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Life Interrupted

By Guest Blogger Melanie Kramer I must admit, writing this Blog post was cathartic, liberating and at the same time overcast with a shadow of somberness. The last six years have been a struggle coming to terms with my decision to give up a painting career that I loved dearly, to stay home and raise my children.  And as I…

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Navratilova – Not On The Fence About Andre Agassi & Crystal Meth

If you have been following the unraveling of Andre Agassi, one of our tennis greats, there is no doubt you have an opinion. If you haven't been following, let me share the background of the story. Andre Agassi, eight-time grand slam tennis champion. Philanthropist. All around nice guy. Married to another tennis prodigy, Steffi Graf. Kids. Smiles. A great story…

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Living An Authentic Life

When deciding what to title today's Blog post, I changed my mind about six times. "'Living An Authentic Life' sounded too Oprah," I thought. But, truly, it's what felt best. So, the pardon the title if it feels too familiar. :) So how do we live an authentic life? How do we live a life just and true? I figure…

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What Women Want

Let's start with Sarah Palin: wife, mother, governor, on the campaign trail for Vice President... Moose Lover! As a society, we were fascinated by her. She was the brunt of many Saturday Night Live jokes. Her story was splashed all over magazine covers as well as the six o'clock news. Not only had she achieved tremendous professional success, she obviously…

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Help, I’m Totally Frazzled!

I would like today's Blog to address a comment a friend of mine made to me the other day. It went something like this: "Erica, I have to tell you, I'm losing my patience.  I'm yelling at my kids a lot lately.  I can't remember the last time I sat on the floor with them to do a puzzle. I'm…

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Eating Healthy With A Busy Schedule

So we're all busy right? Running to and from places. To Starbucks, to the office, to visit an elderly grandparent, to the gym, to an extra-curricular activity, a meeting. Running running running. And yet, I always roll my eyes at those skinny girls who say, "I just don't have time to eat!" Yah, WHATEVER! Rome could be burning, and there I…

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Change… The Only Constant

Hi All, Yesterday was a busy and fun day. Massage was wonderful. Lunch was yummy. Disney on Ice was... well... fun for the kids! The evening didn't end successfully with my two year old barfing all over my bed after coughing for three straight hours. Exhausted this morning! But back to the Blog. Today is a very gloomy day in Montreal, so…

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Dealing With the “Boss from Hell”

We've all heard of 'em... THE BOSS FROM HELL! Screaming and yelling in an open office environment... placing unrealistic expectations on employees... taking credit for the success and accomplishments of others... constant criticism and denigration of employees... working employees until all hours of the night... lack of appreciation. The list of goes on and on. Perhaps you've had one in the past. Perhaps you're dealing with…

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Sometimes Straying From the Path Ain’t So Bad After All!

By Guest Blogger Kelly Duffy “When you go through life, so sure of where you’re headin’, and you wind up lost, it’s the best thing that could have happened” -Brad Paisley, “Find Your Self” You may find this odd, but I wasn’t really a Brad Paisley fan until this morning. I found myself returning from the two hour marathon that…

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Guilt… Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!

So, our brains constantly torture us to the tune of ; I should be spending more time with my kids, cooking healthier meals, calling friends more regularly, returning emails, working harder, going to the gym more often, being nicer to people, coming home earlier from the office, baking more, eating better... Oh the Guilt! Oh the Guilt! Actually, guilt does…

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