The first step is awareness.


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When it comes to health, most women I’ve met want to be fit. Most women want to be energetic; we want to feel sexy; we want peaceful, happy (read: non-hormonal!) relationships with our significant other, as well as our children, family and friends, and – especially as peri-menopause and menopause enter the picture, we want […]

Do you value your health?


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If I ask you the question ‘What’s your health worth?’ I’m guessing you have some kind of pat answer ready. Like: ‘A lot.’ But if I were to push you on it, to get you to really explore the question, what would you come up with? Here’s my Coach’s request for you: Get a sheet […]

This was a hard week for me.


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Have you heard the expression: there has to be a break-down before a break-through? Well, this week I definitely started the process… the break-down part, anyway. Ei-yi-yi. So, it’s never good when you answer the phone and your ear drums are immediately punched with a loud, accusatory and relentless stream of noise. Caught off guard […]

Will you believe me?

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A few years ago, when I was writing my book Living Beauty: Feel Great, Look Fabulous & Live Well, I came across some research on what inspires the sexes to make changes in their health and lifestyle habits. According to the article I read (which, of course, I can no longer find!), men are inspired […]

Jennifer Aniston and I have something in common.


This past week, while taking a momentary vacation from work and surfing the net, a headline caught my eye that proved to me, once again, that I really would enjoy having a cup of tea with Jennifer Aniston. (She and I hang out a lot in my dreams. I’m not obsessed with her and I’m […]

You and I are a lot alike.


In a very general sense, it’s possible that, like me, you are female, pushing 50, with a couple of kids, a dog and a mortgage. Beyond that, we both inhabit bodies that have the same general needs for proteins, fats, carbs, vitamins, minerals, water, exercise, sleep and so on to be healthy. But you and […]

I hope you dance.

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My daughter is a beautiful dancer. She’s been dancing since she was six years old, and in her teen years was part of a competitive dance team. She traveled to Germany for Team Canada, and came home with a few team gold medals. In the big city of New York, she earned some individual medals […]

There’s a bee in my bonnet.


Can I get something off my chest? I’ve noticed a lot of people on social media dispensing nutrition and health advice like it’s going out of style. On the one hand, I get it: if you’ve overcome an obstacle, you want to share what you’ve learned. On the other hand, not everything works for everybody. […]

Sticks, stones and unwelcome comments

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This is a little bit of a lengthy one, so you might want to pour yourself a cup of tea. As you might know, my work was recently highlighted in the February issue of the Canadian national health magazine Vista, on the cover and as the feature interview for the edition. I was and still […]