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Swimming Upstream

Happy Monday, ladies! Home stretch to the holidays. Can you taste a complete and total rest in your near future? Even if you have just a few days off between Christmas and New Year's, I challenge you to maximize them. And when I say maximize them, I mean, can you challenge yourself to a complete and total unplug? Can you challenge yourself to actually…

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Single and Happy for the Holidays

By Arlene Dickinson I decided to share this because, well, it's the holidays. Enough said. I can't imagine I am the only woman over 50, not married or in a serious relationship, that has been told by some well-meaning friend that it would be so good for me to find someone. Find someone? Is there a specific spot that I…

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What’s It Going To Take To Make a Change?

Unless you've been living under a rock, there is no doubt that you've read about the mass shooting yesterday in San Bernardino. And while everyone seems to be weighing in on social media, updates like: 'Guns don't kill people, people kill people,' or '#GunControlNow,' whatever side of the fence you're on, this isn't a black and white concept. Especially when reports of "possible…

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How To Help De-Stress Your Teen and Turn Down the Academic Heat During Exam Period

On this morning's Global TV segment, I spoke all about upcoming December exams and shared tips and tactics on how to help our kids de-stress and thrive during this overwhelming period. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/2374921/how-not-to-stress-during-exams We are dealing with this now in our home as my 7th grader starts exams in two weeks. I have been taking my own advice, and guiding…

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The Woman’s Toolbox – The Power of “What If?”

By Guest Blogger Amy Rodgers I am a big believer that every woman needs their own toolbox. I’m not talking about the metal kind that most men have in their garage. I’m talking about a skill tool box that we keep at our side to help us do our jobs and tackle challenges that we face in our careers and…

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QUIZ: How Strong Is Your Work/Life Balance?

Hi Girls, and Happy Hump Day to you! We're smack in the middle of the week, which means we're still in WORK mode, but we're also approaching LIFE mode with the weekend a couple of days away. Work/life balance is something many of us strive for, but it's often hard to know if we've made it there. Are we balanced? Can…

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September is National Yoga Awareness Month

When I look at how I manage the everyday juggle and grind, there are two things that keep me most grounded through it all. There are two things, that no matter how stressed I am, or how frazzled I may be, that literally transform my entire aura. One is meditation. The other... yoga. About  13 years ago, I was close to…

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A Past Distilled

By Guest Blogger Cynthia Kazandjian We are born, so to speak, provisionally, it doesn’t matter where. It is only gradually that we compose within ourselves our true place of origin so that we may be born there retrospectively and each day more definitely." ~Rainer Maria Rilke You could argue that I came by my family unit for all the wrong reasons…

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Alternative Cures for Anxiety: How to Cope with Anxiety without Medication

By Guest Blogger Dr. Carlo Carandang It may seem like a cliche, but I chose to become a psychiatrist as a way to help myself. I always suffered from anxiety, but never considered that help was available until I went through my psychiatry clinical clerkship as a medical student. During my psychiatry rotation, I soon found my calling- helping others who…

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I am My Beloved’s and My Beloved is Mine

By Guest Blogger Taly Fleischer On July 3rd 2005, I married Brandon – the love of my life. Our courtship was a whirlwind romance; the kind of stuff in fairy tales. Brandon and I first met in 1991 when I went on vacation with his brother and my friend. At the time, we all saw Brandon as the "little brother" that…

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