Entries by TanyaPonich2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Friends! I have made a list of things I would like to do, see, and accomplish in 2018. Here are a few: Continue to keep calm in life Travel to a tropical paradise Celebrate life Enjoy the arts Be happy and enjoy myself Exercise, eat well and get rest I look forward […]

Being Grateful

With Thanksgiving not too far away, I have been thinking about what I am grateful for. The thing I am most grateful for is my very special family. They are amazing, beautiful people.  Nothing could ever take the place of family. When we are together during the different holidays, there is comfort in being together. […]

Experiencing Surgery

Life is full of experiences. Some are fun and joyful, some I am not so sure about. Last year I went through a new experience that was scary and at times painful. I had to have surgery! It was discovered that I was missing a bone in my left foot and to make sure that […]

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Push Hard, Work Hard

At the beginning of the year I thought to myself that I needed a motto for 2017. I thought about the things that are important to my life and the saying that have been repeated to me over and over again, like a broken record. I came up with Be Fit, Be Healthy, Push Hard, Work […]


You will often hear me talk about the people in my life. My family and my friends who have helped me on my life path. The important people who have taken the time to show me that I can accomplish many things. The people who have made sure I understand that I am capable  and […]

2017 & Looking Back

Have you ever been involved in something and looked back and felt proud of yourself? In 2016 , I celebrated my 10 year anniversary of being a advocate and motivational speaker. In this role I have has so many wonderful opportunities. Traveling to new places and making new friends have been the best part of […]


Humour is very important. In my life and in our house, we use humour a lot. Especially when it come to my learning. A number of years ago my mom asked me “why don’t you look people in their eyes”. I told her that “eyes look like olives and they are disgusting”. A few weeks […]

Letting It Go

When I watch a movie I try to find the lesson. Many Disney movies can teach us about life. The Lion King is full of lessons to learn. A big one for me is getting stuck on the past. Sometimes I have a hard time letting things go. I have to remind myself the past […]

The Next Happy

My friend Sydney and I had a wonderful discussion after I read the book “The Next Happy”. We wrote this blog together. “Let go of the life you planned and find a new way forward”. “The next happy is like the friend you call when your car is stuck in a ditch on a journey […]

3 Months Into 2016…

I thought to myself on New Years Day that this is going to be am amazing year. Now here we are in March and I still feel this way. For the past three months I have been working hard at achieving my goals for 2016. One of my biggest goals is staying fit and healthy. […]