Today Is My Birthday!!

by Joanne on January 14, 2014

  Today Is My Birthday!!

 Today Is My Birthday!!

By Joanne Chantigny

As I celebrate my Birthday today, I asked my Facebook Fans if they could guess my AGE.

I’m giggling while reading the wide variety of ages that my fans have guessed.

During the past year, I have traveled to the United States from Canada about once per month.  I meet so many people while I travel and the topic usually always comes up.  “How old are you?” 

My response to their question is “How old do you think I am?”

Oh my, I have had many laughs listening to their responses.

Not only laughs but I’ve been so flattered as to how young some people think I am.

While I was standing at the Customs Border at an airport, one man commented that I must have been coming home from college as I was carrying a backpack.  Ha Ha College?  His guess was 19 years old.  That made my day!

Others have guessed in my early 20’s and some have said later 30’s.

My point is that although I like hearing the responses from people saying I look young or sometimes older, AGE does not matter.

You have heard the saying before “Age is just a number”.  This is true.

If you are healthy, you feel good, look young and are happy with your life, then age is just a number.

So today, on my Birthday I feel healthy and happy.  I am working towards getting in the best shape of my life.  My age does not matter to me as I feel like I am in my 20’s.

So on your next Birthday, try not to dwell on your age but instead focus on how you feel and what you can do to improve your health.  You may surprise yourself and realize that you feel 10 years younger than you actually are.  Like me!

Here is the link to my Facebook post for my Birthday.

Cheers to your health!


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2014 is the year for YOU.

by Joanne on January 8, 2014


  2014 is the year for YOU.

2014 is the year for YOU.

By Joanne Chantigny

Are you ready?

This is YOUR year to be YOU. 

You have made your goals for the year.  What are your plans?

What do you want for yourself?

More Love With Your Spouse/Partner, Family and Friends

More Time

More Money

Better Health

Successful Business

Change Careers

…….The list can be endless

As you set your goals, your plan of action for each one will be more specific.

Maybe you want to change positions at work or find another source of income. 

Help your child who is struggling with homework. 

Settle any family issues that may cause you stress. 

Eat healthier foods and go to the gym more often to improve your health.

Go on vacation this year to take some time off.

Some of you read your own goals and the first thought in your head is,

“How will I do this and where do I even begin?”

Whatever the goal is and the plan of action needed to achieve that goal, everything starts with YOU.

You have to believe in yourself that you can achieve your goals.

You are strong, independent, courageous, determined, committed, persistent and are a warrior deep down inside.

You can achieve anything you put your mind to.

Someone in your life sees a quality in you that you may not see in yourself.

Open your mind, your heart and allow yourself to be great.

Be the best YOU possible.  Forget about yesterday, it’s about TODAY.

Your life deserves that of YOU.

Now, go after your dreams.  No looking back.  Just Go!

I believe in you. 

Your friend,


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