stand-Up

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell This summer I challenged myself – I signed up for a stand-up comedy course. The course is Comedy Girl, an all-female stand-up class taught by seasoned performer and writer Dawn Whitwell. The Level 1 training at Comedy Bar was no walk in…

Embracing My Inner Dragon: Making Aging Positive
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Embracing My Inner Dragon: Making Aging Positive

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell Not long ago I celebrated my birthday, an event made more memorable by my friendly neighbourhood drugstore, which announced that as a “young senior,” I now qualified for a special…

The Other Side

The Other Side

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thich Nhat Hanh  As 2016 draws to a close and a new year approaches, a common refrain I hear from many people is what a lousy year it has been for them individually – illnesses, injuries, relationship woes,…