Black History Month Feature – Anderson Abbott

Anderson Abbott belonged to the first generation of his affluent, free family to be born in Toronto. His parents had to leave Alabama abruptly for their own safety, and after briefly settling in New York, they chose Toronto as their home. Due to his family’s involvements and wealth—they owned almost...

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Black History Month Feature – Mary Ann Shadd

Born to free parents in Wilmington, Delaware, Mary Ann Shadd was the eldest of 13 children. She was educated by Quakers and later taught throughout the northeastern states. Following in the footsteps of her activist parents, who were part of the Underground Railroad, Shadd pursued the path taken by those...

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Constantly Plugged In

Constantly Connected

Someone recently shared with me how difficult it was to unplug from their cellphone. This person shared how he had a difficult time even making it through a meal without checking to see if work was trying to reach him, and how, when an alert would “ding” he felt the...

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Making good food choices

Making Better Food Choices

As we journey towards a healthier self, making good food choices is essential. Making good choices requires educating yourself about food, being consistent with your eating habits and realizing and accepting there will be moments of discomfort and stress as you change eating habits (you’ll be stepping out of your...

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Journey Towards a Healthier You

Start Your Journey to a Healthier You

If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re onboard with treating this as the start of your new year and are ready to begin working towards a healthier you. The steps and strategies I’m sharing are my suggestions not those of a qualified health/fitness practitioner. My intention is to motivate you...

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Happy New Year in Dec?

Happy New Year! Huh? We’re Still in December!

A follow-up thought to the post about “Thinking outside the box”. The New Year is a time for resolutions, especially resolving to be healthy. Every New Year, new gym memberships are sold, new diets are begun, and new commitments are made to at last get all of our unhealthy habits...

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Out The Box

We often hear the phrase “think outside the box” but do we understand its true meaning and how we might apply it in our lives. Each of us have things about ourselves that we would like to change for the better, but often struggle with making and sustaining change. The...

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