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The power of TED Talks

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 4, 2019

Last week I was fortunate to spend the day at TEDxWinnipeg and hear from 16 inspiring individuals. They made me think, laugh, cry and learn. In 18 minutes or less each speaker shared their story. I was …

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Lessons from Nature

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 24, 2019

I was out for a walk last week when I came across this tree that grew out at a 90 degree angle and then turned another 90 degrees and reached straight up to the sky. It was tall and healthy and beautiful. I was amazed at it’s ability to do this and survive. I took…

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The Call to Courage

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 3, 2019

Five years ago I first heard about Brene Brown, a research professor who studied shame, fear and vulnerability. I listened to her Ted Talks, read her books and went and heard her live when she was in Winnipeg. The minute I heard her speak I knew she could help me on my life journey and…

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Do you suffer from FOMO?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 25, 2019

FOMO, “fear of missing out: anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.” Oxford English Dictionary Yikes! Can you believe that our new vocabulary is based on acronyms? Whether you say the words or use the shortcut, I do believe we have…

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The power of nature.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 15, 2019

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” Sylvia Plath, poet Optimyz women’s wellness April/May 2019 pg. 12 This quote caught my attention in a magazine the other day and made me smile because happy is exactly how…

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Turn your steps into $

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 1, 2019

Are you obsessed with how many steps you get in each day? Do you check your smart watch hourly? Do you walk in circles around your house before bed waiting to hit the magic 10,000? Or perhaps you just love to go out for a walk or run and take in nature. Regardless of your…

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