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Financial Abuse – The Invisible Weapon

By Jill Cochones I understand wanting to stay at home with your children when they’re young, having wished for it myself. Like most new moms, when my three months of maternity leave was over (all of it unpaid by the way!) and I had to go back to the office, I was devastated. I couldn’t fathom the thought of leaving my…

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Aging, Body Shaming and What That Means for Us All

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -- Mark Twain If there's one thing that no one in this world is exempt from, no matter how rich, how poor, how thin, how nice, how evil, how generous, WHATEVER... it's AGING. Yes, we are all aging. And we are all fighting it at…

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Tough Conversations

By Emma Walker When I was a freshman in high school, my basketball team was small.  In fact, it was so small that we didn’t have a freshmen or JV team.  My coach was tough.  He had high expectations and conducted physically and mentally demanding practices.  I suited varsity, but only got in the last minute or two (if we…

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Let’s Talk and #EndTheStigma

By Guest Blogger Liz Wiener It’s a fact, one in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. Today is a day…

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Blue Monday: Today is Considered the ‘Most Depressing Day of the Year’

"Christmas is over, you've put on weight, it's cold out, it's dark out, your credit card bills are in, you're not going to get another day off until March, and you're tired. You might even be depressed. If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to one measure, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of…

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Slowing The F Down

Hello, hello! Happy New Year M'Ladies. How was your holiday season? I rested and regrouped with my family, and I'm ready for 2017. I know that after hearing from so many of you, the general consensus is that the world is happy to just put 2016 behind us. This year, again, I made no resolutions. Nothing came to me, and I didn't…

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Cuz It Comes Down To This One Thing…

Girls, I wanted to share something that had a big impact on me. It was also a real AHA moment for the others in the room as well. I recently attended a powerful, inspiring luncheon called Women's Power Talks: Standing Up to Violence Against Women. I heard the story of Rita Kestenbaum, a mother who sent her beautiful daughter Carol Kestenabum off…

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Seasonal Depression: Food For Your Mood

By Tracy Satov As the days have gotten shorter and darker, many people experience seasonal depression.  The less sunlight in combination with cold winter weather, many just want to stay indoors and put their head under their covers. Are there any foods that could improve your mood? For starters, starting off your day with breakfast is the best way to increase your alertness,…

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Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

Attention All Complainers: Listen Up! For Thanksgiving, I decided to do something different. Instead of discussing thankfulness and gratitude (which we will come to), I decided to talk about the other end of the spectrum. Complaining. So let's give you the science immediately. Not only do repeated negative thoughts make it easier to think yet more negative thoughts, they also…

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Demystifying The College Application Process

By Marla Pinsler  Some parents make the first decisions about their child’s education before their child is even born! Daycare and elementary waiting lists, open-house visits, admission tests, and thoughts of getting into the 'right university' often come into our minds early on. But then as your child grows, and their learning profile develops, you may alter or shift your mindset. As…

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