Getting REAL About Beauty.

WARNING: Lonnnngg post. Written for women. Statistic: In the United States alone, the beauty industry is worth over 60 billion dollars. Women everywhere are constantly bombarded with mixed messages about our appearance. While we are told that we need to look our best, we’re reminded not to focus too much on our looks. We’re told not to take…

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My Father’s Legacy

This past weekend many of us celebrated Father’s Day. For over 20 years, my family has enjoyed a game of golf and a reunion at my aunt’s cottage, just outside my Dad’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. We settled on Father’s Day weekend a few years in, and the date has stuck. I am so glad…

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Eat THIS, Not THAT.

What if I told you that you’ve been lied to? What if I told you that the thing you’ve been told to avoid is the very thing you NEED to be healthy? What if I told you that your BRAIN and your BODY have been damaged by this lie? What if I told you that the…

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Tending.

A few weeks ago, I woke up with a kink in my neck. I figured I just slept funny and hoped it would just go away. After a day or so, I didn’t really notice it. Two Saturdays ago, after my power class at the gym, I felt like I had strained my right pectoral…

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Kedges.

Yesterday, I started another 28 Day Kick The Sugar Challenge. This means that for 28 days, I won’t put any processed food or sugar into my body. Only real, whole ingredients for me…for 28 days. I need this re-set. It is time. Have you ever felt that way? Where you KNOW you need to do something?…

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What Will Ferrell Can Teach Us About Life.

I have something I want to tell you. A habit of mine that you might find a little weird. But considering all the other weird things I’ve told you, this is nothing. So, here goes. I LOVE watching commencement speeches. I’m serious. I literally get excited when I see that a new one has come…

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Mother’s Day…And Expectations. And Death. And love.

Last year, I wrote a post about Mother’s Day that I would like to share again, not because I don’t feel like writing but because it meant a lot to me then and after re-reading it, it means a lot to me now, too. It may mean something to you, as well…about making time, and death,…

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Secret From The Masters On How To Thrive In Life

**Photo Credit: Laura Silverman I just returned from New York City…as in, just walked in the door, unpacked all my stuff and headed to my office; my computer. My flight was delayed at LaGuardia on Sunday so I missed my connection from Toronto to Ottawa. The airline put me up in a hotel for the night…

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The Nasty Lie I Tell Myself.

My entire life I have struggled with feeling stupid. Dumb. Not smart. My entire life. As a kid. As a teen. As an adult. During my drinking years and during my recovery years and even when I stood in front of 2,000 people after achieving 3 diplomas in 3 years and accepting the award for…

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You CAN. You WILL.

This past weekend, my life forever changed. You see, I have posted before about being scared. Living small. Staying comfortable so that I can reduce the risk of judgment or criticism or ridicule. For so long, I lived with such a deep need for approval that I held myself back in just about every area of…

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