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The Twelfth Day of Health & Wellness

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... the wish that you (we) love ourselves and live in the now... oh and that you get proper rest/sleep as much as you can.

I've spent the last 11 days sharing ways that you can find greater health and happiness.

The Christmas season is a time for friends, family, food and joy... possibly not the best time to introduce change that will stick. But! I hope I've planted a seed or two.

Let's build happier, healthier versions of ourselves -- together. As we move forward into 2019 I will continue to come back to these ever important 12 Days. They are an excellent foundation and launching point toward positive, healthy change.

What I would most like you to take from these last 12 days, is to be you. Be true to you. Do what feels right for you. And by all means if I can help you in your journey -- count me in. It's a lifelong journey and I'm in it too.

Enjoy your life as much as you can.

Eat the cake. Drink the wine. Dance around your living room or kitchen singing loud and clear for all to hear! Live! ❤

Happy New Year to you all!



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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