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kettlebell-pics-034eight years ago today group kettlebell training launched in prince edward island. well, in atlantic canada.

this morning my day started at 6am with a private client’s hardstyle kettlebell training.

in between, there have been more than 3300 group kettlebell classes and workshops in my life and a juicy heart-thumping growth in the number of kettlebell coaches and kettlebell practitioners in eastern canada.

when i reflect on how much good and strong and laughter and friendship and sweat kettlebell has brought into my life, which is pretty much daily, i am grateful.

grateful for everyone who has coached me. in person and on line. your gifts have been treasured, repeatedly distilled,  and respectfully honoured.

grateful for everyone who has endured my coaching and truly graced my life by touching iron with me. your gifts have been selfless and are held near and dear.

grateful for kettlebell, who is a steadfast and humbling comrade. your gifts are enduring and finely nuanced and warmly worn.

cheers to you all for you are the kettlebell universe.

only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.           ~ pema chödrön

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Along the Bras d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton

Along the Bras d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton

Having grown up on the Atlantic coast of Canada, in an incredibly beautiful place called Cape Breton Island, a distinct heritage courses through my veins.  I happen to love bagpipe music and fog and salty air and Gaelic accents. I have had the good fortune to live in a number of coastal areas, including the phenomenal shores of the Bay of Fundy and the place known as ‘the fair isle’, Prince Edward Island.

East coast living means fresh seafood is not only a dietary staple, it is a gastronomic love affair.  At this time of year, the lobster fishery is active.  Lobster is a very healthy food to add to your clean eating menu.

Not only is lobster meat lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than beef, pork and even the leanest lobsterchicken, it is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are helpful in the prevention of heart disease and hardening of the arteries.  It is a great source of protein and is high in a number of vitamins, including A, B2, B3, B6 and B12. It is also a good source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, iron,  and magnesium.

nutrition_compar_chartThis information-packed chart, and everything you’ll ever need to know about Canadian Atlantic Lobster can be found at this site which features New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia lobster.

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