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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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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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Embracing The Ride

By Karen Berg From big dreams, great rewards may come, but there is none greater than the journey itself. For just as there is no reward without a journey, there is no journey without reward. There was once a man for whom every day was the same. He awakened very early each morning and donned his suit and tie. He…

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Let’s Talk and #EndTheStigma

By Guest Blogger Liz Wiener It’s a fact, one in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. Today is a day…

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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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