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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Hard to believe another year has come and gone. 2020 is the beginning of a new year, a new decade and represents to me a clear vision on what I want for the future. With my husband being in the optical business 2020 screamed clear vision and with that “Clarity” will be my word of…

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Every day we hear of another cut to our health care system here in Manitoba. The media makes it out to be a crisis, conversations around the water cooler focus on how terrible all these cuts are and how we will never get help when we need it. True or not, I challenge you to be part of the solution.

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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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“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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Are you obsessed with how many steps you get in each day? Do you check your smart watch hourly? Do you walk in circles around your house before bed waiting to hit the magic 10,000? Or perhaps you just love to go out for a walk or run and take in nature. Regardless of your…

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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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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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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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Two pillars I love #HaveFun and #GiveBack, what a great combination! I was at a comedy show before Christmas and I honestly was laughing so hard I wanted the comic to stop because my stomach hurt so much. You thought I was going to say I peed my pants but thankfully I had that under…

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