To being Brave and Bold with Depression – An Everyday Champion Post

Two years ago I started crying. It didn’t stop for 7 months. Literally. There were days when I was hiding in my own home desperately avoiding contact with other people. I would sit on my bed after the kids had gone to school and stare at the wall or lie on the couch crying. Seeing … Continue reading To being Brave and Bold with Depression – An Everyday Champion Post

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Wednesday Workout Tip: Stretch, Stretch, Stretch!

Who wants to have sore joints when they're older? Who wants to have a perpetually sore back? I don't. And I'm pretty sure you don't either. What can you do to prevent muscle and joint pain? It's simple - stretch. Livestrong.com provides a wonderful list of stretches. Being tall, I am constantly having to find … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Stretch, Stretch, Stretch!

An Everyday Champion: On Becoming a Yummy Mummy

Transforming your life sounds daunting. Being sick and tired of being sick and tired is way worse. That is how this all happened. I was sick and tired. Sick and tired of being the fat girl. Sick and tired of being told I had such a pretty face. Sick and tired of cringing at every photo … Continue reading An Everyday Champion: On Becoming a Yummy Mummy

“This Body Does Not Run” (An Everyday Champion Post)

Hmmm, me an everyday champion. I don’t think so. Champion is one word, I’ve never used to describe myself. Daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and birder perhaps, but never champion. Yet here I am, at my daughter’s request, writing about a personal, life changing experience that involves running. Yes running. I like being active. Fitness … Continue reading “This Body Does Not Run” (An Everyday Champion Post)

A rock musical on Bipolar Affective Disorder? Say what?

Good morning! As some of you may know, I work in the mental health field. I provide workplace mental health solutions. What does that mean? I go in-house, into the depths of corporate Calgary and do full or half day workshops for senior level staff, managers, HR professionals, and front-line staff on the topic of … Continue reading A rock musical on Bipolar Affective Disorder? Say what?

An Everyday Champion: Finding the Joie de Vie with a Chronic Illness

As the summer comes to an end, I feel compelled to reflect on the year that has passed. Yes, I am a chronic student and still consider the new year to begin in September when the bell rings. I also suffer from Crohn’s disease, an often debilitating autoimmune disease that creates inflammation in the digestive … Continue reading An Everyday Champion: Finding the Joie de Vie with a Chronic Illness

Wednesday Workout Tip: Train for your 5 KM race in 2 weeks

Before we begin, I have to say that waiting until the last minute to train is NOT something I support. To me, it defeats the purpose of signing up for a race in the first place and further more, increases the likelihood of4 an injury. But, if you have found yourself short on time, but … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Train for your 5 KM race in 2 weeks