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How do you measure success?

The other day I was asked if Happy Monkey Club was successful by an older gentleman. I paused for a split second pondering how to answer the question and then I answered true to my own values and beliefs. My split second delay was based on societies perception of success and the one the media…

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Sharing your strengths

We all have strengths and we all have things we just don’t care to do. You can call them weaknesses, but I prefer to identify them as things that don’t give me energy. Some of us are great organizers, some of us like to be the doers, some love to cook and some love to…

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Lessons learned from Dragon Boating

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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Is there enough time in a day?

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

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!

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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Focus on 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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Costa Rica did not disappoint

Where should I begin? The Happy Monkeys just returned from12 days in Costa Rica engaging in the culture, exploring the incredible biodiversity, learning, giving back and of course taking time to relax, laugh and enjoy the beautiful country.  From Volcanoes to sea life, English to Spanish and acting out what couldn’t be communicated in words,…

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Do you want to get high?

With all the talk about legalizing marijuana here in Canada I have so many questions? I’m not sure where I really stand on it. I”m not really apposed and I’m not really for it. Frankly it really isn’t going to play a role in my life personally so I’m not all that passionate about it.…

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Monkeys Rock!

The FMG Dragon Boat Festival wrapped up last weekend and the HMC Monkeys showed up and rocked the boats and rocked the fundraising total once again. $40,000 raised in support of Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital. Bravo ladies, you always make me so proud to be the leader of this club. I have…

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