The Six Types of Friends Everyone Should Have

Original article posted by Alison Stephenson.

Just like a band or gang of superheroes needs members who have different talents and powers, a circle of friends should have exactly the same thing. 

It’s important to have diversity and to be able to look for support from a variety of sources,” says clinical and coaching psychologist and founder of the The Positivity Institute, Dr. Suzy Green. “They also help us to keep broader perspective on life.” 

Domonique Bertolucci, life coach and author ofThe Happiness Code, agrees.”You need different types of friends in the same way that you need food from different food groups. Different types of friends serve different purposes and nourish and enrich our lives in different ways.”While many of us are lucky to count our real friends on one hand, there are certain types of people it’s good to have around. So, how many do you know?


The world changes quickly and some people are just that little bit better at keeping up with what’s hip than we are. Like those friends who know that NO ONE EVER says “hip” any more, for instance. We like to be around these people, because they’re a beacon of cool. Cool things just flock to them. These are the people who help you to open your eyes, have a flow-on effect for introducing you to other cool people and help to unstick yourself from the rut that’s all too easy to get bogged in. “These people enrich your life by exposing you to things that may have otherwise have passed you by,” says Bertolucci.


People are busy, we get it. But there’s nothing more frustrating than having to reschedule your re-re-re-scheduled catch-up. Everyone needs a friend who you can call at the drop of a hat. A friend who says “hell yeah, I’m up for that”. That’s why it’s good to have a mate who you don’t need to issue a 28-day notice to just to meet for a frappuccino. It’s refreshing (the friend, that is, not necessarily the frappuccino.) “This friend is the flexible, no frills friend who makes your life a breeze. Nothing is ever too hard and they’re open to doing new things and changing plans at short notice,” says Dr. Green. While Bertolucci agrees, “Their enthusiasm is contagious and you always have more fun when they are around.”


Oprah Winfrey once said: “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”. And we all need to live life a little bit closer to Oprah. These people challenge you to be the best version of yourself. The only downside is that sometimes they can be infuriating and inspiring in equal measure. Dr. Green’s advice: “This friend is only an important role model if they behave in ways that are authentic and genuine. They will see the best in you and give you important feedback on both your strengths and weaknesses.


We like integration. We like killing two birds with one stone by catching up with several groups of friends at once. But there are times when you need to make an S.O.S call to a friend who is completely uninvolved and removed from a situation who can offer objective advice so it a bonus that your friendship exists without orbiting around your other ones. “There is a level of privacy to this friendship that doesn’t exist in friendship circles,” says Bertolucci. “It will be easier to share some of your hopes and dreams, fears and concerns knowing that they are not going to be discussed when you’re not around.”


An honest friend will not always tell you what you want to hear, but they’ll certainly tell you what you need to know like if he/she is really that into you. When you’ve got a crisis on your hands or need to make a quick decision they are your go-to. They’re also there to keep you away from mixing paisleys and stripes. This type of friend has the strength of “feedback” and “is a pearl who will tell it to you straight when others won’t or will sugarcoat things at the very least,” says Dr. Green. But she warns that this friend is someone who does it with good intentions and for your own benefit.


History. Sometimes it works to your advantage, other times it doesn’t. This is that friend who sees you out of the context of your job, your relationship, your other friends and your life as it is now. This is the friend who knew you when you had pimples and a bowl cut. There is something special about this person because they feel like home. It’s nice and comforting to be around someone who has known you forever. “This is a friend you never have to put on a brave face for,” says Bertolucci. “They know you better than you know yourself and accept you unconditionally.”

Original article posted by Alison Stephenson, August 22, 2013

Susan J Sohn

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Susan Sohn is a strong voice for family through the structure of GetRealLive. Additionally, Susan has managed to build a thriving business through simply doing what she does and is now spending much of her time giving back and helping other people Build | Connect and most importantly ENGAGE.

