Posts by Carol Ploen-Hosegood

Happiness? now or later?

You subscribe to different websites, follow motivational speakers, scroll through social media. You talk about going on that trip of a lifetime, reconnecting with an old friend, volunteering, getting healthier, finding true happiness … the list is endless. Yet every day you look in the mirror and tell yourself … tomorrow I’ll start. Why wait…

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Pura Vida ~ Pure Life

Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America with friendly, happy people that made our holiday to celebrate my Mom’s 80th a trip to remember. The experiences we had seeing monkeys in the wild, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous others species of birds and reptiles was unique for a prairie girl from Canada. Exploring beautiful…

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Happy 80th Mom

Birthdays…the day we celebrate another year of life. Feb. 18 my Mom turned 80 years young. I know she doesn’t always feel that way, she will tell you, 80 years old, but I see it different. My mom is young at heart and I love the fact that I can share with you what an…

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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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