Tips Tuesday – How We Have Let Men Down!


How We Have Let Men Down

‘Guys Don’t Do stuff Like That!’

‘That Stuff Is For Girls’

‘I Don’t Need To Do Stuff Like That’

HHHMMM  You may be asking yourself what are these comments in response to.

Getting a Manicure, Pedicure or Facial, even sometimes Energy Work or a Massage.

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For some this comes as no surprise as many still believe in the old outmoded way that these services include nail polish and flowery lotions and should only be for the weaker sex that ‘Need’ pampering to survive.

For a small percentage however, this comes as a shock as a growing amount of men and women are recognizing the need for men to begin integrating Self Care into their lives.  A new Label, ‘ManScaping’ has been thrown around, or even ‘MetroSexual’ Men.  I have my own label for it………….


Aside from a few obvious physical attributes that do not match everything about men and women in every other way does.  We all have the same Mental, Physical, and Emotional needs, this can not be denied, so why are we not attending to the very basic needs of our men and if anything chasitizng them for it?

In an effort for Women to find equality, Men seem to have gotten misplaced and caused to become off balance as they try to get their footing on what their ‘Role’ is.  It saddens me that where I celebrate the strength women have shown in almost fully gaining equality, yes I say Almost. Men have lost their way too, however where women tend to be more nurturing with each other as we find our way through the confusion,  men are still attempting to shake off the ‘Roles’ and ‘Belles’ they were raised with, with little to no support.

‘Boys should be tough’

‘Boys don’t cry’

‘All that hair and nail stuff is frew frew and girlie stuff’

‘Guys don’t ‘share’ their feelings, just shake it off dude’

‘It shows weakness to ‘Need’ anyone or anything’

‘It’s weak to show vulnerability, and BE vulnerable in a setting where someone else is nurturing them’

Why have we let our Testosterone counter parts down so?

I encourage you to read these articles to open your eyes to the startling reality that we as a culture have dropped the ball here.  I can not stress enough (Pun Intended) how important it is that we treat and educate our small boys and girls how immensely crucial it is that we teach equality from in the womb.  Many could fear this thinking our ‘Men’ are our strength and protection and if they become ‘soft’ will our culture fall apart?  I think this is old thinking, and unhealthy.  Many strong women (Including those currenlty serving our country in uniforms) would argue they do not ‘Need’ a man for strength or protection but ‘Choose’ to share their life with a man for mutual enjoyment and equality.

I think we are standing in new territory, so I invite you to look at our new culture as one where both sexes are strong, watch each others back through tough times, celebrate in the good times and can show a full spectrum of balanced emotions.  I believe that a man is equally capable of raising a family, and teaching his children culinary and domestic skills while instilling emotional and psychologically balancing traits to their off spring, equal to their counter parts.  I believe that women are equally as capable of ‘Bringin home the bacon’, Kicking ass and taking names and showing strength and fortitude in mentally, physically or emotionally challenging situations.

So let’s be real here.  If we are truly to be equal sexes, then we must observe this in all areas.  Let’s show our guys they deserve nurturing, not because it’s pampering, but because it’s maintenance.  It wouldn’t hurt some of our lady friends to recognize this for themselves too.  Anyone who has ever had any of the previously mentioned services will attest to the fact that it goes far deeper then the physical, which alone is scientifically proven to improve health, but healing the mind and emotions on far deeper levels.

So while you entertaining yet another tie for the Guy on your Christmas list this year…..Consider the gift of equality through desperately needed nurturing to our Masculine counter parts.


Just one more way we heal our planet and How………


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Tips Tuesday – Remembering Mind, Body, Spirit


Remembering Mind, Body, Spirit

 – For the Mind –

This Friday From 7-8:30 Kerstin Kramer is offering a work shop using Essential Oils for Managing Moods and Stress, reserve a set as space is limited!  Only $10!

Learn more about your self and the challenges you can be mindful of through out your life, leading you to your ultimate purpose by having Lea compile information for your Astrology Birth Chart, 25% off for the month of Nov!

-For The Body-

Gorgeous New Eco Friendly Winter Artistic Shellac Shades JUST CAME IN!  Add An Application to your Mani or Pedi for only $20!

30 Min Body Talk Sessions with Cynthia only $20!

New Promo Day!  Stylin’ Saturdays only $20 per blow-dry for shoulder length or shorter $30 for long hair (Select Stylists)

November 26th Learn how using Essential Oils can Provide you with al you need to Raise Healthy Kids! Workshop by Kerstin Kramer guides you through Essential Oil use to maintain health and replace typical meds!  Only $10!

