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How To Stay Healthy During The Winter Months

It's December. 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. My boys have started their first runny noses, and you can feel the winter chill in the air fast approaching. We…

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Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall Into The Flow of Your Life

By Guest Blogger Jeff Keni Pulver While my current situation is not life threatening, it has been life altering. The following are my musings of dealing with a life-changing event. Imagine being in the top physical shape of your life. Years of training, rebooting your body. You changed your food habits, you had adopted exercise habits. You found yourself enjoying…

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5 Great Fall Reads!

Fall is the perfect time to cozy up under the covers and get into a great book. On this week's Global TV segment, I shared five great fall reads... I included something for every woman: fiction, non-fiction, laugh-out-loud funny, witty, heartwarming, a heart-pounding thriller. Here is the segment on five worthy reads, plus I threw in four extra honorable mentions. Let's also not…

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Fighting Depression

By Guest Blogger Liz Wiener When I was a kid, I couldn’t go to sleep unless I completed a very specific set of nightly routines. I was inexplicably terrified of water dripping from the bathroom tap, so I worked at tightening the faucet until I was sure I was safe. The bathroom light switch had to be flicked on and…

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Wisdom Wednesday: She Let Go

I saw this poem on Facebook, and wanted to share it with you. I thought it was so simple, yet so profound. Read it until the end.   She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence…

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The Confidence Bible

By Guest Blogger Jane Durst Pulkys Stop for a second and ask yourself, how are you feeling? If you were to finish the following statement, what would you say? “I am ____.” What word did you use? Happy? Anxious? Over-worked? Calm? When I do this exercise with clients, I usually get negative statements. For a lot of us, we let our…

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Top 11 Superfoods for Glowing Skin

The plane has landed. I guess I deserve it. I did, after all, write a blog post called ‘Born Skinny.’ My metabolism, the metabolism that had been overly kind to me for 37 years, officially retired 2 years ago. I think due to overwork. I have since joined the rest of humanity- ass fallen, boobs headed south, beautiful cellulite, and…

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October Is #BreastCancerAwareness Month: Karen’s Choice

By Guest Blogger Karen Malkin Lazarovitz I was diagnosed with a BRCA2 gene mutation (breast and ovarian cancer gene) in December 2008. My lifetime risk of developing breast cancer was 87%, my risk of ovarian cancer; 45%. Now, I ask you, if you knew your chance of winning the lotto was 87%, how often would you buy a ticket? Or if…

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Erica’s Top 10 Favorite Products For a THRIVING Lifestyle

Happy September! I CANNOT believe Labour Day weekend has already passed. For me, this time of year symbolizes the end of summer. I welcome Fall... I love brisk walks in the park, the colorful trees, a great big cozy sweater, a pair of skinnies and a good pair of leather boots. But fall signifies the calm before the Montreal winter…

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Robin Williams and The Stigma of Depression

In light of yesterday's tragedy, I wanted to republish an older post on crushing the stigma of depression. I read online, "Maybe Robin Williams' legacy won't only be the humor he gave us. Maybe it will be that he brought depression to the forefront." It feels today as though a bright light has gone out. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540"] Photo…

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