Over the past three years Susan has seen the following:

  • GetRealLive developed a product resulting in over 200 million Twitter Impressions for Clients
  • GetRealLive expanded with offices now in Canada and Australia
  • Named one of the strongest Community Builders & Engagement Specialists by clients and major brands
  • GetRealLive has established a large client base and has developed a respected reputation with a proven record of generating lasting results.
  • Established #CalgarySpringClean in conjunction with Peter Walsh Live Event & a Social Campaign to support WINS (Women in Need Society). In a collaborative effort, we encouraged attendees to de-clutter their lives and bring these gently used items to the event. We collected over 300 bags of items from Calgarians
  • Developed Social Strategies and Consultation for  top brands | personalities
  • Successfully Integrated Social Platforms whilst maintaining Platform integrity | language | content
  • Increased Radio Engagement to over 200,000 people with top shows generating over 20,000 downloads
  • Created #RealityGram101 creating a visual space for ‘normal’ acceptance

“I had no idea where this journey would take me….”Susan Pretty

Susan started blogging before it was ever deemed cool. She started back in 2005 and set up her first ‘blogspot’ all in an effort to tell stories. As a young mum, living away from family Susan quickly realised that perhaps the current state of family life (for many) wasn’t what she knew or was used to. As she went about raising her small children, she found herself spending a lot of time answering questions about discipline, raising children who listened, enjoying your children in all seasons.

It wasn’t long before she hit the keyboard, all in an effort to help other mother’s who were seemingly drowning in nappies, baby formula, cracked nipples and little or no sleep.



No One Read Anything that was Posted and No One Knew What Was Happening… 

Sleep deprived and jazzed up on coffee, Susan began to write. Yes, she expected millions of people would find her and her honest and VERY REAL blogspot would hit a sweet spot very soon. Days turned into weeks and articles were posted and unread. She remembers clicking onto her then Analytics page and seeing that someone had been on the site…. excitement was in the air but when she dug a little further, she was quick to learn that the visitor was her mother (in Canada) or her sister or perhaps a well meaning friend down the street.

This didn’t stop her. Susan was sure there were people who wanted REAL | AUTHENTIC | COMMUNITY that was totally ENGAGED. So she continued and she did what she knows to do and what she does so well. She gathered her girlfriends and put vision in front of them. It was vision about being REAL and sharing LIFE and the STORIES we all have. Before long, lead by Susan, these girls started Podcasting through a local Radio Station and hosting Live Events. True Engagement was happening and it was very exciting.

Susan kept writing and slowly but surely Community was growing, articles were being shared and people were not only Connecting but Engaging in meaningful conversations.

Small Town Girl | Big City Lights | Retiring before 30…. hang on, we can’t be done yet!

How did Susan, a small town girl, head to the big city life of Hong Kong? This story has twists and turns that would make an owl dizzy.

Hong Kong was full of Media and that’s where Susan got her taste for true Engagement and Connecting with People through the written word and through messages that matter. Susan and her husband Philip, who was in Finance lived busy lives, building careers that would see them through to their old age. Nothing or no one could prepare them for early retirement and the life they have lived. They often think about writing a book and sharing their thoughts on early success… the joys, the fun, the pitfalls and the extreme challenges. Everyone thinks financial freedom and extreme choice make life easy. These two have a lot to say about that subject.

In any case, Susan and Philip have spent the last 20 years of their lives giving back any way they can. In and thru this time, Susan has continued to build Community through the brand she was creating. This too has had twists and turns, some good, some great and some down right dreadful times. But, all-in-all she wouldn’t change much of it at all.

One thing Susan did (early on in the piece) was she determined to NOT throw a stack of money into her work and what she was building. She made a strong decision to allow this journey to unfold Organically and to take the ‘hard road’ so to speak. She wanted to build something that had legs of it’s own and could stand the test of time. Additionally, she decided that if she was going to continue to help people, to motivate and inspire people, she needed to walk the path to get where she knew she wanted to go…. This meant learning the ropes in every area of the business from website development to database marketing to graphic design.

