If I knew then.....

Have you ever said to yourself, "if I knew then what I know now". It would be incredible how focused and brilliant we would all be. We have undoubtedly come along way, each and every one of us. We need to celebrate those successes and failures and move on. 

Let me give you and example of something I wish I knew then.......if I knew that sitting in the sun with baby oil all over my skin and aluminum reflectors under my chin was not good for my skin, I think I would have protected my skin from the sun. As a result of this activity as a teenager, I developed Melanoma in 2006, the worse kind of skin cancer. I underwent a skin graft on my leg and spent many weeks recovering. I was lucky then and every year at my check up I feel very fortunate.

I remember that summer of 2006 as I was afraid to go outside. If I did I worn long sleeves, pants and a hat! I am still very careful in the sun, especially as I love to be outdoors! When I golf in the summer or ski in the winter I have my skin protected. Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? When you think about that it’s important to protect the skin you are in :)

I thought I would share this story with you to let you know that my product partner USANA has developed a high performing skincare line called Celavive. I trust my skin to this product, especially knowing that the day cream has SPF 30. My dermatologist told me years ago that SPF 30 was all I needed. It also has a self preserving function to help your skin battle the most common signs of skin ageing, including wrinkles, dryness and loss of elasticity! It’s never too late to protect your largest organ. That is definitely important to me.

If you would like to learn more, please leave a comment or reach out to me via text or email, I think when we share stories that are important to us, we inspire others!!

Julie

MY HUSBAND also uses celavive and loves it especially after shaving!

MY HUSBAND also uses celavive and loves it especially after shaving!

Being outside is important to me……protect your PRECIOUS skin!

Being outside is important to me……protect your PRECIOUS skin!

20 Years Ago.....

It was 20 years ago............
I decide to pack up at the age of 40 with my three amazing children and start a new life in Calgary Alberta. We had lived for 10 years in a small town in Ontario and it was time to move on to different opportunities.

We had a family meeting talked about the pro's and con's and decided to take a chance. We packed up our house and packed our Van and started our week long journey driving across Canada. We drove from a small town called Brighton, outside of Toronto and drove across the country. We had a place to live and the kids all walked to their new school up the street!

For some reason I decided to have a professional photo taken....this was the photo! 
No digital photos 20 years ago, so someday I will find some more of our adventure across Canada! 

I started over and while kids were in school, I looked for work.

Fast forward 20 years. I have worked in the IT field, started my own Training and Consulting company and now work at a golf course part time and live my dream being an Entrepreneur supporting others with their health and wellness. My children are now living in Quebec Canada, London UK and Hamburg Germany.  They still come home to Alberta.

If you are looking for help to deal with your health, stress or aging...talk to ME. I've walked the walk, come share your story with me!!

Daniel (13), Lindsay (14) and Matthew (9) 1998

Daniel (13), Lindsay (14) and Matthew (9) 1998

The Women We Know

I was recently featured on an Instagram Profile called The Women We Know.

https://www.instagram.com/thewomenweknow

When I decided to share my story I did not really realize how many strangers would read and comment. This year marks 30 years after losing my 20 month old daughter Leslie from a car accident. I have told my story many times, but for some reason this year I wanted to do something to honour her.

I spent over an hour on the phone and many emails back and forth with Brette who captured my words.  I now realize that I needed someone else to write about my memories.  Each story she has been sharing tell stories of Real Women in about 300 words.

Thank you Brette for capturing the true heart of my loss and maybe someone somewhere will read and take comfort to share their own story with you.

If you have a moment please click on the link to read more https://www.instagram.com/thewomenweknow/.

There are many heartfelt feature stories.


My husband Kent took this photo!

My husband Kent took this photo!

Be Radiant for Summer

I am very excited to be co hosting an exciting program just in time for summer.  Our new
28 Day Be Radiant for Summer Program launches on June 4th.  My co-host and partner Nancy Crites just delivered a similar program in March. It was a great success and we are ready for you again! If you missed that one, you are just in time to join us in June.

It is so rewarding to support people in their wellness journeys.  Read the following questions and honestly say to yourself......yes I think I might need some guidance and support.

Do you have a few pounds to lose? Are you having trouble sleeping or have little energy? Is your digestion out of whack or are you eating too much sugar?? Are you eating out too much and just need a few good recipes? Join us in June.

It's not magic; it’s simply smart, balanced eating, meditation, mindfulness and much more.

The entire program is done through whole foods, healthy smoothies, and top-rated supplements, so it keeps you healthy, satisfied, and (the most important part) teaches you a way of eating that becomes your lifestyle.

The program will include professional coaching from Nancy Crites, Certified Holistic Nutritionist. You will receive a personal one on one health assessment, weekly calls, Facebook support group, eating plans, recipes, grocery lists, lifestyle tips, exercise suggestions, guided meditations, qigong, journaling and other practices to support a healthy body, mind and spirit.

We will support you all the way.  Please click here to register and read more.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

28 Day Be Radiant