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The Meaning Of Thanksgiving Is Creating A Flow of Positivity

The Meaning Of Thanksgiving Is Creating A Flow of Positivity

My family and I have a Thanksgiving tradition. Everybody around the table takes a turn answering a question:   “What am I grateful for? And why?”   The “why”—as always—is so important. When you address that part of the question, you put your whole self into the answer. For example, if someone starts with, “I’m…

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By Karen, September 26, 2018
Okanagan Wine Tour for Two: 4 Days of Feasting, Tasting, and Crazy Fun

Okanagan Wine Tour for Two: 4 Days of Feasting, Tasting, and Crazy Fun

    If there’s one thing my friend Tania and I can agree on, it’s the necessity of occasionally immersing ourselves in the pleasures of the Okanagan wine country. That’s exactly what the two of us did to celebrate Tania’s 50th Birthday. Nature and wine: there’s no better combination. Plus, Okanagan wine tasting pairs really…

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By Karen, September 12, 2018
My Top 10 Local Food Finds at Vancouver’s Farmer Markets This Summer

My Top 10 Local Food Finds at Vancouver’s Farmer Markets This Summer

Vancouver farmer’s markets are a must for me from May to October. Are you kidding me? An open-air venue packed with Vancouver’s local food? That is my happy place. So I visit a variety of Vancouver’s farm markets (and those close to Vancouver) during the summer—as many as I can, depending on my schedule. The…

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By Karen, July 11, 2018
Best Airplane Snacks to Avoid Bloating After Flying

Best Airplane Snacks to Avoid Bloating After Flying

My top picks for foods that don’t cause bloating—and what you should avoid Why am I thinking about foods that don’t cause bloating? Well, I’ve been flying a lot lately. After a tough experience of relocating from one university to the next my daughter Delaney started playing lacrosse for the University of Indianapolis. (It’s a long…

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By Karen, May 23, 2018
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Fine Dining Our Way Through Napa Valley – A Culinary Travelogue

Fine Dining Our Way Through Napa Valley – A Culinary Travelogue

A Culinary Travelogue I can officially check off a big bucket list item. I’ve now dined at ALL of Thomas Keller’s restaurants. Here are the quick highlights, which mostly occurred during my July 2017 trip through Napa Valley. The French Laundry The French Laundry (a Michelin 3 Star restaurant) was my first stop. I had…

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By Karen, May 22, 2018
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At this point, I understand myself well enough to know exactly how to cultivate joy on my own terms. So I savour life like I would a 9-course meal…with wine pairings, naturally. This is where you can draw inspiration for living your most adventurous, courageous, luxurious, and beautiful life—one delectably guiltless mouthful at a time.
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