Nov 27th Create Hormonal Balance naturally with Essential Oils with Kerstin Kramer only $10

 – For The Spirit –

Individual, Couples, and Group sessions available for Holistic Life Coaching.  Work thorough the challenges don’t run away the issues draw your attention to what needs to be healed within.  Call in for your first 30 mins FREE intro session for the month of November and December.  Looking for intense healing or want to help others by becoming a Certified Holistic Life Coach?  Sign up today $400/mth for 10 mths,  Includes private one on one weekly coaching/training sessions, homework and end of year exam.   2nd Year available for Energy Psychologist Certification as well!

Attain your Reiki Level Three! Or Master Level, with Kerstin Kramer Nov 28-29 9 am – 4pm Only $450

Always enjoy sample services, hand massages and a relaxing atmosphere!  We are here to support you Mind Body and Spirit!

Tips Tuesday – Tool Kit For Sustainable Stability


Tool Kit For Sustainable Stability

As many of you know, I chose to expand our HHDS services to incorporate holistic and energy services a couple years ago, and recently opened The Institute For Harmonious Living to yet again expand the impact we could have on the health, wellness and in turn over all health of the planet by assisting our community in finding balance one client at a time.  This approach has had HUGE results by giving sustainable skills and tools to clients to deal with anything that life might throw at them through a ‘W’-Holistic Life Coaching Approach!  Knowing that this time of year tends to increase anxiety and depression, this seemed like a good time to unveil this workshop to help empower you to over come these set backs with practical exercises to neutralize these negative emotions.

I’d like to invite you to a workshop I’m holding coming up for a wide variety of individuals,  anyone just learning about all of this to individuals who have been in the holistic and energy fields for a while.  No matter who you are, novice or veteran there is room for improvement and always room for new tools for a more balance life!

Tool Kit for Sustainable Stability

@ The Rock Spa Monday November 9th 7-9 $20

R.S.V.P Here:

Do you have trouble sleeping?

Are you wanting more positive relationship connections to your parents, or your children?

Are you attaining all of your career goals?

Do you wish you had a deeper connection to your partner?

Are you finding you are running out of hours in the day to meet all of your expectations?


These questions seem all quite random but in reality are all connected. Through a ‘W-Holistic’ Life Coaching approach all of these challenges become one. As you are connected to all things, and as what is within you is what you create outside of you, a seemingly ‘specific’ approach will not work. What I mean by ‘Specific’ is counselling to address your marriage as a specific issue, will not address the core root and will not ’solve’ the root problem. Career coaching may seem to make sense for your career but in reality it will not solve the core issues coming up inside you that created the exterior defection. Why you ask? Because EVERYTHING is connected. Your marriage affects your job, your job affects the relationship with your kids, and your lack of energy meeting every demand that comes at you lowers your energy even more and prevents you from being the best you, you can be. I will be discussing how understanding your programs, beliefs and roles you play in your relationships affect every experience you have, every relationship you have and how your life will unfold from this point forward. My goal is to finally and indefinitely give you back your power. Not by giving you tips on marketing your business, or how to ask your partner nicely to do the dishes, but to get to the very originating point of programed awareness that has created the imbalance within YOU in the first place.

Come join me for an introduction to an active approach to your own inner work that will empower you by giving you the TOOLS and SKILLS to overcome ANY obstacle that ever comes your way while enjoying relationships and experiences that truly feed your soul.

Erin Kiers,

Holistic Life Coach and Energy Psychologist.

Owner of:

Institute of Harmonious Living, 519-404-6627

Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa 519-886-8624

Before you go enjoy this list of simple tools to begin your journey, and prep for our gathering next Tuesday

Breathing Meditation

Put your hand on your stomach and take a deep breath while blowing your tummy up like a balloon

after two practice breathes put your other hand on your ribs and repeat inflate your tummy and chest noticeably and with intention

Next move your tummy hand to your chest keeping your other hand on your ribs and take two more breathes while noticeably raising your chest.

**Most people do not breath correctly this exercise increase your ability to feed your body with wonderful clean air.  This will help energize you if you are low and it calms you if you are stressed.  A great technique to use before bed or in place of the naughty afternoon snack!


Every morning use your journal to set your intention for the day using positive words and focusing on te good you wish to share with the world.  Writing this down allows you to become reminded throughout the day of the positive commitment you have made to your self and those around you.

At the end of your day, journal about anything knocking around in your head, also use this time to reflect on things you wish to improve for the next day in a non judgmental but observant approach.  End your journaling for the night with gratitude for wonderful experiences throughout your day and life in general.  Always end with positivity!


