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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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INTERVIEW: Erica Diamond Sits Down With Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

It is exactly five years ago that I sat down with The First Lady of Canada, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and exactly one year since her husband Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister. Out of all the interviews I have done over the years with incredible women, this one remains my favorite, so I have reposted our interview today in honor of both anniversaries. I texted…

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How I Saved My Marriage

By Alisa Bowman About seven years ago, our toddler ran away from us at the grocery store. I chased him into the pasta aisle where he was holding a big jar of red sauce. My heart rate sped up as I realized I was about to become that parent, the mother who watches her child smash a jar onto the…

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Reflections Of A Blogger

Yesterday, we celebrated the 7th anniversary of a blog that was born out of feeling stuck, on the fence, alone, confused, and wanting to create a space for women to get inspired, get off the fence, grow, succeed and thrive. You have made that happen. I am grateful for this community who has stood by me in my darkest hours,…

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#ManOffTheFence: Smashing The Stigma of Addiction

By Dan Shiff My name is Dan and I am an addict. Whenever asked, I am happy to share about what happened years ago and what life is like now. My mom brought me to Montreal shortly after being born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For all of my Freudian therapy over the decades, the only “traumas” I have been able to identify…

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September is National Yoga Awareness Month

By Natalie McLennan Yoga is powerful. Yoga saved my life. I was born in Montreal, Canada. My mother raised my older brother and I. My father was not present in my life. I felt intense emotional pain and stress from a very young age. As a single-parent family, we struggled financially. My mother worked very hard and loved me very much,…

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PTSD: I Will NEVER Remember

By Melinda Cochrane It was after a late term miscarriage that I began to feel a fear that I could not explain or justify. I was afraid. I didn’t feel safe and I began to distance myself from everyone. I went to a doctor to ask what was wrong. She could not exam me without me being absolutely terrified. It…

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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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