Alongside writing, creating healthy recipes, and being the best mom and wife I can be, I also have a mad passion for helping empower women to be their best self. ♥ ♥ ♥
In my 20’s I was a single mother who was searching for meaning. I was lost. Although I was raised with unconditional love, good morals and values from my wonderful parents, I still looked for love and all those other positive feelings from external sources (like relationships and material things), never once knowing that I could get everything I needed from myself. For a while there I turned to partying, drinking, junk food, and smoking to get a quick fix. I also worked 40 hours+ a week to put a roof over our head, eat, and pay bills. Back then I knew nothing about holistic health. I was stressed, overworked, underpaid, and definitely was not living my life to my fullest potential.
It wasn’t until years and years later that I changed my lifestyle and was introduced to the power of self-love.
After 6 years of eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, choosing not to be the victim and learn from my past and my daily mistakes and grow, applying self love whenever I could, and being disciplined and motivated, gave me the confidence to finally say I am enjoying my life to it’s fullest potential. I am finally living an abundant life!
I’ve written (and self-published, marketed, and promoted) my first book ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Home, Healthy Life’ and have sold 380 copies through some major hustlin (getting my butt in gear and putting in the hard work contacting stores and promoting myself and my work). I then decided I wanted to push my body to the next level and run a half marathon (something I never thought I could do due to being pigeon toed and suffering my whole life from major joint pain) but I did it like a champ and was so proud of my accomplishment! I then created Mandy’s Organic Healthy Treats and sold 55 orders in 4 months but then decided to put it on hold so I could enjoy the summer with my family. After the summer was over I joined part in a fitness challenge that really helped get my body into great shape but something was missing from the challenge. I became inspired to create my own lifestyle challenge to help my friends, family and blog followers to get in shape, eat healthy, listen to their heart, love their life, and find their passion. But what would I put into the challenge? What were the most important areas to work on? What did I want to teach each girl new valuable lessons so they could grow and be their best self, but how much of my personal life did I want to share? As I thought about it, these are the questions that came to mind:
What are our current priorities and how do we shift them to be the right ones for us?
How do we learn from our struggles and get back onto the right path?
How do we find out our soul’s passion in life?
How do we let go of our past?
How do we be more in the present moment and enjoy it?
What thoughts should come to mind when we think about healthy food?
How do we limit stress?
What can we do to create space in our life?
How can we manage our time and create the best routine for us?
What foods and products are preventing our bodies from seeing the results we are looking for?
How do we get the most out of our day?
What do I do/practice to help me when I am struggling with parenting, work, relationships, etc?
How do we quiet the mind?
How do we change our thoughts when we have negative self-image ideas?
What do we value? What is meaningful in our life?
What types of workouts/movement should I be doing?
What kind of chocolate is healthy?
Are there any foods/beverages that aren’t serving us?
How do we get the best quality sleep?
What can I do to turn my ego off and get back to my most loving authentic self?
What goals will create a better future for us and how can we accomplish them?
Are we really as “busy” as we say we are?
How do we “own it”?
How do we deal with energy vampires and is it okay to let go of friends?
How are our fears holding us back?
How do we heal our bodies?
Since Love is the greatest, most powerful energy in the world, how do we cultivate more of it?
How can we focus on courage and be strong on our new journey?
While I answered each one of these questions, I really poured my heart and soul into sharing what I believe to be the most beautiful, inspirational words of wisdom – that have been passed down from gurus, mentors, holistic health professionals – all on to me (through books, podcasts, and emails). Everything that I share is advice that I have put into action. They are practices that have helped me immensely on my journey! I knew I needed to share those with all of you! I wrote the challenge and called it:
“The Radiance Challenge – The 12 Week Challenge that will
Boost Your Self-Love, Build Positivity,
and Promote Growth.”
And the reason the challenge is 12 weeks long, is so I can work with you when you fall off track, when you go through your ups and downs, and when you struggle I will help inspire you to get back on track because it is TOTALLY worth it. Then, when this challenge is said and done, you will have the courage, and the tools you need to know, to get back on your healthy path all on your own!
