Thank you for the gift of your time!

It’s been said that, “the greatest gift you can ever give someone is the gift of your own time.”  Thank you for giving me that gift today.  I always want to add value to your life. It’s hard to believe that this little blog is 5 years old.  I took a few minutes today to […]

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What can this pandemic teach us?

What has this pandemic taught me?  This pandemic has helped me realize what I value.  What about you?  We are really missing some things from our lives.  But maybe there are some things we aren’t missing?  Like that tired feeling from always being on the go? This pandemic has helped me realize what I value.  […]

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The science behind mindless eating and what to do about it!

Ever eaten a whole bag of potato chips while watching T.V.? Ever eaten your lunch while checking Facebook and suddenly realized your food was gone? That’s what happens to me! Ever walked by some dessert and grabbed one on the way by? Yup, done that many times. I saw it, picked it up and ate […]

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Fun YouTube Videos to check out!

I have a simple pleasure that helps me learn new things and it is good for my body, mind and spirit. Watching YouTube videos is my new simple pleasure. When I am working in the kitchen, which seems like always these days, I like to watch a video.  I like learning something while I do […]

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Little joys give us comfort and security!

What’s making you smile today?  What’s today’s simple joy?  One of my simple joys is slowly sipping a cup of hot tea before the busyness of the day.  One of yesterday’s joys was a long video chat with my kids and granddaughter.  I am finding that during this current pandemic these little joys are vital […]

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Little steps to health during the pandemic! How I cope.

How are you handling the disruptions to your life? I think we are all curious about how other people are coping with this pandemic. We’ve never been through something like this before.  We want ideas on how we can cope.  Let me tell you how I am coping.  I am applying my little steps to […]

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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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