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The Seventh Day of Health & Wellness

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... no excuses!

Move your body!!!

#Boo #hiss #yousuck


It's that magical time of the year when many of us are determined to make a change to our health. We make resolutions to eat better and workout more. Gym memberships skyrocket.

Change doesn't have to be drastic and overnight. In fact if you commit yourself to small changes... baby steps... you may have greater success at achieving your goals.

All of the suggestions I've been making in my *12 Days of Christmas or Health & Wellness* posts are things that can be done over time, bit by bit. In doing so, first upping your water intake, then fibre... vitamins... adjusting portions... lowering stress, etc. you may find that your body and mind begins to change and you keep to your goal(s). By starting slowly adding in just a few minutes of exercise a day (upping your minutes or intensity or types of workouts) you will see an improvement in your overall being -- but! It's not going to happen overnight.

Slow and steady wins the race.

No time like today to start 😁💪🥂🎉

Seriously though. Where there's a will there's a way and it can be as simple as parking farther away from the shops or mall or work or opting for the stairs over the elevator. Even just a 10 minute walk/run, workout or yoga/stretch routine a day can provide huge benefits.

Link to a great 10 minute full-body workout: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Victoria-Secret-Model-Full-Body-Workout-21416942?crlt.pid=camp.VnqAKT7SF3Xn&crlt.pid=camp.r5zU10zSZ4k5&crlt.pid=camp.tVpXOkcHSs56

Happy New Year!❤🥂🎉💪

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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