That pic up there- that’s Josh and I practicing our script for the promo trailer for the workshop we filmed together as part of the Online Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. I did a talk earlier this week where I jokingly…
As 2012 comes to an end, it’s so much fun to look back at the greatness that life delivered and look ahead to just what might come.
After days on end of nothing but clouds and rain, the beautiful sunshine finally lit up the sky. It was a reminder that the very best things in life are often the simple things.
Twinkle, sparkle and shine.
As we come to our second last breaking down the creed post, I had no choice but to reflect back on a day- not t00 long ago- when I was feeling pretty darn twinkly and sparkly. Six weeks ago, I got hitched to my amazing soulmate. It was a remarkable day and at the back of my mind- through it all, the words of my creed (and my creed necklace) were ringing in my ears.
You are a demanding lot aren’t you?
Apparently 2 weeks wasn’t enough time to get yourselves registered. Now is your VERY LAST CHANCE. Registration is officially re-opened for the Fab Detox just until 4:00pm EDT tomorrow- no exceptions! At this time we will be send out an email with all the details about the program and this Saturday’s live stream extravaganza. This is your last, last, last chance!
For those of you not ready to take on the full challenge- there are of course a few juicy gems here for you.
8 Easy Detox Strategies To Do Right Now!
At the end of the day, you can always count on the sun coming up for the next. If you ever need something to be optimistic about- there’s that. I’ve been told that it’s always 35 degrees (celsius) and sunny in my brain. I’m good with that. Here’s the thing- it serves me to be optimistic. And I’ll bet it serves you too. If you think something will be horrible, you’ll be right more often than not and if you think something will be amazing you’ll be right more often than not.
Didja know there is only ONE- count it- ONE spot left in the fall semester of our Culinary Nutrition Expert program? Nab it now! HAPPPPPPPPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!!! O CANADA! Our home and native land of ample greatness and goodness. I…
Breakthroughs seem to be coming fast and furious for me this year, and one of them has been an insight into my relationship to discipline. Although I am a mother, I’m not talking about disciplining my daughter… I’m talking about self-discipline. I’m extremely lucky to have a husband who cooks. (And I mean cooks – every night, yummy food, frequently better than I could get in any restaurant). The only down side is that I am in charge of cleaning up.
Did you know the Dalai Lama says “sleep is the best meditation”? Yep, it’s true . We’ve talked before about how important your sleep is, right? I mean it’s seriously important- for more than just getting your beauty rest but for your overall wellbeing. That is why it is essential you give yourself the best shot for a great’s night sleep- which, yes, means sleep in pitch darkness, getting at least 8 hours if possible and giving your mind a break from the stress race. If you need a refresher, here are the top reasons why missing sleep is a big no no for your health:
Written by Brent Bishop, a sweet, sweet member of Meghan Telpner’s Superhero Posse. He is our Superhero KickAss Fitness Trainer. Read Brent’s bio here. Brent offers up these awesome tips for harnessing the power of mind over mood to get you to your most healthful & fit self.
We’re going DIGITAL! Or maybe the term is virtual… or online??? I don’t know. What I do know is that we have now filmed our first ever full length online course! Yes- that is what all the hints we’ve been dropping are all about. We are slowly but surely working our way through all of my classes and workshops to make them fully accessible online for you to learn, laugh and cook along with no matter where in the world you are. Exciting, right? The first set of 20 videos were shot a few short weeks ago and over here we’re busy getting the finishing touches on the print materials that will go along with them. So, so, soooo many people email us every week asking if we have plans to put the course online, if they can get a copy of the handout, if we record them… All that jazz.
I know that my readers and friends of my readers get their vegan underthings in a tangle whenever we hate on soy over here. I know. I understand. It goes beyond dietary choices to animal rights and cries for compassion. The point we continue to try and make, however, continues to be missed, or misunderstood. We’e not saying you have to up and start mowing on the farm animals if that’s just not you’re thing. Allow this to be another attempt to help you understand why soy does need to have a conscious place in your diet.
We are huge, huge fans of Marion Nestle here in the kitchen. When it comes to food rockstars- she is at the top of the list. Author of awesometown books such as Food Politics and What To Eat (plus tonnes more), she is also Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at NYU. Ms. Nestle is truly at the forefront of the food advocacy movement. Sounds like she might know her stuff, huh? We had a few Qs for her- check out her insightful responses below.
Remember a few weeks ago we wrote about our Friendly Correspondence with McCain Foods? After attempting to interview someone- anyone! – at the company in regards to their new “It’s All Good” campaign, our e-mails were dutifully ignored and we received no response after the initial inquiry about the nature of our interview. The thing is- after we posted our questions for McCain, it turned out a lot of you good peeps were looking for answers, too. We received countless comments and e-mails asking for a follow-up to our interview with McCain. Did we get our answers, you wanted to know? Maeve followed up with the representative at McCain who had initially (and briefly) been in touch, and passed along a link to our post. No response. Maeve followed up again- which, of course, garnered no response.
I get loads upon loads of questions from amazingly excited people about to embark on their career in the health or creative field, seeking tips and tricks on how I manifested this wee little biz of mine.
Now this may not seem like a health related question, but it is. It really, really is. Remember that video I shared last week- about the missing link in the secret of health?
On May 1st, in a little over two weeks time, my business, Meghan Telpner Inc., will be turning 4 years old! That is pretty freaking exciting, especially since, when I started this here little blog and cooking school, which were both teeny, tiny- I hadn’t a clue where I wanted it all to go. I just kept working, envisioning, working more, being brave, being creative a lot of the time and smart some of the time.
The result is that in four short years- I’ve taught more cooking classes than I can count, had over 2,000 people attend one of my classes or public cooking events, sold out 4 retreats with the 5th on its way (just 3 spots left!), been a regular writer for a national newspaper, and a regular on national television, and most recently signed my first book deal (and then wrote, shot, edited, edited some more the best book there ever was) that will have Canadian and US disribution. Plus I have a few very special signature products.
We’ve announced all the sweet, sweet details for the 2013 Nourish Your Soul retreat. If you like delicious and healthful foods, the beach, the rainforest and fun- this retreat is for you! Registration opens on Friday. Monday marks the official start of the Fab Uplift Detox! In honour of this awesometown new group of detoxers, check out these three detox worthy recipes to get the cleansing wheels in motion. As we saw this week on the blog, detoxing is a very important process for our bodies to ward off illness and disease. This weekend, instead of reaching for barftown healthwashed foods (like this), make these three delicious recipes!