Who needs a laugh?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 14, 2020

This gorgeous human came into my life 10 years ago when I was first starting Happy Monkey Club. She was beginning her career at the time as a life coach and as all great relationships begin, we met at Starbucks. The first lesson she taught me was how to pronounce her name properly (Eye-sha) and…

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My Gift to Mother Nature

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 8, 2020

Last weekend I was feeling a little down about staying at home and not being able to help out during Covid 19. I was doing my part by staying at home but I still felt there had to be something more I could do and still be safe. Since the beginning of the stay at…

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There is never a better time to get healthy.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 26, 2020

I don’t want to sound like a broken record here, however, I do think you need to hear it and understand why living a healthy lifestyle is so important now more than ever before. Unless you have been living under a rock you all know the health crises we are in with Covid-19 world wide.…

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Thank you for your generosity in a unknown time.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 3, 2020

The HMC Rumors comedy night fundraiser was cancelled due to Covid 19 along with the HMC adventure travel trip to Arizona and numerous other monthly outings here in Winnipeg that brings our community together. We truly are in unprecedented times. However, during these times I knew I could count on you all to step up,…

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What will we learn from Covid-19?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 28, 2020

These are unprecedented times. Never in anyone’s living memory have we been under a global attack like this. The bad news is that it’s not over yet, the good news is it will be sometime hopefully sooner than later. I saw this article this week that was claimed to be written by Bill Gates but…

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What do we do now?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 22, 2020

I left 2 weeks ago to Kauai with my parents and siblings to celebrate my parents 60th anniversary and poof my world turned upside down. Stock market crashed, we were told to return home, HMC’s Arizona adventure cancelled and the list goes on. I know I’m not alone here. The whole world is in a…

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One person in the world, small or big?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 1, 2020

During our latest adventure to Costa Rica, I had many moments to reflect. I spent time at the top of mountains looking over the clouds, I watched the sun set from high above the forest, I spent time at the beach walking, playing and staring at the ocean and in all of these moments I…

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My lessons learned from loss

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 21, 2020

I am no expert by any means and loss is personal to everyone but there are a few things that I have learned in the loss of my best friend that just might help you at some point in your life. I am writing this for my own therapy and I am sharing it to…

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Do you have the guts to be healthy?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 20, 2020

That is an interesting question with a couple of meanings. Is your gut (microbiome) healthy? Are you willing to take the steps to be truly healthy? The first reference has to do with your gut health and the trillions of good bacteria that keep us happy and healthy. It’s a very important part of our…

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Jann Arden’s 2020 view

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 2, 2020

Sometimes I read something that I just have to share. I have been a fan of Jann Arden for years. Not only do I love her music but I love her as a person even more. I don’t know her personally but I do know she is authentic and real and that’s my kinda gal.…

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