Get Into SPRING By Eating THIS!

With this past Sunday marking the beginning of Daylight Savings, I was reminded of how quickly spring is approaching. It’s practically here! We’ve “all” been there. Where we’ve been happily covered up and cozy in our sweaters and jeans during the fall and winter months only to find ourselves feeling completely naked as soon as…

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Sobriety Starts HERE.

As you know, 16 years ago, my life was shattered into a million little pieces, and I was left to rebuild every single part of it. It was a grueling process that left me exhausted at times, elated at others, alive and present for it all. As a woman in long-term recovery, I wear the title…

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The Hero We Need.

Last week on Facebook, I shared this video of Fred Rogers (better known as Mister Rogers) back in 1969, appealing to the senate to increase funding for public television programs.The video brought me to tears. Like, sobbing, snivelling, “ugly cry” tears. I could sense that my reaction was…layered. I could feel that it hit a…

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Connecting Through Food.

Monday, February 19th was family day in many parts of Canada, which got me thinking about families eating together. In our crazy, fast-paced world, we can find ourselves rushing from one thing to the next and we might find it challenging to gather the family and sit around a table to enjoy a meal along…

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Ellen, That’s Just Not Funny.

Let me start by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Ellen Degeneres. In fact, I taped her “coming out” episode back in 1997 and watched it until I could essentially recite every line (fortunately, for me, my roommate was also a fan) and I fist bumped the TV every single time it got…

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The LIES We’re Sold.

Froot Loops are not a good source of fiber; No matter what it says on the box. Nutella is not a quality breakfast choice; No matter what the mom is telling you on the commercial. And alcohol is not a health tonic; No matter what the articles want you to believe. Our common sense tells…

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Let’s TALK.

Tomorrow is Bell Let’s Talk Day; a day where we shine a light on and open up a dialogue about mental health issues while donating to a cause that affects more of us than we may even realize or want to admit. As a woman in long term recovery from alcohol addiction, I have found…

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9 Days of Going Without…and Going Within.

If you follow me here, you may know that Roger and I spent the holidays in sunny Mexico with my family. It was a wonderful adventure and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. But you wouldn’t know it from my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds. You see, I posted exactly zero times in the 9…

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Blue Tuesday…

Yesterday was what is referred to as “Blue Monday” because it’s widely considered to be the most depressing day of the year. While there are no real, scientific studies to back up the claim (the date was created through a “mathematical equation” developed by a PR company), many people find themselves feeling down at this…

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I Need To Tell You Something…

As I was reading aloud a part of this post, Roger stopped me to say those words–“We fear the kitchen the way our kids used to fear the basement”–and I immediately laughed and then stopped and looked at him…and nodded my head. It sounded true to me. Because I believe we have become disassociated from…

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