Planting the seed: making the change to a whole food plant-based diet

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What is a whole food plant-based diet? Until I edited Nele Liivlaid’s Plant-Based Made Easy book, I thought it was an expensive and time-consuming way of eating. Now I know that’s not true. A whole food plant-based diet means eating plant-based food in its natural form. You eat fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains and legumes and exclude animal products (meat, … Read More

Mass appeal

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When someone doesn’t like your memoir “What if someone doesn’t like what I wrote?” asked a participant in my memoir writing class last week. That’s just it – not everyone is going to like or agree with what you put in your life stories. However, it’s your story. O. Henry, an American short story writer, said this about writing: I’ll … Read More

An Olympic look back

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Four years have rushed by and it’s the Olympics again. I worked behind the scenes at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games and enjoyed both the work and the atmosphere. Today, I’m taking a look back. Posted in Whistler, I was the Nordic sport writer for the Olympic News Service and Paralympic News Service. I didn’t care for the term … Read More