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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Ray Of Light

Original photo courtesy of Katia Pershin Photography Mixed media artwork by Tammi Salas using b/w image, acrylic paints on a 5″x 5″ wood panel. As you know, I am a woman in long term recovery. As such, I am getting to meet some incredible people; people like California girl, Tammi Salas. I had the pleasure of…

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Celebrating!

This past Saturday, Canadians everywhere celebrated our country’s 150th year since Confederation. I live in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, and although I knew the festivities would be second to none in my amazing home city, Roger and I decided to fly west and join my mother and her partner as they put on a lovely…

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Getting REAL About Beauty.

WARNING: Lonnnngg post. Written for women. Statistic: In the United States alone, the beauty industry is worth over 60 billion dollars. Women everywhere are constantly bombarded with mixed messages about our appearance. While we are told that we need to look our best, we’re reminded not to focus too much on our looks. We’re told not to take…

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My Father’s Legacy

This past weekend many of us celebrated Father’s Day. For over 20 years, my family has enjoyed a game of golf and a reunion at my aunt’s cottage, just outside my Dad’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. We settled on Father’s Day weekend a few years in, and the date has stuck. I am so glad…

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Eat THIS, Not THAT.

What if I told you that you’ve been lied to? What if I told you that the thing you’ve been told to avoid is the very thing you NEED to be healthy? What if I told you that your BRAIN and your BODY have been damaged by this lie? What if I told you that the…

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Tending.

A few weeks ago, I woke up with a kink in my neck. I figured I just slept funny and hoped it would just go away. After a day or so, I didn’t really notice it. Two Saturdays ago, after my power class at the gym, I felt like I had strained my right pectoral…

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