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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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Slowing The F Down

Hello, hello! Happy New Year M'Ladies. How was your holiday season? I rested and regrouped with my family, and I'm ready for 2017. I know that after hearing from so many of you, the general consensus is that the world is happy to just put 2016 behind us. This year, again, I made no resolutions. Nothing came to me, and I didn't…

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Happy Holidays WomenOnTheFencers!

Do you hear that sound? It's the sound of the home stretch. The approach of the end of another year. Christmas, Hanukkah, Nat King Cole and reindeers, BOXING DAY, New Year's Eve! It’s also the time where I close up the blogging shop for 2 weeks to spend time with my family. As you know, it's my gift I give myself every July…

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I Love This So Hard

  Madonna, a global icon who extended her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time in 2016 -- was honored as Woman of the Year at Billboard's Women In Music 2016 event on Friday (Dec. 9). And during her acceptance speech, she was fully ferocious, funny and brutally honest -- in other words, she was the Madonna…

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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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6 Great Winter Reads for Women!

Fall and Winter is the perfect time to cozy up wth a big blanket, a warm cup of tea, and a great book. On yesterday's Global TV segment, I shared six great winter reads. I tried to suggest a little something for everyone - memoir, funny, thriller, autobiographies... Here is the segment on some great fall and winter reads. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/3097372/winter-reads-for-women Here are the books if you're…

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Do You Let Others Define You?

Happy #GivingTuesday, Ladies! In case you didn't know, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. (GivingTuesday.org) Now back…

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Demystifying The College Application Process

By Marla Pinsler  Some parents make the first decisions about their child’s education before their child is even born! Daycare and elementary waiting lists, open-house visits, admission tests, and thoughts of getting into the 'right university' often come into our minds early on. But then as your child grows, and their learning profile develops, you may alter or shift your mindset. As…

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Canada’s Most Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs

It was a true honour this morning to be named one of Canada's Most Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs, in the company of some amazing Canadian women. This one feels extra warm and fuzzy for a few reasons-- namely because I am such a proud Canadian, but I love female entrepreneurship more than anything, and to be named inspiring when it is your life's…

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