Meghan Pearson
Meg Pearson embraces the title of "Nutri-tarian", finding it hard to label her food philosophy that focuses on the benefits of a plant-heavy, whole foods diet, and the importance of seeking total life balance in flexible ways. She is also a passionate vegan/vegetarian cook, Culinary Nutrition Expert, certified Raw Food Chef and Instructor, yoga teacher, Reiki Practitioner, and the owner of “MAP Wellness”. Meghan spent many years fighting her own food battles, suffering with bulimia from her early teens, and has found comfort and strength in sharing her affection for food creativity with others.

Connect with Meg:
Twitter: @MAPWellness

Entries by Meghan Pearson

How to Eat Mindfully

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 5:09 PM


Mindfulness is simply the awareness of the present moment. It's living in the here and now. When we practice mindfulness, we are able to escape the "monkey mind" -- the constant droning on and on of the ego, the thought process, living in...

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Tried and True Tips To Keep You Healthy and Nourished While Travelling

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 4:54 PM


It rains.

As I sit in my mountain top jungle casita this morning, I wonder if today will be another full day of hibernation, as mother nature unleashes her seasonal weeks of weeping over the Costa Rican coastline. Yes, October is considered...

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Falling in Love With All the Local Fall Food on Offer

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 12:51 PM


Oh, Canada...

I've been up here in Canada for just over a week, which completes one third of my whirlwind tour here on North American soil. As much as I adore and admire all the beauty and bounty that my life in Costa...

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A Giant Eco Project of Plastic Proportions

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 5:45 PM


Founder of retreat centre Hacienda del Sol, B.C.-born Menlha Bruneau has always been an innovator. The creative mind behind many projects here in the jungles of Costa Rica, including Hacienda's signature juice cleanse program, the Kootenay School of...

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A Colourful Recipe for "Chakra" Salad

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 5:34 PM


Who says summer is over? While, in reality, there are only a few days left in the season, that's no reason to stop enjoying salads. What with mother nature's fall bounty only just beginning to bloom, I think it's prime time...

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From Costa Rica to Canada, This Smoothie Rules!

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 3:58 PM


Just off the plane from Central America, I am feeling blessed to *finally* be finding the time to blog here again. I think my last update here on Huffington was way back in December 2013, when I shaved my head...


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How Living in the Jungle Has Inspired Me

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 3:00 PM


You know when you just "know" something without reason or explanation? When you quite simply feel something is true and right, without having any evidence or reason to support it? How you can feel perfectly at home, grounded, and safe when...

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Celebrate the Holidays With Delicious Raw Carrot Cupcakes

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 6:35 PM


I am just over one month into my new life down here in Costa Rica. And December (month number two!) marks the anniversary of my new home and workplace, Hacienda Del Sol. Yes, this month, HDS is nearly 2 decades old!...

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A Canadian Living in Costa Rica

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 12:02 PM

Heavy stillness. Damp, thick, clean ether. Bird song. Revolving ocean curls. Jungle acoustics. Heavenly humidity.

Having just slid into my new life here in Central America, the above describe my initial sensory observances as I acclimatized to the south having just...

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J'ai divorcé de la télé

(7) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 5:56 PM

Preneuse de son, assistante de production, chef de groupe, graphiste, directrice, productrice. Des rôles que j'ai joués dans ce drame qu'on appelle ¨la vie¨. Oh, et je n'ai pas de télé.

Je me suis mariée à la télé
En 1999, lors de ma dernière année au collège, mes parents ont...
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I Divorced TV

(17) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 10:54 PM

VTR operator, Production Assistant, Floor Manager, On-Air Graphics Operator, Director, Producer. All roles I have played in this drama called "life." Oh, and I do not own a TV.

I Married TV
Back in 1999, as I prepared to graduate from secondary school, my parents began putting pressure on me...
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Is the Green Smoothie All It's Cracked Up to Be?

(2) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 11:35 AM


What did you have for breakfast this morning? Green smoothie? I did.

Mine consisted of:

  • fresh almond milk

  • a dollop of almond butter

  • 1/2 ripe banana

  • a handful arugula

  • cinnamon

  • ginger

  • honey

Six months ago, my...

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Scars, Spaces, and Life in the Raw

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 11:23 AM


As a teen, I was your typical moody and private daughter, who thought nothing more important than to yack on the telephone with my best girlfriends for hours on end, from the minute I got home off the school bus, until the minute mom...

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Thriving Through Chaos and Dancing Into Bliss

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 4:20 PM


I recently spent two weekends working as guest speaker, culinary nutrition expert, and yoga teacher with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, as part of their "wellness weekend" events for staff. The theme of these getaways was focused on how to achieve and maintain...

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What Is Ayurveda, Anyway?

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 11:21 AM


Back when I did my yoga teacher training with 889 Yoga in Toronto, I was really stoked to find out that Ayurveda was going to be a huge part of the program. I had dappled in Eastern medicinal practices off...

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RECIPE: A Raw Soup and Wine Pairing Fit for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 12:15 PM


This past weekend I spent the evening hours hanging out on my 17th floor balcony listening the the sprinkle of yet another rainy summer Sunday, while sampling wines and sharing plates of my raw food recipes with sommelier Erin Henderson of

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RECIPE: A Protein-Filled Smoothie

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2013 | 8:57 PM


Quick! Hunger strikes! And your body craves protein, plant fibre and flavour! Do not fret, I got you covered.

I was saving this recipe for m recipe book, due out end of August (yes, I am finally writing a cookbook, and doing all of...

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RECIPE: Chocolate Blueberry Cream Cake

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2013 | 8:03 PM


Chocolate Blueberry Cream Cake

Oh yes, summer, you sneaky little sphinx. It appears that the season of splendor may finally be making its full appearance here in Ontario, after a spring of cold weather, grey skies, and much rain. A...

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RECIPE: A Vegan Burger Meat Lovers Will Envy

(4) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 12:00 AM


Ah, summer time. It may not be here *quite* yet, but the past few days of thirty degree weather certainly had my mind on the months ahead and all that this season has to offer.

I spent the better part of last weekend...

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Building the Perfect Toronto Must-Do List

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 8:35 PM


That's me and my longest standing Toronto friend, BFF Kim, circa 2008, in front of the world's tallest free-standing structure, both integral parts to my life in Toronto!

What would you do if you only had 130 days left? 130 days...

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