This blog is in honour of my mother who passed away in May 2008, the most extraordinary woman I have ever known! I remember the time when my mother announced she was going to have a sugar-free year! As we embark on 2014, many people have set good intentions, most often related to food and exercise. I don’t recall how or if she made it through a whole year, she was certainly committed to good health, but she also admitted to a chronic sugar addiction. What I do recall were her insights while trying not to indulge. My mother also struggled with her energy levels. Every afternoon she would escape.