That, right there, is one of the most important thing when sustaining a positive healthy life!
This Winter I will be coaching the Winter 2017/2018 Radiance Challenge from December 18th – March 10th.
It includes so many beneficial practices that I believe will help everyone women be their best self, like
Eating Nourishing Meals
Getting Quality Sleep
Drinking Lemon Water Each Morning
Learning How to Create Healthy Treats
What Products are Safe to Use on your Body and in your Home
Self-Love, Self-Acceptance, Self-Forgiveness, And Self-Growth
Getting those Creative Juices Flowing
Relationships, Sex, Forgiveness, and Communication
Changing the Way we Look at our Responsibilities
Following your Sou’s Purpose and Live an Abundant Life
How to Listen to Your Body
Visualizing & Manifesting Your Dreams
Getting Rid of Practices and Habits that don’t Serve us and Replacing them with Productive Ones
Cultivating Courage, Patience, and Positivity
Every Wednesday you will be presented with a side challenge that will help you grow!
I hope you enjoy your fall and think about joining the challenge come December. All I want is for you two feel your best, have the energy to do the things you love, and to know how to listen to your heart and follow it’s guidance. I, Mandy Dugas, am here to help you do this! Join the challenge and change your life!
Each morning I will be sharing positive mantras and teaching you the tools you need to know to grow in a positive way AND to reach all of your goals!
For 12 weeks of daily inspiration (Monday through Friday), online weekly private coaching – through Facebook or email, the Radiance Challenge book, and both of my cookbooks (1 in digital format and the other book in hand), you pay $23.00/week. That’s only $3.30 a day for support, motivation, inspiration, and so much love! And you would be helping support me and my dream while I try my best to support yours! ♥
“Ideas alone won’t create a life you love, putting them into action will.”
What do the Radiance Tribe members have to say? Read here!
I will be the first to testify – This challenge works! And it is made to easily transition yourself into healthier routines, totally doable for every woman of any age. I have already learned so much, am becoming healthier & more fit by the day and am taking on more each day as I start to feel like I can do ANYTHING I set my heart on.
Mandy is an incredibly smart, motivated, sweet & kind person…exactly the type of person you want standing behind you telling you that YES, you can do it.
It’s a no-brainer! I loved this challenge, you will be nothing but thankful.
The Radiance Challenge with Mandy Dugas was one of the most inspiring experiences I’ve had in a long time. I had gotten myself stuck in a rut and was feeling run down and unloveable. Through her ebook, and online support and motivation I managed to get myself on the road to self-love and better health. While I had moments of relapse into bad habits and feelings of doubt I was consistently supported by the Radiance group and most often Mandy herself who took the time to individually acknowledge each of our struggles but also our successes. She encouraged us along the way, cheering us on every morning. Although I had many days that I did not participate I continued to look forward to her positive and joyful messages each day. I wish her the best on every step of her journey and encourage anyone who is even slightly curious to take the time to try this challenge. You won’t regret it.
Amazingly Beautiful, Inspirational, and a Breathtaking Awakening!!!!!!
Mandy Dugas!!!! I have nothing but wonderful words to say about you, and your challenge.
The Radiance Challenge was such a unique experience that woke every fiber in my body. Being a mother of two littles, I was constantly on the go and being pulled from one direction to another. I had found myself becoming tired, impatient and lacking the time I needed to be the best version of myself. I had lost a bit of who I was, and what I meant, while taking care of my family and others around me. My awareness of self love and gratitude grew immensely through this challenge and rekindled my spirit. Every day was filled with inspiration, quotes, side challenges, recipes, exercise videos, extensive knowledge on nutrition and holistic health, and constant communication and support networks through the group. The amount of time and love that Mandy put into her ebook and this challenge was phenomenal. An amazing 15 weeks of daily interactions where Mandy posted and responded to every comment. By far one of the most awakening experiences I have had!!! I am grateful to have been a part of this challenge and excited to continue on in my journey.
