Happy Holidays Everyone!
Well 2012 is gone! We can't believe how quickly it has passed! This holiday, Al ended up staying home minding the pets and our store, while I was surprised with a trip to Saskatchewan to spend time with my side of the family.
It was very cold, but my heart was warmed by my Step Father's surprise for my Mom by flying me in for Christmas and my Mom's birthday. In addition, I got to spend some good quality family time.
We spent a lot of time reconnecting and enjoying the joy of the season. But burrrr... it was cold!!!
Here you can see some of my family.. my sister Kim is beside me, my mom, and my nieces Natasha and Katelynn in the front.
We sure missed Al, but it was very nice to see everyone.
Thankfully, I made it home in time for New Year's Eve. It was a very busy and full holiday for sure!
Forks over Knives
I heard about Forks over Knives and decided I wanted to see the movie. . I was surprised to learn that a simple change in our diet has a really good chance to spare you from heard disease, diabetes and cancer!
I feel this is a must watch for everyone! I learned from this film how important it is to incorporate whole foods and eat a primarily plant based diet. Plants act like medicine for our body and there are some real remarkable case studies and positive results documented by people who have made this change.
I happened across a lecture by Temple Grandin on TED.COM where she spoke about her life and how she created a new way to manage cattle so they were not stressed. Then I was at a video store and saw her movie, Temple Grandin. In this movie, Temple Grandin introduces us to her life. Thereby revealing what what an extraordinary individual, and gift to the world Temple Grandin is. She is doing things that really matter.
Especially in the field of Autism. The movie is based on her life story and opens the door to help us understand Autism and the different minds that are among us.
People who are different are simply that. We need to remember, if they are different, they are not any less wonderful than we are! We all think differently in some ways. This is a good thing for our world.