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Vegan Experiment

As the Yes Woman, I’m always up for a new adventure. This time around, I’m delving into the world of plant-based eating. To help me through this bizarre terrain, I signed up for a four week transition program. One of the serious bonuses to this particular journey is having one meal a day prepared by The Copper Branch. 

Here’s a peek at some of the awesome offerings I’ve had the opportunity to sample:


This was a delicious Quinoa bowl.


A tofu scrambled sandwich (gluten free bread)


Really yummy Quinoa chilli.


Shiitake Teryaki Sandwich. So good.

For a girl who’s not terribly fond of vegetables, this has been an incredible discovery of new tastes and options.

Stay tuned for more!

In gratitude,

Marissa xo

Yes Woman!

I’m one of those busy types who doesn’t like to sit still. I love having my fingers in many different pies because I tend to get bored easily. When I’m not working on novels, I need something else to dabble in.

Currently, I’m an author, yoga instructor, mom of three amazing kids, and bartender-in-training… I mean, why not?

My latest gig, however, is that of the Yes Woman.

I love adventure, and I enjoying experiencing new things (unless it involves vegetables). Couple that with the whole ‘I-hate-being-bored’ thing, and I’ve created a recipe for fun. I rarely say no to new adventures… unless it involves the aforementioned vegetables, or spiders, or risk of death, then I’ll totally say no. Otherwise, I’m pretty much game for anything.

Recently, I was offered the opportunity to take that concept to a new level. In conjunction with the local paper, The Brooklin Town Crier, I have been visiting businesses in the area and writing about my experiences. A little bit of humour sprinkled with a dash of innocent exploration and the Yes Woman Column was born!

I’m thrilled to be able to share these entertaining articles with you.

For your reading pleasure, here’s the first article to whet your appetite for more:

Boot Camp Diva

“Misty Mozejko, RHN and owner at 10,000 Strong: A nutrition and fitness revolution, wants everyone to know that “no matter where you are in life—fitness or otherwise—you can do it.” This in response to the cringe worthy fear the words boot camp elicit. I should know, since I was cowering in my sneakers the day I showed up for my first Yes Woman experience.

Things you should know up front about me. I’m a diva. I admit this freely. I like soft, cushy, yummy things. I’m not afraid of hard work, and I’ll get out there when push comes to shove, with as much gusto and commitment as anyone, but when there’s no pushing or shoving, I’m happy to relax, curl up with a good book… maybe nap. The very words ‘boot camp’ fly in the face of this time-honoured tradition of laziness, so when The Brooklin Town Crier asked me to don my workout clothes and get my game on, I admit, I whimpered….”

Read the full article on page 5 of the October 7th issue of The Brooklin Town Crier here!

Here’s a photo of me getting my boot camp on:

Yes Woman Boot Camp

In gratitude,

Marissa xo