Behind Curtain Number 6: Realizing Our Best Asset

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A couple weeks ago, I celebrated turning 52. In the days leading up to my birthday, my General Physician referred me to a Gastroenterologist for a routine colonoscopy. He called it an “early birthday gift” that was well-deserved, now that I am “in my fifties”. This present did not come wrapped in a pretty box with ribbon, but instead a package … Read More


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Simplicity – the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded (Merriam Webster). “Simplicity” is a word that has crossed my mind on a few occasions lately, for various reasons. Sometimes life and “things” can become just plain complicated. Or maybe, we just let them without realizing it.  Complicated… when it doesn’t need to be, when we least expect it, or least need … Read More

Aging Gracefully: A Natural Path

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Aging gracefully, aging naturally, or just plain aging: at the end of the day, it’s what every person has in common. As much as aging is out of our control, our modern world has presented options in our control that can prevent or alter its visual signs. The look of wrinkles and aged expressions have become a hot topic over recent years … Read More

Roll over or run away?

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Do you ever have one of those days when you just want to bury yourself in bed, or better yet, get up and run away from it all? When the smallest of things feel so complicated that you can’t think straight? And yet, you really have no reason to run away and the things that feel so complicated are really … Read More

Winter Comfort Food, With Friends

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It’s still chilly, it’s still snowing. Winter is a season to be revered and is a time for cozying up with loved ones, staying in with friends, and as we’ve all come to expect…indulging on our favourite comfort foods. This month, Carla De Luca returns to share expert insight on all things comfort. No stranger to comforting, delectable, and indulgent … Read More

What is sexy at middle-age?

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“What comes to mind when you think of a sexy middle-aged woman?” Would you say yourself? Is it about being sexy for ourselves, or for those around us? Is “sexy” about vanity, is it about how we feel? Ultimately, why is it even important to us? In the hype of all things vanity, cosmetic products, and the “sexiest woman alive” lists, … Read More

Hitting the Slopes at 50, and Owning It

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These last few days have taken me back in time to family ski vacations every spring break with our children (Paige and Joshua) since they were 6 and 3. I fondly remember the convoy of families travelling together as we left the prairies and headed west to the mountains of British Columbia. A week of fresh mountain air, loads of … Read More

Baby, It’s Cold Outside…But Is It Safe Inside?

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The cold winter weather arrived just before the holidays, and with it came the cold and flu. So far (*knock on wood*) I’ve been able to dodge the nasty bug, but many around me haven’t been so fortunate. This week, I dial back to time spent with my dear friend Jennie and our Infuse Your Life With Wellness discussion, to share what she’s taught … Read More

A Solution for Hormonal Transition and Not-So-Joyful Symptoms of “The Change”

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I was at my wits end a few years ago. I was tired of hearing “…it’s all normal, its peri-menopause”. All fine and dandy, however, living with it was a whole other challenge. Hot flashes, monthly migraines, lack of sleep, and hemorrhaging periods (sometimes as close together as every 2.5 to 3 weeks) left me exhausted, low on iron, emotionally … Read More

Be Impeccable With Your Word

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I recently introduced a new routine to the start of my day –  listening to podcasts.  I begin the “listen” while getting ready in the morning, and on most days, complete the podcast during my morning commute in the car. A couple weeks ago, I came across one of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations (that I love to follow!), titled Find Freedom, Happiness … Read More