Cameron Called…

Ok, well maybe she didn’t call, but Cameron Diaz’s team had me write a piece for The Body Book blog, and I was thrilled! I have been a fan of Cameron’s for decades and then when she wrote The Body Book, I felt like she was speaking right to me, using her experience and knowledge to…

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I Have A Confession…

This past weekend, Canadians everywhere celebrated Thanksgiving. It is a time for people to remember all that we have to be grateful for and to pause in order to give thanks. It has always been a special holiday for me. First, it is celebrated in October, which is my birthday month, and second, I adore the…

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I Could Die Tomorrow…Plus, a YUMMY Recipe!

This morning, we are traveling back from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Roger’s family runs trade shows down east, and we wrapped up the Fall show this past weekend. It is a team effort and we all come together and do our parts to help the event go smoothly. It was a ton of work but the event…

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Let’s TALK…and EAT!!

Today is all about talking and eating! Two of my favourite things. I had the privilege of speaking at a corporate event yesterday. It was so much fun!! We did a Lunch & Learn where each attendee received a signed copy of my book and I suggested that I cook recipes from the 28 Day Kick…

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I Am In Pain…So Here I Sit.

Two days before my father died, the priest at my parents’ church visited him in the hospital. My father asked a question, somewhat jokingly, somewhat seriously. He asked, “What will I be in heaven?” The priest answered, “John, you will be in heaven exactly what you were here on earth. You will be an enthusiast.” This past…

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Do NOT Buy My Book

Yes, you read that right. Do NOT buy my book. Please don’t buy it. Not if you are buying my book to “support” me. That is not why I wrote this book and that is not the reason I want you to have it. I don’t want you to buy this book out of a…

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I Want To Talk To You

My writing has been a way for me to share myself with you and to connect in a more authentic way. I have had to push past the fear of “what will they think” to a place where I know what I am doing is hitting a nerve because we ALL feel shame and pain…

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Rock Bottom-Sharing My Most Shameful Secret With You

I have hidden this from everyone but my closest friends and family for 14 years. Today, I share it with you. Once again, I am terrified to hit “post”. I am so deeply ashamed of my behaviour that I can hardly believe you will know about it in a few minutes. But it is time.…

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What Gord Downie’s Cancer Has Taught Me

EDITED on October 17, 2017. Gord Downie passed away peacefully with his family by his side. What he did for us as Canadians in particular will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace, Gord. We are kissing you on the lips. Gord Downie, frontman for The Tragically Hip, a Canadian rock band better known simply as,…

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My MOST Embarrassing Moment

As I continue my mission of sharing myself with you, today I am divulging something I have kept from even my closest friends. I have held onto it for decades…almost 28 years, to be exact. I am terrified to share it. Thinking about it still makes me sweat; still gets me so uncomfortable that I have to shake…

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