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Hi, I’m Gillian!

Welcome and thank you for stopping by my website – I am so happy to have you.



I am a Holistic Health Promoter and my personal mission is to educate people about evidence-based health information so they can lead a happy, healthy life. I am a teacher and the world is my classroom; I teach health and wellness on a variety of platforms (university classrooms, TV, radio, podcasts, magazines, online, video, documentaries, etc.)



I believe that life is a journey – and I am committed to being a lifelong student. Although I am constantly changing, evolving, learning, and growing, there are certain aspects of my personality that seem to be innate – or at least that’s what some of my childhood report cards evidence:

 
Montessori Preschool 

Montessori Preschool 

 

Like Audrey Hepburn, I too believe happy people are the prettiest people. Laughing is a non-negotiable in my life because laughter really is the best medicine – I take mine several times daily.

 
 
 
Junior Kindergarten 

Junior Kindergarten 

 

I work hard with purpose everyday. I find grace by choosing ease and to live my life in the flow. I believe that confidence is by far the greatest superpower.

 
 
 
 
Junior Kindergarten 

Junior Kindergarten 

 

I consistently look at things differently. The old adage says, one person's trash is another person's treasure, and I see our entire world as filled with treasures – I always have.

 
 
 
Grade 1

Grade 1

 

The fire in fiction sparks magic in my life. I have always been a bookworm. Snuggle time with books really is the best ever.

 
 
 
Grade 1

Grade 1

 

I have always known that outer order creates inner calm, and I love organizing things. Decluttering your physical surroundings can also declutter your mind and spirit.

 
 
 
Grade 1

Grade 1

 

I love language, and I have an affinity for proper grammar. If Grammar Girl ever retires, I will be the first in line for her job.

 
 
 
Grade 3

Grade 3

 

I am a researcher, and I have always sought out ways to learn and educate myself (even during the pre-Internet era when we used encyclopedias to find out information).

 
 
 
Grade 7

Grade 7

 

I consistently work hard and question boundaries. I believe that there truly are no limits to how good you can become or how high you can rise.

 
 
 
Grade 10

Grade 10

 

I have always been in it with all my heart - 100% effort. I believe working hard towards something you love is called passion, and I have that in spades.

 
 
 
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A few other things about me:

  • Movement is my creative outlet, it liberates my body and my mind. I have a passion for fitness and yoga – I am a certified yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher; two-time IronGirl; enjoy Olympic lifting, dancing like nobody is watching, and rock climbing; and I am a recreational CrossFitter.

 

I am a very curious person, and I bring my love for life into everything I do. My goal is to honestly share, to teach, and to have fun. I am committed to bringing you the absolute best of what I live and learn on this grand adventure we call life. My hope is that by assimilating the information you learn on my website you can experience a richer sense of health, happiness, and well-being than you ever imagined possible!

I would also love to meet you! Please come introduce yourself on social media (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook), and join my e-mail community to stay up-to-date on my latest adventures.

Love and lemons,

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Professional Biography

 
 
Currently completing her doctoral studies at Western University in Health and Rehabilitation Science, Gillian Mandich’s research examines health promotion, specifically happiness, physical activity, childhood obesity, nutrition, and diabetes. Gillian is the host and Community Producer of the TV show “Gillian Mandich: Cooking Adventures”, one of the co-hosts of the popular health/fitness podcast and TV show “The Holistic Health Diary”, a certified yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher, and a two-time IronGirl. Gillian also serves as a Reviewer and sits on the Advisory Board at Examine.com, hosts and produces Health Science Radio on CHRW 94.9FM, guest hosts on the Home Shopping Network (HSN), writes for numerous print and online media, and is the president of the Western Chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network.
 
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