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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="24047,24045,24046,24044,24048,24050"] (From left to right: Richard Branson,…

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Wordless Wednesday: Tremblant Living for the Loving

A few weeks ago, I had the great privilege of vacationing in Mont Tremblant, a beautiful vacation resort about 90 minutes north of Montreal in the Laurentian Mountains. My family has been skiing at Tremblant for years, and while we are used to going during the wintertime, this was our first vacation there during the summer. [caption id="attachment_24027" align="alignnone" width="541"]…

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Happy 2014 Women’s Equality Day!

[caption id="attachment_24015" align="alignnone" width="270"] photo credit: stuttgartcitizen.net[/caption] "At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement…

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Toxic Friends: 6 Different Types and What To Do

There are tall ships There are small ships But the best ships Are friendships... Unless of course, they're not. Yes, this post is about the dark side of friendship, a Global TV segment I did while on my blogging break end of July. To be honest, I have not had too many toxic friendships over the years. I was never…

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Wordless Wednesday: Erica Diamond Barbie is Here

It arrived this afternoon. It's not every day Mattel makes a Barbie® to your likeness. To honor my role as Chief Inspiration Officer of Entrepreneur Barbie® with a mission to inspire entrepreneurship in girls across Canada, Erica Diamond Barbie® took 5 months to make.  I am beyond proud and humbled, and if I am to be honest, it's probably one of the most momentous…

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Trading Prada for Peace

By Guest Blogger Marie Johnson [caption id="attachment_8381" align="alignnone" width="300"] photo credit: wikipedia[/caption] I was an advertising executive in the television industry for 12 years before I jumped off the fence.  I am an only child, raised by an Asian mother who had her own successful career in the medical field, and a German-American father with a successful career in the aerospace industry.…

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Back To School Shopping with @Aeroplan!

Back to school is almost upon us, and who doesn't love a great selection (and a great deal?) In case you're new to this blog, the Aeroplan eStore features over 100 retailers such as Apple Store Canada, Indigo.ca, Dell.ca, and Sears.ca from 10 different product categories including accessories, apparel, gift cards and more. So from the comforts of your own home, you can avoid lines and do back-to-school…

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Wordless Wednesday: 14 Years Married. 19 Years Together.

[caption id="attachment_23894" align="alignnone" width="258"] photo credit: zazzle.com[/caption] 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,…

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Robin Williams and The Stigma of Depression

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. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540"] Photo…

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22 Ways To Stress-Free Living and Uncluttering Your Mind

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…

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