Tearing Off The Mask.

While I know Rumi isn’t talking about the mask I wear with makeup and hair colour and big sunglasses, I know it’s part of it. And I continue to work on that daily. But what he really means is that in order to shine bright in our lives–in order to BE THE PEOPLE WE ARE…

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STOP Eating SALAD!

Last week, I posted on Facebook that I am the world’s worst when it comes to taking pics of my meals because, most often, my meals are salads. I mean, even in winter, I eat salads for lunch almost exclusively and most often for dinner, as well. Now, before you feel sorry for me or…

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Let GO.

For over a decade, I was a nightly drinker who embarrassed myself regularly, went to work hungover daily, and made mistakes more often than I could count. But after finally letting go of the life I knew and surrendering to the knowledge that alcohol could no longer occupy space in my life, I started on…

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REAL Talk.

Last week, a friend of mine was really struggling. She reached out and we talked for a very long time. It was heartbreaking hearing her crying over the phone, but it also felt incredibly…sacred. I felt deeply humbled by her choice to confide in me and share the source of her pain. While I haven’t…

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Walking The Talk.

Back in April, Roger left his toiletry bag behind on a trip we took, even though while we were packing up, I had reminded him not to forget it. When we arrived home and he didn’t have it, I knew I had two choices. I could chastise him and be angry that he was so…

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We ALL Scream For ICE CREAM!

Last week’s post was a doozy, and I simply want to say thank you. Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to read it and to comment and to share it and to be reminded that we all go through difficult times, but that we are not the pain…we…

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“I Am A Pain To The World.”

Last week was tough. Two members of our human family committed suicide in the same week–Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain–and because their names are well known, their deaths acted as a glaring reminder about what is broken in our society. Mental illness does not discriminate, and as my friend Amy Dresner pointed out, “I think…

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Death Is Not The End… (VIDEO Interview On Dealing With Grief)

Over the weekend, something unthinkable happened. A man that Roger and I have come to know as a friend passed away completely unexpectedly, and we were left feeling shocked, sad, confused, and heartbroken for the friends and family who were closest to him and who now have to go on without his physical presence. I…

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When I Crave French Fries, I Eat THIS Instead.

You guys! I am sooooo excited to share this recipe with you! You see, I believe there are a lot of people out there who feel that living a healthy lifestyle means losing out on flavour and decadence and the joy that comes from eating. They may associate healthy eating with never-ending salads, boiled chicken…

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I Am On A DIET*

*Because we ALL are. A few weeks ago, we talked about fighting overwhelm by taking small steps that lead us towards a larger goal. We used the saying “How do you eat an elephant?” to help us see that with small actions, compounded over time, we can achieve our goals. This week, we are talking…

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