Susan looks back now is sits in a place of Gratitude for so many reasons but one main reason is the hard road. Through this experience, she is now influential in helping others understand their Social Spaces and she has built part of the business side of her organisation through teaching and coaching people on the “How To’s”… Who knew! It’s been a longer journey but definitely a much richer journey and you will often hear Susan say, “The richness of what you see today is directly related to the quiet and the times when not one person read anything I wrote or connected with anything I did. For those moments and seasons I am forever grateful and so glad I didn’t give up. I’m so glad my instant gratification button was switched off.”

From the Quiet to the Busy

This has all been created out of passion. Passion to see people live strong, confident lives. Passion for families and for helping people through the telling of Real Stories and for seriously KEEPING IT REAL. Non of this fluffy, SuperWoman | SuperMum business. It’s about living in the moment and recognising that some will be great, others not so much and some seriously SUCK! But, the moment when Susan realized her time and risks would be rewarded was when other people started asking her questions like, “How do you do what you do? How do you make life happen a certain way? How do you do life | work | family? Just tell me How?

Susan’s a-ha moment was when she first stuck her neck out and hosted an online Radio Show. She discovered a platform that gave her this opportunity and she called her parents and sister and told them to log on because she was hosting a Radio Show. From that day on Susan has hosted shows covering a vast array of content. She soon realised that the REAL the AUTHENTIC the COMMUNITY and the ENGAGEMENT people craved, she could create. With fear and trembling she went from show to show, creating new content as she went and people wanted to listen, to read and to CONNECT.

“I’ll never forget that first Talk N Tweet we did. That moment, when I realised that we had connected with over 4.2 million people. That we had successfully ENGAGED in meaningful conversation that would change lives.” It was in that moment that the doors flew open and the years of work behind began to make sense and the years of work ahead were filled with excitement and possibility.

“Susan has maintained a huge following because she has the keen ability to connect the right people with the right ideas to inspire people around the world. People love her because, as her brand suggests, she keeps it real. She empowers her community to talk about issues that are hard to talk about and turns people’s vulnerabilities into a source of inspiration. She also provides a platform for brands to be authentic and a natural part of the story-telling process that ensues. Susan is a powerhouse and it’s why her brand has been on an upward trajectory since its inception.” Jessica Smith

Susan’s following increased and her expertise grew well past hosting a Radio Show and writing heartfelt articles (of which she continues to do both) she dove into giving |teaching | assisting | of all that she has learned and has since developed a proven track record of results for clients both large and small.

Susan’s straight talk, no nonsense approach to life, coupled with her wit and wisdom cause people to gravitate towards her. Susan is all about building people from the inside out and truly believes that within every individual lies gold and that it is our responsibility to help find that which lies within.

To read more about Susan, her husband Philip and their three children check the ‘About Susan’ Section of the website or click HERE

Jamie Tworkowski on GetRealLive Radio

Jamie Tworkowski Website currentA little about Jamie:

Jamie’s intention was never to start a worldwide movement- it was to help a friend.
What started as a small support group for a friend suffering from depression and addiction, quickly launched into the prominent non-profit organization, To Write Love On Her Arms. To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

Since its start in 2006, they have donated over $1,000,000 directly into treatment and recovery and have answered over 170,000 emails from over 100 countries. TWLOHA has been featured in USA Today, Teen Vogue Magazine,, MTV Buzzworthy, NBC Nightly News, CBS News Sunday Morning,,, Newsday, Florida Today, The NonProfit Times, Rolling Stone, etc

121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. (World Health Organization)
18 million of these cases are happening in the United Stated. (The National Institute of Mental Health)
Between 20% and 50% of children and teens struggling with depression have a family history of this struggle and the offspring of depressed parents are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression. (U.S. Surgeon General’s Survey, 1999)
Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30% of teens with depression also developing a substance abuse problem. (NIMH)
2/3 of those suffering from depression never seek treatment.
Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. (NIMH)

INVITATION…… Friends, if you have Teens or Tweens in your house I STRONGLY encourage you to Tune In and hear Jamie speak from a place of knowing and wisdom.

