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What I Learned On My 42nd Birthday

On Friday April 7th, I celebrated my birthday by sharing the day with 120 women in my first-ever conference, Off The Fence & WISE. Off The Fence & WISE became the collaboration of two Montreal empowerment brands: Women On The Fence and Wise Women Canada. The day was happy, it was funny, it was heavy, it was dark, it was uplifting, it was…

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Happy International Day of Happiness! 14 Happiness Boosters

Happy International Day of Happiness, Ladies! Firstly, for a double whammy for #DayOfHappiness and #MotivationMonday, I'm flashing us back to my fifth episode of the #OWNSHOW on The OWN. The topic was on some less well-known happiness boosters. Here is that episode on Oprah Winfrey Network. And to celebrate today, 14 Happiness Boosters to incorporate into your life immediately: 1. Stick To A Routine - You might think happiness…

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April 7, 2017: A Women’s Wellness and Growth Conference in Montreal!

Women's Wellness & Growth Conference Friday April 7th, 2017 ----------------- Montreal, Quebec I couldn't be more excited to make this announcement today, WomenOnTheFencers! On April 7th, 2017, get ready to feel inspired, empowered, and armed with the tools to rock your life. Combining our passion and dedication to empowering women, Lisa Brookman and Liz Wiener (WiseWomenCanada.com) and I, Erica Diamond (WomenOnTheFence.com),…

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How To Get Your Marriage Sizzling For Valentine’s Day And Beyond!

Happy almost Valentine's Day! I like how relationship expert Colleen Long uses the "chocolate/broccoli" analogy. Our long term, loving, secure relationships are the "broccoli." They are the things that, if we stay committed to, consistently over time grow us up. They make us healthier, more evolved, more balanced, well-rounded individuals. However, chocolate comes along in life (just like opportunities for affairs) and tempts us…

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Embracing The Ride

By Karen Berg From big dreams, great rewards may come, but there is none greater than the journey itself. For just as there is no reward without a journey, there is no journey without reward. There was once a man for whom every day was the same. He awakened very early each morning and donned his suit and tie. He…

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Embracing Your So-Called “Midlife Crisis”

By Kara Martinez Bachman As we age, most women eventually come to a wild crossroads, a confusing place where we must devise a new purpose, or formulate a new self-valuation. It’s a life phase of “fence sitting,” or, for those of us in our 40s and 50s, a time that’s -- often disparagingly -- referred to as the “midlife crisis.”…

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7 Signs You Need Some Excitement in Your Relationship

By Sylvia Smith When you reach a certain point of comfortability in your relationship, it sure is nice. You don’t have to worry about impressing each other anymore, you’ve seen each other at your worst and still love each other, and you just really “know” each other on a deeper level. But there is another side to this level of…

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Do You Let Others Define You?

Happy #GivingTuesday, Ladies! In case you didn't know, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. (GivingTuesday.org) Now back…

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Are You Stuck In A Rut?

The days are shorter, the sunshine hours fewer, November is a tough month for many. If you've been perched on the fence getting splinters, unable to make a decision, paralyzed and afraid to take the jump toward your happiness, I am coming for you. Fall symbolizes the shedding and ridding ourselves of the old, and beginning of the new cycle.…

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Porn and Our Generation

By Sabrina Must Warning: This post contains content of highly sexual nature. 18 years and over. The weeks following my knee reconstruction surgery were littered with sleepless nights. I was practically immobile; a leg brace appropriate for a 6-foot man restricted my every move. My mom set me up in the main-floor bedroom of our summer lake house. Though the mattress and…

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