I Didn’t Have Time

This past weekend, families everywhere celebrated Mother’s Day. As you probably know, I am not a mother. My own mom lives out West, and Roger’s mom lives down East, so celebrations this year consisted of some phone calls. Sunday was not only Mother’s Day, it was also what would have been my father’s 74th birthday.…

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How Did I Get Here?

I am currently in the car traveling back from Fredericton, New Brunswick, where Roger’s family runs several trade shows each year. It’s always a ton of work, but it is extremely rewarding and a lot of fun! A big reason we enjoy it so much is because we work together as a high functioning team where…

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Dare to be DIFFERENT

Music has always played an important role in my life.  My Dad was a huge music lover and at his funeral, a friend shared that they always knew when he was coming home because they could hear the car stereo blaring; usually the voice of Josh Groban or Buddy Holly or The Beach Boys as he…

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The ONE Thing That Will Set You Free

Earlier this morning, I spoke to a group of businesswomen about the freedom that comes from living authentically and how doing so changes the way we live and the way we do business. While I tailored my talk to relate to business, I wanted to share the more personal side of my journey here. As…

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(NO SUGAR) Dark Chocolate Cherry Tarts & Coconut Whipped Cream

I developed this recipe as a finale, if you will, for my Kick The Sugar Warriors! We hadn’t tasted chocolate the entire time we were on the Challenge and I wanted to create something decadent, but without sugar. Enter the Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart with Coconut Whipped Cream! One of my Warriors made them and…

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OMG! We DID It!!

Yesterday marked the FINAL day of the 28-Day Re-Integration Phase of the Kick the Sugar Challenge. Those of us who did it went from being called “Challengers” to being called “Warriors”, and believe me, we deserve that title. Those of us who stuck it out for all 56 Days since the beginning of the Challenge have now…

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Revealing More Of Myself… (and a SINFUL Dessert!)

I was honoured last week to be interviewed by UK blogger Olivia Pennelle, a fellow sober living lover and passionate healthy foodie. She lives in Manchester, and I just LOVE the Internet for connecting us across the miles. It’s so cool! Olivia got sober on March 26, 2012 and proceeded to completely transform her health, losing…

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You Just Might LOVE Me For This…

I received a lot of support over last week’s post. I am so glad the message was received in the spirit it was written…with love and compassion. Thank you to everyone who reached out and shared their experience or their feelings about it. I appreciate it more than you know. I was afraid to put…

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You May HATE Me For This…and That’s OK.

I am wearing my flak jacket as we speak. Because I know there are people out there who are going to hate me for writing this post. I know this. And that’s ok. I am ready. You see, I have put off this post for a very, very long time because I have worthiness issues;…

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Are You A BOSS?

So, once again, it is by an act of grace that this post has written itself. Yesterday, the 28-Day Kick The Sugar Challenge (KTSC28) came to a triumphant close and it is an amazing feeling for every single one of us who accomplished our goal…even if there were some slips along the way. The ones…

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