I let go, I grew, I gave, and I have become more xoxo
I did this challenge with Mandy and she was amazing. She put so much energy into creating it and then encouraging us to make small yet huge changes in our daily lives. Personally, due to a crazy school semester and work and life, I myself was a bit distracted but I would absolutely do this challenge again and I really appreciate and thank Mandy for the hard work she put into it ❤️
I will keep this short and sweet! I would highly recommend trying the Radiance Challenge with Mandy. She is a truly inspiring human being which completely shows through this challenge. It is a completely manageable challenge that stives towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle physically, mentally and emotionally. There is constant support from like-minded amazing people including & especially Mandy. This group & challenge really boosted my moral whenever feeling low and motivated me to be the best version of myself possible! Thank you, Mandy!
Life really has it’s ups and downs but this challenge has kept my chin up and eye on the prize! I really love the connection that the challenge participants create, It’s such a supportive place to spill your guts too!
Where do I even begin? I started the 12-week challenge and right for day one I had some hefty goals. I was thinking it would be more an exercise- only challenge and I was super nervous for the personal growth aspect…. but I have accomplished more in the last 9 weeks as far as self-discovery and crushing goals I have been avoiding. All along the way I have had mandy and the rest of the women in the challenge sharing their stories and cheering me on. I feel like I have gained a whole new friend group. I have had 2 of the busiest months of my life so glad things will be settling down the last few weeks of the challenge so I will have more time to devote to it. But I can only say I’m so excited for the next one 🙂
This is my 2nd Radiance Challenge ♡ it’s amazing how after the 1st challenge I felt I learned so much, but never fully committed to my new lifestyle. Old habits crept back slowly over the summer. Reprogramming my old lifestyle took a bit more than 12 weeks. Now after the 2nd round I’m a beaming Ray of light ready to inspire the world. Our past runs deep ~ but health needs to run deeper! I would never have been able to change if I hadn’t met Mandy and decided to say Yes to Me. Her recipes have changed our home. Also, the knowledge of products ~ health ~ exercise and self-love have changed my mind and heart! Thank you for another amazing 12 weeks of Radiance ♡
When I first moved into my sister’s place, she had a cookbook on the coffee table. As I started to read all the amazing recipes I realized Mandy was from my hometown. Her inspiring story got me motivated with the idea of healthy living. Right away I signed up for the Radiance challenge. Mandy has helped me feel motivated towards life, encouraging to reach my goals, and she gave me amazing recipes to try. She taught me so much about self-love, healthy eating, and journaling. The group of ladies who also did this challenge make you feel like you’re not alone, they were supportive and understanding in every situation. It made me realize that we all have corks in our lives that we want to try to improve. I feel a lot more grounded, present and aware of everything I do in my life. Thank you, Mandy and the Radiance girls
I don’t know where to begin…….this challenge was inspirational and an eye opener for me…..I was so tired of not feeling well due to quite a few health issues but, after following the nutritional ideas faithfully for 4 weeks I just woke up one morning and felt just soooo good!!!! I have tried other programs before but with the personal touch, the group participation and open love shown by Mandy and all the members it gives you the strength and motivation to not give up. On the next challenge, I am determined with Mandy’s awesome approach to self-awareness and self-love to overcome some of my inner doubts and demons and continue to grow:)
Wow, where to begin this challenge came at just the right time for me I was injured and in a funk and throughout the challenge changing just some simple things in our diet and adding a few mindful ideas like journaling, meditating, and daily exercise I have become more flexible have less pain and I’m not having a pity party weekly the difference twelve short weeks has made, Mandy led me from despair at the state of my health to hope and dreaming of what next….. If you are in doubt just do it you won’t regret it at all.
