Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Food for Thought: Go Slow to Go Fast

Hi All,

How's everyone doing? I've been feeling a little stressed out lately. My darn vertigo is back. Yeah, I have BPPV too, not just JB, and it really makes it hard to get stuff done when you feel crappy. Headaches and dizziness for weeks now. It really sucks!

Anyway, I found this great quote from actor Viggo Mortensen (he played Aragorn in Lord of the Rings) that makes for some really good advice for me and anyone else out there feeling like life is a little hard to handle right now.

As always, I welcome your thoughts and feedback, so don't be shy, share!

Until next time,


Monday, September 15, 2014

Get a Free E-Book of Superfood Breakfast Recipes!

Hey All,

From now through September 19th, Abe's Market and Ksenia from the Breakfast Criminals blog are offering a FREE e-book of Superfood breakfast recipes.

The e-book contains 10 yummy recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan-friendly. You'll find easy ways to get more out of your breakfast by using nutrient-packed superfoods like blueberries, quinoa, almonds, oatmeal and more. Smoothies, puddings, pancakes... so many delicious breakfast ideas await!

If you download the e-book, you'll also get a promo code to save 15% off your next order from now through September 30th.

Free E-Book of Superfood Breakfast Recipes

Bon app├ętit!

Until next time,


Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday to GroopDealz!

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UPDATE: March 13th, 2015 -- GroopDealz is now Eleventh Avenue!

Hello Everyone,

Have any of you heard of GroopDealz? They are a daily deal events site where online shoppers can discover new items every day from local sellers, boutiques and name brands. This year GroopDealz turns 4! To celebrate, they are holding a birthday bash and I thought that you might like to get in on the fabulous finds and awesome savings. Happy Birthday, GroopDealz!

Have fun shopping!

Until next time,


Monday, September 8, 2014

Food for Thought: Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Hello All,

Last week I attended the funeral of an old family friend. She was a wonderful woman with a very full and well lived life. When I spoke with her daughter after the service, she said that her mother knew that death was near, but not too worry. Her mother even requested that people wear bright colours to her funeral because black was just too morbid. This made me smile because the last time I saw her, she was wearing the most cheerful red sweater with different coloured flowers embroidered on it. I told her daughter this and she smiled too, saying "Yep, that's mom."

For today's food for thought, I am sharing the original version of the poem "Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye. According to recorded history, Mary wrote the poem in 1932. At the time, she and her husband were living in Baltimore. Staying with them was a young German Jewish woman named Margaret Schwarzkopf who was greatly concerned about her sick mother in Germany, but unable to go home due to the increasing anit-Semtic unrest. When she received word of her mother's death, Margaret was heartbroken that she could not return home for the funeral and her grief prompted Mary to write the poem.

As I mentioned, what I have posted here is the original version of the poem as confirmed by Mary herself in an interview on CBC radio in 2000. It has 4 additional lines that are not in common version of the poem heard today, which also has slight variation to some of the other lines as well. In any case, I think the original version is quite beautiful and I know our old family friend would like it very much.

Until next time,

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