• Attitude,  My Story,  Spirit

    A New Direction for 2021

    I think that I have had an epiphany. I think that I have just finally found a “job/life description” that fits where my heart tells me that I want to go. Let me explain… I have been a Registered Dietitian for 35 years. In that time, I have done homecare, inpatient hospital care, outpatient care, private practice, long term care, back to private practice and now as an author and speaker. In all those roles, I have tended to lean towards caring for the concerns of adults, particularly “mature” adults. Even as a green young RD, driving around Waterloo region and going into people’s homes, my most memorable clients were…

  • Attitude

    You do you…

    In the process of writing and publishing my book, I have contracted with a wonderful company called Book Launchers to assist me with the publishing and marketing of a “self-published” book. When I was looking into whether to spend the money on this support, I looked at their other books and found another Canadian writing in the health space. Her name is Gillian Goerzen and her book, published with the help of Book Launchers, is called The Elephant in the Gym. She is a fitness trainer from Alberta who feels very strongly about the Body Positive approach to fitness and body love. I reached out to her and she graciously…

  • Attitude,  Spirit

    Social fabric…

    The world is a different place today than it was two weeks ago. With the worldwide exponential growth of Covid-19 infections, we are seeing a global response that is unprecedented in the history of human culture. The new catchphrase “We are all in this together.” is totally true. It doesn’t appear to be sparing any part of the planet. As of this writing, there are over 335,000 cases worldwide and over 15,000 deaths. Nobody is yet certain about who is at most risk, although underlying health conditions seem to have a major impact on outcomes. Originally, it was thought to be only a problem for the elderly, but now we…

  • Attitude,  My Story

    Low Carb Denver – an amazing conference at the wrong time in history…

    “May you live in interesting times.” Austin Chamberlain, UK I was an hour away from walking out the door to go to Low Carb Denver. One hour… My bags were packed and sitting on a chair in the living room. My precious presentation poster was in a long mailing tube, my 500 postcards for the visitor swag bags were adding almost 8 lbs to my shoulder bag. My passport and US money were in my travel purse. But all morning, I had been watching the news feeds with a knot in my stomach. The coronavirus was advancing across the world and the situation was changing hourly, both at home in…

  • Attitude,  Ketogenic Diet

    To Snack or Not to Snack…

    With apologies to Shakespeare… Happy New Year! I’m glad to say goodbye to 2019 and look ahead to 2020. This year is my 60th – a milestone made more memorable by my recent cancer journey and by the fact that my mother never lived to celebrate her 60th. She died three days before her 55th birthday of end-stage metastatic breast cancer that she had carried for 10 years. I’m determined to make 2020 a kickass year – a year long project called Martha 6.0. This involves several major goals, one of which is to get my book published. That means that I have to buckle down and write it… January’s…