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39 Is Gonna Be Fine

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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So, my husband calls me URGENTLY on Friday and tells me that I must call Visa immediately, as it appears my credit card has been frauded. Visa was unable to reach me at home and they needed to verify suspicious transactions. He gives me the number to call ASAP and tells me to ask for Nelly.

I hang up the phone while en route home from carpool and call the number. I ask for Nelly as told, and proceed to ask, “What happened to my credit card?”

Then, a chuckle on the other line, “Is this the birthday girl?!” she laughs.

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Last Minute Getaways With @Aeroplan

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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Easter Break is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to look into some last-minute getaways if you have been saving your money, and accumulating Aeroplan miles.

It’s no secret I have been a LOYAL member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars, for almost 20 YEARS! It’s also no secret that I was honored to become a Brand Ambassador for Aeroplan in 2013 after having traveled to New York, Florida, Nassau, New Orleans, rented cars, stayed in hotels, bought electronics and MUCH MORE, all because of Aeroplan.

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Alpha Wives, Beta Husbands

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Are you the breadwinner in your relationship? Are you making more money than your husband? Are you frustrated and resentful, or are you proud and grateful? Could you be with a man if you were the one working and bringing home the bacon, and he was the one organizing playdates and park excursions? I have a few coaching clients currently in this position… they’re called Alpha Wives, or Breadwinning Wives. And they exist in large numbers today.

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Let’s look at the facts. Women are holding some of the highest-ranking positions in society today, and our success has been increasing each year. I discuss this topic in my book.  Angela Merkel, #1 on the 100 Most Powerful Women’s list 2013, is the Chancellor of Germany (Forbes). Other women in the top 25 on this list are Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook), Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil), Indra Nooyi (President PepsiCo), Virginia Rometty (CEO IBM), Ursula Burns (CEO Xerox), and Anne Sweeney (President Disney & ABC Television). Wow. Women are running Corporate America! No more info required. So, with this increased power and higher earning potential, it is not uncommon today for the woman to be out-earning the man. In fact, it’s becoming a trend. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in recent years, 33.5% of wives earned more than their husbands.

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Would You Stay With A Cheating Spouse?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Saturday morning my three men were cuddled in my bed (as they are every single morning of our lives), and I came downstairs quickly to make myself a cup of coffee. I opened our front door in my cozy bathrobe and slippers and brought in the newspaper (as I do every morning), and took a quick glance to see if anything looked interesting. I then came across a headline that caught my attention. It was an article from The London Daily Telegraph.

It read: Sad state of affairs? Best to turn the other cheek. An extramarital relationship can end in divorce, but forgiving may be less painful. Women’s radar tells them when their partner is having an affair, but “there’s this unspoken agreement” not to find out, French psychologist Maryse Vaillant says.

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Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Happy New Year from cloudy Florida. I wanted to take this moment to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy 2014. I don’t think I could say it more perfectly than this. Thank you to Chenice, one of our first readers for sending me this. I do believe it’s a quote from the movie New Year’s Eve.

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Happy New Year, my ladies. May you reflect back upon the year today, but not too much to keep you stuck or regretful. May you plan for the future too, but not too much that you’ll miss the magic of spontaneity. May we practice living more of life…  in the moment. Because if we don’t, it’s as if that moment never happened. And then it’s gone.

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Wordless Wednesday: Cold

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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I have been thinking about the homeless a lot lately. It has been freezing cold here in Montreal, and when this type of weather hits, my mind always wanders to those sleeping on the streets, to crowded shelters and to the injustices of life. It’s heartbreaking.

I decided I wanted to do something about it. I went through my closet this weekend, and put together a pile of about 6 old winter coats. My husband, my boys and I ran them downtown to give them out to those living on the streets without warm coats. I was basically just doing what I could…

I got a few comments like, “Why don’t you give them to Mada?” (a local Jewish organization). And others like, “Why not give them to families you know that are in need instead of to homeless people you don’t know?”

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here! Yahoooo! And if you are looking for deals and steals, let me point you in the right direction….

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In case you’re new to this blog, the Aeroplan eStore features over 100 retailers such as Apple Store Canada, Indigo.ca, Dell.ca, and Sears.ca from 10 different product categories including accessories, apparel, gift cards and more. So from the comforts of your own home, you can shop online and earn at least 1 Aeroplan Mile for every $1 that you spend and then double that if they pay with one of the Aeroplan affiliated financial cards. Visit: www.aeroplan.com/eStore for more details.

But, just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Aeroplan’s promotion - The Miles Multiplier (5X to 10X , depending on the retailer), is live on Nov 29 (Black Friday) until Dec. 2nd. It will be minimum 5X Aeroplan miles, with 10X Aeroplan miles on certain retailers, and a few in between.

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