Author: maryletson


Hair

Hair is a big deal.  Flip open any fashion magazine or stand amidst the acres of hair care products in any given drugstore and the reality of our obsession comes …

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My Inspiration for Distance Swimming

Many moons ago while navigating a difficult time in life, I decided triathlon training was the way to anchor my spirits, expend my angst and stay as healthy and focused …

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The Dual Joy of Song and Baking

  Mom stood at the kitchen counter with her sleeves rolled up.  Soft, white flour spilled here and there while she worked a ball of dough in a large bowl.  …

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A Tropical Pilgrimage: the story behind the shoes

Those familiar with me and my fitness business may know the image of the Plumeria stuffed sneakers.  The picture hangs on my wall at the Studio and for years I …

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Road Maps, Donuts & Dancing: The G Day Experience

I took a friend’s 12 year old daughter to G Day, a daylong rite of passage signaling, celebrating and supporting 10 – 12 year old girls on the cusp of …

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Choir; the musical equivalent of Yoga

What is it about the focused effort of creating something beautiful with a group of like-minded people that is so quintessentially satisfying?  Learning something you didn’t think you could and …

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Cornwall Adventuring

As a 6 year old I fancied myself an explorer.  Not the blanket-fort-in-the-living room kind of explorer (although this too was a favourite activity reserved only for rainy days), but …

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Mom’s knitting: the ultimate act of love

Over the years my Mom has industriously knit herself, family and friends everything from socks to hats, ponchos, sweaters, and everything in between.  If you can knit it, Mom will.  …

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In Honour of Father’s Day

There is something wonderful when the simple act of getting exercise evolves into so much more, the kind of more that lasts a lifetime and spins into healthy benefits beyond …

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It’s Not Pink

Breast Cancer Awareness month is upon us and as one having been through the illness – as well as my mother, my maternal aunt and recently my sister – I …

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