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Ending The Stigma of Addiction

Ending The Stigma of Addiction

My name is Dan and I am an addict.

Whenever asked, I am happy to share about what happened years ago and what life is like now. My mom brought me to Montreal shortly after being born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For all of my Freudian therapy over the decades, the only “traumas” I have been able to identify in my childhood are related to divorce and a genuine sense of abandonment by my biological father. Besides this, I had a privileged childhood and life. I did the JPPS/Bialik/Marianopolis/McGill circuit (all private schools in my city), and even finished first in my B Com class.  I went on to start a career on Wall Street (which I guess can help mess anyone up!), had a lovely girlfriend (to be wife), and the sky was the limit for me.

My introduction to drugs came quite early, but the abuse really started in New York City with cocaine and quaaludes.  For many years, everything was manageable.

But suddenly, it no longer was.

Food For Your Mood

Food For Your Mood

Today is Blue Monday, a day rumored to be one of the saddest or “most depressing days of the year.” It falls on the third Monday of every January. As the days are shorter and darker, many people experience seasonal depression.  The less sunlight in combination with cold winter weather, many just want to stay indoors and put their head under their covers.

Are there any foods that could improve your mood?

For starters, starting off your day with breakfast is the best way to increase your alertness, energy and mood for the day.  It’s easy to feel better in the morning if you jumpstart your day with breakfast. You will increase your chances of experiencing that same great feeling all day if you include these types of foods:

Mandy and Rebecca of Mandy's: On Entrepreneurship, Balance and Chasing Your Dreams

Mandy and Rebecca of Mandy’s: On Entrepreneurship, Balance and Chasing Your Dreams

Season 1, Episode 7 is now live!

Today gives new meaning to the term, Salad Sisters! I’m thrilled to have Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe, co-founders of Mandy’s on the Erica Diamond Podcast today. Talk about women who truly GOT OFF THE FENCE!

If you are wondering about things like: what to do if you have an idea for a new business, how to balance career and motherhood, social media tips, and more, this episode is for you!

A Culinary Celebration in Montreal with @Aeroplan

A Culinary Celebration in Montreal with @Aeroplan

Last week I had a romantic date night dining experience in Montreal at a fantastic restaurant called Europea. It was all part of Aeroplan’s latest food and travel initiative!

When you think of Aeroplan, perhaps you might think of redeeming miles for air travel or hotel stays. But recently, Aeroplan partnered with some of Canada’s favorite culinary celebrations including Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival, the City of Toronto’s Winterlicious and Summerlicious programs and Tourisme Montréal’s MTLàTABLE, in a move that brought exciting dining opportunities for Aeroplan Members. In essence, Aeroplan is sponsoring food festivals across the country and you can come along for the ride! Read more here: http://ow.ly/G2LP30fNEmC

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Happiness

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween Happiness

We usually have lame Halloween spirit. This year we tried to bring our A game. We get a solid B+ 😉

The great idea of him as a yoga teacher and me as a yoga mat go to Hilly. Dollar store yoga mats stapled together, and the Lululemon logo printed out at the office and also stapled to my mat.

YUP. I know. You can’t unsee this.

NamaSlay!

Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Halloween.