Food and Self-Love

Our diet is determined largely by our state of being. Our self-perception, past and present, can induce eating behaviours that affect our physiological balance while stripping down our confidence and inner harmony. The body can then become destabilized. However, it is possible to find a way to take care of our health and to learn to love ourselves. For that, I give you this small reflection and some tools to help you nourish a healthy relationship with your diet.

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A Mother-Daughter Wellness Retreat at Le Monastère des Augustines

With Mother’s Day approaching, are you looking for a great way to spend quality mother-daughter time? Here is a suggestion that is both original and memorable: a mother-daughter retreat in an enchanting location at the heart of Old Quebec. A true adventure awaits at Le Monastère des Augustines, a nearly four-centuries-old haven of peace whose Zen ambiance and incredible beauty are sure to charm you.

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Conscious Eating: For the Love of Oneself, of Others and of Our Lands

It goes without saying that “conscious eating”, also called “mindful eating”, is an increasingly popular term in the world of food. Nutritionists and dieticians use the word, which generally refers to having greater individual responsibility for your overall health. It is not just about eating well, but about establishing a healthy relationship with the food we consume. This philosophy has become so well-received that it is sometimes touted as the “new solution” to weight loss. While weight loss may be a direct consequence, the principle of conscious eating cannot be reduced to this single benefit. We invite you to explore the broader meaning of conscious eating by providing you some ways to gradually integrate it into your life.

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When hearts breathe

Perhaps you have already heard about or practiced cardiac coherence? Did you know that at Le Monastère, we are trying to discover how the Augustinian Sisters heritage may have given their unique touch to this practice? Cardiac coherence is a technique based on the fact that people’s breathing and their heartbeats can match; that the heart and lungs can communicate with and serve each other. Cardiac coherence can provide several health benefits, improve your vitality and influence your mood!

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Valentine’s Day at Le Monastère des Augustines

Although it is often viewed as a materialistic event, Valentine’s Day is also an opportunity to show your love to those close to you and yourself. This day, which encourages us to express our love through gifts or kind messages, is also an opportunity to spend quality time with a loved one and find time to express love for each other. As we approach Valentine’s Day, here are 4 activities we offer to celebrate love through wellness and in a sustainable perspective.

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5 Reasons to Join a Group Meditation

For many, meditation may seem to be inaccessible or even strictly reserved for an elite group of people. Yet, almost everyone can meditate. A nice way to begin is unquestionably in a group-guided meditation session. Here are 5 reasons that will surely convince you to join a guided meditation group!

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Free Healthcare at Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

The Augustinian’s hospital work greatly impresses Le Monastère’s visitors, especially when they learn that in the past, most care was provided for free. According to the museum’s guides, the origin of healthcare funding raises important questions for visitors. How can a religious community provide care at no cost? It is important to qualify, because some patients paid pension, depending on their financial capacity. Here is some explanation about the costs related to the care provided at the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec.

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