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Volunteering is so rewarding

For a year I have been thinking about volunteering some of my time.  I hear that regularly from many of my friends and Happy Monkey members, but it seems time marches on and we just talk about it. This fall I decided to take action and walk the walk as well as talk the talk…

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Chocolate Zucchini muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears’ solution for sneaking nutritious veggies into a sweet treat that kids love! Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups butter, softened  ( check out some butter substitutes you can try here ) 1 1/2 cups sugar  ( here are some sugar substitutes to try ) 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract…

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Thank you

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Monkeys. It’s that time of year when we step back and take time to be thankful for all the incredible blessings we have in our lives. We gather with family and friends (community), we enjoy amazing food together (eat healthy…mostly),  we get outdoors and take time to live active,…

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Monkeys Rock!

The FMG Dragon Boat Festival wrapped up last weekend and the HMC Monkeys showed up and rocked the boats and rocked the fundraising total once again. $40,000 raised in support of Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital. Bravo ladies, you always make me so proud to be the leader of this club. I have…

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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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