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July 7, 2019

Brushing my teeth at bedtime... Ella Pants comes and stands in doorway of the bathroom. 

Hey mom, you know that guy in the cartoon ? 

What cartoon? I ask (a little confused). 

You know ,that guy in the cartoon, what’s his name? Michael Jackson?

(she points to a magazine I have on a pile of boxes in the hallway with David Bowie on front cover)

I laugh.

No that’s not Michael Jackson it’s David Bowie.

She says: well, you know what’s weird about him?

No I say.

Well, she says... everything about him is weird.

I laugh and say, well yes and isn’t it fantastic?

I then say, well he is one of my favourite artists of all times.  I even wrote a university art history dissertation on him

Are you in love with him? She asks.

I say, well he was pretty amazing.  A great artist, singer, songwriter, actor, painter etc

She asks- Did you ever meet him? 

I ask, do you mean did I get to see him live? in a concert?  

Yes, she says. 

Well, yes I did (and I tell her that story). She is enthralled and asks... what did he look li...

March 24, 2017

Perhaps it sounds "crunchy" but, I truly believe that a healthy life is all about balance.

I am slowly regaining mine or, maybe I actually was never truly in balance before?

Cancer survivors often talk about a "new normal" post-treatment. For me, I am working on balance in my body, mind and spirit; a holistic approach. This is my "new normal"; finding happy.

Currently I am pursuing my studies as a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner/Consultant. I am more aware now of my actions and their effects on myself and the people and world around me. I am more aware of how my body runs as a complex machine and how to fuel it for peak performance on physical, cognitive an emotional levels. I love learning about the neurological and physiological relationships that exist in our bodies and how nutrition impacts and supports these interactions and functions. It is like magic and science all rolled up in one. 

And it really does prove; you can not pour from an empty cup.

After my first ba...

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Edmonton. Alberta

Canada

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