Wordless Wednesday: 14 Years Married. 19 Years Together.

August 13th, 2014
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Wow, these are some wild numbers when you’re just 39 years old! Yes, today, I celebrate 14 years of marriage. We were just teens when we feel in love– 19 years old to be exact… him 20. We smoked, we drank, we studied, we partied, we slept, we had a lot of sex, we were carefree.

Fast forward almost 20 years later… we don’t smoke, we drink occasionally (okay, him almost never), we still know how to party (when we’re able to stay up past 9pm), we are still having sex (albeit today’s numbers probably pale in comparison) and we ain’t as carefree as we used to be.

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Robin Williams and The Stigma of Depression

August 12th, 2014

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.

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By Guest Blogger Daisy

The first time I was diagnosed with depression, I took three weeks off from work but still managed to keep my job. I wasn’t sleeping well at night. Worries kept me awake, and when sleep did come, I’d awaken in a head to toe sweat. Stomach aches every Monday morning, heartburn and headaches Sunday nights. There were too many symptoms to ignore.

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22 Ways To Stress-Free Living and Uncluttering Your Mind

August 11th, 2014

It’s just about that time – the evenings are getting darker, earlier, the kids are prepping for back to school, summer feels like it’s going by in the blink of an eye, and we’re getting ready to put away our white skinnies. It’s for this reason that I decided back in May, that this summer, I would come from a place of YES instead of my usual place of NO. “No, you can’t stay up 30 minutes later,” “No, you’re in your pi’s, we can’t go to Dairy Queen tonight,” or “No, I can’t meet you for coffee, my friend, because I have too many deadlines.” I decided that “no” was not going to dominate my vocabulary. Summer is a perfect time to say YES to our life. I woke up this morning and had a big ‘AHA moment’ as I felt the ‘No’s’ creeping in again… and want to make sure I’m still seizing the moments.

In my AHA moment this morning, I realized that we are SO MUCH IN CONTROL OF OURSELVES AND OUR LIVES. We are in control of our health, our well-being, our mental state, our marriage, our career, our happiness. Everything. It’s up to us to give ourselves the best life possible. No one else can do it for us, and truth is, it’s best when we can do it for ourselves. It was a powerful realization.

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The Power of Risk Taking and How To Get Off The Fence

August 6th, 2014

It’s easy to stay in our comfort zones – to sit perched on our fences. The familiar far too often keeps us stuck right where we are and prevents us from experiencing personal growth, happiness and manifesting our dreams. But, venturing out into the unknown can seem terrifying and virtually impossible to achieve.

But what if taking the risk, taking that leap off the fence actually led us closer to our hopes and dreams? Led us right to our ideal life?

The kids are back in school soon, making it a perfect time to finally start getting unstuck and start making your life happen! This morning on my weekly Lifestyle and Parenting segment on Global TV, I talked about the power of risk taking and how to get off the fence. I have also written out the steps below.


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My Life: From Stripper To Therapist

August 4th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Maya Jordan

I was an ugly duckling as a kid.  Awkward, face full of braces and freckles, tall and skinny as a Kenyan track star in a culture that valued short and curvy.

I grew up in the Midwest, where, as Lebron James says, nothing is given, everything is earned.

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He’s not kidding.

I had major dreams and ambitions and no means of achieving them beyond going to NYC and giving it my best shot.

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#Blogher14 and 11 Things Learned

July 27th, 2014

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I am just back from the whirlwind that is BlogHer. What is BlogHer you might ask (that is, if you are a new reader around here)?

I quote my friend Darryle Pollack from the Huffington Post, whom I also saw at BlogHer this weekend in Silicon Valley. THIS is what makes BlogHer so unique….

“Created in 2005 by three women as a gathering for women who blogged, BlogHer has multiplied in size – and importance — every year since. Now a successful website, advertising network and TV channel the annual BlogHer conference is the jewel in the crown — where bloggers, marketers and sponsors come to connect. Four smaller conferences have also blossomed from it.

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@Aeroplan Turns 30 and Celebrates with a HUGE GIVEAWAY!

July 11th, 2014

Hi Girls! It has been a busy week on the blog after making a big announcement, so I figured I’d keep the momentum going. If you stay with me until the end, you’re going to be excited about an AWESOME giveaway today. Oh yes! It’s BIG.

So, let’s get right to it… Friday is a great day to kick off an exciting giveaway! You, my loyal readers, know that I have been a loyal member of the Aeroplan program, accumulating Aeroplan Miles as I have spent dollars (which I have redeemed for airfare, hotel, car rental, merchandise, and more), for almost 20 YEARS! I believe in this brand so strongly, so when I reached out to them and begged (yah I guess I begged) them to be their Brand Ambassador over a year ago, after over a year of discussions, Aeroplan said YES! ;)

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Well, Aeroplan is turning 30 TOMORROW!!! Happy Birthday Aeroplan! And to celebrate this milestone, we are giving away 30,000 Aeroplan Miles! Yup. You read correctly. That’s like 2 round trip flights to NYC, baby!

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