MY WOTY2020 (Word Of The Year)

I’ve been doing a “Word of the year” (WOTY) for a few years. I don’t know how others come up with their word, but the way I do it is by simply paying more attention to my life. I examine the things I do habitually. I look at my behaviours and the results they create,…

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ASTROLOGY 101

I’m not someone who understands astrology very well and I would like to understand it better. I wondered if maybe you, too, wanted to delve in, (and find out what the heck “Mercury going retrograde” is all about!) and so I enlisted the help of professional astrologer Natha Campanella to help us navigate this broad…

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The TASTIEST, EASIEST LEFTOVER Meal (VIDEO RECIPE)

I am a HUGE fan of leftovers. I am an even BIGGER fan of never, ever throwing food away (did you know it’s the #1 way we can help reduce greenhouse gases?). I am ALWAYS looking to make healthy, fast and TASTY meals. This recipe came when I looked in the fridge and saw more…

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Home Made Almond Milk (VIDEO RECIPE)

There is nothing, NOTHING like real, home made almond milk. It is creamy and delicious, it can be subbed for dairy in almost any recipe, and what I love most is that there is only ONE ingredient…ALMONDS! Well, and water, too, but how cool is that!? Take a look at any container of store-bought almond…

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STOP Trying To GET HEALTHY.(Seriously).

With the holidays upon us and people getting into “New Year’s Resolution” mode, I wanted to share some thoughts with you. Over the last week, I’ve received three messages–that are essentially the same message–from three different people and so I am taking it as sign to write about it. The first came from someone who…

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Home Made Caesar Salad. Join Me! (VIDEO RECIPE)

I looove making this home made Caesar salad for friends and loved ones (I’m making it tomorrow for Boxing Day!), so if you’ve always wondered how the fancy restaurants do it, here you go! I learned from the best and have been making it since I was “forced” to make it table-side at a fancy…

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Let’s Make YUMMY TREATS! (VIDEO RECIPE)

Something I’ve shared a lot about here is how people who have ditched the booze often find themselves picking up allll the sugar. Candy, cookies, chocolate, bread, chips, popcorn. It’s like we swap one addiction for another as soon as we get sober. There are also people (like me, too) who started on sugar young,…

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WASTE-FREE Giving (Heal The Planet; Heal Ourselves)

Did you know that at Christmas in Canada alone, we throw away the weight of 100,000 elephants (or about 540,000 tonnes) in wrapping paper? I can’t honestly even get my head around that. That doesn’t factor in tape or ribbon or cards or bows or boxes or the actual gift inside; that’s JUST the wrapping…

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REALTalk On INCONTINENCE.

In case you missed Sunday’s episode of REALTalk, I wanted to share the show here. It was a powerful hour talking about a topic that’s often overlooked due to shame and embarrassment–we talked INCONTINENCE. Derick Fage shard his own personal and powerful story of being born with a medical condition that rendered him fecally incontinent,…

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REALTalk On CAREGIVING.

As more of us are becoming caregivers to aging loved ones, I wanted to have an honest conversation about the impact caregiving can have on our health and what we can do to prepare ourselves better for this life event. Pierrette Raymond and Sue Liko of Moving Forward Matters help us navigate this challenging time…

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