Tips Tuesday – A November To Remember!

Tips Tuesday – A November To Remember!

Good Tuesday to all! I wanted to fill you in in some fun we have had and some fun we plan on having this coming month!

This past month was HUGE for promo’s, I hope you enjoyed them!  We also stretched our creativity with our recent photo shoot, showing off some beautiful fall colours!  We look forward to unveiling the gorgeous photos soon, we thank our clients who were our models!  We insist on using only our own work in our social media and posters in the salon to prove the ‘Green” is sexy and effective, while preserving our planet!

I wanted to share some exciting classes and workshops coming up focusing on our Essential Oil Line with Educator Kerstin Kramer.  She shared her expertise by offering a Flu Shot Make and Take and a Green Cleaner Make and Take using essential oils this past month.

There is one last class scheduled for October and if you are looking to attain your Reiki Level 2 Certification this class is for you!  this Saturday October 31 from 9-4 $250

Coming up for November are the following classes!

November 13 Managing Moods and Stress Naturally only $10 to attend

November 27 Creating Hormonal Balance Naturally

And as an added bonus we might be adding one for Children’s Health too! Watch for that posting!

Also I will be offering a Workshop @ The Rock Spa in the WoodBurner Building on Victoria St Kitchener November 9 from 7-9

Contact Steph @ The Rock Spa to reserve your seat @ 226-444-0176

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How To avoid a Zombie Apocalypse!

First it is important to understand the traits of a Zombie so you can clearly identify them!

  • An individual listlessly walking seemingly without destination with a great deal of distraction preventing them from connecting with any focus to anything or anyone
  • Individual may be looking down or looking straight ahead without acknowledging anything around them
  • Can be observed in a room full of people, at a restaurant however does not communicate with others simply mindlessly looks down at their lap
  • Seems to be void of emotion, except occasionally might randomly burst out in a muffled gawfaw prompting others to sometimes ask ‘What’s up?’ usually to know reply from the ‘Zombie’ subject.
  • Subjects family no longer recognizes the Subject in question.  Communication has almost completely ceased, and intimate contact is rarely enjoyed if at all. Relationships seem to break down due to lack of physical, emotional and psychological connection.  This is usually evident in the extreme cases after long periods of exposure to the epidemic strain or ‘Cause’ of the Zombie diagnosis.
  • Whole families have been known to be exposed to the disease.  This is concerning for many reasons , one of the biggest being that it takes a Strong Member to recognize the danger to the exposure and get treatment for the entire family immediately.

****Now read all of the listed traits above while recognizing the ‘ROOT CAUSE’ is technology, cell phones, laptops, lack of boundaries for work etc.

I thought I’d have a little fun this week with Halloween coming up to share with you what I and many others have been observing for some time…Ok Let me explain what a Zombie Apocalypse is to me!

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The Side effects of this epidemic!

We have MAJOR Disconnection to nature because HOURS can go by while on devices the next thing you know there is no time to go outside with our kids and play.

Marriage are breaking down more then ever due to lack of communication, feeling unloved and neglected because spouses are distracted or having emotional affairs online.

Kids are not learning how to communicate effectively due to lack of communication in the home.  They are becoming desensitized to the important of emotional connections and meaningful talks with parents and siblings.

Quality morals, values and manners in public are being annihilated because no one uses common sense and respect for others in a public setting.

People DO NOT REALIZE THEY CAN MEET A QUALITY PERSON in PERSON, standing right beside them at a bus stop they could fall in Love with Date and Marry!  People are so reliant on social media and dating sites with their heads down staring at their dating site connections the person sitting beside them at a restaurant, or bus seat could be the love of their life, but they don’t know how or have the common sense to start up a conversation?!

It is making people trust people in person less and strangely trust strangers online more??!!

We know less what our kids are doing with snap chat, instagram, facebook, etc the are sending inappropriate pictures and connecting with strangers online.

There are no protective ‘Family’ settings that are broad enough or fast enough to keep up with the garbage and sensitive information our kids are exposed to on line.  Many people have voiced concerns with how young kids are getting sex ed in schools, when most kids are exposed to worst with no guidance on line.


Be string enough to set boundaries you are comfortable with personally and professionally!  Here are some tips!

