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The Sixth Day of Health & Wellness

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... a glass of wine and a kale salad. :/


Moderation!

'Tis the season to eat drink and be merry. So remember! "Everything in moderation, including moderation." - Oscar Wilde


Balance is the key to life and to enjoying yourself during the holidays.

However, it almost seems like a given that at some point, especially during Christmas and New Year's that we are going to get carried away with either the eating, the drinking or both. The best way through it all is to try and plan as best you can -- but should your plan go awry don't beat yourself up about. Part of your overall plan should include what to do if you do overindulge. Don't let yourself get into a slump or just carry on... maybe say to yourself, "Ok, what's done is done. I enjoyed myself but tomorrow I'll get back on track."






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:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thebookofrabbit

Instagram & Facebook: @tarashannonwrites 

https://www.tarashannonwrites.com/rabbit

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