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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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INTERVIEW: Erica Diamond Sits Down With Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

It is exactly five years ago that I sat down with The First Lady of Canada, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and exactly one year since her husband Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister. Out of all the interviews I have done over the years with incredible women, this one remains my favorite, so I have reposted our interview today in honor of both anniversaries. I texted…

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23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

By Larry Kim These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy. 1. Turn Off Alerts It’s terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It’s essential you shut these notifications off! Trust me, you’ll see…

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New Study: Anxiety Hits Women Hardest and 3 Quick Ways I Hit Back Harder and Won

By Lindsay France Anxiety has a favorite host: females who live in North America. Are you surprised? I’m not. According to a new study published in Brain and Behavior magazine, scientists compared nearly 50 notable scientific papers on anxiety from around the world. Females and people in areas of high population showed time and again to produce higher rate of…

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