In Honour of Father’s Day

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 the physical.  When I see this happening in my business it makes me stop in my tracks, take notice and admire what’s unfolding.  David Koeplin’s

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It’s Not Pink

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 am feeling ever so aware of this beast.  I’m certain you too have felt its cold hand either directly or indirectly with friends or family.  

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Why Boxing? By Meghan O’Connell

Why Boxing? By Meghan O’Connell

This Olympics marks the second time that females have been included for boxing. Again, there are three weight classes represented. What a huge milestone!   Throughout the 16 years that the sport has been part of my life, I’ve often been asked, “Why boxing?” My personal motivation has been, paradoxically, to find some inner quiet.

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Cancer’s Sidekick: Fear

A client recently shared with me an article encouraging people to keep their travel plans despite all the craziness in the world, despite any fear one might have. She knows I’m about to embark on an epic European adventure. It got me thinking more deeply about the architecture of fear and that old, over used

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Wellness; a process not an event

Wellness; a process not an event

When I experience a regular, healthy fitness regime blossom in someone where there was none before I’m like a Jack Russell Terrier sniffing out the precise thread of events leading to this sustained eureka. Nail this why and what and I can pass this onto others and share the inspiration. Alas, finding that specific thread

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Fast Friends for Fitness

Fast Friends for Fitness

They say nurturing friendships is integral to our overall health. I say seek out friendships where you exercise together and the healthy upshot is positively synergistic. For all the times you think you don’t have time or the energy, or you will do it later (then not do it all), your workout mates stand like

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Stargazing Bunnies

Stargazing Bunnies

I adore this card: a pair of very relaxed, well fed buddy bunnies stargazing. Perhaps an unlikely image for a fitness professional to promote. Like they say, sitting is the new smoking. But I don’t think inactivity on its own is the culprit. I think sitting while plugged into our various devices day in, day

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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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