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40 Things I’ve Learned In 40 Years

Well, I turn 40 today. Not quite sure when THAT happened?! I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I kissed my husband for the first time at 20 years old while watching two girls make out at Beaver Lake (a park here in Montreal). But clearly, it's NOT yesterday. Not even close. I've got more wrinkles, more cellulite, and honeys... more wisdom. So…

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The Importance of Female Friendships @OWNTV #OWNSHOW

Happy #MotivationMonday, ladies! My fourth episode of the #OWNSHOW on OWN TV aired live at 7am this morning. The topic was on the importance of finding your sisterhood. Here is this week's episode on OWN TV. My girlfriends are my oxygen tanks - not a word of a lie.  I'll tell you from personal experience, if there is one group of people besides my incredible family that…

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Fifty Shades of Valentine’s Day

I saw it. Last night. REQUEST: Please consider today's post the equivalent of a romance novel review. Let's not make into anything more than that today, shall we?  But first, let's recap a blog post I wrote on March 30th, 2012: Ladies, this book is hot. REALLY hot. And I'm not embarrassed to say that I put down an incredible memoir…

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Does Your Husband Have A Work Spouse?

TGIF Chiquitas!! That means 20/20 tonight, after Friday night dinner with friends (and double hockey). I LOVE Friday nights. We've been a little heavy around here lately, and as you know, I always like to switch things up, so I came across a funny topic that I hoped would soften the mood today. A friend of mine recently asked me if I…

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5 Great Fall Reads!

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up under the covers and get into a great book. On this week's Global TV segment, I shared five great fall reads... I included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, a heart-pounding thriller. Here is the segment on five worthy reads, plus I threw in four extra honorable mentions. Let's also not…

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The 5 Stages of Grief

Happy Monday, girls! We're back in the groove today. The kids finally went back to school after last week's Jewish holidays, and I went back to the gym (five pounds heavier due to endless chopped liver, brisket and gefilte fish). You might recall one of my favorite guest bloggers on this site, Janet Tarasofsky. Her post titled 525,600 Minutes to Single…

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Domestic Violence #WhyIStayed #WhyILeft

After TMZ released the video yesterday of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice knocking his then girlfriend (now wife) unconscious with one single punch, victims of abuse began to come forward and tell their powerful stories in 140 characters or less: #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft. Their hashtags gave us a horrific but honest view into the dangerous and tragic world of…

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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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Wordless Wednesday: 14 Years Married. 19 Years Together.

Wow, these are some wild numbers when you're just 39 years old! Yes, today, I celebrate 14 years of marriage. We were just teens when we feel in love-- 19 years old to be exact... him 20. We smoked, we drank, we studied, we partied, we slept, we had a lot of sex, we were carefree. Fast forward almost 20…

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22 Ways To Stress-Free Living and Uncluttering Your Mind

It's just about that time - the evenings are getting darker, earlier, the kids are prepping for back to school, summer feels like it's going by in the blink of an eye, and we're getting ready to put away our white skinnies. It's for this reason that I decided back in May, that this summer, I would come from a…

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