Jamie Tworkowski will be joining GetRealLive Radio to talk to us about To Write Love On Her Arms. To Listen Live click HERE



Jamie Oliver’s Killer Jerk Chicken

I understand that getting dinner on the table can be a challenge. Especially when you’re working, looking after kids and trying to find that balance that allows you not only the time to create something nutritious for your family but the head space and the energy to pull it all together. In an effort to help I am pulling together a few thoughts, ideas, and workable solutions to help bring that balance into play.

As many of you know, I’m passionate about seeing individuals and families thrive rather than strive so today marks Day 1 of a number of posts where I will tackle ‘WorkPlace & Family Balance‘ and hopefully provide solutions for busy people who desire to find, create and live balanced lives. Endeavouring to do so ultimately offers the best to your family, your workplace and allows you space to create quality and quantity time. I’m excited because this is a space that I love to occupy.

ONE CHALLENGE we all face is food. With the rise in obesity, the lure of take away and the absence of time it can ~ and for all of us has been challenging. Today, I’m going to share a solution from our home which comes in the form of a recipe. Every recipe, thought and idea I share here are all ‘Tried and True‘ through our personal test situations. (I promise to share some of the disasters too!) Here we go… If you’re interested to follow on Twitter or Instagram you can check out everything that is offer.

The other day my beautiful 8 year old daughter, Ella, and I found ourself glued to the TV watching the Food Network and another edition of Jamie Olivers 30-Minute Meals. On this particular episode, Jamie was making his Killer Jerk Chicken. A few things I loved about this show:

    1. Nothing was pre-prepared for Jamie, he had to open every packet, get everything from his fridge, turn on and preheat his own oven, boil his own water {you know how on some cooking shows everything is usually ready and waiting and the chef just goes to work and makes it look like it’s 30mins… when in actual fact our ‘at-home-experience’ turns out to be more than a 1hr endeavour}. I loved this!
    2. Although there were a number of ingredients, most we all probably have in our pantry’s with the exception perhaps the chilli’s, black beans and fresh herbs. I like these recipes.
    3. I made the Jerk Sauce in the morning and it took only minutes, popped it in the fridge and it was ready and waiting for the dinner prep.
    4. Cooking times were exact so I was able to tell my family ‘Dinner will be ready in 6 minutes’ all based on the oven setting. Sometimes cooking times can vary. I like when they work according to the recipe/chef.

So, here you go…

Jamie Oliver’s Killer Jerk Chicken Recipe with Rice & Black Beans & Cinnamon + Grilled Corn.

On the show Jamie included a salad which I will do next time, just didn’t have the head space to make it last night. In saying that, I have included the recipe for you). Now go, create and gather your family around the table and enjoy!


30 Minutes Preparation30 Minutes Cooking. Serves: 6. (Note: This recipe is actually for 4, but I simply added 2 extra thighs and made it serve 6 without adjusting anything. It works!)



  • 6 x 180g chicken breasts {Jamie uses skin on. I used thighs and skin off}
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • a few sprigs of fresh coriander


  • 5 large corn on the cob, husks removed {I used medium cobs}


  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 250g long-grain rice
  • 600ml organic chicken stock
  • 1 x 400g carton of black beans


  • 4 spring onions
  • a small bunch of fresh thyme
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • ground cloves
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground allspice
  • 6 tablespoons golden rum (if you don’t have rum just buy the tiny bottle from the liquor store it’s exactly 6 tbsps)
  • 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli {I used a Jalapeño instead}
  • 4 cloves of garlic


  • olive oil
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt & black pepper


  • 1 x 250g pot of natural yoghurt
  • a few sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 1 lime


TO START: Get all your ingredients and equipment ready. Fill and boil the kettle. Put a large griddle pan and a large saucepan on a high heat. Turn the oven on to 220°C/425°F/gas 7.

CHICKEN: Put the chicken breasts on a plastic board and halve each one, leaving them joined at the top of the breast. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper, then rub all over both sides of the chicken. Put into the hot griddle pan, skin side down, and leave to cook. Clear away the board and wash the knife and your hands.

