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Wellness, If You Can't Take the Heat, Giving Up the Diet Plan.

Wellness, If You Can't Take the Heat, Giving Up the Diet Plan.

Good Sunday Morning from Prince Edward Island, 

Put the kettle on, dropping in for a quick cup of tea. 

"Thank the heavens for tea. How did people ever come together without it?”  – Jeannie Lin

Wanted to share this little video of photographs taken by a variety of photographers and shared with us. They were all taken in our Butterfly House. 

We missed sending this on Saturday.  Oh, what a day. Hundreds for breakfast and a wedding party to boot. All went reasonably well. The staff did great under the pressure of serving hot food in a timely and friendly manner. We love our staff. 
The last day of July broke a historical record for heat for that date on Prince Edward Island. 31 C or 87 F. I am sure to those who live in the southern US would welcome these temperatures, being northerners we are most uncomfortable with the heat. 
We have operated our business for 31 years at this location. This is the first time we closed down the restaurant in mid-afternoon. Just too hot for our kitchen staff. Even though our kitchens are air-conditioned, the AC could not keep up.  
I came across this TED talk recently and I thought, "wouldn't it be nice" if wellness became as important to countries as the pursuit of wealth. 
It is not quite a ten-minute watch, but worth your time and thought. 
According to author Tom Rath, there are five factors that are the currency of a life of wellness.
Here they are:
Career Well-Being: To be eager to begin work each day. Feel appreciated as a person as well as an employee. Respected supervisor, enjoys associates, speak with pride and appreciation about company to others
Social Well-Being: To have several strong relationships. Be able to activate a support system when encountering problems, feel loved
Financial Well-Being: To manage finances prudently. Be aware of costs and in control of expenditures, frugal but not cheap
Physical Well-Being: To get enough rest as well as rigorous regular exercise. Have plenty of energy in reserve, eat wisely.
Community Well-Being: To be actively and productively engaged in the neighbourhood and in the community. As well as in various groups within the area such as a church, P.T.A., Crime Watch, Meals on Wheels, etc.

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. 

Have a great week ahead and thank you for your time today. 

Got to run, a busy Sunday morning ahead. Have a great day! 

With love from Prince Edward Island, 



Diet Plan

I’ve decided I’ll never get down to my original weight and I’m okay with that...

After all, 6 lbs 3 oz is just not realistic.


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Carolyn Bradner - December 12, 2020

I just looked at all the photos Each one is just beautiful. I didn’t have a favorite as I just loved every one of them. It was especially nice to see the 2020 photos as because of the virus it was the first time in over 35 yrs. that we were not able to go camping in PEI & do our usual visiting around & picking up our goodies ( your jams & jellies etc) instead of having them sent. Thanks for so many memories with all the photos.

Paula Mueda - August 14, 2019

Thanks for another great blog, Bruce. I loved the TED talk about wealth vs. well-being. I can appreciate your comment about the heat in your area. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is generally a cool place (in more ways than one!), and we have been in a heat wave of temps in the 70s and 80s (Fahrenheit), which is definitely considered heat wave status for us. Blessings to you as summer finishes up.

Mary P Fryar - August 8, 2019

We visited your beautiful area last week! The garden was magnificent and we loved trying the preserves. It was hard to decide which was the best as all were great! We especially enjoyed you getting on our tour bus at the beginning as well as the end of our stay! God bless you and your family!!

Kay Schuld - August 7, 2019

The video was beautiful, the butterflies & the flowers. Speaking of the heat, I’m in the southern part of the U.S., it was 115 degrees today, would have appreciated your temperatures. I do enjoy reading your blog-thank you & no I won’t get down to my original weight either.

Barbara Heldridge - August 5, 2019

I’m still laughing over your back to your original weight comment. A clever surprise!

MURDOCK MORRISON - August 5, 2019

Bruce – that video was great by Nicola as she made " our well being " a cause to be celebrated. The five factors for wellness were ones to hang on to every day and maybe on one’s daily " to do list". Now all I have to do is stay well and practice the " the big 5".

Karen & Roger - August 4, 2019

Great Ted Talk!! Thanks for sharing Bruce…liked it so much I shared on Facebook. Imagine what the world would look like if this was the approach of all governments.

Vicki - August 4, 2019

Stunning videos Bruce. Sharing with my girls.

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