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The First Day of Health & Wellness

Here we go!!!

On the First day of Christmas my true love gave to me...🎶 Dry skin, a few new wrinkles, irregularity and improper nutrient absorption!!! ;)

Catchy, isn't it.

How much water are you drinking each day?

Again... this is something I just want you think about.

Go through today, tomorrow and the next day and just try and be conscious of how much water you're drinking.

Remember, caffeine is dehydrating -- but delicious! ;) So if you must have 6 cups of coffee a day to *human* then you may need to look at other ways to get the amount of water your body needs... like eating your fruits and veg or having herbal tea or decaf options. Maybe break out the sparkling water with a fruit or herb/cucumber infusion. Whatever works! Just drink more water!! ;)

Alcohol can also dehydrating. So as you're enjoying a festive bevie or several... try and have a glass of water or sparkling water in between each drink. (There's also lots of sugar in some of those drinks too... but I'll come back to that in another post.)

Water not only provides hydration and aids our digestion it also helps vitamins and minerals make their way to all the places in our bodies that they need to go.

How does your daily water consumption compare to this calculation:

30 ml of water per kg of bodyweight.

So for me the calculation looks like this: .030 x 75 = 2.25 litres of water per day. (Don't hurt your head with the maths... I weigh 165lbs. 😉) ***I totally used Google to convert my lbs to kgs then I cracked out the calculator on my phone to do the rest.

I aim for 2 litres of water each day which is two of my water bottles per day and the rest I need comes from food. I'm used to it now and I barely think about it. I do have my off days though where I don't meet my quota. That's life... sh!t happens. I just try harder the next day.

So, again... let's think on this first.

Maybe you're on track with your water consumption. But, if you're lacking we can actively try to make a change together in the New Year ❤ However if you want to start drinking more water now, by all means do so. 😊

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post... 🎉🎉🎉 😉🤣

Haldimand, ON: Cancer Survivor Launches 

Kickstarter Campaign 

-- and she needs your help!


This already warmly received series of lovely sketches and thoughtful text about a 

curious rabbit who asks simple questions and receives meaningful answers has launched on Kickstarter! 


"There is something so captivating and raw in the simplicity of your drawings, a dream-like quality. The words you choose to 

accompany said drawings are perfect! I see this as a book I’d love to read my children." - A. Purdham, Canada Writes


"This is not a children’s book. This is an Everyone Book. Put that line into your pitches. I will buy several. Looking forward..." 

- Sharon McMullan-Baron, Canada Writes 


Tara plans to raise enough funds to publish a children's book, that's really not just for kids, it's for everyone. The idea for the book came to 

Tara one day, born from her experiences with cancer, the loss of her parents, miscarriage and her ongoing battle with mental illness. Her 

drawings and writing quickly built a following through Canada Writes, a writing group on Facebook (sponsored by CBC Books). She never 

would have thought or dreamed of herself as an illustrator - or that she would launch a campaign on Kickstarter, but here she is, eager to see where life will lead her next! 


Tara Shannon is a freelance writer and an aspiring author with a degree in English and History from Brescia College at Western University. She was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario but now splits her time between her home in Haldimand County and her cottage on 

Manitoulin Island(and Ireland, as much as she can!!) 


The Book of Rabbit is dedicated to all of those that Tara has loved and lost, including Rhylan, the inspiration for Rabbit.


Helping Tara on her journey is professional illustrator, P.A. LewisMacDougal. Pat Ann has, for over a decade, applied her skills in the 

Story Arts as a Freelancer. From illustrating in the children's publishing industry to story boarding for children's animated television and 

everything in between. Pat Ann will assist Tara in making Rabbit come to life on the page, creating a book that will surely become a classic and must have addition toanyone's bookshelf. https://www.pat-ann.com


For more information on Tara Shannon or to donate to her Kickstarter Campaign please visit:


Instagram & Facebook: @tarashannonwrites 


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