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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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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How To Stay Healthy During The Long Winter Months

Hi Girlies, Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend.  It's December tomorrow. December, people!! When did THAT happen? Beside beautiful falling snow, winter often brings something entirely different -- flu season!  In fact, my family's skin has already faded from golden brown (summer lovin') to pale white to green-like. You can feel the winter chill in the air fast approaching.…

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Healthsgiving: Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

By Guest Blogger Josh Bowen You’re going to do it. You know you’re going to do it. Hell, I’m going to do it! Yeah, I’m going ALL IN on Thanksgiving. Most of America will. However, you don’t have to deep fry your turkey or use four packs of butter in your “mashed taters” to have a great, tasty Thanksgiving. Here are…

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Fitness Friday: 5 Exercises To Incorporate Abs Into Your Workout Routine

By Guest Blogger Vesna Dodevka Happy almost 2016! I am sure you already know that some of the most popular New Year's resolutions are to lose weight, work out more frequently, and be healthy. Well, we are just weeks away from that time of year. Did you also know that many people share similar workout habits? They come to the…

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5 Self-Care Tips for Fall Abundance

By Guest Blogger Rosalie Mintz "AUTUMN IS A SECOND SPRING WHEN EVERY LEAF IS A FLOWER" – Albert Camus For those of us who live in a northern climate, we need only to look outside our windows to witness the season's transformational energies. The chill in the night's air, the reduced amount of daylight, and the colorful falling leaves indicate that the…

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5 Quick, Easy and Healthy Dinner Recipes for Families

On this week’s Global TV parenting segment, we discussed one of my favorite topics – food! Food, glorious food! Actually, not so glorious when your kids complain that they don’t like what you’re serving, and then they ask for the trusty grilled cheese. Yes, many of you have stated that you make ONE family meal, and if the kids don’t like what…

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Yom Kippur: A Day of Fasting, Atonement and Reflection

Tomorrow is a day known to Jewish people as Yom Kippur- the holiest, most religious day of the year. Tonight kicks off the day where we repent our sins, and ask G-d for forgiveness. Tomorrow is also a day of fasting. (Confession here- I'm not that strong in the fasting department). Tomorrow night will mark my favorite synagogue service of the year. We…

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Just Do It

Today's post is for our mom readers. But, if you read between the lines, I really think it applies to all of us. We could all learn a thing or two about the underlying message being spoken below. This blog post came from my son's new school in the form of a newsletter. For my American readers and the rest of my Canadian readers,…

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me and Tory Johnson

Shifting With Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson, long distance friend, rockstar entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and Good Morning America weekly contributor is a force to be reckoned with. Here we are back in 2011 when I spoke at her Spark and Hustle conference on entrepreneurship and sales strategies. I'd love you to read more on that incredible experience here, because there are some wonderful life and business…

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