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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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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