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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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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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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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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