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Yoga, Life Coaching and My Debut on The Today Show

Sit back, relax and grab a cup green tea… it’s Transformation Tuesday!

I am still feeling very fortunate that both my worlds of life coaching and yoga collided this past Friday on The Today Show with Megan Kelly. My mandate? To teach Megan, her audience, and America, yoga poses specifically for stress management and a more zen you. Taught from the place of a modern yoga teacher AND life coach showing you different poses you can flow through and breathe through to a calmer you… I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Megan and her team were delightful, and our audience was totally game when I challenged them to TREE POSE!

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Hi, I’m Back!

Hi. My name is Erica.
I’m a mom, businesswoman, life coach, TV correspondent, and believer in all women.
I don’t give up easily. I will fight for what I believe in. And I will fight for YOU too.
I’m strong but extremely sensitive. My feelings are easily hurt if it’s by someone I love. Otherwise, my skin is pretty thick.
I cry when I’m sad. I cry even more when I’m happy.
My biggest joys in life besides time with my family and friends, are live music concerts, comfort food, a good sweat, and a glass of Cabernet.

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Happy Canada Day, Happy 4th of July and a July Blogging Slowdown

We all have a special weekend ahead. I am celebrating my beloved country Canada’s 150th birthday, and you, my American friends, are celebrating your independence. We take a day off, we rest, we regroup, we reflect, we spend time with family and friends, and hey, it’s SUMMER!

I sent my boys off on the bus this week to summer camp. And judging by this picture, I think someone is happy. And lucky.

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8 Great Summer Reads for Women!

Summer is the perfect time to take a break, lay out in the sunshine and get into a great book.

photo credit: yourcoffeebreak.co.uk/
photo credit: yourcoffeebreak.co.uk/
On this week’s Global TV segment, I shared eight great summer reads. In the fall, I had included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, and a heart-pounding thriller. For the summer though, I like to keep it a little lighter. We don’t have to be serious ALL THE TIME. 😉 Sometimes it’s okay for Calgon to take us away.

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My Epic Fail at Work Life Balance

By Sheri Salata

What do you say when someone asks you about the topic you most dread? When you work from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus several hours on the weekends, all while being on call 24/7—how do you respond to this question: “What about your work/life balance?”

Usually, first I gulped. And then I replied with some inane ramblings.

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#MotivationMonday 

hank you to my PR friend G.G. Benitez for sharing this gem last night. A perfect #MotivationMonday.

I believe that when you do your best, and give it your best, day in and day out, over time, good things show up at your door.

And therefore, that means that I won’t always plan.

No plan?

Yah, sometimes, (and more often lately), no plan.

And that has a kind of calming, soothing feeling.

It’s like the art of hustling and surrendering. Working and then waiting.

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What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?

What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between? Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?

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A Tribute To All Women On Mother’s Day

This is our 8th Mother’s Day together on WomenOnTheFence.com. I have paid tribute to my incredible mother, and to my two beautiful sons (that I owe my mother title to). I have also paid tribute to the many stories of mothers who have endured and overcome, who have experienced tragedy and triumph, and who have come out on the other side with grace and resilience.

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Pour Out the Bucket

Is your bucket list bringing you more stress than joy?

Are you feeling left out because you don’t see how you’ll ever have the time or money to tackle your bucket list?

I poured out my bucket and you can too.

What is a Bucket List?

The definition of “bucket list” is a list of things that one wants to do before dying.

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Change is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional.

Change… it’s the only constant.

We can fight it, we can try to avoid it, but change happens.

Change can be really hard. We as a people, are not by nature, adaptive to change. Why? Change means ‘new.’ Change involves the unknown. Change means breaking comfortable patterns. Change involves going outside our comfort zone. We can fight change, we can try to avoid it, but change happens. And while change can come as a huge relief if we’ve just moved past a bad chapter in our lives, change can also be very scary. It involves tremendous risk, and can really tickle our insecurities.

But here’s what’s true– you make the choice about how you’re going to respond to change. You hold the power. On this #MotivationMonday, understand that change welcomes in a wonderful sense of freedom.

Tory Burch’s quote above applies to business, true, but it also applies to marriage, parenting, or just LIFE. When we sit complacent on the fence paralyzed by fear of change, life will just pass us by.

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