You are paid for so many hours a week right?  IF you are working at home too, add up those hours and then recalculate your earnings:  $70,000/ 40 hr week= $33 /wk

If you are working an average of an additional 3 hours per night and maybe 4 hours on the weekend your income just dropped to $22/hr.  You are making $11 less per hour cause you are not setting healthy boundaries for your work.  Sad thing is Your Family is footing the bill for missed tie with you.  Noone ever goes to their grave saying they wish they spent more time working….

So Set healthy boundaries, Maybe you decide going to work earlier gets you more time to get stuff done without missing as much time with family.  Or maybe you say 30 mins per night is the most you will do and SET A TIMER to stay accountable!

Delegate more!  Everyone is replaceable, don’t get caught up in thinking only YOU can do the work, ask for help, it is healthier for you and others feel good about helping.

Set certain times of the day when family can use devices and then when the time is up commit to spending time doing something together, outside, inside or upside down!

Have a Phone bucket.  It’s easy to sit on the couch with the family to watch a movie then look around only to see everyone is also on a device.  Encourage focus and decrease over stimulation by having a phone bucket, all devices go in before family time, and stress that they be TURNED OFF!  If your Cell phone is also your home phone, There is NO RULE that you MUST PICK UP, let voicemail get it, especially if you are with your family, what message does this send your kids and spouse?  They are more important, and if it’s an emergency you can call back and so can they.

Have Family Game night, Movie night, no device night, outdoor activity night.  Make it fun and give everyone the chance to pick the activities! As a parent YOU set the tone for the reality and experiences of your family , and if it’s broken, you hold the responsibility but ALSO the keys to fix it.  Be strong and set the example.

So let only the Halloween Zombies invade your home this Halloween!  Reconnect with your family an friends, you will have a richer life experience for it.

Tips Tuesday – Celebrate Gratitude with us This FREE Fabulous, Fall FitGlow Friday Mineral Make Over Event!


FREE Fabulous, Fall FitGlow Friday Mineral Make Over Event

11-7 Friday October 16

We LOVE our guests and to show our appreciation by offering a FREE fun, fabulous, fall mineral makeup application while you enjoy complimentary refreshments and meet Anna Domi the Creator and Founder of the line.  It is so important to us to support Canadian made products that are safer for our whole family!  The more we support local manufacturing, the more we support our local economy and even better that’s it’s eco sustainable!

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Fall is usually a time when we get a fresh new look, chic cut, juicy colour and then of course refresh our make up kit to compliment our new looks!  This event will help you integrate your new shades and even learn some new tips you’ve been dying to try!  This is your chance!

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So this Friday October 16th from 11-7, we would like to show Gratitude for all of our amazing clients by offering all of you a FREE FitGlow Fabulous Fall Make over with a safer Eco Friendly Canadian made line! Enjoy a complimentary professional make up application and meet Anna Domi the Creator of FitGlow Mineral Make up. Enjoy lovely refreshments and fall tips for fabulous looks every day! Book in a cut and or wash and style and then take your new look out to paint the town red, orange and yellow! Spaces are limited so please call to reserve a space! 519-886-8624

Hope to see you there!



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Tips Tuesday- Doing some INNER work for hair, skin and spirit!

Tips Tuesday- Doing some INNER work for hair, skin and spirit!

Well for many people the colder weather and darker afternoons mark a time for hibernation.  Avoiding the cold and finding cozy solace indoors is common for most of us.  the following ‘tips’ are to make this season a little more positive and less negatively impactful to your hair, skin and spirit.



Find your hair dryer and more static effected this time of year? Try the following regimens and watch how your hair will thank you.

~Do regular deep conditioner treatments, at least once a week

~ Smooth a little styling oil or coconut oil over your hair after styling, carrying Lavender oil in your purse can be used during the day adding smoothness, moisturizing benefits

~ DO NOT wash your hair every day!  Get creative, try pony tails or braids and twists to get through days 2 and 3, excessive washing dries the hair and scalp causing breakage and dandruff



~ On your scalp if you get regular dandruff mix up a bit of coconut oil and lavender oil and rub it directly on your scalp then apply a deep conditioner on your ends for a double whammy moisture experience! Leave on for 10-20 minutes then gently rinse with body temperature water.

~ Get a richer moisturizer for your face!  Winter is more dying and the wind causes the skin to dry out faster.  Using a more moisturizing cream will help, also stay away from foaming cleansers, these tend to be very drying, stick with cream cleansers, like our RVB Holistic Milk cleanser that can also double as a make up remover!

~ Consider adding an oil treatment at night like our RVB essential oil night oil!  Your cells rejuvenate more at night while you rest, so maximize their youthful potential while you sleep with an deep penetrating oil moisturizer!

