Help Us Find Jesse Galganov

If you are a Montrealer like me, you for certain know that Jesse Galganov’s family has been searching for him since he went missing in Peru on September 28th.

This is a women’s lifestyle blog, but in light of the fact that I have readers from around the world, it is only right that I do my part in sharing this, in hopes that someone reading has information on Jesse’s whereabouts. This is also very close to my heart as my first cousins are cousins with Jesse. So I have respected my family’s wishes and am sharing this today.

“On September 28, the 22-year-old texted his mother saying he might be unable to communicate for a few days, as he planned to hike the 31-mile Santa Cruz trail through the Cordillera Blanca Mountains. He assured his mother, Alisa Clamen, he’d be reachable after October 2.

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Dropout: How My Daughter Began A Four Year Disengagement From High School

All parents imagine how life will unfold for their children.

I, of course, imagined my eldest daughter would finish high school.

I was filled with anxiety and confusion when it all started to unravel. In the fall of 2000 while in Grade 7, after a successful time in elementary school, my 12-year-old Avery, began what would be a four-year disengagement from school.

Why would a privileged, middle-class adolescent choose this when dropping out was nothing short of taboo and would complicate her life?

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Lil’ Human Riding Her Life Wave: AKA Sara’s Narrative

I started singing at a very young age.

After singing for my mom’s children’s record label, KIDZUP, at around 4 (or 5) years old, my parents put me in singing lessons. Funnily enough, I actually stopped singing and switched to piano for a few months. Then I switched back.

At around 10, I decided that I wanted to pursue music professionally.

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The Accidental Rebrand

I am excited to reveal today… the new, improved and rebranded WomenOnTheFence.com, Real Inspiration for the Modern Woman.

You see, we weren’t planning or rebranding or facelifting any time soon. But our site went down two weeks ago, and when the backup reinstalled was totally corrupt, we had no choice but to start from scratch.

I panicked.

It was touch and go for five long days. Did we actually lose eight years of blog posts, comments, pages, blood, sweat and tears?

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Yoga, Life Coaching and My Debut on The Today Show

Sit back, relax and grab a cup green tea… it’s Transformation Tuesday!

I am still feeling very fortunate that both my worlds of life coaching and yoga collided this past Friday on The Today Show with Megan Kelly. My mandate? To teach Megan, her audience, and America, yoga poses specifically for stress management and a more zen you. Taught from the place of a modern yoga teacher AND life coach showing you different poses you can flow through and breathe through to a calmer you… I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Megan and her team were delightful, and our audience was totally game when I challenged them to TREE POSE!

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I Believe You. I Stand By You.

Today’s post was going to be something else. After all, I just experienced a career milestone this past Friday— appearing on The Today Show. And I will come back to that this week. It’s sitting in our ‘drafts’ folder on the backend of this blog.

But for today, running a women’s empowerment blog, I couldn’t ignore it. I couldn’t not support it. I couldn’t not address it.

You’ve probably seen in by now.

#MeToo

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Announcing Partnership With Holiday Inn Express

Calling all sports families!

Are you that family? Do your kids play sports? Better yet, are you the team manager?

I am super excited to announce a new partnership today. I think you will agree it is the perfect collaboration for this hockey mom of two boys. I’ve teamed up with Holiday Inn Express brand that has 96 sports-friendly hotels across Canada!

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Can We Chat Over Coffee? The Answer is YES!

Can We Chat Over Coffee? The Answer is YES!
As I shared two weeks ago on Instagram, I decided I wanted to give back to my Montreal community, so please mark your calendar for in 48 hours:

Thursday, September 28th, 8:30am – 10:30am
The Standard Cafe
5135 Rue Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC, H4A 3M6.

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Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

So, this came up in my Facebook memories yesterday. My second blog post ever. Feeling all sentimental this week since it was our 8th blogiversary on Monday, so I thought I’d do a little #ThrowbackThursday in honor of anniversary week.

Wow, how times have changed (like the weight gain since this post), and yet still remain the same!

Enjoy blog post #2 – exactly eight years later.

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Reflections on 8 Years of Blogging

Today we celebrate the 8th 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, my greatest triumphs, and given me a safe place to be authentic myself. You have also helped each other, and inspired each other into action. Never underestimate the power of a few simple words on a page.

This year I am celebrating our Blogiversary by flying to Toronto to attend an evening of women’s empowerment for WIFT (Women In Film and Television), and you can follow that journey on my social media channels.

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