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Drinking ‘Read My Lips’ and Reading ‘168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think’

Eek!  Do you buy books that end up collecting dust because you have no time to read them?  That’s me!  They either sit around or I barely make it through the first few pages.  So I thought I would be brilliant by borrowing a book from the library.

Although “168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think” by Laura Vanderkam was published in 2010, I only learned about it last year when a female in-house counsel recommended it during a women’s event.  After I checked out the book, it sat on the corner of my desk for weeks.  Finally, a couple of days before the return date, I sat down with a cup of Read My Lips tea and opened the book (especially since the online system would not let me renew the book).

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Lindor dark chocolate truffles

Balancing Life with Mindfulness and Chocolate

I have come across articles suggesting that practising mindfulness will help improve work-life balance and deal with stress.  For fun, I decided to see if there was such a thing as mindfulness with chocolates.  Amazing!  There were many links in this area.  I am not sure if this is the sort of mindfulness exercise that will help me with work-life balance, but I am going with it!

I followed the “Mindful Eating: A Piece of Chocolate” instructions on the Meditative Moments website. The site even provides the sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls to go along with the exercise.  (more…)

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Soma dark peruvian chocolate with wild cherries

Did You Have a Chocolate Covered Cherry Today?

It’s so easy to be busy with work and family life that we forget to take time for ourselves or to really connect with family and friends.  Sometimes we need a “holiday” to remind us to do so.

When I searched for food holidays on the Internet, I was surprised to find the numerous amount of days where food is celebrated.  Even though many are likely not officially recognized by a government or in Canada, multiple sites mentioned the day and that is good enough for me to take a chocolate break.

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dark chocolate blocks with certain letters written in crayon

Chocolate Time with Crayons

I am so excited to launch my blog.  My first post is about chocolates from a company whose founder and CEO was a criminal defense lawyer.

askinosie gingerbread dark chocolate packaging with crayonsI came across Askinosie Chocolate while shopping at McEwan at the Shops at Don Mills.  There were many tempting chocolates to choose from.  The first chocolate I chose was a limited edition Gingerbread Dark Chocolate because of its fun packaging (we all need to feed the inner child in us every now and then) and I have never tried gingerbread dark chocolate before.

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