The word inspire is so jam packed with meaning – what stirs you, energizes you, awakens and excites you, ignites and lights a spark in you?
I love knowing what inspires people. Here’s a little bit about what inspires me.
Truly, Madly, Deeply
Witnessing acts of passion or love, that expression of “all in” and truly, madly, deeply – that inspires me. Witnessing others show love, feel love, receive love, give love, embrace love…anything to do with love, it warms my heart and moves me to express love.
For me, I am so very truly, madly, deeply about my husband and my children, and the everyday acts of love and laughter that connect us. My family and friends, who both support and challenge me. The incredible people I work with, colleagues and clients who I am honoured to witness and learn from. A larger local and global community, that I have the opportunity to contribute to and grow with. And witnessing people who love themselves – who have an unwavering commitment to honouring who they are – wow, that inspires me.
I attribute growth to standing in a place of humility – an appreciation that there is an opportunity to learn and expand with each experience and person I cross paths with. When I encounter or witness people who stand in a place of humility, it inspires me and fills me with hope and wonder of what our world and future holds.
When I watch my children, I am inspired. Every day, I witness my children get their “leader” on and demonstrate vulnerable courage. They say what’s on their mind, they randomly break out in dance, they grab a hug whenever the spirit moves them, and they do not hesitate for one second to express when they are excited about something. Without naming it, they are expressing vulnerable courage. They are embracing all parts of them, they are loving who they are, they are seeing themselves as enough, they are listening to themselves, they are having a voice and being part of the conversation. This beyond inspires me.
As a Coach, I have the incredible privilege of witnessing my clients as they honour who and what they love, as they are humble enough to ask for help and challenge themselves to grow, and as they have the courage to embrace and express who they are, as they are. This inspires me.
I would love to know, what inspires you?
Contact me and let’s set up a complimentary sample session. Acknowledge what inspires you – go after what you want more of in your life!
Life Coaching Testimonials
“Working with Amanda was an experience that I will always look upon as transformational. I found balance in my work and home life. My only regret is, I wish I had found Amanda earlier in my career.”
Living a Joyful Life
“Life coaching has helped me realize the difference between a good life and a great life – one steeped in authenticity, intention and purpose. Amanda is not only insightful and intuitive, she is able to assist one to re-discover one’s source of inner power in order to live a joyful life.”
“Amanda is a natural coach. She is highly committed to empowering others to take charge of and enjoy their life…Her outpouring of presence, honesty and caring provided me with an experience in which I could grow up, regain my strength, and honor my life purpose. Amazing.”
Happy Spring everyone! As I am writing this there is snow on the ground but it is Calgary.
My name is Dr. Michelle Hagel I am a Naturopathic Doctor, this is my fourth year with Docere Wellness. I am so happy to be apart of the team. My clinic focus is mental health, digestion, allergies and hormone balance. I have a wide scope of practice I utilize herbs, supplements, homeopathics, acupuncture, and most importantly diet and lifestyle recommendations.
Some of the treatments I use in clinic include injections therapies (check out our shot bar selection), mesotherapy, NAET (Nambudipad Allergy Elimination Technique) and acupuncture.
Every person’s health journey is different and they will respond differently to recommendations. During our visits, we will determine what the best course of treatment for that individual will be. Naturopathic Medicine is about finding the root cause of the concerns/symptoms then resolving that root cause. Another big focus is in my practice is on prevention, if we can change things in our diet or lifestyle to prevent illness from occurring or progressing, fantastic!
I love being apart of an individual’s journey to optimal health, I am very passionate about it and every day is exciting.
Dr. Michelle Testimonials
Thyroid Back to NORMAL!
Dr. Hagel is absolutely amazing! I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism earlier this year and I wanted to avoid going on Synthroid. I opted for naturopathic treatment and after going to a few other naturopaths and seeing no improvement in my thyroid levels I was about to give up, but decided to try naturopathy one last time and came in to see Dr. Hagel. Dr. Hagel started NAET treatments with me and put me on some naturopathic medicine and about 1.5-2 months later I got my blood work done and my thyroid is back to normal! I cannot thank Dr. Hagel enough for the support, encouragement and faith that she had. She was always open to listening to my concerns and never pushed anything. Dr. Hagel and her staff were very accommodating and professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is struggling with their health and wants to take a natural path to recovery.
“Dr Hagel is a very talented Doctor who has knowledge, experience, and extensive research to help her patients find what is wrong and how to fix it. I have been going to doctors for so many years with the same problems and nobody has helped me the way she did. She listens, gives her time, encourages email updates, asks questions, very kind and considerate of my feelings unlike other past doctors I have been to. She helped me find the root cause of my problem and assisted me to an effective plan that has removed everything I was going through for 14 years! She also has solutions to manage PTSD through acupuncture.”
Got My Life Back!
“Dr. Hagel is a very attentive and considerate doctor. I had been to countless specialists for debilitating digestive issues. Once serious illnesses were ruled out the specialists lost interest in helping me–regardless of the disruption these issues were causing in my life. Dr. Hagel never lost interest in me as a patient, and her continued efforts helped me get my life back. She patiently listened to every detail and remembered everything I had said. I always felt heard, and I was never rushed in any of our appointments. She was always ready with additional recommendations if I found any treatments ineffective. She never left me feeling hopeless, as many of the doctors before her had. I am forever grateful for her help.”
It is February and love is in the air! February is all about making that heart happy, and nothing makes the heart happier than some healthy fats. If you want to boost heart health and brain function add some Omega 3’s. Salmon is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, this is my favourite way to enjoy salmon.
Lemon Dill Salmon
1 1/4 lbs Salmon Fillet
1 tbsp Ghee (melted)
2 Garlic cloves
2 tbsp Fresh Dill
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Preheat the oven to 375ºF line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Mince the garlic and add to a small bowl. Chop fresh dill and squeeze the juice from the lemon add to the bowl. Mix together then pour over the salmon, sprinkle sea salt. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes.
This month I bring you two of my favourite (very easy) heart healthy recipes!
Olives and olive oil are a great source of a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. This fat provides great anti-inflammatory qualities. If you’ve heard of the numerous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet it is largely due to the fat that this diet includes many olives/olive oil and other healthy fats.
Easy Peasy Greek Salad
3 cups Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup Red Onion (finely diced)
1 cup Pitted Kalamata Olives (chopped)
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Cut cherry tomatoes in half, dice cucumber and red onion, mix all together in a bowl. Add Balsamic vinegar and olive oil season with salt and pepper. Mix and enjoy!
Happy New Year!
Hope everyone enjoyed some time with friends and family over the holidays!
I always like to start the new year with a kick start cleanse to get back into routine. Healthy eating along with lots of water and fiber to flush out any toxins our body has been exposed to are key pieces to ensuring the best for your body. So enjoy some recipes below.
Hemp Crusted Trout
1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 Rainbow Trout Fillet
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
½ Lemon (sliced into wedges)
Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the hemp seeds, Italian seasoning, nutritional yeast and salt.
Place the trout fillets on the prepared baking sheet and pat dry with a paper towel. Smear the Dijon mustard evenly on to the top of the fillets.
Spoon the hemp seed mixture on top of the mustard coating and press down with the back of the spoon to ensure the hemp seeds stick to the fish.
Bake for about 9 minutes or until fish is cooked through and flakey.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges and season with additional salt if needed. Enjoy!