CORN: Put the corn into the saucepan with a good pinch of salt and cover with boiling water. Put the lid on.

JERK SAUCE: Trim and roughly chop the onions and put into the liquidizer with the leaves from most of the bunch of thyme, 3 bay leaves (stalks removed), a large pinch each of ground cloves, nutmeg and allspice, 6 tablespoons each of rum and vinegar, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of salt.Remove the stalks and seeds from the Scotch bonnet chilli {I used a Jalapeno for extra zing} and add the chilli to the liquidizer, then quickly crush in 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic and blitz with the lid on until you have a really smooth paste. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil to loosen, if needed.

CHICKEN: The undersides should be golden now, so turn the chicken over. Pour the jerk sauce into a snug-fitting baking dish and use tongs to lay the chicken on top, skin side up {if you have skin on}. Drizzle over 1 tablespoon of runny honey and scatter over a few sprigs of rosemary and the remaining thyme sprigs {I rub these with olive oil to keep them moist whilst cooking}. Put on the top shelf of the oven and cook for 15minutes, or until cooked through. Carefully pour away the oil from the griddle pan and wipe clean with kitchen paper, then put back on a high heat.

RICE & BEANS: Put a large wide saucepan with a lid on a medium heat. Trim and finely slice the spring onions and put in the saucepan with the cinnamon stick, a good lug of olive oil and a big pinch of salt & pepper. Stir and let soften for a minute or so, then add the rice and chicken stock. Drain and rinse the beans, then add to the pan. Stir gently. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a medium heat. Pop the lid on and leave for 12 minutes. OR, you can do what I did to save time and stress… I popped it all in my rice cooker {if you have one} and let it do the work. Saved time and turned out beautiful!

YOGHURT: Tip the yoghurt into a small serving bowl. Finely chop a few sprigs of coriander and add to the bowl with a pinch of salt and a good lug of extra virgin olive oil. Finely grate over the zest of 1/2 the lime and squeeze in the juice. Stir in, then take to the table with the other lime half for squeezing over.

CORN: Use tongs to move the corn to the hot griddle pan and drizzle over a little olive oil {I added a bit of salt too} . Cook and turn frequently until charred. Once ready, put on a platter and take to the table.

TO SERVE: Take the chicken out of the oven, sprinkle over some coriander leaves and take straight to the table – I cooked it in an oven-proof pan so it looked amazing and went straight from oven to table. I used a cutting board and put my rice (from the rice cooker) on the board and then the corn and it looked beautiful. When serving, spoon over the jerk sauce from the bottom of the baking dish.

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Peter Walsh in CALGARY

Calgary was ignited on Saturday night with Peter Walsh.

Peter was live at the Boyce Theatre and he brought his wit and wisdom and filled the Theatre with laughter and a few tears were shed as he touched on issues close to the heart.

The impeccable skill of a seasoned motivator ignited the crowd and took the message of organisers, GetRealLive, and their Calgary focused endeavour #CalgarySpringClean to a new level. The event was in support of WINS (Women In Need Society) and every attendee was asked to bring a donation to this very worthy cause. Throughout the night, Peter masterfully weaved his world-renowned ability through the crowd. His infectious humour wowed the crowd and he had each person captivated from the moment he stepped on the stage.

Peter was in Calgary for this event only. He and his manager/partner, Ken Greenblatt, definitely left their mark on our city and have left Calgary better, simply because they came and gave of themselves. We are, forever grateful and can’t wait to see them again

Here are just a few comments from people who attended:

‘Thanks to GetRealLive and their show with Peter Walsh I have been encouraged and inspired me to take steps towards and uncluttered life’

‘Saturday was a fun, safe event that has given me freedom and security to deal with my clutter throughout my life. From the inside out’

‘Peter Walsh is an inspiring individual that provides practical strategies to concur clutter and take control of your life back. He gave me permission to let go of items that I felt obligated to hold on to – I easily collected 3 bags of clothing items the next day for donation’

