Reduce the stress and increase the joy this Christmas!

The pursuit of perfection has to go!  Be real this Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in decorating the tree with the latest colours, baking Pinterest perfect cookies and shopping for hours for the best gifts. I really do love Christmas but instead of feeling joyful I often feel grumpy and tired.   […]

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My best energy tips for a busy life.

Is your life crazy busy?  The pre-Chrismas season is upon us!  It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and feel like we are always running on empty. How do we get recharged and refocused? When my life is crazy I have learned that there are some important things I need […]

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Empower success with 3 little words.

Want to feel empowered not deprived; change 3 little words and affirm your will power. Switch from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I don’t’. Sounds too simple to make much of a difference, but there is research to back it up! According to James Clear words can make us feel like a victim or empower us. He states the […]

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A sneak peek into my daily food choices.

What did you eat yesterday?  Do you eat dessert?  What about potato chips, do you eat them?  Those are some questions you have been asking.  So one day last week I took some pictures of a typical day.   There are a couple of things I want you to remember when you look at my […]

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Eggs-good or bad? Surprising findings

So are eggs good for us or not? In 1968 the American Heart Association recommended that we eat no more than 3 eggs a week. I grew up in the 70s and eggs got a really bad reputation because of their high cholesterol content.  On top of that my Dad had a heart attack and […]

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10 TRICKS TO BEAT THE HALLOWEEN MUNCHIE MONSTER

The scariest part of Halloween is the munchie monster that lives in my house. Me! I can pop those treat sized chocolate bars into my mouth as easy as can be. Before I even realize it I’ve eaten 700 calories. That’s the same as eating a double quarter pounder with cheese! WOW! Not good! But […]

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I feel amazing after my iron infusion!

How am I doing after the iron infusion? I had my iron infusion on October 11th and I decided to keep a record of any changes.  For the last 10 years I’ve been tired and I attribute it to the craziness of life and poor quality, disruptive sleep.  I suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome which […]

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Look for the good when life is hard.

Do you have an attitude of gratitude?  I’m working on mine.  It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going well, but what about those harder days?  I’m learning that when I focus on the positive instead of the negative my perspective changes. “So much good happens to us in the rush of daily life […]

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Iron-rich and delicious!

How about an iron rich snack that’s delicious? Yup, it exists! Pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate bark! I made it today and took some pictures so you can make it too! Dark chocolate – at least 70% cocoa is the healthier choice and contains lots of iron. I bought this nice big bar at Walmart […]

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Want more energy? Me too!

So it’s time to ‘fess up!  Yup, this lady thought she made healthy food choices.  But I learned an important lesson last week. I always include some good protein in my meals.  But my protein sources didn’t contain much iron.  I chose yogurt, cheese, nuts and seeds and peanut butter as part of my breakfast […]

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Peace when the news is not good!

The telephone rang at 9:50 a.m.  It was my Doctor’s office.  The nurse said,  ‘the Dr. would like you to come in so she can over your blood test results”.  That’s never a good thing.  They don’t call you to tell you that all your levels are good and keep up the great work!  Nope, […]

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I became a Grandma this year!

I just had my birthday! I’m healthy and active and I’m one year away from 60!  I love it!  Well I’m not excited about wrinkles and grey hair.  But my wrinkles are from smiling too much and that’s a good thing.  And the grey hair is not a problem as long as I visit my […]

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