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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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Miracles are everywhere

Friday night, my husband and I decided to go to a movie. We had a show picked out but the start time didn’t fit our schedule. First showing was too early, second showing too late. That could be a good indication of our age but it worked out for the best. Instead of picking the…

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Natural sleep aid

Banana Tea Using only a couple items that are likely already in your kitchen, you can whip together a banana tea in no time! This organic, banana-infused sleep remedy works wonders and tastes so good. How does it work? Bananas, especially the peels, are loaded with potassium and magnesium. While magnesium helps prevent sleep disturbances,…

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What is your why?

We ask the question everyday when we meet others, “What do you do?” It’s a simple answer. The real question is, “Why do you do, what you do?” I’m going to keep it simple and share a great video  that explains it perfectly in 3 minutes. Now, it’s up to you to figure out your…

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There is no such thing as junk food.

Personally, I don’t write many blogs about healthy eating but this week I’m going to give it a go. My journey over the last 6 years with HMC has been a great one. Meeting wonderful people, stepping outside my box, having fun and learning so much on how to maintain a healthy body, age gracefully…

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Living like a true monkey!

83 years young and doing the high kicks on the dance floor.  That my friends, is living life like a true monkey. On our final night in Florida, our family went out for dinner at our favorite restaurant. The Keylime Bistro on Captiva Island, Florida. I highly recommend it if you are ever in the…

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One Simple Change

What’s your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016? As we have discussed over the past few weeks, New Years Resolutions don’t work. Only 8% of people are successful with their resolutions and the other 92% of us feel like failures when we make them and then never follow through. We have also talked about using a…

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