‘As a young girl (14) Peter Walsh was impacting on the importance of organising your life, in order to live a better life’

‘As a man I wasn’t sure what to expect from a GetRealLive event and from Peter Walsh. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised and I enjoyed every moment. Firstly, it wasn’t the ‘chick’ event I anticipated and more importantly, Peter spoke to everyone and really incorporated both male and female perspectives. His wisdom and humor were enjoyed and his obvious passion and professionalism appreciated. I am now a fan of Peter and a follower of GetRealLive’
‘Peter Walsh gave me the strength and incentive to do what I know needs to be done but I’ve hated to do. I feel I now have the confidence to tackle what’s in front of me and put it behind me so I can live for today’

More info and pictures to come… This is just a little teaser with much more to come… Enjoy!

Peter Walsh Press Release

 Contact: Susan Sohn or Nicole Liboiron                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone: 403-803-0310

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Organisational Expert Peter Walsh In Calgary Saturday Only

Oprah’s Organisational Expert, Peter Walsh comes to Calgary for one night only.  GetRealLIve is hosting Peter in a live event Saturday, April 20th at 7pm in the Boyce Theatre.  Peter Walsh will be discussing how to ‘de-clutter’ and sharing tips and tools for leading your best life.

Peter is most well known for his many appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Peter is also featured in on the OWN Network in his own program called Extreme Clutter. Peter is a regular contributor to O Magazine and has shared the platform for Oprah tours along side Gayle King, Suze Orman and Dr. Phil. Recently, Peter has made several appearances on The Rachael Ray Show. He is also the author of such books as ‘Enough Already’ and ‘Its All Too Much’.

This event is in support of WINS (Women in Need Society) of Calgary.  Attendees to the event are encouraged to bring donations for women and their families in low-income situations. Peter will be on location at WINS Friday, April 19th, 2013 in support of this worthy cause.

The event has created a buzz throughout Calgary engaging with our cities most influential social media.  The hash tag #CalgarySpringClean, has reached over 3.4 million impressions to date.  This is all in an effort to encourage Calgarian’s to not only give back to their community, but to engage in a greater message.

GetRealLive is a Calgary/Australian based organization building online conntectivity and hosting live events in an effort to encourage healthy families, relationships and strengthening communities.  This happens with the assistance of industry experts who can provide helpful tips, practical knowledge and informational tools.

Further information and registration details for the event can be found on the GetRealLive website at


The Calgary Spring Clean to Support Women In Need Society

The Calgary Spring Clean is all about Supporting our Friends at WINS (Women In Need Society). On April 20th our friends at 1 800 GOT JUNK will be on site at The Boyce Theatre for GetRealLive Presents Peter Walsh! They will be collecting all items to be donated and taking these directly to Women In Need Society (WINS).Simply drive right up to the venue and 1 800 GOT JUNK will glady take ALL Your donations for WINS!

  • Bring a Bag of ‘Gently Used’ clothing items to be donated to WINS or
  • Make a Monetary Donation to WINS
  • You will be entered to WIN one of many great prizes such as
  • $3000 Make Over California Closets towards any space in your house
  • iPad MINI
  • 1 of 5 $100 Home Outfitters Gift Cards
  • $500 Home Depot Gift Card/ Staples Gift Cards and more!
PLUS Everyone at the Event is receiving

Sarah Wilson Author of I Quit Sugar on GetRealLive

‘I Quit Sugar’… Yes, this is something I can say with about 80% certainty… Why only 80%?  The answer is simple and it goes like this. I’m a busy mother of 3 and as much as I would love to feed my children, husband and myself perfectly 100% of the time ~ I don’t! 80% of the time I think I get it right and the other 20% is when I’m exhausted or simply can’t be bothered (anyone ever felt like that before?).

In saying ‘I Quit Sugar‘ for the most part I have and I feel wonderful. Where did this stem from and why did I start? Well, one of my besties, Jane Kennedy (amazing person and founder of A Girl and Her World) has been talking about sugar, fructose and a collage of other things that have, at times, totally confused me.