~ Get a facial once a month at least.  You skin is in so much need of TLC and it barely gets it!  Make sure you get professional care and take advantage of the amazing Facial Friday 20% discount every Friday!



~ Many people find this time of year difficult as less exposure to sunlight and the plethora of holidays can cause a sadness that can seem overwhelming.  Many treatments can help relieve the side affects of the overwhelm.  Reiki, Shambala, and crystal grid therapy are amazing ways to re-balance energy and increase joy and peace to your energy body.

~ Holistic Life Coaching Treatments help you get to the root of the issue with any obstacle in relationships, career or in issues you are haunted by within you from the past.

~ Get outside anyway!  Part of the negative feelings you are experiencing are due to lack of exposure to the sun and clean air that the outdoors supplies.  Get outside for at least 30 mins a day for a brisk walk to get the cobwebs out of your head and the Chi back in your body flowing again!

Every Thursday is Therapy Thursday, enjoy 20% off any Holistic and or Energy treatment!

Tips Tuesday – S0 Much to Celebrate! Join Us For The Following Free Events and Promos!


S0 Much to Celebrate! Join Us For The Following Free Events and Promos!

October is upon us and with it brings several amazing events to celebrate, what better time of year to do so and be grateful then Thanks Giving!

I have been motivated to show gratitude for so many things I wish to share with you.

I get to celebrate 40 years of an amazing healthy life, wonderful friends and supportive family,

Being Nominated for Oktoberfest Rogers Woman of the Year Event

6 years of successfully running Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa


Celebrating the launching of my new business the Institute For Harmonious Living

So to celebrate my 40th I would like to to offer 40% off a hair and skin combined service to anyone celebrating their 40th the month of October!

I would like to invite you to a celebratory make up party on Friday October 16th, enjoy a FREE Mineral Make Up Application, complimentary snacks and refreshments.  Please RSVP for a space!


To celebrate the nomination I would like to extend a 10% discount for anyone who has Oktoberfest tickets!  Bring in your Ticket and receive 10% off the service you have booked for that day, (Discount can only be applied once).


In celebrating the opening of IHL and reaching the milestone of 40 years on this amazing planet I recognize that not EVERYONE is as excited as I am to enjoy such an amazing life event so I would like to offer 40% off a Holistic Life Coach session for anyone searching for guidance and balance in their lives.

So for this Tips Tuesday celebrating a month of Gratitude on reflection of this Thanks Giving Holiday Season, I encourage you too to celebrate your life, your successes and all that you have that many all over the world can only wish they could enjoy.  Showing Gratitude is the fastest way to raise your personal vibration, cure depression and put everything into perspective.


Happy Thanks Giving

Happy Oktoberfest


Happy Birthday to anyone else celebrating their bday this month, come celebrate with us!





Tips Tuesday – Fall Prep for Mind, Body and Spirit!

Tips Tuesday – Fall Prep for Mind, Body and Spirit!

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The season hair is unstructured, and undefined with loads of waves while utilizing the summers lightened hues but with the integration of some depth at the roots and mid shaft.  Ombres are still a strong colour go to, but with toned down approaches’ that reminisce of fall tones and hues.

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Skin always shows its best after lots of water drinking and a good nights sleep!  But continue that maintenance with awareness to your skin care is essential!  Remember that you are heading into a dry over heated indoor season, so upping the hydration in your moisturizer is very important.  Also good to note is to avoid the overly pruned eyebrows, that’s right softer more natural brows are in.  Softer more natural everything is in!  The make up trending for fall is looking like natural watercolour paintings rather then typical bold colours and heavy liners we are used to this time of year.  So enjoy your berry stained lips and soft less defined eyes, softer is in, and letting your perfectly hydrated skin glow, especially with our Facial Fridays with 20% off facials every Friday and FitGlow Makeup our Canadian made Mineral Make up line of choice!



Some people find themselves in over whelm with the lighthearted summer vacay months over, it’s time to hit the books/deadlines/overtime, not to mention the kids in all their activities there’s hardly time left to sleep let alone squeeze in that yoga class.  As daunting as it seems to organize yet one more thing, bare with me now.  Set a timeline for your day so that your down time, exercise and self care take equal president along with all those things you must achieve for others.  Find time to ‘hit’ books that stimulate your spiritual growth, and warm your heart on those cool fall evenings, and do NOT skimp on healthy eating or proper sleep just to meet the needs of others.  You are actually more productive when you are well rested and your energy is high, so NEVER compromise the need to feed your spirit, it allows you to be the super wo/man that you know you can be!