Happy 2020

a year from now

Happy New Year!  I bet you’re excited to read yet another inspirational blog post to start the new year.  New year, new you.  Daily affirmations of positivity.  Setting goals that create results.  Loving yourself enough to make the time.  New Year resolutions.  Quotes, MEMEs, etc.   On the surface these are all a nice part of beginning a new year and with the right mindset many of them work.  But in reality, most of them are designed to get your money and often times they are playing off the disappointment you feel for not implementing these goals and changes last year.

…or the year before.

Don’t get me wrong a new year is a great time to start something new but not out of guilt, obligation or media peer pressure.  If you are starting something new that fills your bucket, checks your boxes and/or adds something to your soul then the new year,  the start of a month or middle of a week… are all great times to start 🙂

If you weren’t doing it last year then why do you want to do it this year?

What makes this a good time for change?


Maybe you feel great about last year, maybe status quo is optimal for you and that’s great!

I genuinely extend  to you a Happy 2020… may this new decade bring you all you desire.  May you have the motivation to implement the changes you want and the strength to be realistic and not succumb to the peer pressure marketing that promises that new and improved you.  Maybe you don’t need to be new?  And if you need to be improved then it will take work, effort and the right influence and information.  So start today, start next week or just keep on keeping on. You decide what is right for you and this new decade will be what we make of it!

Welcoming in 2019




“Researchers say about 60% of us make New Year’s resolutions but only about 8% are successful in achieving them.”  The Leadership Guy

The top 4 resolutions are pretty consistent year after year if you take a look at statistics Canada.   This tells me that each year most people are not satisfied with their current state of health at the closing of the year.  4 out of 5 of these resolutions can be achieved on your plate!  We eat every day, multiple times a day, giving us opportunity after opportunity to achieve these goals.

Let’s make the most out of each opportunity!

Goal #1 – eating healthier means including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet and staying away from the quick fix processed food in packages.


Goal #2 – eating a plant centred diet will give you the restful sleep and energy that you require to get out and do what you love. Any exercise is good exercise and we all have something that we wish we could do more of but lack the motivation, energy or desire to make time for it.  The fuel that you put in your body will transfer into every aspect of your life.

Goal #3 – eating a healthy balanced plant based diet will bring your body down to it’s natural weight. Your metabolism will increase, your filtration organs will detoxify and your body will start to work more efficiently and more effectively

Goal #4 – the stigma that eating plant based costs more isn’t true in most places in Canada.  (I don’t want to speak for countries that I haven’t lived in)  It is true that processed vegan food like non-dairy ice cream, vegan cheese, and fake ‘meat’ are expensive.  BUT that kind of food isn’t good for you anyways.  The basics like fruit, veggies, beans and grains are affordable throughout the year by switching to frozen veggies and berries in off season.  There are many grains like rice, couscous and split barley that are quick and easy to make, fitting nicely into a busy schedule and canned beans are a great way to have something almost instant yet packed with essential nutrients.

Goal# 5 – Many people don’t know how to put together a healthy, nutrient dense, vegan meal or meal plan.  This is a great new skill to learn that will carry over year after year benefiting not only you but your friends and family too 🙂

A quick look at how a plant based day looks!

vegan proportions

I wish you all health and happiness in 2019 and I hope that I can help you in achieving all of your goals and resolutions 🙂 

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