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Lessons from Nature

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

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?

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.

“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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Never give up on a childhood dream!

As a kid I use to lay in the grass and watch the birds float across the sky. I imagined how peaceful and fun it would be to play in the wind and view the world from above. I wondered why people couldn’t fly? I thought about making myself some wings and jumping off the…

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Women’s Health

Why focus on women’s health? Men get sick too. Aren’t we all the same? On many levels yes, but on many others not so much. In addition to the differences between men and women much of the research that has been done over the last 50 years has targeted men in the sample groups or…

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Lessons from the Blue Zone

What is a Blue Zone? A Blue Zone is a geographical area that has been studied and identified as a place where people live on average 10 years longer than the rest of the population. Not only do they live longer but they do so independently, doing what they love. You can imagine how this…

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From 51-81, age is only a number.

As I reflect on our Costa Rica adventure: exploring the blue zone I have a huge smile on my face. We learned about the 9 lessons for living longer, explored the culture, the incredible biodiversity and beauty of Costa Rica and challenged each other to step outside of our comfort zone and try new things.…

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Have a Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Day!

This is a throw back blog from 3 years ago, it always brings a big smile to my face as it was such a fun night out and Sarah truly was an inspiration. Now 3 years later and returning from the same Florida get away to visit my parents I reflect on what was the…

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What’s in store for you in 2019?

Happy New Year Monkeys. What’s in store for you in 2019? We will all be another year older, another year wiser and another year _____________. You fill in the blank. What did you write? How did it make you feel? Did you fill in the blank with a positive goal or a negative one? Each…

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