Simplicity ~ The key to leading a happy life

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 19, 2018

Simplicity as defined in the dictionary is: the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded. To me, simplicity is the ease to which you live your life, uncluttered, honestly and with purpose. What that looks like is an unique as the finger print on your thumb. The key is to understand and know your true…

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Can you help?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 24, 2018

Hey my Winnipeg Monkeys, I am reaching out on behalf of a friend working with Immigrant families here in Manitoba. We need your help. Here is the email I received: The other thing I wanted to ask is whether your community has anything to donate for a recent immigrant woman with a 13 year old…

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Asparagus Soup

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 21, 2018

Easy to make and oh so good Asparagus Soup (Servings 2-4) Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, diced 2 tsp. olive oil 1lb. asparagus spears ½ head cauliflower, chopped 4 cups organic, low-sodium chicken stock Sea salt & cracked black pepper Directions: 1. Snap ends off asparagus. Shave 3 spears with a vegetable peeler to create ribbons,…

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Costa Rica did not disappoint

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 12, 2018

Where should I begin? The Happy Monkeys just returned from12 days in Costa Rica engaging in the culture, exploring the incredible biodiversity, learning, giving back and of course taking time to relax, laugh and enjoy the beautiful country.  From Volcanoes to sea life, English to Spanish and acting out what couldn’t be communicated in words,…

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Quick and Easy lazy veggie skillet lasagna recipe

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 9, 2018

Think it’s impossible to make lasagna on a weeknight? This dynamic mix of veggies and pasta still delivers comforting flavour but comes together quickly because there’s no fussy layering. Prep time 15 minutes Total time 25 minutes Portion size 4 servings Ingredients 6 lasagna noodles 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup fresh basil 1 tablespoon…

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Do you want to get high?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 21, 2018

With all the talk about legalizing marijuana here in Canada I have so many questions? I’m not sure where I really stand on it. I”m not really apposed and I’m not really for it. Frankly it really isn’t going to play a role in my life personally so I’m not all that passionate about it.…

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Who wants to go on a 5 day hiking get away to Sedona?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 14, 2018

Hiking has become my new passion, whether it’s in my own back yard or somewhere around the world. I love to explore and find new trails, see new places, challenge myself physically and meet new people. I want to share my passion for hiking and healthy lifestyle and have created a unique affordable way to…

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Happiness Jar

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 1, 2018

Last year I stumbled upon a fun idea called a happiness jar. It’s a rather simple idea, easy to make and brings me comfort when I’m feeling a little blue. The idea behind the happiness jar is to jot down on a piece of paper each day something that made you happy and pop it…

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What will 2018 be for you?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 27, 2017

2018 is just around the corner and with it, we’re encouraged to consider what we want to change or fix about ourselves in the new year. It’s a time to make resolutions. A “resolution” is defined as a firm decision to do or not do something. With just 8% of those people who set resolutions…

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Make health your hobby!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 10, 2017

Who wants to join me on a year long focus on their health? This is not a diet, a fad or a gimmick. This is a lifestyle that will allow you to enjoy life every day. For 2018 I am inviting anyone who is truly interested in focusing on their health to be a part…

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