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Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend with your family and friends.  What made your time enjoyable?

Perhaps you were like me – my favourite parts were in the preparation and eating of dinners where friends & family gathered for food and, most importantly, amazingly heartfelt conversations. Quality time with those you care about is an important love language. Taking the time to put away the distractions and really be present with others is really nourishing for our minds, bodies, and souls.  Here is some food for thought to pass along to all of you: how do we incorporate this precious time into our daily routines?!

Holidays really do bring people together; they remind us about the importance of community in our lives – we are social beings! As I have gotten older, though, due to schedules and varying locations, it can be harder to get together with friends and family. I cherish the time more, that I once took for granted.

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What is your favourite weekend activity that lifts your spirits?

After going out for a friend’s birthday brunch this past Sunday, I realized one of my favourite weekend activities is going out for brunch. Enjoying a meal with friends, is a treasured activity of mine regardless if we go out to eat it at a restaurant or cook it at someone’s home.

Enjoying a brunch in Scotland.

Enjoying a brunch in Scotland.

For those who don’t know, brunch is a meal that incorporates both breakfast and lunch. Brunch is a delightful weekend activity.

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion, like a birthday, to celebrate.  Seek out moments to get together with friends for a time of great conversation and delicious food. 

Why do I love brunch so much?

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I have heard about extreme dieting in the past, but the new diet, called the “K-E Diet” or ” The Feeding Tube Diet,”  lives up to the name “EXTREME”. The article I read this morning in the Globe and Mail discussed this trend.

Brides are paying $1,500 to have a feeding tube administered into their bodies which provides them with an 800-calories-a-day diet (i.e., very minimal food intake).  These women are using this method to lose the last few pounds so they don’t “Look Fat” on their wedding day.  According to the diet, you lose twenty pounds in ten days.

I think this procedure is ridiculous and unhealthy, and can have negative long-term effects as it fosters on-going yo-yo dieting.

Continue reading How far would you go to look “PERFECT” on your wedding day? Would you use a feeding tube?

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