An Apple A Day!

October 10, 2018

by Jeannie Vassos

Have you ever wondered why our lives seem to be full of stress and drama, or at best boring and unfulfilling? I had an epiphany the other day while eating an apple. You see, I’ve recently read the book Medical Medium, by Anthony William (yes, I very much recommend it), and he writes about how fruit has been deemed as …

Keeping Your Stick On The Ice

April 25, 2018

by Jeannie Vassos

Have you ever gone into the big box store for just a few items and came out spending wayyyyy too much money?  Perhaps it is the electromagnetic overload, or all the different colours, shapes, signs, the advertising, the layout of the store…, whatever it is, some days I just can’t think straight in there.   I’m using a trip to the …

Veggie Bites!

April 17, 2018

by Jeannie Vassos

Eight months ago I became a vegetarian. I didn’t make this decision for my physical health, nor animal rights, nor environmental sustainability, although by doing so I am positively contributing to all of them. This choice was a little unexpected because in the past ten or so years prior to becoming vegetarian, I actually ate MORE meat to cut down …

A Barenaked Lesson

September 27, 2017

by Jeannie Vassos

  Last year my husband and I took a trip to beautiful Newfoundland to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. On the last day, as we got seated at a restaurant for lunch, I glanced around my surroundings and noticed a dynamic looking person sitting at the next table (kitty-corner to our table). And while I’ve only seen professional photos of …

O Canada!

June 30, 2017

by Jeannie Vassos

Unfortunately, I feel I must begin this with a disclaimer that I realize that this 150th celebration is controversial, and that our governments and citizens have not always made the best choices. This post has nothing to do with that, but is simply about Canada, our home and native land, and what it’s role and our role is in the …

Welcome to The Middle Pillar

June 7, 2017

by Jeannie Vassos

Hey there, it’s Jeannie here. Welcome to my very first official blog post. I am excited to begin writing again, and sharing my thoughts and insights with you. I’ll be writing mostly be about health, wellness, and living your BEST LIFE, but once and a while I’ll post about profound things that make me pause or give me an “a-ha” …