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Hockey and Sports Moms Survival Tips

The hockey and sports season has kicked off, which means it’s going to be a busy winter for us moms with kids in sports. Between managing school work, getting to practice on time, keeping the kids fed with healthy food, and even traveling for tournaments – it can be hectic to juggle it all.

As a hockey mom of 10 years and a life coach for more than that, I know firsthand the importance of establishing a routine early on. In collaboration with Holiday Inn Express, here are my tried-and-true tips for staying organized and helping your family win (off the ice too) this sports season.

My New Beautifying Regime

If you recall back in August, I accounced that I was thrilled to collaborate again with Lancôme. I had had a magical trip representing Canada at the Lancôme 80th anniversary in Paris a couple of summers back.

Having watched my mother take precious care of her beautiful peaches and cream skin my whole life with Lancôme products, Lancôme to me always represented a strong woman, with true inner beauty.

And so I continued that tradition, and have been caring for my skin for the past 15 years with Lancôme creams, gels, washes, masks, and makeup too.

I wasn’t blessed with my mother’s flawless skin, so I have to work extra hard. I really do. I exercise, practice mindfulness, drink a lot of water, practice and teach yoga, and really take care of my skin. I can honestly say, even in my college years, I never went to bed ONE NIGHT with makeup on. I just have always had to work harder – God didn’t give me the best skin!

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A Culinary Celebration in Montreal with @Aeroplan

Last week I had a romantic date night dining experience in Montreal at a fantastic restaurant called Europea. It was all part of Aeroplan’s latest food and travel initiative!

When you think of Aeroplan, perhaps you might think of redeeming miles for air travel or hotel stays. But recently, Aeroplan partnered with some of Canada’s favorite culinary celebrations including Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival, the City of Toronto’s Winterlicious and Summerlicious programs and Tourisme Montréal’s MTLàTABLE, in a move that brought exciting dining opportunities for Aeroplan Members. In essence, Aeroplan is sponsoring food festivals across the country and you can come along for the ride! Read more here: http://ow.ly/G2LP30fNEmC

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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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The Future of Business is Female

Workforce analysts predict that by 2018, more than half of American small businesses will be run by women.

Just let that soak in for a moment…

Every March, Women’s History Month celebrates the storied accomplishments of women in American history. Successful women have played a vital role in shaping the course of life in America and around the world, and that role is only growing with time.

And the numbers speak for themselves.

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CONTEST ALERT: Moments Worth A Million Miles with Aeroplan

Who doesn’t love a great contest?!

So when I can share a great one with you, WomenOnTheFencers, I love it!

With back to school upon us and Canadian Thanksgiving next month in October, this time of year is all about managing the busyness of our lives. I wanted to draw your attention today to something cool that Aeroplan is doing that is reaaaallly exciting! For those that might not remember, I have proudly been Aeroplan’s Brand Ambassador for a few years now.

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Thinking of Transitioning Careers? TAKE THESE 5 STEPS

When most people think “job search,” the steps that come to mind include résumés, applications and interviews.

That can feel scary.

Especially if you’ve been working at your current company for many years, the thought of interviews and getting “out there again,” could feel overwhelming, no doubt.

But truth is, before you’re even at that step of résumés and interviews, when you are looking to transition careers, your successful search starts far earlier than that.

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Why Going Back To School Is A Real Option For You

“I don’t want to let anyone down, and I want to make sure that I can be that backbone for the family if they need me. When I went to school at a traditional four-year university, I had stadium seating classes, a lot of students. You didn’t have that personal rapport with the professors. Here I spend hours upon hours with my instructors, just one-on-one time, and that’s totally priceless to me. I love this school.

I was working a sales job downtown that I absolutely hated, and I realized that I needed to start a career. So I got online and did some research and my roommate was like, ‘Hey, you’d make a great paralegal. You watch criminal justice shows all day long.’ So I looked into it, and I found out that Brightwood College did have a good program.

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Dream Chasing and Success Stories

If you recall a couple of months ago, I shared that I partnered to Virginia College as a reminder to women everywhere that it is never too late to pursue your dream career.

So many of us, based on life circumstances, have slid our dreams under the rug because LIFE simply happens. We know our big dreams that come about during night, but maybe we have suppressed those dreams instead of exploring them.

I will repeat myself: it’s never too late to become who you want to be.

If you’re not familiar with Virginia College, some quick background if you missed the last post… VC has actually been around for 25 years, and offers associate’s degrees, diplomas, certificates at their various campuses and online.

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Instavit®: The Liquid Spray Vitamin For People On The Go

HAPPY WELLNESS WEDNESDAY!

A few questions for you…
Do you take a multivitamin?
Do your kids take a multivitamin?
Do you ever have a hard time sleeping?
Do you ever take a Vitamin B12 for mood elevation?
Do you live in a climate like me where we lack many months of sunshine and require some extra vitamin D?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I would love to show you something I’ve been using for some time now and am really enjoying.

It’s called Instavit, and it’s simply a vitamin in liquid spray format. No fillers inside like there often are inside a hard vitamin pill. Just 100% of the vitamin!

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And here’s the story of how Instavit came to be…

After a nearly fatal health crisis, Dr. Jatin Joshi required a number of pill supplements as part of the management of his Crohn’s disease. But between the inconvenience of taking several supplements throughout the day and his skepticism surrounding the added fillers and binders including in their formulas, he knew there had to be a better way.

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