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And on the 198th Day of the Year, She Rested

Girls, I am taking my annual July blogging break, only this year, it's only going to be the last two weeks of July. I do this every year for my mental wellbeing, and for the quality of this blog. It is my gift to myself. It is not easy to continuously keep things fresh, relevant and interesting, so every July, I…

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Use Your Words Wisely

By Guest Blogger Victoria De La O I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love words. As a kid, I consumed books by the dozens, and wrote spiral notebooks-full of my poems and thoughts. What I didn’t understand then was the power of those words, to both elevate and diminish me. By the time I was 16, I knew…

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Paris at the Lancome 80th bash

Bonjour, Paris!

Hello ladies! Long time no see! I am just back from Paris, where I had the most magical week. If you recall, I shared this with you last month, It is with tremendous pride and excitement that I can finally share how honored I am to join the company of empowered and inspired women as an Ambassador for Lancôme Canada. Having watched my mother take precious care of…

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My SHERO: Misty Copeland

In keeping with the spirit of Wordless Wednesday, I will keep it short, and Wordlessly. When I read the headline yesterday, "Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Dancer At American Ballet Theater," I swear to G-d, I teared up. After 14 years as a soloist with the ballet company, Misty can now add principal dancer to her resume. If you are familiar…

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Off The Fence and Onto The Sea

By Guest Blogger Bethany Rosselit I know all about sitting on the fence. I didn't just sit there for 10 years.  I bought a house there. I was settled down with my family of three, living in a 4-bedroom house in the woods.  I had worked in the same job for 10 years, and I would probably retire from it, growing…

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Regrets

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons." Jim Rohn I think we all wonder sometimes what our life WOULD have been like, had we taken that other path. Had we stayed with this person, or taken that job. Kind…

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#MotivationMonday: No Overnight Success

I saw this on Twitter last week and saved it for today's Motivation Monday. It literally gave me goosebumps. For anyone who has ever tried, failed, overcome and tested their resilience to the nth degree, this one is for you. For anyone who is trying, failing, overcoming, and testing your resilience to the nth degree, this one is also for…

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Wordless Wednesday: #C2MTL Madness and Motherhood

Erica Diamond here reporting live from Day 2 at C2MTL.;) For those of you who may not have heard of C2MTL, well, I quote my friend Jenn Campbell of Diary Of A Social Gal... I think she says it best: The likes of ALEC BALDWIN, ANDRE AGASSI and CHELSEA CLINTON  are headliners, along with the beyond impressive likes of other inspiring and brilliant globe-changers including JANE MCGONIGAL, JORDAN…

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A Visit To Microsoft Headquarters

Hello Ladies! It's good to be back! It all started Monday morning. I kissed my three men goodbye at 6am and headed to the airport. I was going to Seattle Grey Mercy West. No, I wasn’t. I’ve just always wanted to say that (I’m a big Grey’s Anatomy fan) ;) But for real, I WAS flying to Seattle. Where the first-ever Starbucks resides…

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7 Thoughts of a Mompreneur

By Guest Blogger Leah Bell Let's face it - most families need two incomes. But there are many moms who will do anything to stay home with their babies. Enter the mompreneur. We're seeing more direct-sales moms than ever before. We have moms doing start-ups, writing books, blogging, podcasting, and offering coaching or online courses. It’s not easy to be a stay-at-home mom.…

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