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Make someones day…

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 12, 2015

When we were young, we were always reminded by our parents and our teachers to write a thank you note and to acknowledge people in our life who did nice things for us. It is not only the right thing to do but it was about creating positive habits.  However, it this modern age of…

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HMC Retreat

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 19, 2015

Red Mountain retreat, Utah was my home from Oct. 9 – 13, with 13 Happy Monkeys. I am returning home grateful, energized and empowered. My time was spent living the 5 pillars of Happiness to the extreme, no distractions. I was able to focus 100 % of my time and energy on being positive, living…

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Golf Tournament

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 19, 2015

2014 edition of the HMC Ladies Golf Classic Another amazing day. Great weather, awesome women, fun games, a little golf, wonderful dinner and prizes but most important over $6000 raised for Cancer Care Manitoba, Children’s Hospital and Breast Cancer Research. Thank you to Southside Golf Course for making it a wonderful day. A big thank…

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Dragon Boat

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 18, 2015

It was an amazing weekend of fun, fundraising, friends and competition. Three HMC boats with 66 Happy Monkeys! We were the overall top fund-raising group in the festival raising over $55,000 for Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital. Boat 1 managed to place 2nd this year in the women’s division, first time ever for…

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Observer or participant?

By Patti Phillips | March 18, 2015

Are you an observer of life or a participant in life? Do you find yourself watching or engaging? Do you take pleasure in other people’s joy or do you create your own? There is no right or wrong answer, it is just an observation I have made lately that makes it easier for me to…

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Changing Fear

By Laura Bean | March 4, 2015

The beauty of stepping through fear…is that the process has the potential to awaken us, ignite our intuition, motivate us and open doors to new opportunities and possibilities we could not even see before. CHANGING FEAR! Change, change, change…the world is full of change! Change your home. Change your job/career. Change your diet. Change your…

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Happiness at all ages

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 22, 2015

Happiness truly is a journey and not a destination. I plan to travel through my whole life with a smile on my face and embracing every opportunity I have to live life to the fullest. I want to be a role model for others to find their own happiness along the road of life. Today…

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Having Fun is Your Responsibility

By Patti Phillips | February 13, 2015

We have all been around people who are having fun…and we can’t help but smile ourselves. The activity the person is engaged in may not be an activity that suits our own interests and preferences, but just being in the presence of a fun person’s energy rubs off on us. The same goes for being…

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Why Walk?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 1, 2014

Walking is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise. It’s easy, free, and suitable for almost everyone. As a physiotherapist, I ask many of my patients to walk as part of their rehabilitation, because it moves our bodies in the way they were intended to. After all, we didn’t evolve to spend our days sitting at…

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What does the gut have to do with your mood?

By Jodi Lee | January 9, 2014

Your gut, aka “inside your belly”, has been proven to be your body’s literal “second brain”. For years, the medical world has been trying to figure out what causes our moods to change and what causes common problems that most of us face like stress, anxiety, and even depression. These are common problems, and we…

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