Give Back

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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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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Have yourself a Mindful little Christmas

I don’t know about you, but Christmas has become a conflicted time for me. I really appreciate the reminders to celebrate and connect with friends and family. I love that there is a specific time of year that we get to have a “re-start” or “new birth”. But then there’s all the abundant purchasing, unhealthy…

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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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Be kind to one another

Ellen ends her show by reminding us to be kind to one another, we teach our children when they are young and we all have good intentions but sometimes we need to focus more on creating those opportunities. As we head into the holiday season I would like to encourage you all to  focus your…

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Give Back and feel the happiness

Research has shown that the old saying of “It’s better to give than receive” is true on many levels. Besides feeling good about you for doing something for others it is also good for your physical health, self-esteem and personal empowerment. I can say from first hand experience how true that is. From picking up…

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Your chance to win

Hey monkeys, we are all about giving back this month and our advertising partner Skinwise dermatology would like to award one lucky monkey a beautiful gift basket worth over $200. Your chance to WIN! From Oct. 10 -31 you will be entered into a draw for a Skinwise gift basket valued at $190-$240. How? All…

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Thank you for life

Happy Thanks giving everyone. I trust you have all had a wonderful weekend full of family, friends, sleep ins and of course a bonus day off. Perhaps kids returned home from school, parents arrived from out of town, friends made the extra effort to drop by and just say hello. It is a weekend to…

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Who’s your happy spatula?

Life really is a roller coaster. There are some real highs and some real lows, we scream with excitement and are fearful on the falls. This past week was a combination of them all for me and I know I am not alone. Sunday I became an empty nester, Monday, I lost a dear friend…

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Let the Olympic hangover begin

I’m not sure about you but I have enjoyed watching every minute of the Olympics. Winter or Summer, male or female, team or individual, high profile or new sports, it captivates me on so many levels. As a child, I dreamt of being an Olympian and as an adult I am in admiration of the…

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