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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Steve Jobs Hired Me. I Said, No.

As you’ve probably heard, if you have not yet experienced it yourself, it’s not easy to power UP as a committed parent in the United States, where business and culture are so invested in rapid growth. It’s even harder in Silicon Valley, where every company is in a race to ship first and where, in large part, men with spouses who take the domestic lead, if not the entire burden, still write the rules of professional engagement.

One time I was about to be interviewed for a live technology news broadcast. It was minutes before we went on the air, and the reporter and I were seated in our chairs next to each other. The reporter noticed me jotting things down on a small notepad and asked if I was preparing my answers, reminding me that I could not read anything off my pad while filming. I showed him what I was writing. When he saw it he laughed. “I’ve never had anyone about to go on live TV writing their grocery list!” he said.

Maybe I was the first working mother he had as a guest. “It’s my next stop after your show,” I said. “When else am I going to write it?”

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How To Help Your Teen De-Stress and Turn Down the Academic Heat During Exam Period

On this morning’s Global TV segment, I spoke all about upcoming December exams and shared tips and tactics on how to help our kids de-stress and thrive during this overwhelming period.
We are dealing with this now in our home as my 9th grader starts exams in two weeks. I have been taking my own advice, and guiding him to avoid cramming, start backward planning, and learn proper stress management tools. We’re a work in progress.

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10 Silent Warning Signs You Are Stressed

Have you been suffering from chronic fatigue lately? Find yourself tossing and turning at night unable to shut off your brain? Feeling at a low… emotionally, physically or spiritually? Have you lost your appetite? Or are you binge eating from stress or boredom? Been looking for your mojo and can’t seem to find it anywhere?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many women today are running on empty. November and December are tough months – that low-energy feeling that can accompany limited amount of daylight hours just kinda creeps up on you.

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Parental Addiction to Smartphones and the Harmful Effects on Kids

This morning on my weekly segment on Global News, I discussed something that as a parent, perhaps, you might connect with. I shared some of the research on ‘distracted parenting’ caused by smartphones and the harmful effects on children (based on studies both on humans and rats in labs).

I then went on to share some tips on how parents can unplug and disconnect.

I hope you’ll watch this important segment in the link above.

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Erica Diamond Launches ’30/30 Corporate Work-Life Wellness’ Power Lunch Workshop

This has been a long time coming.

It’s no secret that I give keynotes and talks on work-life balance at conferences and companies. It’s also no secret that I’ve been a yoga student over fifteen years and now a certified teacher. So marrying both my passions for offices both in Montreal and other cities is everything I know and love. I cannot wait to work with employees to achieve wellness through optimally balancing career and personal life.

I thought, “What a great way to spend lunch: a 30 minute power talk and a 30 minute stress-busting yoga class.” So I created it.

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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.

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?

Beyond Politics: Trump and Inauguration Day

So, this is not a political blog. I’m pretty sure you know that by now.

But, I do have something I really want to say, so here goes…

For some, today is a day to rejoice and celebrate. Change is upon us, and Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America for the next four to possibly eight years. For others, this is a very sad and scary day.

Happy Holidays WomenOnTheFencers!

Do you hear that sound?

It’s the sound of the home stretch. The approach of the end of another year. Christmas, Hanukkah, Nat King Cole and reindeers, BOXING DAY, New Year’s Eve! It’s also the time where I close up the blogging shop for 2 weeks to spend time with my family. As you know, it’s my gift I give myself every July and December. I rest the mind, and come back rested and rejuvenated with fresh content in January.

Sorry For The Inconvenience, Friends

Hello, all.

Sorry for the recent inconvenience of our site being down – we were in the process of switching hosts for a more optimal and enjoyable user experience. We are all switched over now. Yay.

In addition, our blog posts via email haven’t been working for some time now, as you might have noticed. This was one of the reasons for the switch over, so if you were already a subscriber, you will continue enjoying our blogs again right to your inbox. All good.

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