Posts by Carol Ploen-Hosegood

Would you be proud of your own obituary?

The past month has been filled with the news of the passing of many of my parents friends and my personal friends parents, more so than any other time in my life. The news of someone losing their life is always so sad, perhaps easier to accept when they have led a long and loving…

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Everyone needs a break

I’m down in Florida for 10 days taking a break from winter and visiting my parents. The weather has been awesome except for today when the rain and cool weather arrived and threw us off our game plan a little. However, regardless of the weather, life is pretty darn good. I share this because I…

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CONFETTI QUINOA SALAD WITH LIME VINAIGRETTE

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled 1 (14.5-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1⁄2 red bell pepper, diced 1 mango, diced 1⁄2-1 avocado, diced (optional) 1 green onion, sliced 1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional) 2-3 Tbsp lime juice 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp olive oil 1⁄4 tsp pepper, or to taste 1⁄4…

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Let’s Celebrate with Canada

Canada turns 150 this July 1, doesn’t that make you feel young? We talk a lot about trying new things, experiencing things outside your comfort zone, experiencing nature etc. How exciting is it that all these amazing options are right in our own back yard. 150 things to do in Manitoba in 2017. If you…

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2016 Highlights

Happy New Year Monkeys. It’s the beginning of a New Year and the continuing journey of your best self. As we move forward with 2017 I am excited for the things to come but I also love to reflect on the past year too and celebrate all the fun, healthy, active outings we have shared…

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A new twist on New Years Resolution

2017 is just around the corner and with it, we’re encouraged to consider what we want to change or fix about ourselves in the New Year. It’s a time to make resolutions. A “resolution” is defined as a firm decision to do or not do something. With just 8% of those people who set resolutions…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to take this time to wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah or Seasons Greetings. Regardless of the words we use or our individual beliefs, the message  I want to send is the same for all. I want to wish you all a joyful, happy time with family and friends…

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Complete Pancakes

INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop of vanilla COMPLETE by Juice Plus+® mix 3 egg whites 1⁄2 cup of rolled oats 1 medium banana 2 tsp baking powder DIRECTIONS: 1) Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth consistency. 2) If needed, to thin out the batter, add a little almond milk. 3) Cook on a lightly greased…

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The gift that keeps on giving

5 years ago I had a vision to start an endowment fund for HMC that would allow us to give back in perpetuity.  At the time I had no idea how I would come up with the money to make it happen but what I did know is where there is a will there is…

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Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

As we kick off the holiday season, I would like to invite you to count down to Christmas with a kindness advent calendar. This was shared with me today and it’s just too good to keep to myself. Christmas can sometimes become a stressful time and a little too commercialized but this little gem puts…

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