Can we have an attitude of gratitude?

This pandemic is hard. When I read the latest virus stats, I feel little waves of anxiety washing over me.  How do we cope?  Could we really have an attitude of gratitude? When I think about what I don’t have I can feel pretty miserable.  Our spring trip to see family in the U.S. was […]

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Rewards that aren't food related!

Do you reward yourself with food? I’ve been choosing a little edible treat for years. It’s a habit that goes way back. Back to when I was 3 and my Mom bought me a treat at the grocery store for good behaviour. I’ve been rewarding hard work and good behaviour with a little indulgence for […]

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Do you need hope and peace during this pandemic?

Do you need hope and peace during this pandemic?  It’s scary to see people reacting with panic, fear and anxiety because of the Coronavirus.  Our world is a crazy place right now. I just felt that I needed to touch base with you my friend. We are all searching for hope and peace and I […]

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March break? Healthy travel tips!

“I’m on vacation so I can eat anything I want”.  That’s a lie I used to tell myself!  Maybe you can relate?    But now I have a plan, smart strategies, to help me make good choices no matter where I am. When Don and I go on a little weekend getaway I make plans […]

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Ditch the diet attitude!

Hey friends! It’s so easy to get discouraged as we plod along on the path of health and well being.  It’s tempting to start another diet.  I’m still struggling with those extra pounds that crept back on.  It’s not fair that weight goes off so slow and comes back on way too fast!   Last […]

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Trail mix-iron rich and delicious!

Do you need a grab and go snack?  I made one this week that is nutritious, iron rich and delicious!  As an added bonus it’s high in vitamin C, which means the iron is well absorbed.  That’s a winning combination! My grab and go snack is homemade trail mix.  A great formula for homemade trail […]

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Things your doctor doesn’t tell you about iron absorption!

Do you know the best way to help iron be absorbed by your body?  Do you know there are some food combinations that actually reduce the amount of iron absorbed too?  I had an appointment with a dietician and I learned so much! The dietician explained that food combinations could increase or decrease iron absorption.  […]

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Less mess = less stress = bliss

Are you a minimalist?  I’m not. But recently I’ve been inspired to downsize.  To take some time and ask; are these things really worth storing?  Do I use this item regularly?  Which ones bring beauty to my home? Could someone else use this? I’m learning through this downsizing process that little steps to health encompasses […]

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A healthy and delicious recipe for you to try today.

Ever get in a breakfast rut?  I do.  I just make the same thing every morning because it’s easy.  But this winter I’m breaking out of my breakfast rut!  I found a new favorite breakfast. Did you hate oatmeal when you were a kid?  I bet you loaded it with brown sugar or maple syrup […]

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What is the cause of anemia? I found mine!

I received a scary phone call from my doctor’s office. I was to come in right away, as there were concerns about my blood tests. I was diagnosed with severe anemia and put on an iron supplement. That was in August. In October I had an iron infusion. Every cell in my body reacted! I […]

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You are not a quitter! Keep taking little steps to health with me!

Wow Baby it’s cold outside! It’s so easy for me to stay inside on cold days and eat comfort foods. Or curl up with a good book and a high calorie sweet drink. If I’m not careful it’s easy for me to gain weight and get lazy. Can you relate? This healthy life style takes […]

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7 Easy steps to lose weight – diet free!

Did you gain weight over the holiday? I did! I know exactly how it happened too. I enjoyed a few extra treats for too many days. Christmas goodies are my downfall! Those empty calories added up and now my favorite jeans are tight. Grrr! It doesn’t seem fair that those pounds go on so quickly. […]

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