“Fed Up” The Movie

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I recently attended the Vancouver premiere of "Fed Up" the new documentary narrated by Katie Couric, and was pleased to hear her ringing the alarm bell about the dangerous food products and manufacturing practices that are contributing to, if not … [Read more...]

Woman cannot live on Bordeaux & chocolate alone…

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...but she can try! And so, try I will and I'm in the perfect place for testing that theory. Brussels, where people consume 12 - 15 kg of chocolate, mostly dark, every year, also has a pretty good supply of Bordeaux from France. Arriving here at … [Read more...]

Gluten-free in Palermo

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Coming back from the beach yesterday we almost missed a tiny little gluten-free bakery, Delizie, on Goethe street in Palermo. It was late in the day so some of the shelves were empty but what remained was very appetizing looking. I opted for 2 … [Read more...]

Customer Service Excellence

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The other day while looking for an optical shop to do some minor repairs on my glasses, I made a call to Maxim-Eyes Optical in Langley. When the after-hours machine answered I decided to call later and hung up without leaving a message. To my … [Read more...]

What Astrology Can Do For You.

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Tara Douglas, MA, Professional Astrologer, Counselor and Educator "Astrology is astronomy brought to earth and applied to the affairs of men.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Astrology interprets the relationship between planetary energy patterns and human … [Read more...]

Okanagan ‘Music Garlic’ Adds Life

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"Music for Your Years" Despite the rain and somewhat overcast skies (didn't I leave Vancouver to escape this?), the weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the people who came by the Okanagan Garlic booth today at the Kelowna Farmers' … [Read more...]

Gluten-free Travel: Paris

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Mon amie Anne-Sophie kindly sent this link to a terrific post by David Lebovitz, professional chef, award-winning pastry chef, cookbook author, food blogger and writer:  "Gluten-free eating and dining in Paris." This is a rich resource for those … [Read more...]

MiFi: Where to Buy?

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Portable Personal WiFi Hotspot Devices. In preparation for my foray into the digital nomad lifestyle, I went looking for the best and most cost-effective ways to stay in touch with family, friends, and clients. Public WiFi is a pretty … [Read more...]

Meditation: Karma by davidji

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I have been listening to davidji on Hay House Radio for a couple of years now and I really enjoy both his voice and his message. This podcast is about Karma and the choices we make. In listening you may discover what your defining moments were and … [Read more...]

They’re back: Oprah and Deepak 21-Day Meditation Challenge

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They're back and this time the 21-day meditation challenge with Oprah & Deepak is about Miraculous Relationships. I registered for the Perfect Health series back in March and although I missed a few sessions, I really enjoyed the ones I listened … [Read more...]