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Is It Time For A Work Vacay?

In the fall last year, my friend Diana from Indulge Interiors and I were talking about how we were running into creative roadblocks. Our routine was making it difficult to think outside the box and get a fresh perspective on our business goals. We talked about getting away for a few days, but our schedules didn’t align. On one particular

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Invest in yourself wisely

I bet there’s a pretty good chance you’ve put personal or professional development on your new year, new me list and if that’s the case, good on you! It’s important to identify areas we would like to grow and make a plan to commit to it. Often, training programs, workshops, conferences and retreats are some of the avenues we explore. But

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Comparison is the thief of…progress

Have you ever walked out of the house feeling like a million dollars in your new jeans and then made your way out in public only to see someone rocking similar jeans but with longer leaner legs? Oh, and I bet their butt looked better than yours too. You know, because we notice that kind of stuff. Suddenly, the joy

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3 Reasons You Should Consider A Network Marketing Business

It’s the new year, and your feed is probably loaded with opportunities to start a side hustle to supplement your income this year. You may also be skeptical about these opportunities because the fact is you’ve probably seen a lot of your friends or family members give it a go and they’ve not followed through or reached any mentionable success.

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Not forever, but for today.

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a dear friend, and when I told her I was making a ‘forever’ decision about something, she quickly pointed out that it isn’t healthy or reasonable to make decisions on important matters in that headspace. She continued to tell me that sometimes, a decision can be good for now for

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Be the reason someone does a happy dance

We’re approaching the final shopping days of the holidays season. You’ve likely done most of your buying by now, but I’m betting there are a few last minute things you need before you start carving the turkey. It would be pretty easy to pop into major department stores to get the last few gifts on your list, but I’m going

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My Next Move

The only thing that is constant is change. – Heraclitus Don’t I know it. It was just six months ago when I decided to take the leap and follow my heart to do more work that I love. While I didn’t exactly know where I was headed, one thing was clear; I wanted to simplify. Did I manage to make

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A New Holiday To-Do List

I can’t believe it. The holidays are almost here, and for many, the hustle and bustle have already begun. If you’re anything like me, you’ve needed to plan the dinners, look at the calendar to decide on dates for the holiday gatherings, write an endless to-do list. I always make a massive one at some point in November to outline

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If you’re going to buy toys for Christmas, at least buy these.

Ok, so in my last post – 9 Fantastic Gift Ideas for kids that AREN’T toys and that parents will LOVE, I gave you an extensive list of non-toy Christmas gift ideas, but I know some of you won’t heed my advice and will still buy toys for your munchkins. If you’re going to just ignore me, then at least

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Why are you chasing your dreams?

When I meet clients to discuss their business ideas or projects, I always start the conversation with questions that lead me to find out why they’re doing it. Why are they putting all of their time, energy and focus into chasing their dreams? It seems like a simple enough question, but quite often, people have a difficult time answering. Let

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Burnout

Chronic colds. A “general feeling of unwell.” TBI. SIBO. Adrenal Fatigue. Maybe they are the answer. Maybe they’ll finally explain the brain fog, the fatigue, the reason why my sparkle is slipping between my fingers. Or maybe that doesn’t matter. Maybe, the diagnosis is not the problem or even the answer. But maybe it’s a sign. Actually, let’s call it

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Clean your damn lens

Imagine walking into an auditorium with hundreds of people to learn about taking better photographs with your smartphone. You hope to walk away with all kinds of tools tucked into your belt so you can tackle social media like a wizard or simply capture some of life’s greatest moments with a new feature or function. Everyone sits.  The speaker arrives. The

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3 Things a small business strategist can do for you

If you’re reading this, you likely have an existing business that needs some attention to take it to the next level or a great business idea that hasn’t quite come to life. It’s not uncommon to fall into a bit of a creative slump and find yourself at a crossroads with your ideas after your initial excitement. You may be lacking

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How to get your husband to attend a vegan yoga retreat

My husband and I relocated to the United Arab Emirates in the spring. There are a ton of great things about living here, but a key perk of living in the Middle East is that it’s a central hub for travel to Europe, Africa, and Asia. In August, there is a three-day holiday, and Sri Lanka seemed an optimal choice

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Why You NEED to Send a Customized Card This Holiday Season

I know it feels too early even to be thinking about holiday cards, but trust me, the next month and a half is going to sneak right by us. Before we know it, it’ll be December 8, and we’ll decide to skip the holiday card this year because we don’t have time to put something together to arrive before the

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Hello, girl- A note to the little women who will one day run the world.

Hello, quiet one. I see you sitting on the sidelines. Still and silent while your friend’s rambunctious energy floods the air. You would much rather be sitting quietly reading your favourite book or drawing on blank pages, and that’s okay. People will say that you are shy and introverted. Maybe they are right, but you are much more than your

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You Don’t Need A Man, You Need a Goddamn Warrior

This piece is by Kate Rose. It was published by Elephant Journal on August 12th, 2015. We thought it was well worth a share. You can see the original article here. To my sweet wild woman, I know why it hasn’t worked out with anyone else—you don’t need a man, but a goddamn warrior. You are the strength of Turkish

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Mama Rants – Part 1: Because You Know Moms Have Plenty to Say

Sigh I shouldn’t even HAVE to write about this. Honestly. It’s disgusting. Please people, for the love of holy things, tell me that you flush your toilet after dropping a deuce when you are at home. Yes? Then why the hell can’t you do the same when you crap in a public washroom? I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve

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ROUTINE REBOOT- September is bittersweet

The fact that it’s already September is mind-boggling. I had so many personal goals and plans that had to be put aside this summer. It was more important that my kids summer was fun and the only time I could complete anything was if they were immersed in a show or game and I couldn’t handle the guilt of them

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