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15 Easy Ideas for Serious Self-Care

Whew! Where did September go? Between the scramble to get school supplies sorted, trying to get the kids settled back into their routines, random school mixers, and the kids’ activities starting up, I feel like I’ve been on the go ever since Labour Day. I’d love to say something like, “I’m spending the weekend getting organized and I’m going to …

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Writing to Process Your Emotions

I’m sitting in my kitchen with the door open, listening to the wind whoosh through the leaves of my neighbours’ trees, reggae playing on my Bose speaker. The sun is shining, I’ve got the house to myself, and summer surrounds me. There are a million things I could be doing right now, but I decided it was time to sit down …

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How to Use The Desire Map to Define Success on Your Own Terms

Last February I had a life-changing epiphany about defining success for myself. For a really long time, I believed that success involved being a professional, owning by own business, making six figures, having a family, and being able to balance everything with grace. I’m really good at achieving goals, so I was a professional (twice over, actually, being both an …

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Making Friends as a Grown Up

A few years ago, I was at the rink for my daughter’s first hockey game of the season. As an introvert who’s shy and finds small talk super awkward, I always dread meeting new people, and I don’t consider making friends my forte. Still, I sat myself next to the other moms clustered rink-side and tried to become part of the conversation. …