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Having It All

By Guest Blogger Cathy Villeneuve I am a 44 year-old woman, and I have been single for the past eight years following a nasty separation and divorce. I have two boys from the same father, my ex-husband. I live in a nice rented house, in a nice community, and I own my own business. I constantly need to find new…

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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.

[caption id="attachment_23894" align="alignnone" width="258"] photo credit: zazzle.com[/caption] 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,…

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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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My Life: From Stripper To Therapist

By Guest Blogger Maya Jordan I was an ugly duckling as a kid.  Awkward, face full of braces and freckles, tall and skinny as a Kenyan track star in a culture that valued short and curvy. I grew up in the Midwest, where, as Lebron James says, nothing is given, everything is earned. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo credit: Flickr[/caption]…

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23 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Sunday is Father's Day-- a very special day for Dads everywhere. I have had the great fortune of growing up with a father that girls dream of. I say this with tremendous love and pride. His initials are G.E.M., and that is just what he is. When I left the nest, I chose another amazing father.  I am blessed to…

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Wordless Wednesday: Midnight In Paris

Bonjour de Paris! I'm here celebrating my husband's 40th birthday. Leaving the kids on Sunday was quite stressful with a lot of tears (we have never left them for more than four days). The first day away was very difficult. The second day, a little easier. Now it's like... WHAT KIDS?! ;) We've settled into a well-needed vacation together and…

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