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January 28, 2016

The Journey

It has been a crazy week as my book has launched.  And wow what an emotional ride it has been. I felt compelled today to share how I feel. As I sit and ponder about where I have come…I have a feeling of emptiness instead of a feeling of fulfilment that I thought my finished product/book would bring. I thought I would be on cloud nine, excited, enthused and relaxed.  A feeling of being done…accomplished, hitting the finish line.

When I reflect back on how I thought it would feel after writing my book, I imagined feelings of fulfillment and satisfaction about being an author and accomplishing my book. I further imagined the feeling I would have after completing such a big thing that I never knew I had in me to do and WOW what a cool feeling it would be. It is crazy to sit here and open my honesty gates and tell you…It wasn’t my book launch that gave me a cool feeling or a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. It was the days leading up to it. With each sentence I wrote, each chapter I closed the door on and the video I produced I could feel my book coming together and my sincere gratefulness for having the abilities to do so. The emotions were in the journey, in the path and in the steps that it took to get me to my final product. It was the design of my front cover and the book bounded together. It was when my first of what would be six more proofs that came home from Staples as a word document bounded in coil; to hold it and see what I had written and feel the weight of it. It was the warm words of encouragement from clients, friends and family and it was with each story I told about my life that I felt another piece of myself reaching my destination. And now that I am here; here where I have always wanted to be; I can safely say it is not about reaching it, it is about the journey. The journey was far more exciting and exhilarating than getting to the top of this mountain, to the completion of my book.

So when we sit here and say as we often can do, I can’t wait for next year or when my children are old enough to do this or that or when winter is over or when the weekend is here…from the wisdom of my heart and soul…enjoy the journey, the stuff you learn along the way. Listen to it and take in what you are seeing and feeling.  Absorb it and understand it.  The people you meet, the conversations you have, the hugs you receive and the warm smiles you give. Embrace the journey…for each day is another day in the book of YOU!

Since my book has been published I have developed an amazing program called Reclaim your Dinner Table in just 6 simple weeks. For those of you who are finding your dinner meals insane…have a picky eater or eaters in the house, nobody eats together, some are fussy, your husband isn’t home and you are cooking a bunch of meals to please palates daily. You are tired of cooking and want to find a better way. Check out what my new program is all about…And with my program you will receive a copy of my book Power of the Table.

Back by popular demand is Freezefest; happening in my home on Wednesday April 6th from 7:30-9:00pm. We will have a great guest speaker and I am offering 5 brand new and delicious recipes to ROCK your freezer. If you are interested please let me know by emailing me at nutrition@highwaytohealth.ca.  Spaces are limited to 12 guests.

You can now grab a book on my website here

If you missed my video on how my book came to be…Check it out here.

Thank you for all of your support!!!

January 20, 2016

My BOOK is HERE!

You have followed me on my journey for a year and a half and today is the day my book is here and ready to go….Join me as I illustrate my writing journey and how I made my dream come true.  Check it out right here and follow the link to get your very own copy today.

Here’s 3 ways:

  1. Hardcopy from Amazon
  2. eBook from Kindle
  3. Apple iBook (Coming Soon!)

Thanks for all your support.  It’s really been a joy writing Power of the Table – I know you’ll love it!

Yours in health,

 

January 12, 2016

New Beginnings

Well this week has been full of new beginnings for me. I discovered further that when I allow my children to mess up and learn from their mistakes I further facilitate their growth and development; but when I allow this to happen they grow up way too fast before my eyes. I know people have told me that suddenly your daughter won’t be a child anymore…they will act more like an adult and this week this has happened to me. I am both blessed, have tears in my eyes as I write this, sad and excited for the new ventures ahead.

Just yesterday the cold weather hit our town of Oakville ON and my seven year old Ryley…soon to be eight (cry face) left for school; she leaves the house before her older sister and walks on her own to school now (double cry face). She wants to be on time! As she was leaving I noticed she didn’t have her hat or mitts on. I asked her if she needed her hats and mitts today and she said, “no I’m fine.” I prompted again, “are you sure?” and she replied “yes I am sure, “ and off she went. Meanwhile later that morning I stepped outside to discover how cold it had become. I thought, ohh no, Ryley went to school without her mitts and hat, she is going to freeze to death was my first response. And then I stopped and thought about how long her breaks outside were and what I would do if I forgot my hat and mitts. I thought how she would likely put her hood up, run around to stay warm and tuck her hands into her jacket. Now I work from home, so I can easily drop mitts and hats by the school. But then I stopped myself. Wait a minute here. She isn’t going to freeze to death and yes she will feel pain from the cold but how is she going to learn what she needs to bring to school in the morning if she doesn’t feel the cold. Ahh the guilt set in and then it left, from thoughts of what are the other parents going to think and what about the teachers if they see her with no hat and mitts, what kind of a mom are they going to think I am. And then I just let it go. I need and want to raise children that make mistakes and learn from them. I know we only grow when we make mistakes and if I constantly told Ryley she needed her hat and mitts or forced her to put them on; I would be doing this every single morning until April. So when Ryley came running through the door after school she shouted…I am FREEZING. I said, “I know it is so cold out there.” I then asked her, what she could do differently tomorrow to keep herself warm…She told me what she would do and today she was all dressed and ready for school with her snow pants on, winter boots, hat, gloves and a scarf…No prompting from me at all!

So as I continue to allow my children to discover and learn they continue to grow up so fast…I am so sad that this week my older daughter who is 12 used to beg me to go on field trips with her and yesterday she begged me not to come. She said I am sorry mom but I am good now. What??? Good??? You mean you don’t need me anymore I thought?? Wrong…yesterday I spent most of my thoughts thinking of all the places that Madison needed me now. She needs me to help her straighten her hair, wash her face with her and for her at times. She needs me to show her how to put mascara on and she wants me to take her to wax her eyebrows with me. Last Friday she begged to come with me to my yoga class and this morning she wanted me to show her how to wear her new snow hat. And overnight she still asks me to tuck her in. “I’m ready for bed now mommy, can you tuck me in.”

So as I jump into new beginnings like a flash before my eyes, I will miss what was and what has left me so quickly and am looking forward to the excitement of what’s ahead. I am rolling with the punches here in the GORDON/FISHER household.

I too have a new beginning…As I look back on the many edits I have gone through and the process of writing my book, it is just a distant memory where I learned from my mistakes and grew stronger.  I can’t believe my book is complete and will be ready to purchase on Wednesday January 20th…You will all be sent a video message on the 20th of January. A message of my journey of how I got here and why I wrote my book. I can’t wait to share this new beginning with you as I share with you how the POWER OF THE TABLE is all you need to build a positive foundation for your family. So mark your calendars for Wednesday January 20th. We will be partying the entire day…Watch your inbox!

January 2, 2016

My Book is Here

What a year 2015 was for me.  I wrote my first book this past year and as I have come home from my mini New Years vacation away…at my front door to greet me was a UPS parcel of my book bound and ready to go.

What a dream come true.  My printed books have arrived!   I never imagined I would ever write a book.  My story on how this all came to be will come to full fruition on January 20th when I launch my book and share with you the process of how my book came to be.  At this time you will be able to purchase THE POWER of THE TABLE online as a hard copy on Amazon or as an e-book on Apple iBooks and Kindle.

I want to thank all of you for making my dream come true.  Without you I wouldn’t have a story.  Each and everyone of you has touched me so deeply to find the story, the experience and the ideas to bring this book together.  Thank you for believing in me and following me throughout this journey.  I can’t wait to share this amazing concept with you.

Happy NEW YEAR!   Cheers to 2016!

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