Wait, WHAT? You Did NOT Just Call Me THAT.

I can not imagine being a mother in this day and age; where I have to teach my daughter self-respect and boundaries and what it means to stand in her power. Because in the year 2017, I am being called names like “stupid”, “slut”, “twat” and “cocktease” for a decision I made about my body.…

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The Anatomy Of A Smoothie

This past weekend, Roger and I ran our online Writer’s retreat and we simply didn’t have time to stop and sit down to a meal. Yes, it is certainly best when we can take 20-30 minutes to sit, relax, eat slowly and truly be mindful of each bite of food, but we also live in…

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Feed Your Cravings (Part 2)

It’s Tuesday, September 5th, and the first day of school for many young people. I wish all of the children and parents a great year ahead. I know, for a lot of parents, hearing those fateful words, “What’s for dinnnnerrrr???” can raise anxiety and stress levels bigtime. While I don’t have children, I can understand those…

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Feed Your Cravings (PART 1)

My mother gave me an amazing gift. One I am consistently grateful for. And one I am going to share with you today as well as in a second post (because this one got too long!). You see, when Roger is hungry and craves, say, Italian or Mexican or Asian or Indian or Thai food,…

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From Alcohol To Sugar: The Short Jaunt

A 2-part series I wrote for Spring Gardens Detox Centre in Spring Hill, Florida was published and I wanted to share it with you, here, as well. You see, for me, sugar came back into my life with a vengeance as soon as I quit drinking, and I know this is a common story for…

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Robin Williams. Dad. Life.

Three years ago, we lost a brother. A spectacular human who made us laugh as often as he made us cry. A man who had us asking deep questions while we challenged our beliefs. A human who made us feel more…human. Robin Williams was larger than life. And maybe that’s what happened. Maybe he no…

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My New Balls!

Hehehe… Now that I have your attention, please allow me to explain! If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I don’t used refined sugar in my recipes and when I enjoy a treat, it’s usually sweetened with fruit. But when I want something a little more decadent, I use natural…

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Writing Your Story

Today I am sharing an article I wrote for The Recovery Village, a treatment centre that offers a personalized approach to recovery with various locations in the U.S. I encourage you to check them out as they are doing amazing work. Here is the link to the article. Since writing my book and sharing my…

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I Won’t Die From This.

Last week, I had a colonoscopy. It was my second in ten years. I have an excellent doctor, and she first requested the test for me when I was 38, knowing that the waiting list is long. She wanted me tested by the time I was 40. You see, my maternal grandmother died with colon…

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Let’s Talk Food.

While I have about a million things I want to talk to you about since returning from vacation on Vancouver Island last week, I realize it’s been a while since we talked about food. And that’s a problem, considering the name of my blog. Today, I thought I’d address something that’s been kind of bothering me…

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