Canine Meditation

Canine Meditation

My walking buddy smells a little, sheds a lot, and relieves herself along the trails – but I adore her all the same. Nikita is my son’s dog and I have taken to planning my week days and work schedule to fit in dog walks and swims while son is at work. She is always

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We Ran With Our Hearts

We Ran With Our Hearts

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could simultaneously build our health while building community? Raise our heart rates and raise funds for worthy causes? Aaron’s Run did just that last Saturday June 14. It was all about compassion and generosity and a whole lot of sweat as participants made their way across Bowen Island’s infamously

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The Best of Bowen

The Best of Bowen

Want to be a part of the best of Bowen Island?  Sometimes our fair isle is not so fair with dissension knee-capping any positive movement on issues and projects.  Even Bowfest, our beloved annual summer festival, was almost paralyzed last year for lack of agreement.  I am grateful to say Aaron’s Run is the polar

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Easter Weekend King Edward Bay Style

Easter Weekend King Edward Bay Style

Easter weekend was always our family’s first foray to our Bowen house in King Edward Bay.  As children we loved most everything that went with time spent on Bowen Island.  Nobody seemed to miss the conveniences of city life. No electricity, no running hot water, and the toilet was an outhouse set back in the

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Super Heroes

Super Heroes

  Superwoman comes to mind when I think of Emily McCullum. No, she’s not a marathoner or an Ironwoman, and doesn’t leap buildings in a single bound.  Emily is so much stronger than all of that as her healthy approach to life exceeds muscular strength. As many of you know, Emily took her 19 year

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Let the Renovation Begin

Let the Renovation Begin

Mary Letson, Owner Positively Fit Studio Bowen Island Nutritionist Lisa Marie Bhattacharya arrived at my house last week to build me a nutritional plan, a new approach to this unfamiliar body.  My resent crash course in menopause has left me reeling with the lash back of low estrogen: sleep disturbances, dry skin, malfunctioning body temperatures. 

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I Changed My Mind

I Changed My Mind

A massive life change will either unearth who you are – or bury you. It’s the big ticket items that become glaringly apparent. All the other extraneous life details drop away like dirt off your boots. What’s left are the things that make you tick. Fitness makes me tick. It’s my doorway to mental wellness.

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Plan to Love Your Health

Like all good habits in life, a successful lifestyle change takes more planning, and yes, more effort than the singular focus of committing to a regular workout. Bring in the other two pillars of wellness: healthy refueling and quality rest. This makes sense; we wouldn’t dream of sending our children to school sleep deprived and

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I’m Back!

I’m Back!

After over a year’s absence I am ecstatic to say… “I’m back!” 2013 was the toughest thing I have ever endured and hope never to repeat. A routine mammogram in Oct 2012 uncovered breast cancer – specifically grade II invasive lobular carcinoma, a rather nasty beast that required surgery, 6 months chemo, 4 weeks radiation

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