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Mixed Monday

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Happy Monday, dames! I just finished a spin class at the gym, and after ignoring myself in this department for almost 10 days due to a hectic schedule, it felt great to SWEAT. It’s Monday, spring is ALMOST in the air, and the sun is actually shining in Montreal.

Today is sort of a mixed bag, so I titled it Mixed Monday– keeping you updated on some events, revelations and conclusions… WomenOnTheFence style.

I’d love to kick it off with a Music Monday before we dive in. If you watch anything this week, let this be it. I have hope for humanity when I see stories like these.

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6 Spring Cleaning APPS To Help You Organize Your Life!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Yesterday morning on my weekly parenting segment for Global TV, I shared 5 Spring Cleaning Apps for Parents. You know, kind of like a DIGITAL spring cleanse! I encourage you to check out the segment and learn about some great apps that will simplify your life. I have included 6 below with their links, to help you GET ORGANIZED! There is no better time than spring to get off the fence and clean house.

Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/1232651/top-5-spring-cleaning-apps (more…)

Wordless Wednesday: RIP L’Wren Scott

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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The devastating news of the death of L’Wren Scott has sent waves of shock and compassion through the worlds of fashion in New York and London. The loss of such a figure of grace, fun, and multidimensional talents seems incomprehensible. Always poised, always publicly reticent and privately considerate of her clients and friends, L’Wren was a self-made designer who was proud of building an independent business, which she kept scrupulously separate from her status as the girlfriend of Sir Mick Jagger. “I am doing this with my own money,” she said, on launching her own collection in 2006. “My life’s always been like that. It’s how I was raised.” Vogue Magazine

I saw a quote on Tory Johnson’s Instagram which so eloquently described this tragic situation. It also made me wonder what we can do as a society to address and prevent suicide. How can we help a loved one who is hurting to heal before it’s too late?

Thank you Tory, for the smartest words that can be said during a situation such as this.

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#BanBossy? Great. But May I Also Add #BanBitchy

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead. Pledge to Ban Bossy.” -BanBossy.com

I am SO excited to write about this today, and even more excited to get your feedback. The ever-inspiring rockstar Sheryl Sandberg just launched her latest baby – the Ban Bossy Movement (along with Girl Scouts of America). Sheryl, I applaud you. It’s a brilliant initiative. I have been a long-time supporter of yours as you can see here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-diamond/leaping-in_b_2862847.html

Ladies, watch this.

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March 8 is International Women’s Day: WATCH 5 Trailblazing and Inspirational Women #IWD

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

I was thrilled to be able to showcase five exceptional women on Global TV this week who have, and are, paving the way for others. These five trailblazing and inspiring women make me want to up my game, and truly make a difference in this world. This Saturday marks the 103rd anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day that honors the fight for our rights as women– to end hunger, end poverty, end domestic violence, fight for gender equality and rally around each other as women.

Here are five remarkable women. I urge you to watch these shining stars.

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Getting Your Butt Off The Fence

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Hi Girls! I’m baaaack!!!!! Dropped the kids off at school at 7:45 am, and did a little Pharrell HAPPY dance. If you’re not a mom, this could sound selfish, but if you’re a dedicated mom, you know that after 9 days off with the kids, BACK TO SCHOOL can come as a welcomed little gift.

Our week off by the FROZEN lake was wonderful. We skied, we ate, we relaxed, we watched movies, we slept. But for today, I wanted to show you an episode of The Quantum Success show. In the fall, I was a guest on New York Times bestseller Christy Whitman‘s web show, and my Get Off The Fence episode aired today. Since I left you last week with the challenge of ‘getting off the fence,’ today I wanted to share the tips and tools needed for all the perched fence-sitters. In this episode, I go into detail about the process of getting unstuck, and chasing your goals.

Please join the conversation happening at Christy Whitman’s site about Getting Off The Fencehttp://christywhitman.com/gettingyourbuttoffthefence/

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Spring Break

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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It’s that time again – Spring Break. My kids are off next week, and whenever they are, my gift to them is to take a blogging hiatus and lighten the load.

So, I will occupy these kids next week, give them some extra TLC and will see you back the first week of March. Of course, I will still be in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

And to all my stuck fence-sitters, this one’s for you…

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