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Wine Raffle winners 2018

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 10, 2018

Wine Raffle Winners 2018 1st ~ Martin Martel 30 bottles 2nd ~ Corinne Podolsky  20 bottles 3rd ~ Gail Mireau  10 bottles 4th ~ Janinne Creran 10 bottles 5th ~ Pete Cushman 5 bottles 6th ~ Ed Hamilton 5 bottles Thank you to everyone for your support. Proceeds from this raffle and other fundraising efforts…

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Lessons learned from Dragon Boating

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 10, 2018

As another Dragon Boat Festival comes to a close, I am filled with pride and gratitude. 44 monkeys paddled their hearts out, danced, laughed and continued to fundraise right till the last minute to become the top fundraising boat in the festival. It was a grass roots approach that started in the spring with a…

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 2, 2018

Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood was an iconic show produced back in the 60’s and was the longest running children’s show until it was surpassed by Sesame Street in 2002. I remember as a teenager having friends make fun of the simplicity and goofiness of Fred Rogers the host and producer of the show. We weren’t alone,…

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Is there enough time in a day?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 24, 2018

Work, kids, parents, friends, cooking, cleaning, community work … How can we find any time for the things we really want to do. We go 24/7 and wonder when will it end? When will I have time for me? What if I told you, you have time right now, there is more than enough time…

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Fall into healthy living

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 16, 2018

Summer 2018 has been one of the best ever. The weather has been amazing, time with family and friends is cherished and a break from the daily routine is always welcome. However, with all that socializing sometimes we don’t make the best choices. Too much sitting and relaxing, snacks and “refreshments” 24/7 and late nights…

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Your Mom was right!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 11, 2018

As much as we hated admitting it as we were growing up, now that I am older, wiser and a mom, it turns out, Mom is always right! I was listening to a talk on brain health this week and really focusing on the simple messages as the science side of health, although interesting, it…

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Jenn’s Best-Ever Banana Bread (Gluten Free + Vegan)

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 27, 2018

Ingredients: ¼ cup non-dairy milk 6 Tbs. olive oil or avocado oil or coconut oil 1/3 cup organic sugar or 4 Tbsp maple syrup 4-5 organic bananas 2 cups gluten free flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill) 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup non-dairy Enjoy Life chocolate…

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Gratitude can make you happier

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 15, 2018

Did you know that simply writing down three things you are grateful for everyday can improve your health and wellness? What a simple fix! When we focus on the the things we are grateful for we rewire our brains in a way that allows us to see the positive in any situation. In a world…

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The power of whole food nutrition

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 29, 2018

As I wrap up attending another Juice Plus conference I can’t help but share why I love this company and product so much. Whole food nutrition has been my message from day one: eat whole food, not too much, mainly plants.  Seems simple enough but we all know in our busy lives sometimes we need…

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The beauty of hiking

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 20, 2018

Hiking has become a true love of mine over the past 5 years as I realize there is so much beauty to be seen and lessons to be learned in nature. The other bonus is that you can do it anywhere, at your own level, you get great exercise, it clears your mind and it’s…

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