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Freaky Friday

So, this is the deal, ladies. Our website got overtaken by hackers in Pakistan this past weekend. We then decided Monday morning to prematurely launch our new site redesign (it was the same amount of work to bring back the old site, or get the new one up and running). But maybe that was a mistake. We've been working on our blog redesign…

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Fall Fashion in Lauren’s Closet

As many of you know, I am the proud Brand Ambassador of Le Château, Canada's leading specialty retailer and manufacturer of contemporary fashion apparel, accessories, and footwear at value pricing for style-conscious women and men of all ages. I can usually be seen on TV, at red carpet events, speaking, working, or even at carpool in Le Château. So, I'm…

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How To Join The Women’s Entrepreneurial Club

We do a Wordless Wednesday all the time, so today I thought we'd do a Flashback Friday. So many different social media "isms!" Flashback to 2012, I was called upon as one of "America's Ultimate Experts" to share my advice for budding female entrepreneurs in the latest issue of Woman's World Magazine. If you are a woman thinking of starting your own business, here are some helpful…

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#WomenOnTheFence Celebrates Its 5th Blogiversary!

Today we celebrate the 5th anniversary of a blog that was born out of feeling stuck, on the fence, alone, confused, and wanting to create a space for women to get inspired, get off the fence, grow, succeed and thrive. You have made that happen. I am grateful for this community who has stood by me in my darkest hours,…

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Domestic Violence #WhyIStayed #WhyILeft

After TMZ released the video yesterday of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice knocking his then girlfriend (now wife) unconscious with one single punch, victims of abuse began to come forward and tell their powerful stories in 140 characters or less: #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft. Their hashtags gave us a horrific but honest view into the dangerous and tragic world of…

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Wordless Wednesday: U2 for ME2!

So, I know you're probably wondering, what does THIS have to do with getting off the fence? And the truth is, it doesn't. But when you've never won anything in your life, I mean ANYTHING (other than a subscription to Teen Beat magazine, which at 11, was better than winning the lotto), it's cause for excitement! I was at Global…

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Remembering Joan

Joan Rivers was a woman off the fence. She lived life on her own terms. She was ballsy, gutsy, ridiculous at times. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind, and in fact, to her admission, her success came as a direct result. She was Simon Cowell before we even met Simon Cowell. [caption id="attachment_24131" align="alignnone" width="450"] photo credit: izquotes.com[/caption] Born Joan…

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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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Children and Guns in America: Where Have We Gone Wrong?

By Guest Blogger Kimberley Blaine Taking a LITTLE girl to a shooting range? To shoot a gun that shoots 600 rounds a minute? I'm speechless because this is all COMPLETELY ABSURD. Don't we want our little girls to learn which sport is healthy and best for them? Don't we want them to learn about their connection to this peaceful earth?…

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Meeting Barbara Walters and Sage Advice

It's not everyday you get to meet trailblazers. Glass ceiling breakers. It's not every day you get to meet people who were doing it FIRST. I have been fortunate enough to have met and interviewed some remarkable people over the years since starting this women's lifestyle brand 5 years ago, next month. [gallery ids="24259,17681,15615,20947,24287,17695"] (From left to right: Richard Branson,…

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