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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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Why You Should Make Friends With Failure

By Anna Akbari Silicon Valley believes that if you aren’t failing frequently, you aren’t risking enough. This philosophy serves the high-tech capital well, but chances are you likely don’t follow that same approach in your own life. But you should. Because failure is your friend. Henry Ford — one of our great inventors and someone who failed more often than he…

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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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