Tea with a Titan, Episode 67: Mary-Jo Dionne, Letting ourselves off the hook

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HostEpisode 67

Mary-Jo Dionne

Letting ourselves off the hook

Tea of choice: Vancouver’s Steam Tea House.
What we cover:

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been ridiculously spread thin – as we all can get from time to time – and completely run down, wrapping up deadlines before I shut the office down until the new year. I have been up late into the night with a sick 2-year-old. And I have been going through this incredibly heavy sadness on account of learning that someone I cared for very much in my high school life, died – but the thing of it all is that he died many years ago. Nearly 25, in fact. And I only just found out. Grieving after-the-fact is a strange and lonely thing. If you’ve ever been there, have found out news in a delayed fashion and have had to grieve alone, I feel your pain — the solitary sadness. Long story short, I have felt anything but titan-y the last couple weeks. More sloggy than titan-y. A friend of mine once said to me: As achievers, we need to learn to cut ourselves some slack. To let ourselves off the hook just every once in a while. And so, as we near the Holiday season, that is what I am doing. I am popping in quick-like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a very Happy Holidays – wherever you are, we have listeners in 80 countries now and whatever the traditions are in your home, so long as they are centred around love and gratitude and giving and memory-making and kindness, that’s all that matters right?

We will be back in January 2018, with a host of awesome guest titans — I promise, it won’t just be me with my semi-stuffed nose. It is my most sincere aim to be refreshed, and renewed, and ready to play my A-Game once again. To focus on that which truly matters — and for each of us, the answer to that will be different.

Happy New Year!

Unrelated, but exciting for me: Many of you know I’ve been plant-based for 18 years. Chad, who’s an endurance athlete, has been for about a decade, and I’ve talked about Vega a lot in the past on this show, because I often have a Vega One Smoothie in my hand while I’m recording. Vega is a certified vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, nutrient-dense line of clean, plant-based nutrition products. From protein powders and snack bars to hydration during workouts, our kitchen shelves are perpetually stocked with Vega. And Season 2 is brought to you in part by Vega – which brings me no end of happiness. I legitimately am such a Vega freak, I can’t even tell you. I even lugged my jug of Vega with me across the continent to the British Virgin Islands for the week I spent on Necker Island with Richard Branson, and made shakes for the gang each morning while I was there. That’s how much I love Vega – it didn’t matter that incredible meals were included on each day of my week there – I wanted my Vega shake for breakfast.

My relationship with Vega is such that, if you want to give it a try or if you’re like me and you already have a regular Vega routine, you can save yourself a trip to the store when you order it here – it’s a way for you to have amazing plant-based nutrition delivered right to your door for free (because they offer free shipping on orders of $100 or more) … but it’s also a way to support Tea with a Titan because Vega offers me a percentage of the sales generated from my site. That’s full disclosure — and I thank you in advance.

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