Category Archives: HEART

How a river cuts a rock


What do Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jordan, George Washington, Muhammad Ali, Bob Marley and Will Smith all have in common? 

(no it’s not that they all have male genitalia, but I think that is also correct)

Scientist, Nerd, Activist, Athlete, Politician, Fighter, Musician, Actor – each excelling in completely different domains yet all had the capacity to muster the tenacity to be brilliant, despite poor odds.

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Stuff you might not know about me

I recently threw my hat in for the wellness expert host on a new daytime TV show that CBC is set to air this Fall. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the cut but the application was an exercise in clarity and I thought some of the material might be interesting for people who want to get to know me better.

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The best decision I’ve ever made

In early 2013, I saw 3 pictures of a husky/collie/mutt named Monte and I fell head over heels in love.

He was 8 hours away and I wasn’t planning to get a dog. The only descriptive info I had was his age – 6 years (though later we discovered he’s probably closer to 8, 9, 10…), so I dusted off the Puppy Plan I wrote up years ago (when I used to frequent as distraction from studying) and gave the SPCA a call. Continue reading

How to Feed Yourself

Eating well is vitally important to your overall health – remember, food is your medicine. What you put into your bodies is what fuels your thoughts, feelings and the physical energy to go about your daily lives. Awareness is everything; but it’s hard to be aware when you don’t have trustworthy resources or are bombarded with too many conflicting “facts.” Continue reading

How to Beat the Rainy Day Blues

There’s nothing worse than waking up to a dark, wet, energy-draining weather forecast. In Vancouver, aka RainCity, usually between the months of November and February, this happens a lot. Today seemed especially worse. By the time I left the house for work,  I had a good friend inquire about natural mood lifters for this time of year and another phone call from a girlfriend who mentioned how supremely low she was feeling because of the weather. Continue reading