I am just about to embark on my third Radiance Challenge and I cannot say enough about it. The first time around I had some life challenges and could not spend the time I wanted to and some days it was just the phrase or quote of the day post that pushed me through and other days I dug deep and amazing changes took place in my life. I loved that I could make it work for me with whatever time I had to spare and it was successful in bringing positive changes in many areas of my life from nutrition, health, fitness, life in general along with the tools to expand and reach out of my comfort zone to embrace a fuller richer life living in the present and overcoming obstacles that I did not even realize I had.
The radiance girls are amazing! The openness and support was phenomenal. You knew you were in a safe place to say or face anything and that the girls were there cheering you on to be the best version of you! Mandy’s knowledge and inspiration is far reaching along with her honesty and openness she is a very special soul. If you want an awakening of many kinds I highly recommend stepping into the Radiance Tribe and assure you…it will be a journey that will bring positive things to your life and you will be so glad you did. I cannot wait to start the next one. Thanks, Mandy!
If you are looking for inspiration and seeking to connect with a like-minded, supportive tribe of amazing women, then Mandy’s Radiance Challenge is meant for you! Much more than just a fitness or nutrition plan, this Challenge has taught me so much about myself, helped me dig deep into areas of my life that need work and has motivated me to implement a consistent, daily self-care routine. I feel stronger, more self-aware, more creative, I have more energy and patience, and best of all – inspired to pursue my passions! Mandy is so supportive and her passion for wellness, her warmth, positive attitude and sincere friendship resonate throughout the Challenge. I have experienced so much growth over the past 12 weeks. Can’t wait for the next round!
The Radiance Challenge Workbook
with daily worksheets, recipes for Christmas goodies, workout sheets, weekly topics, and more!
The Health & Wellness Ebook ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Home, Healthy Life’ w/ 50 plant-based recipes.
All free of meat, dairy, gluten, and refined sugar
The Unreleased Health & Wellness book ‘Love Your Healthy Life” w/ over 100 amazing recipes.
All free of refined sugar. Some recipes do contain grass-fed meat, whole-spelt flour, and 1 recipe contains grass-fed butter, but I promise you they are nourishing and delicious!
This book is a workbook, where you can read, learn, and fill out your answers to all of my questions that will help you grow to be your very best self!
The Radiance Workbook w/ 12 weeks of inspiration, the Nutrition Guide, Workout Plan, and Daily Worksheets
My Book ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Home, Healthy Life’ (digital copy) which has 50 recipes and health tips, my story, and lots of other cool info.
My unreleased book ‘Love Your Healthy Life’ (book in hand by New Years) which has over 100 recipes, my latest healthy tips, healthy practices, stories and other food foodie info!
You’ll be added to the Exclusive Online Radiance Group where I share mantras, side challenges, workouts, inspiration, and more.
Weekly Online Private Consultation, support and love from me, your personal coach!
A lifetime of knowledge all within 12 weeks!
Look no further. The time for growth is now! And this challenge will help you in every area of your life – mind, body, heart, and soul!
“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.”
What this challenge will do for you
1. With hard work, you’ll be super strong – in body and mind
2. With positive intentions, you’ll be glowing with self-love and positivity
3. With discipline, you’ll be sleeping better than ever before
4. With an open mind, you’ll be healed and totally nourished
5. With self-growth, you’ll be confident and strong
6. After weeks you’ll be loving your new routine and your new appreciation for life!
7. With friendship, you’ll be able to push yourself farther than ever before
There are 3 monthly payments
Billed monthly or 1 full payment before starting
$23.00 a week!
That’s only $3.30 a day!
Registration for the Winter Challenge is now Open!
Email me when you want to sign up.
You can pay through e transfer to my email Mandy_Dugas@hotmail.com
If you specialize in a holistic health of some sort I would love to do a trade of equal value!
This Challenge is in CANADIAN dollars.
The full challenge is $276.
You can also do 3 monthly payments of $92!!
To read more about me, click here!
Not only will you be growing in ways you never dreamed were possible, you’ll also be joining a wonderful tribe of women just like you! Who are wanting growth, to feel immense love, and to be a part of something amazing! And you’ll also be helping support me and my dreams! Thank you!