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Toxic Friends: 6 Different Types and What To Do

There are tall ships There are small ships But the best ships Are friendships... Unless of course, they're not. Yes, this post is about the dark side of friendship, a Global TV segment I did while on my blogging break end of July. To be honest, I have not had too many toxic friendships over the years. I was never…

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Friendships in Our Thirties and Forties

A friend of mine forwarded me a recent popular article from the New York Times titled "Friends of a Certain Age. Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?" The argument states that the period for making B.F.F.'s, the way you did in your teens or early 20s, is pretty much over. It's time to resign yourself to "situational adult friends." "In your…

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Erica Diamond’s Top 10 Secrets To Success

Happy Hump Day! As a Certified Women's Life, Business and Success Coach, I have worked with hundreds of women as a coach, consultant and mentor for almost 15 years. I have always been fascinated by success and what makes someone successful, and I don't just mean success from a financial standpoint. I have studied success for thousands of hours, and…

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Ending Mommy Wars

There's always a first for everything. This week, I did my first live TV interview with either food poisoning or a terrible case of the stomach flu. I still don't know which it was (I ate mussels the night before the interview), and I still don't know how I made it through. But somehow I did. Without vomiting. Gross. On…

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The Importance of Female Friendships

As if we didn't already know how incredible it feels to be with our girlfriends, a recent study out of Stanford explained just how "healthy" these female friendships are. I was sent an article and have tried to track down the source, since you know how important providing accurate information is on this blog. I was unable to track down…

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Hello! I’m back from Hiatus. Let’s Talk BlogHer!

I'm back! And I've missed you ladies like crazy! I hope that during the past three weeks, you have kept yourself busy and enjoyed the warm weather a little. Our summer is flying by too quickly, the fact that we're already into August, makes me weepy. During my three-week blogging break, I had a chance to relax, unWINE unwind and rest my…

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Wisdom Wednesday: The Root To Success

By Guest Blogger Jon Gordon There once was a tree that produced an abundant supply of fruit. Everyone marveled at its ability to produce a record harvest each year. The owner who sold his fruit at the local market had become one of the wealthiest men in town and he was the envy of all who knew him. However, as…

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The Top 5 Regrets

By Guest Blogger Bronnie Ware For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned never to underestimate…

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Today Is ‘National Hug A Blogger Day!’ #HugABlogger

In case you didn't know, blogging can be quite isolating. If I'm not traveling for speaking engagements (where thankfully I actually INTERACT with other human beings), or at events, at the radio station, or coaching, I'm literally alone. Alone at home, or alone with my computer at Starbucks. Writing can sometimes be a lonely life.  There's no flagship location where…

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Wordless Wednesday

So, I finally did it. I attended my first "Tweet Up!" What is a Tweet Up, you might ask? A Tweet Up is when the people you have connected with on Twitter, actually MEET UP! Like, in real life. Who knew that in my backyard of Montreal, lived such incredible, dynamic and lovely women. We met last night at 5:30…

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