Rising above adversity

Product DetailsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is one of my favourite non-fiction reads. Although it’s been out for several years now, I’m still inspired by the book’s message. Despite having a totally disfunctional childhood with shockingly incompetent parents, she grew up to become what today’s society deems “a success”. When I asked her at a book launch for her second book, The Silver Star, what made her different from other people (more…)

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Listen to your hormones

Watching Dr. Natasha Turner on The Marilyn Denis show (www.marilyn.ca) the other day reminded me that I have to pay more attention to what goes into my body. I’m convinced my itching, bitching and all-round BOOMERbroad falling apart issues are hormone related but it’s hard to give them the attention they deserve. I’ve read about Natasha Turner in the past but last week’s episode prompted me to download her book from the library (more…)

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