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Edgar

  By Cynthia Ann Kazandjian We are not supposed to go down into the darkness of the core. Yet, if we can risk it, the something born of that nothing is the beginning of truth." —Adrienne Rich Readers, it was time to write about Edgar. My heart feels strangely lighter. A great weight has been lifted from my soul. Still,…

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The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

By Guest Blogger Ann Dowsett Johnston Just how bad was my drinking? For years, it probably looked like yours: racing in from a long day at work, my arms full of groceries, I would pour myself a glass of wine to sip while I chopped vegetables and oversaw a little homework. Put something in the oven, top up the glass…

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Right In Your Own Backyard

Peace and serenity can be found in your own backyard. Literally. You don't need to take a plane, and you don't need to leave the comforts of your own surroundings. You just have to create it for yourself. It's 7:30am. Sun is rising. Whole family is asleep upstairs. Reading the paper, sipping coffee, trying to build my own bliss. Happy…

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5 Tips To Improve Time Management, Productivity and Organization!

Have you heard of TIME BLOCKING? This morning's Global TV segment was a topic that I love - getting organized and effectively managing your time. And it came about as a result of a work/life balance evening I led last week. I gave a workshop to 25 men and women, and the biggest struggles shared by both the men and women alike, are the ability to manage…

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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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