But the sugar thing caught my attention. For over 1 year I have been listening to Jane talk about her journey of living a sugar-free life. Finally, I started to listen and quietly did my own research. In doing so, I was introduced to a beautiful Aussie girl called Sarah Wilson. Sarah’s story resonated with me because she simply started to experiment with something and through her determination and questioning mind, she has created a movement. Yes, #IQS or #IQuitSugar started to roll off the tongues of people around the globe. Exciting, indeed.

As someone who loves to cook and be in the kitchen I started to play.

I was armed with Sarah’s book in one hand, my stick blender in another and my counter covered with new ingredients. Coconut flakes, coconut cream, cacao beans and chia seeds (who knew chia seeds actually existed I was only aware of the chia pet….). The rest is history and I am now on week 7 of no sugar and I have no plans to turn back.

Sarah is a journalist, tv host and blogger with an integrated voice across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She is the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show in Australian TV history. She has also been a commentator and fill-in host on Channel 7′s Sunday Night, The Morning Show and Sunrise, and The Ten Network’s Good News Week and The Project.

Sarah is an adept social commentator, following a career that’s spanned politics, health advocacy, restaurant reviewing, opinion writing and trend forecasting. She’s also a qualified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. Sarah is the author of two best-selling ebooks: I Quit Sugar: an 8-week program. And most recently,  the recent follow-up, I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

I hope you enjoy our GetRealLive conversation with  Sarah Wilson, author of I Quit Sugar.  Sarah stopped by GetRealLive to talk about making this energizing change in life!

You can listen below on demand, Podcast or download from iTunes!

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GetRealLive Presents PETER WALSH LIVE in CALGARY APRIL 20th- Book Tickets NOW!


Peter Walsh is the Organizing Expert featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN ,O Magazine and The Rachael Ray ShowPeter Walsh’s fun and practical approach motivates and inspires people to live the best life within all the spaces they own. Peter is famous for asking the question, Does the Stuff you own help you live the life you want‘? Peter is unmatched in his level of speaking when it comes to dealing with the clutter that exist within ones life; from physical, mental, emotional and even relational. This one night LIVE event featuring Live Music, Media and give-aways is a great night out for friends, family and beyond. Don’t miss out on what will be an incredible and inspiring night motivating you to live your best life! Tickets are only $60 and ticket packs are available for groups!

The Calgary Spring Clean is all about Supporting our Friends at WINS (Women In Need Society). On April 20th our friends at 1 800 GOT JUNK will be on site at The Boyce Theatre for GetRealLive Presents Peter Walsh! They will be collecting all items to be donated and taking these directly to Women In Need Society (WINS).Simply drive right up to the venue and 1 800 GOT JUNK will glady take ALL Your donations for WINS!

  • Bring a Bag of ‘Gently Used’ clothing items to be donated to WINS or
  • Make a Monetary Donation to WINS
  • You will be entered to WIN one of many great prizes such as
  • $3000 Make Over California Closets towards any space in your house
  • iPad MINI
  • 1 of 5 $100 Home Outfitters Gift Cards
  • $500 Home Depot Gift Card/ Staples Gift Cards and more!
PLUS Everyone at the Event is receiving

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Special Room Rates Available at Hotel Arts For This Event








Restaurant Owner Serves Breakfast, Lunch and Hugs

When Tim was 13 he dreamed of one day owning his own restaurant. That is exactly was has happened! The inspiring thing about this story is that Tim has Down Sydrome. However, what many have viewed as a disability, Tim has always seen as his ability.

Not only does Tim serves his restaurant faithfusl breakfast and dinner but also hugs. Tim uses his hug counter to add up all the hugs given to brighten peoples day.To date, Tim has given over 33, 000 Hugs!!

Tim joined GetRealLive to talk about his dream and how he believes that if you believe you are awesome, you can be awesome. In addition, Tim loves sports and has won more medals than Michal Phelps! We want to thank you Tim because YOU INSPIRE US!.

You can catch Tim on GetRealLive below on demand.

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