November 10, 2014

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day 


the sacrifices that Canadians

made in armed conflicts

including World Wars I and II

The use of the poppy

as a symbol of remembrance

comes from a poem written by John McCrae

a Canadian doctor serving in the military

The poem is called

In Flanders Fields

and describes the poppies

growing in the Flemish graveyards

where soldiers were buried

Where will you be at 11:00am today?

We will observe two minutes of silence

at my workplace

Lest We Forget

Big Hugs

September 1, 2014

Happy September

Hi there

I hope you and your loved ones 
have enjoyed a fabulous Summer

I have been busy and am ready for Fall

Just a few of the wonderful experiences 
that I enjoyed since we last met


 Spent 8 days away on a GO team 
to assist getting one of our new malls open

Grand VIP Opening of 
our new outlet mall at Niagara-on-the-Lake

Purchased flowers for the garden

Work function ~ with me not wearing black

Beautiful views of the city from a work function

Bid farewell to work colleagues

Constantly refreshed myself

A shower for the happy couple
(they have since delivered 
a wonderful boy named Carter) 

Spent time with those that make me smile

Celebrated special events with friends

Enjoyed delicious food

Played ball every week and had a blast

Loved spending time 
with my Brother and his lovely wife

 Ate Cake

Went to the cottage to soak up the sun
 for the long weekend....glorious 

and so much more
 I am a bit tired, but energized

I cannot wait to see what Fall has in store for me....


What have you been up to... 

What are your plans for Fall...


Peace Love and Hugs


March 23, 2014

Tosca Reno Live

You know when someone has inspired you 
from a far
and then you meet them 
and they burst your bubble

When all that you believed 
about them was so spectacular
and motivational that they could not possibly 
live up to your expectations


Well, that is so not case with the 

Fabulous Tosca Reno

 via {Instagram}

Pumping up before this event, in her hotel room
‘when your energy is up, 
you are primed for learning’

The first time that I actually heard her speak live,
 was at the
International Fitness and Club Business Conference 
and Trade Show
held in Toronto in August of 2012.  

She was receiving the Life Time Achievement Award 
on behalf of  the recently deceased 
love of her life Robert Kennedy, 
the Publisher of such fabulous magazines as 
Muscle and Fitness, Oxygen 
and Eat Clean, to name a few.

Tosca has endured and thrived through 
a crazy roller coaster journey the past few years, 
with the passing of her stepson, 
husband and then 
most recently the bankruptcy of the business, 
which was such a huge element in their lives.

Throughout all of this, 
she has remained the consummate professional 
and dove into her clean eating lifestyle 
and fitness sensibility to cope 
with the huge burden of stress 
that was upon her, 
this would have crippled most ordinary people. 

She decided to use this time 
to get back in fighting shape
(what better way to combat stress, work it out)
 and participate in a physique competition 
and WIN that sucker 
(with Robert cheering from above) 

first place in the Bikini Grand Masters division 

via {Victorious}

she blew it out of the water


On Saturday, I was fortunate to be able to attend 
an intimate event
with the Eat Clean Lady herself.

Inspiration personified as I am in my 51st year,
 so without a doubt this was a huge thrill for me

I was a volunteer at this one day event 
sponsored by CanFitPro
Canada’s authority 
on the 
Business of Fitness Education and Certification

An inspiring
(and information packed)
talk on how 
Eating Clean
will guarantee 
you get more out of life


As a volunteer this found me there much
 earlier than the sun rising
The hoards of fans were still in bed, 
some were probably making their way
to the venue at that time.   
I was stationed at a post to direct vendors 
and delegates
to the event location 
within the large convention centre

Fortunately for me, 
I just happened to be there when she was arriving
to check out the staging for the big moment.
I briefly spoke with her 
and mentioned that I had just tweeted a comment
about her, she was with her daughter, 
she is lovely and gracious
and works just as hard
if not more behind the scenes
of this bold brand

AND when I got home, I was informed that.....

 I won an autographed copy of her new book

'The Start Here Diet'
I am super excited, 
all I had to do was tweet with her #hashtag 
throughout the event 
and my name was thrown in the hat

I will get into more detail of all
 of the fabulous Nutritional content
 from this event in my next post

I lapped up all of her knowledge 
that she delivered with passion
 and eloquence, like a well used sponge.

Look out, my renewed enthusiasm
 to get back to my fitness roots 
has been kicked up a notch.

I will take all of this advice, 
and then, 
look out,
 anything is possible.


Tell me what steps you are taking 
to shift your life into the next gear today!

I hope you had fun this weekend!


Peace Love


March 21, 2014

Time to Eat Clean

Super excited to be attending

an intimate event with

Tosca Reno

inspiring us 
with a talk about how
Clean Eating
will guarantee you get
more out of life

presented by 
(Canadian Fitness 
Professionals Inc.)

at the 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

It is going to be a good day!!

Whatever you are going
 whomever you spend it with

Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

Peace Love 


March 9, 2014

Happy Monday

We set our clocks ahead on Saturday night

The days will be longer

The warmer weather is around the corner

The possibilities are endless


It's up to you

You are only limited by 

your own imagination

What JOY will Spring 

bring into your life...


Let's create something beautiful


Big Hugs to you my friends


February 27, 2014

Have you been hooked by Scandal yet...

I don’t know how it happened 
I cannot remember the exact moment
 I just know that I have never been happier

Have you discovered the hottest show 
on the small screen right now….yes

 I am talking about ABC’s Scandal

Brought to you by Shonda Rhimes, creator, 
executive producer 
and head writer of Grey’s Anatomy 
and Private Practice fame

Who would think that you would 
be cheering for the mistress 
and the most powerful married man in the world
 to leave everything behind them
 and live happily ever after...

 Kerry Washington is spectacular 
as the Chief of the Gladiators, 
the fixer, the one to call in Washington 
when you think there is no way out…

inspired by real life Washington fixer
who serves as Co- Executive Producer of the project 
and provides insight and technical expertise 
on crisis management issues

Kerry and her group of misfit wounded warriors
that she at one time or another
rescued or 
they owe her their life
for some challenge
 find they will do anything for her

 The perfect employees to
offer crisis management services
to the rich and powerful
like ninja under the cover of darkness

 Tony Goldwyn – grandson of the infamous
 MGM Studios founder
a prolific director and actor 
portrays POTUS

This show is action packed
do not miss a moment
plot twists
 hand to mouth 

so many stories packed into this hour
you don't even want to leave the screen
to go to the bathroom 

Catch any episode 
and you will be instantly hooked 
and find yourself scrounging 
to watch the previous episodes 
to see just where 
all of the love and scandal evolved from

It is Thursday and the Twitter world is abuzz with @Scandal...join the conversation @ScandalABC #Gladiators…

Tonight is the night 10:00pm….check it out

Enjoy !!

Peace Love and Hugs


January 18, 2014

Spring...60 days and counting

Hello there

This is what has been happening in my world
the past couple of months

Ice storms
Power outages



It is time for a Reset

Daylight is hanging on a bit longer

The chill in the air seems manageable

The snow looks prettier 
knowing it will be a memory before you know it

This is what has kept me sane
through it all

With Spring just around the corner
I have been making small changes
to my food selections

Brighter, more colourful, lighter texture

I feel better
more energetic
less grumpy

optimistic about the future


Do you have any tricks to share

Cannot wait to go outside without 
a ton of layers


Happy Weekend Friends

Peace Love and Hugs


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