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Wordless Wednesday: #KnowYourLemons

A week ago, a woman named Erin Smith Chiez shared this on Facebook. In the past few days, I have received quite a few private messages about a "game" going around where you post a heart, then you are secretly supposed to state it is for breast cancer awareness. This is my response to all of these messages. Someone once…

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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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Happy Holidays WomenOnTheFencers!

Do you hear that sound? It's the sound of the home stretch. The approach of the end of another year. Christmas, Hanukkah, Nat King Cole and reindeers, BOXING DAY, New Year's Eve! It’s also the time where I close up the blogging shop for 2 weeks to spend time with my family. As you know, it's my gift I give myself every July…

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Seasonal Depression: Food For Your Mood

By Tracy Satov As the days have gotten shorter and darker, many people experience seasonal depression.  The less sunlight in combination with cold winter weather, many just want to stay indoors and put their head under their covers. Are there any foods that could improve your mood? For starters, starting off your day with breakfast is the best way to increase your alertness,…

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5 Step Process to Designing Your Dreams For 2017

By Mark Hyman This is a time of year where many of us become overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by what’s still left to accomplish and preparing for family or extra holiday centric obligations. I’m sure many of you, like me, are also thinking about what we want to accomplish next year. My Handel coach gives me an excellent exercise each year that…

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6 Great Winter Reads for Women!

Fall and Winter is the perfect time to cozy up wth a big blanket, a warm cup of tea, and a great book. On yesterday's Global TV segment, I shared six great winter reads. I tried to suggest a little something for everyone - memoir, funny, thriller, autobiographies... Here is the segment on some great fall and winter reads. Direct link to segment: http://globalnews.ca/video/3097372/winter-reads-for-women Here are the books if you're…

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Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

Attention All Complainers: Listen Up! For Thanksgiving, I decided to do something different. Instead of discussing thankfulness and gratitude (which we will come to), I decided to talk about the other end of the spectrum. Complaining. So let's give you the science immediately. Not only do repeated negative thoughts make it easier to think yet more negative thoughts, they also…

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Are You Stuck In A Rut?

The days are shorter, the sunshine hours fewer, November is a tough month for many. If you've been perched on the fence getting splinters, unable to make a decision, paralyzed and afraid to take the jump toward your happiness, I am coming for you. Fall symbolizes the shedding and ridding ourselves of the old, and beginning of the new cycle.…

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Wisdom Wednesday: Are You A Blamer?

Hola, Happy Hump Day, AKA Wisdom Wednesday. I have lots to tell you, but I will preserve my strength and share all next week. Come back next week, please. ;) But today, I have a question for you, and I'd like you to think long and hard about it, and answer yourself honestly. ARE YOU A BLAMER?  When something goes…

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