Marilyn Denis, Dr. Oz and Ellen Degeneres Role Models of What it is to Truly Help the World!

Family friends and customers who have become an extension of our family at Alive Health Centre, Morning Sun and Supplements Plus. I wanted to share a little bit about how wonderful the world is if you look in the right places. When I was little I wanted so badly to be a motivational speaker. So I decided to join the Speech Club in our school. What a disaster that was… the easy part was writing the speech, but I didn’t think the whole thing through! Once I got up onto the stage I didn’t just get nervous and fumble a few words, my knees were shaking, my face went beat red (which isn’t pretty for the fair skin of an Irish gal) and my grand finally ended in running off the stage in tears. Let’s just say I didn’t have nerves of steel. My dreams were shattered to say the least. How could I possibly become a motivational speaker, if I cannot speak in front of a crowd lol! I was only in grade 6 so I let it go fairly quickly, but one thing I knew for certain is that whatever I do in my life for a job, I wanted it to be helping people. I can’t explain it, I just love to contribute to a person’s day. If I can make a person smile and then they can pass it on, then that makes my day.

One of my favourite movies of ALL time is: “Pay It Forward” with Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. It is such a motivational movie that illustrates no matter how much you feel down and out, or how poor you may be, as long as you have a brain and good intentions you can make the world a better place.

As the world has evolved with social media, we have the power to spread, love and joy so easily. Some of the most inspiring people are Dr. Oz as he sheds light everyday on how to live healthier life through prevention. He will gladly operate on your heart, but his mission is to help folks prevent themselves from ever even having to lay down on that operating table in the first place.

Then because I am Canadian, Marylin Denis is an absolute wonderful role model. She has such a fun personality and you can tell she is quite genuine in wanting to help people with all aspects of their lives whether it is health, living a more organized life, addressing ways to improve your home or even how to say money. She has all the answers!

But I have to say Ellen Degeneres is absolutely amazing! She is an example of someone who knows how to love herself first and foremost. She is someone who came back from losing EVERYTHING, but because she was true to herself she was able to come back stronger than ever with her ever so popular day time talk show. You know the saying:

“When you don’t give up, you NEVER fail.” Well this is one of my favourites and Ellen would be an example of this.

So by now you know I am not a motivational speaker, but what I can tell you is this. I still love helping people. I still love to connect with people and if I can help to make someone’s day a little more special then that’s enough for me. While Alive Health Centre and chains is a business, I think part of the reason we are here to stay despite the economy, is that we are genuine. Our staff is actually a big family. My mother in law Alice Chung is the owner and founder of Alive Heath Centre and she is wonderful to work with as we strive to spread positivity around our community however we can. I don’t know if it is possible, but I hope one day to be as influential as someone like Ellen Degeneres.

Lastly, thank you all for being such dedicated readers to the blog. Thank you for sharing and caring for one another and I hope to continue to see all of you participate. As always we look forward to helping you with whatever your health concerns are. Come see us at a location near you, or feel free to email me at

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