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The gift is in the silence

We grew up  in a culture of 9-5, work, work, work, buy a home, take one holiday a year, give your family what you can to build a better life and work harder and longer to get ahead. Some of us are lucky enough to love what we do, others exist pay cheque to pay…

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Are you Happy?

HMC is the network for positive women. My goal is to inspire healthy, happy living through my five pillars of happiness. So what does it mean to be happy? Are you happy? The science of happiness is a new and growing field of study. University campuses are offering classes in happiness. Numerous websites exist all…

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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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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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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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Take 5

We focus so much on our physical health today. Diet and exercise seem to be all over the media and every other Facebook post. They are important and definitely need to have our attention but they are only 2 pieces of a larger puzzle that completes a healthy lifestyle. The other two pieces that need…

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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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Happy Summer!

Hey, hey we’re the monkeys! Can you believe it has been 6 years of monkeying around and building an amazing community of fun, healthy, positive women?  It is amazing how time flies when you are having fun. This is the first July I have really taken off and enjoyed family and cottage life. I’ve squeezed…

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How to manage the curve balls

“Be happy,” “Smile, it’s contagious,” “Put on a happy face…” Really? Isn’t that all just a bunch of woohoo? I don’t think so! Actually I know so. For six years I’ve been building Happy Monkey Club and for six years I’ve made the choice to surround myself with positivity. Positive articles, positive books, jokes, quotes…

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