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Category: Self-Care

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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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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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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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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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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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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Slowing my Scroll: How I’m Learning to Balance Online with Off

I love the Internet. Give me a cell phone with the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter apps, and I’ll get lost for four hours (#jokingnotjoking). Do you need to know the full (and rather brief) discography of Sugar Jones? Look it up. Do you need to find out what a burst ear drum looks like (I had no idea and I’m

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Strongman is a Sexy Sport

You know I’ve said it a time or two. The thoughts are usually accompanied by some horrific picture of my double chin or muffin top fully exposed. I’m sure it comes across as some hilarious caption to an unflattering photo, but the truth is, I believe it. I think Strongman is a sexy sport. But probably not for the reasons

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All About the Beans

Who doesn’t love great stationery? If you’re anything like me, you’re collecting pretty notepads, humorous cards, and fancy writing tools to the point of obnoxious. I like the idea of having an assortment of things to go through when it’s time to write a particular note or send a greeting card. Of course, it’s easy to stop by the dollar

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I’m A Big Catch!

The secret is finally out! Well, I suppose it wasn’t much of a mystery. I’ve been talking about the ladies over at Big Catch Communications for weeks now, and so anyone with a brain could have probably figured out that this was happening. Either way, it’s great to finally be able to talk about my new role with this talented

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Living Without Regrets

On March 15, 2018, I said goodbye to Canada and moved to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is nestled between Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Gulf which sounds super scary, but is paradoxically, incredibly safe.  Abu Dhabi is also extravagantly wealthy, a glittering jewel in the heat of the desert. Even

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Little Fish, Big Pond!

It’s been ten weeks since I left the comfort of regular work. Walking in at 9 am and wrapping it up by 5 pm. The usual grind and what most find to be the easiest to manage when it comes to scheduling and of course budgeting. But as all of you know, it wasn’t working for me. I needed a

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Cozy Comfort

I have been buried in my laptop for weeks. I’m not complaining. I’m getting everything I asked for when I made changes to my work life. More independence in my work, a flexible schedule, and opportunities I couldn’t pass up. But I’m finding that with all of the different things I have going on, it’s been a real curveball to stay

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