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8 Great Summer Reads for Women!

Summer is the perfect time to take a break, lay out in the sunshine and get into a great book. On this week's Global TV segment, I shared eight great summer reads. In the fall, I had included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, and a heart-pounding thriller. For the summer though, I like to keep it a little lighter. We…

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What I Learned On My 42nd Birthday

On Friday April 7th, I celebrated my birthday by sharing the day with 120 women in my first-ever conference, Off The Fence & WISE. Off The Fence & WISE became the collaboration of two Montreal empowerment brands: Women On The Fence and Wise Women Canada. The day was happy, it was funny, it was heavy, it was dark, it was uplifting, it was…

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Pole Dancing, What Ifs and Living Life

Direct link: https://www.facebook.com/ellemagazine/videos/10154307498376301/ To be honest, there is little to add here. Please watch this. I can't think of a better #MotivationMonday than Greta Pontarelli. What I will say is, the older I get, the more like myself I feel. I'm not holding back. I just want to be... ME. I think at 40, you suddenly wake up to your life. And…

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Mixing Business With Pleasure

I am reaaally excited to show you this today. Most of my readers know I am the Brand Ambassador for LE CHÂTEAU, so when we decided to showcase how this brand actually takes me from dusk till dawn, from 9 to 5 and beyond, I was game! Plus today is #FashionFriday, so let’s get right to it… It was great fun to shoot…

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Aging, Body Shaming and What That Means for Us All

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -- Mark Twain If there's one thing that no one in this world is exempt from, no matter how rich, how poor, how thin, how nice, how evil, how generous, WHATEVER... it's AGING. Yes, we are all aging. And we are all fighting it at…

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Blue Monday: Today is Considered the ‘Most Depressing Day of the Year’

"Christmas is over, you've put on weight, it's cold out, it's dark out, your credit card bills are in, you're not going to get another day off until March, and you're tired. You might even be depressed. If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to one measure, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of…

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Embracing Your So-Called “Midlife Crisis”

By Kara Martinez Bachman As we age, most women eventually come to a wild crossroads, a confusing place where we must devise a new purpose, or formulate a new self-valuation. It’s a life phase of “fence sitting,” or, for those of us in our 40s and 50s, a time that’s -- often disparagingly -- referred to as the “midlife crisis.”…

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5 Step Process to Designing Your Dreams For 2017

By Mark Hyman This is a time of year where many of us become overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by what’s still left to accomplish and preparing for family or extra holiday centric obligations. I’m sure many of you, like me, are also thinking about what we want to accomplish next year. My Handel coach gives me an excellent exercise each year that…

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INTERVIEW: Erica Diamond Sits Down With Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

It is exactly five years ago that I sat down with The First Lady of Canada, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and exactly one year since her husband Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister. Out of all the interviews I have done over the years with incredible women, this one remains my favorite, so I have reposted our interview today in honor of both anniversaries. I texted…

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6 Fall Fashion Trends

Hate to break the news, but it's officially Sweata Weatha (according to the girls of Saturday Night Live). ;) Check out some of my favorite fall looks from LE CHÂTEAU Now, whether you’re a working girl or stay-at-home mom, here are some fall fashion trends that you might like to wear. I've gotta be honest, I'm digging them! 1. Check Check for fall? CHECK!…

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